In addition to many traditional firms, it has become home to a vibrant creative scene which lends the city a new dynamic spirit.
Oldenburg offers an increasing number of recreational activities featuring a mix of culture, nature, tradition and modernity.
Meanwhile, I myself work as a tutor for the International Student Office and help other students from abroad.
What do you especially like about Oldenburg and the University of Oldenburg?
Looking around, you can’t miss the impressive Degodehaus, one of the few buildings which survived the massive city fire of 1676 and recently underwent extensive renovation.
The downtown district is encircled by several canals fed by the Hunte River, so there are always places along the water to take a break. Some parts of the city are even blocked to traffic and can only be reached on foot or by bike.
The city and university campus are relatively small, making it easy for you to make friends quickly.
Oldenburg is situated in the northern part of Germany near Bremen in the state of Lower Saxony.My father works together with a German company and can also speak German, which is why I knew lot about the country and quickly decided to go to Germany. I wanted to study in the north and the university immediately accepted me. Because I come from abroad and applied to a German-language bachelor’s programme, I had to prove that I had a certain level of German proficiency in order to really be accepted. I got my Goethe-Zertifikat and had to pass the Test Da F during my first semester here.Since I’ve always been interested in German, I was lucky that I could already speak it very well and was able to pass everything on my first try.I wanted to study at a place where I could make contacts quickly, and that worked very well in Oldenburg.The most important thing to have in Oldenburg, aside from an apartment, is a bicycle.It’s not so easy to find an apartment in Oldenburg because the city is constantly growing.