Options for refugees

The University of Tübingen offers a number of options to people who have fled war or political persecution and are registered as refugees in Germany. We offer German courses and several ways to get to know the German university system. We also run programs in which Germans can help refugees directly to adjust to life in Tübingen.

  

   

Guest students / Gasthörer

Registered refugees with an appropriate level of education may apply to sit in on lectures at the University of Tübingen. Approval is subject to available capacity. Attending lectures as a guest student (“Gasthörer” in German) is a good way to get to know the German university system and to prepare for studies in Germany. The vast majority of lectures at the University of Tübingen are conducted in German (see German courses below).


You can apply to be a guest student until the start of lectures. The cut-off date is 15 April for the summer semester and 15 October for the winter semester.


Approval as a guest student is valid for one semester. Further information on being a guest student/ Gasthörer here.

Contact:

Student Administration/ Studentensekretariat
Wilhelmstraße 11 – ground floor
D-72074 Tübingen
Phone:  +49 (0)7071 29-74444
Monday – Friday: 8.30am - 11.30am
Monday – Thursday: 1pm – 3pm
studentensekretariat[at]verwaltung.uni-tuebingen.de

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Do you want to learn or review mathematics (school level)?

 

Mathematics students teach refugees (teens and adults) every Tuesday 4:15 - 6pm. Start: 18 October 2016.

 

No specific language requirements, no registration needed.

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Intercultural Mentoring Program pdf download

Intercultural Mentoring Program

for people of refugee background.

للطلاب اللاجئين التوجيه الثقافي

Further Information

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University of Tübingen refugee program/ Language courses

The Refugee Program is a free integration measure for refugees who aim to prepare for a profession or for studies and are starting in winter semester 2016-17. We offer intensive German courses (levels B1 - C1), intercultural orientation courses in politics, history, “living in Germany,” and intercultural communication. In two semesters, participants may attend a Mini-Training Network for mathematics and science subjects, as well as introductory courses in other academic disciplines.

 

The program integrates study and advice, a buddy program, courses in Academic English, a debating club and activities in Creative Writing and in Music. It is aimed at helping refugees in more than just academic studies. It also provides trauma therapy and awareness to those who wish it.

 

A total of 50 participants began the program in winter semester 2016-17, chosen from 100 applications. Applications for this period are now closed.

 

A further program is planned for the 2017-18 academic year. The opening of applications will be announced on this page in the spring of 2017.

 

If you have questions about the Refugee Program or other measures for refugees at the University of Tübingen, contact Dr. Christine Rubas  or Uschi Kübler-Hampel.

 

The Refugee Program is sponsored by the DAAD with funds from the German Ministry for Education and Research (BMBF).

 

In individual cases, the University offers refugees interested in commencing studies the chance to follow up a B1 language certificate with a B2 language course. The winter semester 2016-17 course is now full. Applications are closed.

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TUE-active

TUE-active is an open platform for everyone who wants to get involved and become active. University and the City of Tübingen, initiatives and volunteers are invited to join for networking. The platform is bi-lingual (German - English), in order to also involve all international guests, today mostly refugees.
 

We invite you, to use this interactive platform.

 

https://vitruv.uni-tuebingen.de/ilias3/goto.php?target=cat_3445&client_id=ub-Information

The platforms offers:

  • open or closed groups with the possibility to send mails to members
  • calendar function useful for planning
  • Wiki for spreading information
  • forums for sharing experiences
  • all functions also to be used in subgroups
  • details user rights separately for each tool

 

Just ask us for support.

 

 

University members may easily enter the platform with their common university account, guests can register with their mail address. The platform is hosted on a university server. For scientific evaluation of the networking process, copies of the platform without user information will be made. 

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Refugee Coordination

 

Coordinators

 

Vice-President of Academic Affairs, Professor Dr. Karin Amos, and

Executive Vice-President
Dr. Andreas Rothfuß

 

Contact  

 

Uschi Kübler-Hampel

Phone 

+49 7071 29-77498

 

Dr. Christine Rubas

Phone 

+49 7071 29-72687


E-Mail

refugees[at]uni-tuebingen.de

Links

Studieninformationen für Flüchtlinge – Website Ministerium für Wissenschaft, Forschung und Kunst (in German only)

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Study-In – Information of the DAAD

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Study for refugees – Information of the HRK

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The new app called „Ankommen“ (Arrival) was created to help refugees successfully navigate their first weeks in Germany. 

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Studies for refugees at
Kiron Open Higher Education (Online University)

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Informationsportal der Kultusministerkonferenz zur Anerkennung ausländischer Bildungsabschlüsse  (in German only)