Welcome to the website of the team of the International Office of the Faculty of Mathematics and Computer Science!

We are a group of students at the Faculty of Mathematics and Computer Science and are in charge of introducing new master and international students to our university system. On this website, we collected the most relevant information and documents for you about how to get your studies started. At the beginning of your stay, we provide you some possibilities to settle in sooner by connecting you to other students through various ways as in the following section.

What do we offer?

  • Welcoming Event: every semester we organise a Welcome Day for new students where you get to know the faculty as well as your fellow students. Unfortunately, due to the current situation we cannot meet in person. Instead we prepared an Introduction Video for you containing the most important information.
  • Buddy-Programme: every new master/international student gets assigned to another student already studying at the university, a so-called “buddy”. That’s a person already familiar with the faculty and city. They are the first contact person for you if you have any questions about your studies or life in Göttingen in general.
  • Providing information: below we provide some documents with detailed information on what we do, important points of contact and how to organise your studies.
  • Social Events: throughout the semester we organise some social events such as city tours, game nights, hiking trips or an international dinner. Sign up on the mailing list or subscribe to our WhatsApp group to not miss any of these events.
Unfortunately, we cannot assist you with formalities concerning your studies. For this, please contact your responsible study advisor or the Göttingen International office. For questions about residence permit we have to refer to the Foreigner's Registration Office (Ausländerbehörde) of the City of Göttingen.

Introduction Video

Let’s get to know the faculty in this video! You will get to know our team of students as well as faculty members, we will show you around and give some information on how to organise your studies.

Please click here to watch the video.

Introduction: starting at minute 0:00
Faculty Tour: starting at minute 10:55
Organising your studies: starting at minute 20:30


As mentioned in the video you find all the relevant information in the following two documents. The handout contains details on the Buddy Programme, our social events, the use of your student ID card and how to approach different contact persons. An introduction how to organise your studies is presented in this presentation.

Further information

  • The study advisors in Computer and Data Science provide some further information on the MSc programmes Applied Computer Science and Applied Data Science, including introductory events and useful documents, on the website MSc freshmen support.
  • The study advisor in Mathematics provides some further information on the MSc programme Mathematics and offers a Course Guidance Seminar. Further details will be provided via email.
  • Göttingen International is responsible for welcoming new international students on a university wide level. They offer several welcome events for international students, give information on the application process as well as on studying and living in Göttingen.


In order to sign up on the mailing list or subscribe to the WhatsApp group please send us an email confirming your immatriculation. We will then put you on the list/in the WhatsApp group. In the beginning of each semester every new master student is added to the mailing list by default. You can contact us via the following email adress: international-office@mathematik.uni-goettingen.de