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Programmes for refugees

Programmes for refugees

If you are a refugee currently living in our region, you can find out how you can participate in university and further education from this overview page.

Please use the study advisors’ offices in Hagen, Iserlohn, Meschede, Soest as your first point of contact.

Your options

Guest student programmes at the South Westphalia University of Applied Sciences (FH SWF)

If you would simply like to find out what kind of research and teaching the South Westphalia University of Applied Sciences provides, you can apply to audit modules as guest student.

The guest student status is free of charge. You can find more information here (only German language content).

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.

Additional programmes:

OnlineLinguisticSupport, OLS

Download: OnlineLinguisticSupport, OLS PDF, English

OLS is a programme of the European Union that enables you to take online language courses for free.

Please contact the study advisors’ offices in Hagen , Iserlohn , Meschede, Soest for further information and support.

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 canbe 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).