Welcome Center for International Scholars

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

The Welcome Center for International Scholars is a central service point at the University of Stuttgart for international postdoctoral researchers and professors. Doctoral researchers please address to the Department International Students Services of the International Office.

Our goal is to help you settle in quickly and make the most of your stay at the University of Stuttgart. Therefore we provide information and consultation services regarding all non-academic matters of your stay. We also cooperate with other services and institutions within and outside the university and can connect you with the ones that fit your needs.


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

Events for international researchers

Check out the events we regulary organize for international researchers. Networking and leisure events, informational sessions on important topics when living and working in Germany as well as intercultural workshops are on offer.

Support for institutes

The Welcome Center supports institutes of the University of Stuttgart in employing/hosting international scholars by providing checklists (in German) of what needs to be taken care of before and upon arrival as well as during and at the end of the stay of international researchers.

Consultation hours

You can find the Welcome Center for International Scholars in the International Center (IZ) on campus Vaihingen. We offer both face-to-face and online consultations. Please arrange an individual appointment by phone or e-mail (contact see below).


This image shows Raphaela Diel

Raphaela Diel


Head of Welcome Center for International Scholars

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