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Welcome to Thuringia is a joint project of the public universities of the German federal state of Thuringia.

The project is financially supported by the Landesministerium für Wirtschaft, Wissenschaft und Digitale Gesellschaft. Welcome to Thuringia is realized through cooperation with numerous expert partner institutions, in particular with the Studierendenwerk Thüringen, the Thuringian Agency for Skilled Personnel, the eTeach-Netzwerk Thüringen and the Netzwerk Hochschulmarketing in Thüringen.

Our goals

The goal of Welcome to Thuringia is to build and offer a modern digital learning platform for international students: Study in Thuringia. This free learning platform is intended to provide future international students with the most relevant information about Thuringia as a place to study and live, about the academic culture at German universities, and also about organisational preparation for their stay in Germany and available support services.

With this content focus, the project is intended to help…

  • …attract international students to study in Thuringia.
  • … prepare international students for the cultural and organisational challenges of studying in Germany.
  • … international students in their transition into the regional labour market.


The Welcome to Thuringia project team works at the Bauhaus-Universität Weimar and includes Kristiina Oelsner (project manager) and Martin Gronau (project staff from Oct. 2021 to March 2023) as well as the student assistants Yavor Minchev (mainly video recording & editing) and Sabina Skambraks (mainly transcription, translation & subtitling).

Contact information:
Kristiina Oelsner
Project “Welcome to Thuringia”
Geschwister-Scholl-Str. 15, Raum 108
mail: kristiina.oelsner@uni-weimar.de

For organisational and administrative enquiries about the project, it is best to contact us via the following e-mail address: administration@study-in-thuringia.de