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International Projects and Initiatives

A foreign country, a different culture, a strange language – it’s not always easy when you arrive in a new place. To help you settle in at the university and in Erfurt, there are several projects aimed specifically at international students that provide advice and support - and also happen to be great fun!


Zentrum für Internationale Beziehungen

These initiatives aim to promote internationalization at our university, including helping international students to settle in at the University of Applied Sciences Erfurt and in the city of Erfurt.

  • The main aim of the project "FHE goes international" is to encourage the implementation of internationalization activities at our university. Besides producing bilingual information material, we also offer a wide variety of events for academic and administrative staff as well as students.

    For more information, visit out project website.

  • Since 2016, the DAAD has been funding a B2 language course for refugees. This is part of the Welcome Project, which - similar to the Language Café - aims to integrate refugees into university life and beyond.

    Welcome Project website

  • Residents of Erfurt are partnered with international students, and joint events strengthen the international network in our state capital.

  • One evening a month, Erfurt locals meet up with international residents for relaxed conversation in a café.

  • This project, run by Thuringian Student Services, arranges weekly meetings for international students from the University of Applied Sciences Erfurt and the University of Erfurt. The program includes themed evenings on the students' home countries, discussion groups and a variety of cultural events.

    Café International on Facebook

  • International students visit schools in Erfurt to talk about their home countries, broaden the pupils’ horizons and promote intercultural education.

    Springboard to Learning website

  • Funded by the DAAD, the Language Café has been running since autumn 2015 with the aim of helping refugees integrate into university life. 

    Sprachcafé on Facebook

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