International Writing Centre

Welcome to the International Writing Center!

Be it a protocol or a master’s thesis; studying without writing is simply impossible. We are here to help you with all your questions about writing. We support all students at the University of Göttingen in working on their current writing projects and developing academic and professional writing skills. On this page, you can find information about Writing Consultations, Workshops, Additional Qualifications as well as Events.


Due to the current situation, all open office hours and face-to-face-consultations are cancelled. Feel free to ask for an online consultation via Classes that were planned to take place before April 20 are also cancelled.

During our open office hours on Wednesdays 1.30-3.00 p.m. you can use a Q&A (Questions&Answers) on Facebook and Instagram to get answers to your questions from Writing Centre staff.

Examens / Portfolios are suspended until 20th of April 2020.

Writing consultations and workshops at the International Writing Centre are free of cost and open to all students of the University of Goettingen!

Below you can find the offers for specific subject groups:

Further offers and cooperation opportunities:

Would you like to learn more about academic writing at a German university or are you looking for support with your term paper, essay, or thesis? Then you might want to look into the offers we listed on this page Workshops for International Students

You want to improve your (academic) writing skills, maybe receive a certification in Intercultural Competence (InDiGU) and/or obtain Credits for your key competencies? Look at our blended learning writing project InDiGU - Academic Writing Partnerships (German title: Akademische Schreibpartnerschaften deutsch-international)

The following workshops are always multilingual (mostly German/English) MultiConText Workshops in UniVZ

Our entire workshop programme is open to all students of Göttingen University. Most workshops are held in German but MultiConText workshops are especially geared toward multilingual students and can be held in English. Almost all workshops can be accredited within the key competencies. To get credits, regular participation is required, as well as handing in a portfolio as your exam at the end of the course. To inform yourself about the accreditation, contact your examination office or read up on study and exam regulations of your study programme. Please note that unfortunately the Faculty of Economics currently does not accredit our workshops.

Individual Writing Consultation You are working on a term paper, a thesis or any other academic text and have questions or need support? . If you are currently working on a writing project and have questions or are looking for individual advice, you might be interested in a writing consultation. We offer individual writing consultations in different languages.

We’re sorry; this page has not yet been translated to English. The courses or programmes presented are geared towards German-speaking participants. If you are looking for any particular information but can’t access the German page, feel free to contact us.

Information for teachers
We offer free consultations to all teachers at Göttingen University on issues such as: supervising term papers and theses, incorporating writing into your courses as a learning tool, designing writing assignments.

We’ll also be happy to visit you in your courses as guests for a session on academic writing, if you wish. Here you can find more information about our Writing Fellows; trained peer tutors working at the ISZ who you can cooperate with to provide your students with feedback and advice on their writing : Writing Fellows (in German, English or other languages possible)

To get in touch with us, simply contact us through email or make a call.

PhD Students
PhD students of Göttingen University who are looking to improve their writing skills can participate in workshops offered by the GSGG as part of the Qualifizierungsprogramm für Promovierende (qualification programme for PhD students). The ISZ was involved in developing these workshops. Qualifications for PhD Students / Qualifizierungsprogramm für Promovierende (German and English)

Courses / Workshops and consultations offered by the ISZ itself are geared towards undergraduate and graduate students (up to master’s level) but if you would like to participate in an ISZ workshop or receive an individual writing consultation, please send us a request. As long as our capacities allow, we can always try to fit you in.

MultiConText workshops are held in German and/or English. All other courses are held in German. Most courses can be accredited as key competencies within the majority of study programmes.

Listing of our regular Workshops (PDF)
Information / Registration UniVZ and listing of all our additional Study Support Workshops (PDF)