Students from Ukraine find support through our RCCR (Research and Counselling Centre for Refugees) in the Central Student Counselling Service (ZSB). Our colleague Daniel Müller advises foreign and refugee prospective students on all relevant topics - from application questions and study opportunities to assistance during their studies. In addition to the Welcome-Programme, which we have had at the university since 2015, we offer our international and refugee prospective students and students study preparation courses through the DAAD third-party funded project Integra, which is based at the ZSB. These include language courses in cooperation with the Community College in Emden (VHS), preparatory courses (Propädeutikum) at the University of Applied Sciences in the Faculty of Technology and various workshops such as job application training or an intercultural workshop*. From April, the exchange café* will once again take place in the Lüttje Stuudi Huus. Here, all students and prospective students are cordially invited to network and exchange ideas. The full range of offers can be found below.
Prospective students and students from Ukraine thus have an important contact point at the university for advice and support. Daniel Müller is the first and important point of contact for those seeking advice. The RCCR has also built up a good local network since 2015, so that the exchange and referral of those seeking advice in special problem situations can be ensured. The network partners include community colleges, migration counselling centres, the job centre and the employment agency. Another important cooperation partner is the educational counselling service of the Garantiefond Hochschule (Otto-Beneke-Foundation), which deals with the awarding of scholarships and possibilities of support measures for targeted preparation of studies in a specific field.
You can find further support services here: DAAD Support
*These are cooperation projects with MyCampus International
If you are not yet living in Germany, we will be happy to advise you online via video.
Start an appointment request under: zsb|at|hs-emden-leer.de
If you are interested in studying with us, but have no opportunity to come to the counselling office in person, the Central Student Advisory Service offers you online counselling.
Flexible in time and independent of location, we advise you on study opportunities at the University of Applied Sciences Emden/Leer.
Start an appointment request under: birte.engelberts|at|hs-emden-leer.de
International prospective students and students with and without a refugee background can improve their language and interdisciplinary qualifications for the degree programmes in Electrical Engineering, Computer Science and Media Technology through specific offers. The programme enables flexible integration into the specialised study programme as well as into the national and international job market.
Refugees who are interested in studying in Germany, international first-year students and international students in higher semesters
- additional events, e.g. preparatory course for studies with modules such as "Technical German", "Everyday Cultures", "Learning and Working Techniques"
- accompanying expert advice
- regular exchange of experience
- interlocking with the "Welcome Initiative", e.g. student sponsorships
- accompaniment and support with visits to authorities
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- individual inclusion of prospective students and people with a migration/refugee background
- possibility to build on previous (study) experiences in the country of origin
- subject-specific access within the German education system and job market
- imparting teaching and learning methodology, as well as working and educational culture in Germany
- acquisition and development of specialist knowledge on the individual field of study
- networking with the Welcome Initiative and expansion of an education and career network
1. Application training for refugee and international students
The application training prepares refugee and international students for future application procedures and interviews in a 2-day workshop. Here, personal values and visions are developed, and existing and necessary application documents are discussed, optimized and created. The training is intended to enable a self-confident and professional appearance at job interviews and to help with the help of tips & tricks to a successful application process.
Duration: 2x 4 hours
Start: December 2022
Language: German or English
Registration by mail to: daniel.mueller(at)hs-emden-leer.de
1. Study-Preparation Course "Propädeutikum" in the Department of Technology/MINT
- Registration form for the Propädeutikum T
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In the Welcome Folder of the German Academic Exchange Service (DAAD) you will find more information on INTEGRA programmes throughout Germany, on studying in Germany and on other DAAD programmes.
Do you already live in Germany and have an migration background? Then you have the possibility to participate in our supplementary audience programme over two semesters to get to know the German educational system better.
As a supplementary audience participant you can take part in our courses for up to two semesters. In this way, you can get to know our university first hand - and then be well-prepared to decide on a regular course of study that perfectly matches your wishes and inclinations.
- Higher education entrance qualification (proof of eligibility to study in the home country)
- German language skills (at least B1 level)
- without German language skills: English (at least B1 level) - This means that only participation in English-language courses is possible!
For your application we need:
- the corresponding completed registration form
- your letter of motivation (one or two pages)
- proof of your university entrance qualification
- proof of your knowledge of the German language (level B1) or
- proof of your knowledge of the English language (level B1 or at least 6 years at school/university)
- your passport photo
- a copy of your identity document
- proof of your residence status
- a consultation with you, in which we clarify all open questions
summer semester until 15th January
winter semester until 30th August
You can send the documents via email to daniel.mueller|at|hs-emden-leer.de or by post to the following address:
z. Hd. Daniel Müller
It is possible to receive a student ID as a supplementary listener. However, this does not include the train ticket. If you would like to receive a student ID, we need your recent passport photo.
In addition to counselling and supporting refugees who would like to study in Germany, the RCCR is also working on a research project that examines in depth the question of successful integration processes of refugees in the German education system. The RCCR is home to both the Welcome Initiative and the Integra-Flex-Course-Programme, thus enabling a seamless connection between the supplementary audiences and courses that prepare students for and accompany their studies.