refugee in a trial study period

Applications requirements

  • University entry entitlement (proof of entitlement to study in your home country)
  • Knowledge of German (min. B1 level)

Documents to submit

  • Completed application form (online)
  • Letter of motivation (1-2 pages)
  • Proof of entitlement to study at a university
  • Proof of German language ability at B1 level
  • Passport photograph
  • Copy of your identity document
  • Proof of your residence status

Individual application interview

Application period 15 May to 30 June

(extended to 31 August 2018)


The documents can be sent by post to the following address:


Emden/Leer University of Applied Sciences

F.A.O. Katharina Michel

Constantiaplatz 4

26723 Emden


Information about student sponsorship

As well as counselling and support from the Research and Counselling Centre for Refugees, the auditors are supported and accompanied during their trial studies by regular students of the Emden/Leer University of Applied Sciences.

What tasks do student sponsors perform?

  • Supporting the auditor with orientation on campus, with personal issues and issues relevant to their studies
  • Accompanying the auditor during the semester with regular personal meetings
  • Active participation in regular, integrative events, e.g. Café Interkulturell, day trips etc.

The extent of which the student sponsorship does beyond this (leisure activities, sport etc.), is up to each student sponsor themselves.

We are happy to answer your questions via email at rccr(at)

Open office hours every Thursday between 2.30 p.m. and 4.30 p.m. in the office in the cafeteria foyer (ground floor).


Katharina Michel

room: V08a

tel. 04921/807-1331

e-mail: katharina.michel(at)