Academic Welcome Program

Participation in the Goethe University program “Academic Welcome Program for highly qualified refugees” provides an opportunity for further education in individual fields of knowledge as well as an orientation in academic teaching and studying culture in Germany.  Through access to a university education, the German language and academic infrastructure and networks, the Goethe University hopes to develop both a future perspective and convey an orientation as well as facilitate scholastic exchange and participation for refugees.

Every “highly qualified refugee” can participate. “Highly qualified refugees” include asylum seekers, -applicants and those entitled to asylum, who qualify for direct university admission in Germany or have previously studied at a university in their home country.

Sponsored by:


The Hessen State Ministry for Higher Education, Research and the Arts


DAAD with funds from the Federal Ministry of Education and Research