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Weltoffene Hochschulen gegen Fremdenfeindlichkeit

Advice - Networking - Support

In the Welcome Project, students look after refugees and provide them with support as they make their way to higher education.

Contact our staff if you are interested in:

  • attending courses as an occasional guest student
  • taking German courses at the university
  • studying at the University of Applied Sciences Erfurt

They can offer advice and support on the following:

  • deciding whether to apply as an occasional student, becoming a full-time student etc.
  • the application procedure
  • options for funding your studies
  • a semester and mentoring program for occasional students

They can also help to establish contacts within the University of Applied Sciences and with groups, associations and others involved in the field of refugee work.


More links

Courses for refugees

Language Cafe

DAAD programs at universities

Information for refugees in Germany

Studying in Germany


Your Studies

Information for international applicants can be found here:

Prospective international students

Applications are to be made through UniAssist. For information on how to apply, please see: Applying to study

It is possible to fund your studies with BaföG (state financial assistance for students):

BaföG Studierendenwerk Thüringen

Furthermore, students can also apply for scholarships to fund their studies. Scholarships are awarded by foundations, churches, political parties, etc., which each have different selection criteria, application processes and deadlines.

The latest information can be found on the websites of the corresponding scholarship organizations. Here is a selection of potential funding organizations:


Rosa Luxemburg Stiftung

Heinrich Böll Stiftung

Evangelisches Studienwerk Villigst

Hans Böckler Stiftung

Konrad Adenauer Stiftung

Further information on funding options is also available from the Student Services' General Social Counselling Service.


Other services

Language Café

Language Centre

University Sports

University Library


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Online office hours

Due to the current situation, we can only offer you online consultations at the moment.

These take place as follows:

Mondays 5 - 7 pm

Wednesdays 10 - 12 am

Simply click on the respective link at the specified time.
You can also contact us any time by email at welcome@no - and we can arrange a telephone appointment.


To apply as an occasional student at the University of Applied Sciences Erfurt, please click on the following link:

Application for occasional student status for refugees

We're looking for mentors for our occasional students! Your responsibilities include helping students get started at the FH Erfurt, for example by explaining the timetable to them. There is also a semester program with workshops and excursions, which the mentors are very welcome to attend.

If you're interested, please send an email to welcome@no -



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