The Welcome Center Ostwürttemberg provides initial support to international students and professionals to ensure a seamless transition to studying, living and working in Ostwürttemberg. We offer guidance and orientation to help you feel at home. We also assist companies and human resources departments with issues related to employment and the integration of international employees. Welcome Center Ostwürttemberg is supported by the Ministry of Economic Affairs, Labor and Tourism of the State of Baden-Württemberg, with additional annual contributions from the Ostalb Region and the cities of Aalen, Schwäbisch Gmünd and Ellwangen.

We offer advice to international students and professionals in the following areas:

  • Recognition of foreign academic and professional qualifications
  • Work, job search and applications
  • Vocational courses and training
  • Studying German
  • Entry and residence rights
  • Health care system
  • Child Care
  • Mobility issues
  • Religious Organizations
  • Schools
  • Insurance Plans
  • Clubs and recreational activities
  • Living in Germany

Do you have questions about internships, job search or other topics related to living and working in Ostwürttemberg? Then, feel free to contact Dr. Lola Bulut.

Dr. Lola Bulut

Student advisor at the Welcome Center Ostwürttemberg.

+49 (0) 7361 576–1708

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