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Programmes for refugees

Programmes for Refugees

If your are a person at risk in your home country, in transit or refugee, please consult our programs below.

Your options

Language classes

Specific information about language courses at the different campuses of the university will soon be provided here.

Test your language level. The online language assessment test is intended for refugees who would like to start or continue their studies in Germany. Registered refugees can take this test for free, with instructions in German or in English. Further information can be found here.

Financial support

If you meet certain criteria, you can apply for financial support for your studies via the German university grant administration BAföG.

Please contact the Studierendenwerk Dortmund in order to find out if you meet the criteria.

A further contact for information on financial grants for young immigrants is the Otto-Benecke-Stiftung e.V. (Otto Benecke Grant Program)

More information about scholarships for refugees can be found here.

Further information

Further information for refugees interested in studying in Germany can be found on the website of the German Academic Exchange Service (DAAD).

Trauma counselling for Ukrainian refugees

The Federal State of North Rhine-Westphalia has established counselling services for people from Ukraine traumatised by war and escape.