Further links

The German Academic Exchange Service (DAAD) offers a compact welcome folder containing all the relevant information about studying at a university in Germany.

As a refugee, you have the same requirements as prospective students from other countries: You must have a university entrance qualification and prove sufficient German language skills (level B2+).

The exact language requirements can be found on page 3 / §3 of the following link here.

Via the OnCampus portal you will find many online courses on a wide variety of topics related to studying, but also to everyday life.

Open Higher Education Kiron enables access to higher education and successful learning for refugees through digital solutions.

Further information on studying in Germany in general:

On higher education access (uni-assist):

General information about living in Germany can be found here:

TestAS for Refugees

The "TestAS for Refugees", which is offered free of charge in German, English and Arabic, can be used to check a person's ability to study at an early stage in order to quickly admit suitable individuals to a course of study or to preparatory study measures. Information at: refugees.testas.de.

In the uni-assist examination procedure for refugees, this test is an instrument that can be used to prove interest in studies and suitability for studies before an application for admission is made. Many refugees already need the "TestAS for Refugees" in order to apply for a place at university in the winter semester.  Registration for the test procedure directly at: refugees.testas.de/gast/testas/teilnehmer.

German Courses

In addition there is a free Online German Course until level B1

The portal OnCampus offers an online course "Pronunciation training for Syrian learners of German". The course is designed to teach people who speak Syrian Arabic how to pronounce German by means of short videos:

General counseling services in Weiden/Amberg

The counseling services support refugees with all questions related to asylum and integration. They help, for example, with legal questions, with contacting authorities (e.g. foreigners authority or job center) or with finding jobs and schools. For personal counseling, you usually have to make an appointment in advance by email or phone.

Further offers:

  •  Campus Asyl offers various leisure activities in Regensburg for people with and without refugee experience
  • The Refugee Law Clinic in Regensburg offers free legal advice for refugees