Services and Programmes for Refugees
Are you a refugee and interested in studying at the University of Oldenburg? Our university is a place that is open to the world. Diversity of opinion and international exchange form the basis of our scientific activities.
We offer advisory services and academic programmes as well as language courses and support and leisure activities to refugees who hold a university entrance qualification or have an academic educational background. Our goal here is to integrate them into our community and support them on their path to studying in Germany.
During a personal consultation we can help you decide what your next steps should be. We can also advise you on how other university facilities and services can help.
Please note that applications will no longer be processed.
With the Orientation Year the University of Oldenburg offers an education programme specifically for people with a current refugee background.
The Orientation Year is aimed at refugees who want to prepare for starting or continuing university studies in Germany and acquire the necessary German language skills.
This programme includes
- language courses in which you can acquire the German skills needed for attaining the German university entrance qualification
- opportunities to get an idea of what studying a specific subject is like, including working with other students
- introductory and follow-on courses on academic working methods in Germany
- specific support and advisory services
The programme ties in with the university's regular language courses and degree programmes so that participants are integrated into the university community during their orientation year.
Participants in the Orientation Year programme are not awarded a university entrance qualification or an academic degree.
Participants are enrolled as guest students and are exempt from all fees.
Those who have already studied in their home country or hold a qualification that entitles them to study at university level can apply for a place at the University of Oldenburg.
General information on studying and living in Germany, provided by the German Academic Exchange Service DAAD
Competence portfolio creation is currently suspended, but is expected to start again in autumn 2020.
Johann-Justus-Weg 147, 2nd floor
Refugees in "guest student" courses
Facebook group: Refugees Welcome in Sports
Integration Pilot Service for Foreign Students (Uni-Lotsen)
Support and diverse services to promote integration
Support, contacts, unbureaucratic assistance, integration assistance
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Church-based university groups
The church-based university groups – the Katholische Hochschulgemeinde and the Evangelische Studierendengemeinde – offer refugees support and counselling at their information centres, take care of their individual needs and organise events for them.
Contact persons and addresses:
Katholische Hochschulgemeinde (www.khg-oldenburg.de)
University Chaplain Matthias Klöppinger
Evangelische Studierendengemeinde Oldenburg (www.esg-ol.de)
ESG Pastor Christian Lühder
Evangelische StudentInnengemeinde (www.esg-oldenburg.de)