Help for Refugees

Universities for openness, tolerance and against xenophobia

The member universities of the German Rectors’ Conference (HRK) are set to oppose xenophobia in Germany as part of a nationwide initiative. The HRK members are committing to their stance with the slogan "Universites for openness, tolerance and against xenophobia". They are reacting to the incidents of racist verbal and physical attacks that have occurred over the past few weeks and months.

The Programme of the International Office

The International Office of Jade University provides the following services for refugees. Our staff will be happy to help you.

  • First contact: In a personal consultation, we ask you about your educational background and the certificates you have. We inform you about learning German, applying for a university place (with and without documents) and the courses available. We also help you with your course application (Uni-Assist) and application for a student grant (Bafög).
  • German language courses: We regularly offer a basic, intensive courses in German (the next is scheduled for February 2016) as well as part-time German courses alongside your studies. In all these courses, refugees are integrated in the courses for foreign students.
  • We support you in getting up to speed with the subjects you need and point you towards bridging courses in Maths, tutors in selected subjects, basic computing courses or introductions to using the municipal and university libraries.
  • We also help with social integration, creating contacts with students, and advise you on finding accommodation, computer equipment or bicycles. You can even ask us about tandem partners who help you learn the language.