Founded in 1737, the University of Göttingen is a research university of high international standing.
Over 60 Bachelor, Master and Ph.D. programmes are taught in English and ensure that graduates emerge excellently equipped to enter the international job market. Approximately 28,000 young people currently study here, some eleven per cent of which are from abroad.
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The Career Service Unit aims to support you and your career – both inside and outside of academia. If you want to become part of the postdoctoral network in the life and natural sciences on the Göttingen Campus and wish to use our services, please register!
The International Office provides a pick-up service from Göttingen railway station to the city and an orientation week for new international students with valuable information about the city and the university.
The International Office supports international students in administrative affairs, e.g. enrolment in the university and the foreigners' registration office, in finding suitable health insurance and in financial matters; it also mediates between students and other institutions. Furthermore, it features a broad cultural programme, e.g. international cultural evenings, language workshops, theatre courses, excursions to various German towns, films, dance classes, theatre and opera visits.
The International Office helps students to find accommodation in Göttingen, be it student dorm or private market. There are also apartments available for couples and for families with children.
The Central Library of the Göttingen State and University Library offers all the services of a modern academic library on 22,000 square metres.
The GWDG provides a network infrastructure for Göttingen University, the Max-Planck-Institute and partly for other scientific institutes in and around Göttingen as well. This includes the wireless networkseduroam as well as GoeMobile. These wireless networks provide internet access for mobile users in many locations and can also be used for lectures and conferences.
The University Medical Center Göttingen is the maximum care hospital in southern Lower Saxony. For the Göttingen region, the University Medical Center ensures emergency medical services in all fields of medical care.Key Figures
Situated in the geographical centre of Germany and Europe, Göttingen has excellent travel connections, e.g. Berlin, Hamburg or Frankfurt are only a two-hour train ride away.
The town has three theatres, a symphony orchestra and many cinemas, cafés and pubs which provide numerous opportunities to meet like-minded people. The centre of Göttingen sports a vibrant pub and club scene catering to a mostly student clientele. There are no enforced closing times. Some establishments have live music. Evenings with guest DJs and theme nights are usually advertised by posters throughout the city. Once per semester, they even present your professors at the turntable such nights are always crowded.
The city of Göttingen administers swimming pools, tennis courts and other sports facilities which can be used by private individuals as well as by clubs and schools.
Many kinds of sports are organized in clubs. Sports clubs usually charge a monthly fee – reduced for students – and make membership over a specified amount of time mandatory.
The Göttingen Campus is colourful, lively and full of diversity.
Since the turn of the 19th century, fraternities have flourished in Göttingen, feel they belong to the university and are an integral part of student life.