From mid-September, the University will be offering another intensive German course for refugees to prepare them for their studies. "We want to make it easier for Ukrainian refugees to start their studies in Germany and are glad that we can draw on many years of experience and a well-established cooperation between the International Affairs Division and the Language Centre", said Luise Haack, Head of International Support Services, who coordinates the Refugee Programme.
At its core, the programme consists of 16 hours of language classes at level B2 of the Common European Framework of Reference for Languages (CEFR). Participants can also attend regular lectures and mingle with students. "While language tuition is essential, another thing that makes starting out at university so much easier for international applicants is if they also get an insight into the university system itself", Ms Haack explained.
The programme is funded by the German Academic Exchange Service DAAD. Since 2015, the German Federal Ministry of Education and Research (BMBF) has put on host of measures to integrate refugees who possess the prerequisites for studying in German into the German higher education system. The programme receives federal funding and is administered by the DAAD as the implementing agency.
Refugees from Ukraine can apply right now for the Refugee Programme starting in the upcoming winter semester. To be eligible for this programme, applicants must have German language skills at B1 level (i.e. beginner's level). They must provide proof of an (indirect) university entrance qualification and a letter of motivation as part of their application. The deadline for applications is 18 July 2023.
For further details visit the Refugee Programme website.