Welcome Centre for International Researchers

Research and life at FAU

The Welcome Centre is the main service centre for international guest researchers and doctoral candidates visiting FAU and their host departments.

We provide free advice, information and support for guest researchers in preparation for and throughout their stay. Our team work closely with organisations within and outside of FAU to ensure all guest researchers benefit from co-ordinated services and feel welcome at FAU. In 2010, our service was selected by the Alexander von Humboldt Foundation as a best practice model.

Open Office Hours (TUE/WED/THU) will move to Zoom

Given the current situation of the rapidly rising number of COVID 19 cases, we are moving our open office hours to Zoom from Nov 29th onward. Please use the respective Zoom link.

Consultation for international doctoral candidates and Post-Doc researchers (by the Welcome Centre):


Meeting-ID: 693 1288 9957

Click on the link and enter the waiting room. You can enter the main room as soon as a consultant is available for you. Thank you for your patience!

We are sorry for having to close our doors so shortly after the re-opening in October, but rest assured that we will definitely be available for you in the Zoom open office hours: on Tuesday from 1 to 4 pm, on Wednesday from 9 am to 12 o´clock and on Thursday also from 9 am to 12 o´clock. We are looking forward to meeting you!

The Welcome Centre is only for guest researchers and doctoral candidates. International students and interns should refer to information for international applicants.

You can find more videos in our playlist on youtbe.com.

Let us know in advance

Please let us know about your stay as early as possible. We need to know your details to provide the best advice and individual support for your stay. Please send us your information using our registration form.