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!

Programmes you have to participate in

  • German courses at different levels with 25 hours per week
  • Academic writing: how to write a term paper about the history, politics and society of Germany
  • Important information on living and studying

Programmes you can participate in

  • Internship training: how two write a CV and cover letter? Get support in finding a job/internship
  • Buddy programme: Get to know German students and the studying live (e.g. events, trips)

Free time activity programme

  • Group activities e.g. picnic, games and barbecue
  • Visiting different cities in Hesse

German courses and dates

Language course A1-2 Refugees: Course from 16.02.2021 to 04.06.2021 has been cancelled
Further courses level B1 and C1/DSH will be scheduled soon


Language courses offered:

A1-A2 course: February 16 - June 4, 2021

If you want to apply for our courses, please click on this link and fill out the application form.

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 who have fled from their home country
  • The travel expenses can be paid in full or in half
    • If you live in Fulda, Petersberg or Künzell, we pay the full price for the travel costs
    • For the district of Fulda we pay half the travel costs
    • In cities that are not in the district of Fulda, we pay half of the travel costs, maximum 100 Euro
  • The costs for books must be paid by yourself

Our team - Consulting and support

Mohammad Muneer Soudi

  • Coordinator of the refugee programme and tutoring team
  • Master's degree in social and cultural sciences with a focus on Intercultural Communication and European studies, Fulda University of Applied Sciences
  • worked in the "Welcome In Fulda e.V.”
  • Knowledge in Arabic
  • At Fulda University of Applied Sciences since 2018

Laura Tielmann

  • Coordinator of the refugee programme and tutoring team
  • Master’s degree in International Criminology, University of Hamburg
  • Bachelor`s Degree in Social Sciences with a specialization on Intercultural Relations, Fulda University of Applied Sciences
  • Coordinator of the refugee programme from 2017-2018

Lana Tofik

  • Contact person for questions, support and advice on the Pre-Study for Refugees Programme
  • Volunteer and full-time experience with refugees
  • Intercultural trainer
  • Studies in social sciences with focus on intercultural relations at Fulda University of Applied Sciences since 2017

Julika Wolf

  • Studies in social and cultural sciences with a focus on intercultural
    communication and European studies, Fulda University since 2019
  • Contact person for questions, support and advice in Pre-Study for
    Refugees programme

Anna Grigorjanz

  • studies Human Rights Studies in Politics, Law and Society (M.A.) since 2019
  • experience with refugees
  • contact person for questions, support and advice


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!

The Buddy programme offers you:

  • contact to experienced students
  • social events such as sports, barbecues etc.
  • explore the German student life
  • practising the German language
  • sharing in the study experience of experienced students


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."

No personal consultation hours

No personal consultation hours due to COVID-19 pandemic.
Please use email or telephone.

Contact person

Mohammad Muneer Soudi

Coordinator "Pre-Study for Refugees"

Building 43 , Room 205b
Mohammad Muneer Soudi+49 661 9640-1456
Consultation hours
Mon: 13 – 15 Wed: 13 – 15 Thu: 13 – 15
Office hours
Mon: 9 – 17 Wed: 9 – 16 Thu: 9 – 16