International Office

The work we do is diverse and international. The International Office operates in the foreground and the background to help you gain international experience as a student of the West Coast University of Applied Sciences or as an exchange student or international intern. We have an open ear and try to help as much as we are able to.

Our service includes:

  • Advising students about the possibilities, prerequisites and financing of a stay abroad (e.g. "Study Abroad"),
  • Advising foreign students about the possibilities, prerequisites and financing of studies at the FHW,
  • Care and support of foreign students at the FHW in cooperation with the International Office of the Student Council,
  • Proposals and organisation of semester abroad places at the FHW’s partner universities
  • Financing and organisation of international events, management and administration of scholarship programmes (ERASMUS, PROMOS, STIBET, Welcome),
  • Checking applications for international internships and scholarship applications
  • Presentations and information events in preparation for the semester or internship abroad,
  • Maintenance and provision of informational material in English and German.

Behind the scenes:

  • Evaluation of all foreign certificates from applicants that visited a school or university abroad,
  • Welcoming and preparing guest students for their stay at the FHW,
  • Trouble shooting when intercultural difficulties arise,
  • Financial support of our employees and professors during visits to ERASMUS partner universities,
  • Organisation and support of extra-curricular language courses,
  • Supporting the HR department in the evaluation of foreign qualifications,
  • Updating information offered concerning the semester abroad,
  • Maintenance and administration of the contact to our partner universities.


You can reach us via email or telephone.

Furthermore, we offer virtual consultations and - from september 2021 on - personal consultation at our office. Please make sure to make an appointment for your consultation via email or call. This is the only way we can offer a safe surrounding for our meeting.

In order to provide the best consultation quality we need you to name the rough topic of the consultation, your availability (times, when you don’t have lectures or work) and a telephone number if you send appointment requests by email.
Personal consultation can only be offered according to the current hygiene concept of the West Coast University of Applied Sciences.


Postal address:
West Coast University of Applied Sciences
International Office
Fritz-Thiedemann-Ring 20
D-25746 Heide

Antje Korthals M.A.
Head of the International Office
(in family care time, part time: mo – th)

+49 (0) 481 8555-171

+49 (0) 481  8555-101


Anne-Katrin Beck, M.A.
Head of Strategy in Internationalization
Focus: Incoming Students, Refugees

+49 (0) 481 8555-173

+49 (0) 481 8555-101


Anna Sophie Tuxen
Outgoing Students, Scholarship Programs

+49 (0) 481 8555-172

+49 (0) 481 8555-101


Rieke Schulz
Project assistant: Digitalization in the International Office
Focus: Erasmus without Paper (EWP), MoveON, Moodle

+49 (0) 481 8555-581

+49 (0) 481 8555-101