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

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 43.205
Peter Gitzler: Questions about University's Entrance Qualification (please provide documents, if any) room 41.219

Wednesday 2 - 3.30 pm on campus
Christina Pitz: General advice room 43.205
Peter Gitzler: Questions about University's Entrance Qualification (please provide documents, if any) room 41.219

Thursday 10 - 11am online
Sünje Preen: General advice and overview German courses (also available in French language)
Virtual meeting room:

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:  16 May - 31 August 2022

German language level B1: 20 June - 9 September 2022

German language level B2: 17 October 2022 - 10 February 2023

German language level C1: 11 April - 29 July 2022

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

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."

Apply here for Pre-Study Fulda!

Contact person

Christina Pitz

Coordinator "Pre-Study for Internationals"

Building 43 , Room 203
Christina Pitz+49 (0) 661 / 9640 1455
+49 160 2411760
Consultation hours
Mon + Wed: 10.00 - 12.30
Office hours
Mon - Thu: 8.00 - 13.00, Fri: 8.00 - 12.00 (Telework Mon + Wed: 14.00 - 17.00)

Contact person

Petra Schöler

Assistant for Pre-Study Fulda und Pre-Study for Refugees

Building 43 , Room 205b
Petra Schöler0661 9640-1456
Consultation hours
Office hours: Tue, Wed, Thu: 9.00 - 17.30 h