Giving Refugees Access to Higher Education

Support for refugees interested in studying provided by Deutscher Akademischer Austauschdienst (DAAD)

You come from abroad and would like to start or continue your studies at our university? You have already graduated from high school and have a recognized refugee status? We are a team of students and we support you on your way to university. In the project „Welcome – Studierende engagieren sich für Flüchtlinge“ (Students commited for refugees) we offer individual consultation appointments and language courses.

Individual consultation appointments

Topics of the individual consultation appointments can be:

  •     Crediting of foreign certificates (by uni-assist eV)
  •     Application and enrollment at the university
  •     study procedure
  •     Financing opportunities in the study
  •     and much more.

Language Courses

Most degree programs at the FHWS require a language level of B2. The FHWS offers refugees an intensive language course program in which they can reach the required level within a few months.

Requirements for participating in an Integra language course are:

  •  a language level of A2
  •  a university entrance qualification (HZB = eg Abitur) or admission to a Studienkolleg
  •  the interest in studying in Germany
  •  legal status as a person entitled to asylum (Article 16a GG), Refugee (Section 3 AslyG), Subsidiary Protection (Section 4 AslyG) or Persons Liable (Section 60 AufenthG)


Following the language course, the welcome team offers a two-hour tutorial every day. Here we clarify linguistic and organizational questions and provide further German exercises.

Entry Requirements

On anabin, the information portal for foreign degrees, you will find more information on the entry requirements of individual countries of origin.


In February, March and April 2018 courses (B2, C1) will be offered. This requires a language level of at least B1.

Application possible from 13.11.-17.12.2017


Phone +49 931 3511-9241
Email integra[at]

Office hours

Tuesday from 12:30-14:30
Thursday from 10:00-12:00
Call or meet us at the info-point, Münzstraße 12.

You can reach us daily by Email.

Facebook: integra/welcome Projekt FHWS

Further Information

The DAAD has also set up a new website for refugees called “Information for Refugees: Study in Germany, Land of Ideas” at It provides information about studying in Germany in English and German, and provides answers to frequently asked questions about university entrance qualifications, financial support, and language courses. 

An overwiev of all Welcome and Integra projects can be found on an interactive map (in German only). There you can also find a description of FHWS (in German only).

Integra is financed by the Federal Ministry of Education and Research.

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