Information for international students interested in a doctoral degree

As part of their international strategy, both Paderborn University and the Faculty of Arts and Humanities strive to attract highly qualified international students and raise the number of international doctoral candidates. The aim of Paderborn University is to enhance its international profile in research, studies, and teaching. In doing so, it also aims for internationalization to cover the entire field of studying, teaching, learning, as well as research. Therefore, it wants to increase the number of highly qualified international students and personnel at Paderborn University and the Faculty of Arts and Humanities.

If you are interested in earning a doctoral degree at the Faculty of Arts and Humanities at Paderborn University, we are happy to support you by providing information and consultation.

We will help you find your way towards and around Paderborn University.

To dos before coming to Germany, after you have arrived in Germany, during your stay, when remaining in Germany/at Paderborn University, before returning to your home country/university, when coming to Germany with family members


General Information for international doctoral candidates (incoming) who want to spend a period of time abroad during their doctoral studies at the Faculty of Arts and Humanities

The Welcome Service of Paderborn University supports hosts by providing information, consultation and internal networking with central contact points.


Staying in a different country always comes with a financial burden. We will inform you about your possibilities to receive financial support in order to make a stay in Paderborn possible.


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Anke Riebau

Dekanatsmitarbeiter/in Kulturwissenschaften

International Relations Manager / Faculty Coordinator Incoming & Outgoing Students

Write email +49 5251 60-4013