Pre-Study Fulda for Refugees

You have fled from your home country to Germany and would like to start or continue your higher education?

We want to support you exactly in this!

    Refugees welcome! Refugees from Ukraine can be excempted from the fees for the preparatory programme Pre-Study Fulda. Contact us!

    Consultation hours:

    Tuesday 10am - 12 on campus
    Christina Pitz: General advice room 34.111

    Wednesday 2 - 3.30 pm on campus
    Christina Pitz: General advice room 34.111

    Personal counselling is available in German and English language. - Translation options in Ukrainian/Russian language upon arrangement.

    German courses and dates

    German language level A1/A2:  2 May - 15 August 2023

    German language level B1: 11 April - 10 July 2023

    German language level B2: 11 April - 31 July 2023

    German language level C1: 27 March - 17 July 2023



    What you need to participate

    • University entrance qualification or school leaving certificate
    • German placement test (if you have previous knowledge)


    • The course is free for participants with a refugee status
    • Travel expenses are partially covered
    • The costs for books must be paid by yourself

    Programme details

    German courses at different levels with up to 25 lessons per week.

    Optional additional offers:

    • Buddy programme: Get to know German students and student life (e.g. through excursions, activities).
    • Leisure programme: Group activities, e.g. picnics, games, barbecue evenings and excursions to different locations

    Compulsory additional offers:

    • Intercultural training
    • Introduction to German history, politics and society (B2 course)
    • Scientific work: How to write a term paper (DSH course)
    • Information events on living and studying in Germany (DSH course)
    • Information event Perspectives and requirements of the German labour market (DSH course)
    • Subject related courses (6 hours weekly) in your chosen field of study (summer semester, DSH course)

    Buddy programme

    To make sure that you are personally well received at the university and get in touch with German students, we have created our Buddy programme!


    Leheng Kassem, from Syria, DSH3, will study medical technology in Hanover.

     "I always recommend my friends to participate in the Pre-Study Programme, as it is the ideal preparation for the German language and studies. I was able to establish contacts with former participants and they gave us advice on what to pay attention to at the beginning of the studies and how to deal with problems."

    Sahar Alkharsa, from Syria, DSH 2, now studying Intercultural Communication and European Studies

    "The University of Applied Sciences Fulda offers so many opportunities and I knew that this was my chance to make my dream come true, to study for a Master's degree. The coordination and organisation of the classes, trying to always support and motivate the students through additional parties, movies, meetings and many other activities such as the Buddy Program where you can simply improve your language more."

    Pedram Alaei, from Iran, DSH 2, scholarship holder at Fulda University of Applied Sciences in the Pre-Study Programme, will be training at EDAG as a technician/product designer in the field of mechanical engineering.

     "I decided to take part in the Pre-Study Programme in order to get used to the atmosphere at the university, and because the Fulda University of Applied Sciences offers many other opportunities for participants in addition to the German course. For example, one has access to the university library and one has direct contact with German students through the Buddy programme."

    Apply here for Pre-Study Fulda for Refugees!

    Contact person

    Christina Pitz

    Coordinator "Pre-Study for Internationals"

    Building 34 , Room 111a
    Christina Pitz+49 (0) 661 / 9640 1455
    +49 160 2411760
    Consultation hours
    Tue: 10.00 – 12.00 Wed: 14.00 – 15.30
    Office hours
    Mon - Fr: 8.00 - 14.00 (Mon + Thu: Telework)

    Contact person

    Sünje Preen

    Coordinator German Language Courses of the International Office

    Building 34 , Room 107
    Sünje Preen+49 661 9640-1461
    Consultation hours
    by arrangement

    Contact person

    Fritzi Milde-Witzel

    Project Assistant Pre-Study Fulda

    Advice and Support

    Building 34 , Room 105
    Fritzi Milde-Witzel+496619640-1456
    Consultation hours
    Monday-Friday: 9am-12