The University currently maintains more than 875 research and teaching cooperations worldwide. 13 percent of its students come from abroad. The University intends to drive the internationalisation process of the Göttingen Campus further by actively stimulating researchers to participate in international collaborative initiatives, offering international exchanges for students and doctoral researchers, pressing ahead with the internationalisation of all curricula, and providing comprehensive support for visiting researchers in Göttingen.
Göttingen University operates representations abroad in China and India, and has initiated collaborative international projects with additional partners in Asia. The University promotes transregional studies in particular at the Centre for Modern Indian Studies and the Centre for Modern East Asian Studies. Strategic partnerships link the University of Göttingen also with universities in North America and Europe. Over recent years, it has further extended the collaboration with European universities and institutions of higher education. Göttingen University is a committed participant in the U4 Network, for example, a group formed by the universities of Ghent, Uppsala, Groningen and Göttingen. In existence since 2008, the network builds on cooperative projects previously established. Its aim is to further strengthen the international position of the universities involved through intensive cooperation in education, research and university management. The University is a member of the Coimbra Group and of the Guild of European Research-Intensive Universities
The university's Welcome Centre, which forms part of the staff unit 'Göttingen International', provides advice and support of all kinds for researchers from abroad and their families, beginning even as they prepare for their stay in Göttingen.