Criteria check

uni-assist offers a free application processing to prospective students who have arrived in Germany as refugees. Applications from refugees will be still evaluated free of charge for the winter semester 2019 until 31 December 2019.

Requirements for the application

Residence title

Photo/Scan of your residence permit status with one of these residence titles for specific purposes.


Photo/scan of the TestAS certificate

Important: Requesting a cost exemption does not require any specific TestAS result! You only need to have attained a valid result for your TestAS.



University's attestation

Photo/scan of the university's attestation. Alternatively you can submit the certificate of the sucessful Feststellungsprüfung (FSP).

You can get further information at any uni-assist member university.

Template for university's attestation.

No suitable residence title?

You do not have a residence title which qualifies you for cost exemption at uni-assist?

You can still apply for a study programme in Germany if you pay the handling fee yourself. Find out here how to apply in six steps.