Please note that applications will no longer be processed.
Currently Jade University offers German courses for refugees:


Orientation Year and Application Adviser

Katja Kaboth

+49 (0)441 798 4783

Room: A12 3-305

Office Hours:
Tue 10:00 a.m. - 12:30 p.m
and 14:30 p.m. - 16:30 p.m
Thu 10:00 a.m. - 12.30 p.m
You can reach us by telephone outside of our regular office hours.

Refugees Orientation Year Coordinator

Katrin Freese (parental leave)
Replacement: Clara Liehmann

+49 441 798-2190

Room: M1-180

Office Hours: by appointment

Orientation Year

Orientation Year for Refugees

Orientation Year is a unique educational programme offered by the University of Oldenburg for people with current refugee status.

Orientation Year is intended for refugees who, before starting or continuing their studies in Germany, want acquire the necessary German language skills and prepare for the demands and challenges of higher education in Germany.

Orientation Year does not provide a university entrance qualification ('Hochschulzugangsberechtigung'), nor can you obtain an academic degree (bachelor's or master’s degree) through this programme.

Participants are admitted to the University as guest students (auditors)and do not have to pay any fees.

Listen to Bayan Anouz’s talk about her Orientation Year experience (Video in German)

Kontxieakt Orientierungivsjahfkur ( (Changed: 2020-08-28)