Welcome Center for International Scholars

Services for international postdoctoral researchers and professors
[Photo: Max Kovalenko]

Due to the corona situation the IZ will remain closed until further notice.

The IZ-team is happy to answer your request via e-mail or telephone.

The Welcome Center for International Scholars offers postdoctoral researchers and professors* joining the University of Stuttgart from abroad as employees or visiting researchers information and assistance in all non-academic matters such as:

  • visa, residence permits
  • other admistrative issues
  • finding a place to live
  • insurances
  • locating doctors and hospitals
  • finding a German language course
  • financing your stay

* Doctoral researchers please address to the Department International Students Services.

Moreover, we organize networking events, excursions and activities for international researchers and their families and support institutes of the University of Stuttgart in employing/hosting international scholars.

The Welcome Center is located on the Campus Vaihingen in the:
International Center (IZ), Pfaffenwaldring 60, level U, room U.022
Consultation hours: Monday and Wednesday, 10 am – 12 pm and 2 pm – 4 pm.
You may also contact us by e-mail or phone (see below) to arrange an appointment if you wish to see us out-of-hours.

To be able to offer you our services we kindly request you to register online:


Raphaela Diel

Raphaela Diel

Head of Welcome Center for International Scholars

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