University of Wuppertal

Team International Office

Bergische Universität Wuppertal
International Center / International Office
Gauss Str. 20
42119 Wuppertal


Main campus Grifflenberg
building O, floor 06

Secretary Office
Phone:     +49 (0) 202 439 3247
Fax:         +49 (0) 202 439 3856
E-Mail: icenter[at]


International applicant/student?

Prospective students and students with foreign certificates should contact the student admission and registration for international students directly with ALL questions regarding applications to Bergische Universität, German language courses, admission and enrolment.

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Academic Board

Univ.-Prof. Dr.-Ing. Peter GUST

Vice-Rector Third Mission and International Affairs

E-Mail: prorektorat-tmi[at]

  • Chair of the Academic Board

Tanja Behnke
Building: O.06.14a
Tel.: +49 (0)202 / 439 - 3247
E-Mail: behnke[at]

Consultation hours:
Mo - Fr 10.00 - 15.00 Uhr

  • Academic Board Office
  • International Center Secretariat

International Office

Andrea BIECK
Building: O.06.14
Tel.: +49 (0) 202 439 2181
E-Mail: bieck[at]

Consultation hours:
by appointment

  • Head of International Office
  • Representation UniService International Affairs
  • Informing and advising on fundamental questions of internationalization
  • Fundraising "Internationalization
  • Rectorate Fund Internationalization
  • Advising the faculties on the conception of international study programs
  • Conceptual development of the university's own "Incomings" support concept
  • Project management "In Touch Wuppertal
  • Information and advice on bi- and multinational doctoral procedures ("Cotutelle") / Cotutelle contract review and management


Building: O.06.14d
Tel.: +49 (0) 202 439 5221
E-Mail: stellmann[at]

Consultation hours:
By appointment

  • University-wide coordination and project management Erasmus+ Key Action 1: Mobility with Programme Countries (KA103 / KA131), organisation of information events for faculties
  • Contract matters and contract management Inter-Institutional Agreements Erasmus+ Mobility with Programme Countries (KA103 / KA131)
  • Advice and information on funding opportunities for student mobility abroad
  • Erasmus+ Mobility Study Abroad (SMS)
  • Erasmus+ Mobility Internship Abroad (SMP)
  • PROMOS Project Management
  • Coordination of the university-wide use of Mobility Online
  • Public relations and conception of information formats for the area of student mobility abroad

Building: O.06.14e
E-Mail oelsner[at]

  • Coordination of the online platform Welcome Services for international guest researchers
  • Conclusion of "Hosting Agreements" for international researchers to carry out a research project (Hosting Agreement)
  • Implementation and support of Mobility Online
  • PROMOS administration
  • Advice on student mobility abroad within the framework of Erasmus+ and PROMOS
  • Document check for student Erasmus+ and PROMOS applications
  • University-wide nomination of selected Erasmus+ outgoings to international partner universities in programme countries

Sarah Laureen JUST

Building: H.11.09
Tel.: +49 (0) 202 439 5307
E-Mail: sjust[at]

  • Network coordination "In Touch Wuppertal" and "Round Table" Foreign Studies
  • Organizing and conducting introductory and information events
  • Advising the faculties on admission and enrollment issues ("Incomings") in the context of international study programs and exchange programs of the university
  • Participation in the development and evaluation of target group-specific support formats
  • Data analysis and reporting on "studies for foreigners"
  • International university marketing/public relations "studies for foreigners"

Building: O.06.12
Tel.: +49 (0) 202 439 5308
E-Mail: leclaire[at]

Consultation hours:
Mo - Do: 15.00 - 17.00 Uhr

  • Guidance for students on study-related mobility abroad
  • Supervision of students before, during and after their stay abroad
  • Organisation of information events for students and pupils on study-related international mobility

Building: O.06.11
Tel.: +49 (0) 202 439 5365
E-Mail: vanderwielen[at]

  • Project and funding management STIBET, LEI, Integra, Welcome , NRWege
  • Coordination Office LEI / International Students Team (I.S.T.)
  • German Studies Events Incomings

Building: B.06.06
Tel.: +49 (0) 202 439 5266
E-Mail: sabbagh[at]

Consultation hours at the Student Service Center (SSC), main entrance building G, Room G.08.16:
Monday 09.00 am - 12.00 pm
Thursday 09.00 am - 12.00 pm
and by appointment

  • Information and counselling for prospective students with a refugee background
  • Information and support for international students with and without a refugee background
  • Mentoring international students during their studies
  • Coordination and administration of support measures for international students

Building: O.06.11
Tel.: +49 (0) 202 439 5365
E-Mail jschmitz[at]

Consultation hours:
Tue - Fri

  • Advice and information for teachers and other university staff on international mobility, organisation of information events
  • Erasmus+ Mobility for Teaching Purposes (STA)
  • Erasmus+ mobility for further and continuing education of teachers and other university staff (STT)
  • University-wide coordination of Erasmus+ mobility with partner countries outside Europe (KA107 / KA131)
  • Conception and implementation of intercultural training
  • Coordination of the introduction of the "Certificate of Intercultural Competence
  • "Internationalisation at home
  • Erasmus+ Green Mobility (Sustainability)

UniService Internationales

Andrea BIECK
Building: O.06.14
Tel.: +49 (0) 202 439 2181
E-Mail: bieck[at]

Consultation hours:
by appointment

  • Interim Management
  • Coordination Academic Board
  • Further development of the university's own internationalisation strategy
  • Networking of the International Affairs Department with relevant institutions, actors and partners within and outside the university
  • Development of international university relations
  • Developing funding opportunities for strategic internationalisation
  • Advising members of the university on questions of international cooperation as well as on funding and cooperation programmes

Séverine BERTSCH
Building: O.06.13
Tel.: +49 (0) 202 439 5706
E-Mail: bertsch[at]

  • Contract Management International University Partnerships
  • Welcome Services International Visiting Academics / Hosting Agreement
  • Reporting to the Rectorate, University Council, Senate and committees
  • Coordination and supervision of the International Quality Circle ("I-Kreis")
  • Organisation and supervision of international group and delegation visits at central level

Student assistants

Katharina Aennie BIRWÉ

E-Mail: katharina.birwe-hk[at]

  • Auxiliary


E-Mail: safiya.gardashova-hk[at]

  • Auxiliary
  • In Touch Project


E-Mail annika.gross-selbeck-hk[at]

  • Auxiliary
  • In Touch-Buddy programmes


E-Mail: hausmann[at]

  • Auxiliary
  • Auxiliary

E-Mail: lynn.stiebert-hk[at]

  • Auxiliary

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