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Study opportunities for refugees

Our courses for asylum seekers

Friedrich-Alexander-Universität Erlangen-Nürnberg (FAU) offers several opportunities to refugees and asylum seekers based in the Erlangen/Nuremberg/Fürth region who would like to study at FAU.

Course:

Orientation course: information on access to university study for refugees and asylum seekers (German and English)

Requirements:

  • German language proficiency at level B1 is required for the language course for refugees and asylum seekers preparing to study; German language proficiency at level B2 if required if wishing to study a degree programme taught in German
  • English language proficiency at level B2 is required if wishing to study a Master’s degree programme taught in English
  • Applicants must meet formal requirements for university study (university entrance qualification/Abitur, several semesters completed at a university in their home country)
  • Applicants must have asylum seeker or refugee status

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FAU INTEGRA

Course:

German language course for refugees and asylum seekers preparing to study, fees are charged, 20 hours per week

Requirements:

  • Applicants must meet formal requirements for university study (university entrance qualification/Abitur, several semesters completed at a university in their home country)
  • German language proficiency: level B1

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FAU INTEGRA

Course:

Participation in selected lectures for various degree programmes that do not have admission restrictions

Requirements:

  • Applicants must meet formal requirements for university study (university entrance qualification/Abitur, several semesters completed at a university in their home country)
  • Good basic knowledge of German and English (B1)
  • An individual consultation session with the Student Advice and Career Service is required beforehand

Individual consultation

Student Advice and Career Service (IBZ)

FAU INTEGRA

Date/place:

Dependent on the results of individual consultation and subjects of interest

Course:

Evening courses in German, A2- B2, 8 hours per week

Requirements:

  • Applicants must meet formal requirements for university study (university entrance qualification/Abitur, several semesters completed at a university in their home country)
  • Confirmation of participation in FAU’s project for refugees is required
  • German language proficiency: from level A2

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FAU INTEGRA

The German Academic Exchange Service (DAAD) reported that refugees are able to take part in German courses, taster courses, tutorials on preparing to study in Germany or a tandem project at FAU in its article ‘Opportunities for refugees at Friedrich-Alexander-Universität Erlangen-Nürnberg’ (in German only).

Further information for refugees who would like to study in Germany is available from the DAAD at study-in.de/refugees