Before studying / PhD

During your studies

After your studies / during PhD

The Academic Welcome Program
for highly qualified
refugees (AWP)
 serves as central information point
for refugees and offers for example German language courses from level B1 to C1,
specific preparatory courses as well as
counseling and social services in order to prepare refugees for their studies.
The service point Studying as a Refugee offers additional support to refugees
during their studies - in cooperation with the  Department for Service Learning,
International Career Service and
Deutschlandstipendium. 
The Goethe Welcome Centre (GWC) offers support and advice on all non-academic topics like accomodation, research funding options, social integration etc.


Additional Offers at Goethe-University (sponsored by the DAAD):

Start into German: Students of the Goethe University offer German courses for refugees on levels A1, A2, and B1 free of charge and are currently active at 7 locations in Frankfurt. Intensive courses and open courses are offered regularly.

Study Assistants: Support for the orientation into the German job and professional markets as well as a first overview of study and alternative options, including accompanying to local authorities and university services.

academic experience Worldwide e.V.: aeWorldwide organizes for example projects by and for refugee scholars in Frankfurt. The non-profit organization aims to give refugee scientists an orientation into the scientific profession and organizes an exchange of ideas in an equal setting. Therefore, exchanges are arranged between students and refugee scholars in the same subject area.

Goethe-Uni Law Clinic: Law students offer free legal advice on immigration and social law and answer questions about residence in Germany or help with the application for social benefits.

Psychological Counseling for Refugees at the Goethe University Center for Psychotherapy: Offers include individual and group counseling, discussion of cultural differences, help with dealing with difficulties and information on treatment options. If required, those seeking help can be referred to other facilities.

Interdisciplinary Institute of Higher Education: The institute offers refugee scholars who already have a university degree the opportunity to take part in higher education training events. Thus, the (re-)entrance into the German education system is simplified.