Information for Institutions

Welcome to uni-assist’s pages on refugees and university studies!

This is where we provide information for universities and other institutions regarding uni-assist's offers for refugees in Germany. We provide media and information that may assist you in your work.

uni-assist‘s free application process for refugees will end on 31 December 2019. Refugees can therefore still apply free of charge for the winter semester 2019. Starting with the application process for the summer semester 2020, the regular handling fees will apply.

The core of our offers is the free application procedure. uni-assist will process applications to study programmes at up to three universities submitted by refugees in Germany free of charge. In this process, prospective students first request cost exemption using the cost exemption portal, in a second step they submit their application using the uni-assist online portal.

In addition to offering cost exemption, uni-assist also enables refugees to apply if they are missing documents due to their status. Refugees may receive a special attestation from uni-assist universities regarding their individual university entrance qualification and offers to centralise the handling of applications by refugees by setting up special study programmes.

These measures are sponsored by the DAAD funded by the Federal Ministry of Education and Research.


Application process

You offer counselling for refugees and would like to understand the free application process in detail? We offer a thorough explanation of the process and its advantages at a glance and can explain your role as university or institution in working with refugees.

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Setting up special study programmes

Special study programmes using uni-assist are formats which enable universities to centralise the handling of applications by refugees. Setting up a special study programme is a quick and simple process. Find out how it works:

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Info material and magazine

Do you need further information? uni-assist has developed information material for refugees and institutions, issues the magazine "Flucht und Studium", offers important links and brochures, and notifies you of important events. You can download all important documents here.

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Contact and cooperation

uni-assist relies on contact and cooperation with universities and other institutions in Germany and abroad. You are interested in closer cooperation with uni-assist? You have questions or would like to make use of our expertise in making study programmes accessible for refugees? You can find out more about your options here.

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Further Information

What does uni-assist?

Would you like to know more about uni-assist e.V. and their work?

About us

Step by step instruction

Would you like to guide prospective students through the application process? Use our step by step instructions in counselling!


Frequently asked questions

Do you have specific questions regarding our free application procedure? In our FAQ you will find the answer!