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A book reading in auditorium G

Photo: Paderborn University, Adelheid Rutenburges

Demonstration during a lecture in the “Audimax”

Photo: Paderborn University, Adelheid Rutenburges

Studying in the O building

Photo: Paderborn University, Adelheid Rutenburges

The foyer with the Service Center

Online-Seminar: How to apply at Paderborn University? Watch now!

Would you like to study at Paderborn University and you need to know how to apply correctly? If this is the case, you should definetely take a look on our Information Video ! You can also download the presentation here

Administrative processes at a glance

In case of questions about the administrative processes at Paderborn University (e.g. enrollment, change of studies etc.), a glance at the section "Formalities and Services" might already answer them!


Consultation by e-mail or phone for international degree seeking applicants

Outside of our personal office hours you can contact us by e-mail io(-)info(at)zv(dot)uni(-)paderborn(dot)de or phone.
(e-mail address is not designed for internal enquiries)

You can reach our Application Hotline by calling +49 5251 60-1818
at the following times:


12 pm - 1.30 pm (also in Arabic) canceled on 12.07.2021


10 am - 12 pm n/a 20.07.2021


1 pm - 2 pm (also in Turkish)


10 am - 12 pm (n/a 22.07.2021) and 1 pm - 2.30 pm (also in Arabic)

1 pm - 2.30 pm Cancelled from 08.07.2021

1 pm - 2 pm (also in Turkish)



Personal consultation

- Personal consultation currently cancelled -
As part of the precautionary measures to contain the corona epidemic, we are currently restricting all personal contacts to what is necessary. We therefore ask you to refrain from contacting the staff of the International Office personally at this time. This also applies to personal office hours. All office hours are cancelled until further notice.

However, you can still reach us by e-mail. Please always state your AZ number or matriculation number.

If you have questions regarding your application, you are welcome to contact us. During our office hours you can visit us without an appointment to discuss individual questions. To find out who you should turn to and when this person is available, please take a look at the following table:

Office hours for personal consultation

  Contact Room Office hours
German taught programs Wolfgang
Schramm (Mr)

no counselling hours

German taught programs Simone Rudolph Brandão I4.110 By telephone by appointment  by calling +49 5251 60-3371.
English master programs Matthias
Thordsen (Mr)

no counselling hours

English master programs /
DSH Course
Muregancuro (Mr)

no counselling hours

DSH Course Leila Rahmani I4.107 By Telephone Tue and Thu 1 - 2 p.m. by calling +49 5251 60-5676 and by appointment.
Refugees Frederike Kallmeyer  I4.207

By Telephone Tue / Fri 10 -11 a.m. by calling +49 5251 60-2381 and by appointment.

Info Point
 opening hours

Sandra Margies
Marion Quiel

Angelika Herzog


our Info Point will stay closed until further notice.


Please note that you need a proxy/letter of authorization if you are acting on behalf of another person or seeking information for another person.

Counselling in Arabic Language

In addition to our regular office hours, the International Office offers an individual counselling (also) in Arabic language for refugees, but also for as well as for other interested students

Arabic Monday, 2.30pm - 4 pm The office hour is cancelled upon further notice.
Place Raum I 4 216

An appointment is not required.


Social Media

International Office:
On our general Facebook page, you can get information events and news from the world of the International Office. We hope for your understanding that for reasons of capacity we cannot offer individual advice on Facebook.

DSH Course:
You are a current or prospective participant of the DSH course? Get in touch with your peers in our Facebook group for DSH courses at Paderborn University.

There is also a Facebook group for refugees, who are prospective students or already enrolled at Paderborn University.

International degree seeking students:
On the InRegio Facebook page international degree seeking students find out about events in the region and get information that is relevant for building a career in Germany.

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