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International Scholars


Albert's International Assistance:

Welcome Centre for International Scholars


A happy guest is the host´s delight


It is our wish to meet the needs and expectations of guests and hosts alike.

Albert's International Assistance provides consulting and support for foreign scholars and their hosts at the Institutes and Seminars of the University of Cologne.



Registration with the Welcome Centre

Please fill in the registration form and send it back to us via email. Registered guest scholars receive a welcome package upon their arrival in Cologne. In addition we issue a university library card, a guest scholar ID and a computer account upon request.


Please find our current newsletter.

The International Faculty Program of the University of Cologne 

The main objective of the UoC International Faculty Program is to invite back outstanding international researchers who have worked with UoC academics and scientists in the past. The first researchers have already confirmed their visit to Cologne. 

Further information about the program as well as their members and participants


Calendar of events for international Guest Scholars

Das Welcome Centre ist geschlossen

am Freitag 16.06.2017


Contact & Travel Information

Opening hours:

Monday, Tuesday, Thursday and Friday

9:00 am - 12:00 am and on appointment

SSC (Student Service Center) 1st floor: 1.210 and 1.211

Please send your emails to:



Dr. Johannes Müller - Head of Dept. 94: International Science; Partneruniversities, Japan and Turkey Relations
Tel: +49 221 470 - 6898
Fax: +49 221 470 - 4531
E-Mail: j.mueller(at)

Friederike Heuck, M. A. - Head of Unit "Welcome Center for international Scholars", Counselling for Guestscholars
Tel: +49 221 470 - 4597
Fax: +49 221 470 - 4531
E-Mail: f.heuck(at)

Judith Berns, M. A. - Welcome Center, Counselling for Guestscholards 
Tel: +49 221 470 - 4597
Fax: +49 221 470 - 4531
E-Mail: j.berns(at)

Sabine Göbbels - Public Transport Tickets
Tel: +49 221 470 - 1341
Fax: +49 221 470 - 4531
E-Mail: international.scholars(at)

Frank Hasenstab, M. A. - Researcher Alumni
Tel: +49 221 470 - 2336
Fax: +49 221 470 - 4531
E-Mail: researcher.alumni(at)

Student Assistants:

Lena Greiner
Tel: +49 221 470 - 4775
Fax: +49 221 470 - 4531

Louisa Potthast
Tel: +49 221 470 - 4775
Fax: +49 221 470 - 4531
E-Mail: l.potthast(at)



The University of Cologne has been awarded for its Welcome Centre

The Welcome Centre is part of the european network EURAXESS - a network of service institutions directed to international Reserachers in entire europe. In Germany, the network is coordinated by the Alexander-von-Humboldt-Foundation.

In addition the Welcome Centre
won the price "Vielfalt gewinnt"
in 2012.