Offers for Refugees

Within the projects "Integra" and "Welcome" which are funded by the German Academic Exchange Service (DAAD), FHWS supports refugees who are willing and capable of higher education studies during their preparation for and transition into studies.

Advisory service before and during studies

You acquired a general higher education qualification or a higher education degree in your country of origin and are interested in studying at FHWS? Being a student team, we support you on your way into your studies. Within the project "Welcome - students active for refugees", we offer individual advice on various topics

  • recognition of foreign certificates (via uni-assist e.V.)
  • application and enrolment at FHWS
  • order of study
  • possible financial support during studies
  • and many more

Appointments in Würzburg are offered at any time, but by prior arrangement.
Appointments in Schweinfurt are offered every third Wednesday of the month.

Language courses and tutorials

Preparatory German language courses with tutorials

You do not yet fulfil language entrance requirements for being admitted to study at FHWS? Within the project "Integra - Integrating refugees into studies", the FHWS Campus for Language Proficiency offers preparatory language courses (level B1 to C1).  The Welcome Team supports these language courses by offering tutorials which takes place twice a week right after the language course. During the tutorial the team will try to answer all your questions regarding the language or clarify organisational issues; it also offers additional study-related German language exercises.

On the webpage linked below you can get further information about the language courses and their conditions of participation, as well as about registering for a language course:
Integra - German language courses for refugees

English language courses during your studies

You are already studying at FHWS and want to improve your English? No problem, because thanks to new project funds for 2019 we were able to broaden the courses on offer. Refugees enrolled at FHWS can now register for free English language courses (level B1 to C1) during their studies.
Link to the course programme during the summer semester 2019


You are interested in further offers within the project Integra? In addition to preparatory language courses and language courses during studies, we will also offer workshops about various topics. Therefore, if you are interested in studying at FHWS or already enrolled at FHWS, you can attend workshops to get an overview about all FHWS degree programmes, to get information about the labour market, or to get support for preparing to enter a career.
(Coming soon: Link to the current workshop programme)


Welcome Team
Phone +49 931 3511-9241
E-Mail refugees.welcome[at]

Office hours: Monday, 12:00-14:00 Uhr (by phone or at the Info-Point in the Foyer of Münzstraße 12)

Facebook: integra/welcome Projekt FHWS

Additional Information

The websites FAQs for refugees - study and life in Germany and Refugees at higher education institutions offer additional information.
The DAAD website offers information for refugees in English and German about studies in Germany as well as about higher education entrance qualifications, financial support, and language courses.

An interactive map of Germany shows all Welcome and Integra projects. There, you can also find the profile of FHWS (only available in German).

Offers are funded by the Federal Ministry of Education and Research (BMBF) and the German Academic Exchange Service (DAAD).

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