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Welcome to our German courses for refugees!

You had to flee your country and now want to study in Germany? Language skills are an important prerequisite for this.

The FHWS Campus for Language Proficiency offers free language courses for refugees who want to start studying in Germany or continue their studies in Germany.

This is funded by the Federal Ministry of Education and Research as part of the "Integra" and "Welcome" programs of the German Academic Exchange Service (DAAD). The programs facilitate the integration of refugees into the German higher education system.

OFFERS for refugees who want to study in Germany:

Refugees with German language skills at the level of B1 have the opportunity to take a B2 German course and/or the B2 German language exam  in August/September 2022 prior to their studies. Level B2 is a study requirement for many degree programms at the FHWS.

Refugees without German language skills can start a German program at the level of A1 in May 2022.


The language levels are based on the CEFR (Common European Framework of Reference for Languages). Read more about the CEFR.


Not sure which course to choose?

Simply take a free online test first, and find out more about your language level:

German: Link to the placement test of the Goethe Institute.

German, English & other languages: Link to Sprachtest.de

Click on the courses for details and registration.

Basic User

Independent User


What else you should know!

Requirements for participation

The courses are financed throug the DAAD-programm "Integra". The Integra programm aims to integrate refugees in the german system of higher education. Therefore a condition of participation in an Integra course is the intension to study in Germany or to continue the studies in Germany.

You should also have already reached the respective previous level and feel confident enough to move on to the next level. However, it is not necessary to prove that you have reached the previous level in order to take part in the course.
Here, you can test whether you have reached the previous level:

German: Link to the placement test of the Goethe Institute.

German, English & other languages: Link to Sprachtest.de

Language certificates

We hand out FHWS language certificates and UNICert® certificates as well as certificates of attendance.

You can find more information about recognised language certificates at FHWS here.

You can find out which language certificate you can obtain for which course, and under which conditions, under the respective courses.

Do you urgently need a language certificate? We also offer exams without a course.

Fees

The courses for refugees are supported by the Integra programm of the German Academic Exchange Service (DAAD) and funded by the Federal Ministry of Education and Research.

The Integra programm aims to integrate refugees into the german higher education system.

Thus, refugees interested in studying do not pay any course or examination fees for Integra courses.

Course Times

You can find the exact course times in the respective language levels.

Study/work-related courses: approx. 4 months

Intensive courses: approx. 8 weeks

Further questions?

Please use this contact form.