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Welcome Project

In the Welcome Project, students look after refugees and provide them with help and advice in making the transition to higher education.

Gruppe Studierender

Advising - Supporting - Networking

Please contact us if you are interested in:

  • being an occasional student
  • taking German courses at our university
  • studying for a degree at FH Erfurt 

We can offer help and advice on the following areas:

  • deciding whether to apply to be an occasional student, do a degree course, etc.
  • the applications process
  • ways of funding your studies
  • mentoring and support programs during the semester for occasional students

We also establish networks within the University of Applied Sciences as well as with other organisations, associations and groups working with refugees.

Information for Occasional Students

Refugees can become occasional students at the University of Applied Sciences Erfurt. This way, they can get a glimpse of what it's like to study at a German university, get to know other students and attend language courses.

We offer an activity program during the semester with trips, workshops, etc. We can also arrange student mentors. For example, they can help you with your timetable, show you around FHE, make contact with professors and answer any questions you may have about studying.

    • You can attend language courses (and get a certificate)
    • You can attend lectures and seminars and familiarize yourself with subject areas and what they entail
    • You'll meet other students
    • You can get help from other students

    However, as an occasional student, you will not receive a semester ticket!

  • You need to submit your application as an occasional student every semester!

    • Application as an occasional student
  • Applications must be submitted by 30 September for the winter semester and by 31 March for the summer semester.

    Please send your applications to:

    Fachhochschule Erfurt
    Zentrum für studentische und akademische Angelegenheiten
    Altonaer Straße 25
    99085 Erfurt

Scholarship providers


You can visit us on site in building 11, room 11.2.09 or send us an email...

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Opening Hours

Mondays, 5 - 7 pm
Wednesdays, 10 - 12 am

Just come to our office (11.2.09) during our opening hours or join the simultaneous online meeting.

meeting link

Application form

Apply to study as an occasional student

Welcome Project flyer

You will find all the information you need in our multi-lingual flyer


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