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Academic Refugee Support

Did you have to flee from your home country and you are interested in studying or gaining a PhD at the University of Cologne? You would like to attend a German language course prior to you degree programme?

You are interested in supporting refugees, either by supporting talented young people financially on their academic pathway or by participating in a student initiative?

We are pleased about your interest in studying at our university!

We are still here for you!

Due to the Covid-19 pandemic, we would like to inform you that our consultation hours are now digital!

You can register for consultation here:

You can also contact us by e-mail: :


Currently, students with a refugee background who are enrolled at the University of Cologne can apply for a scholarship.The application deadline is 31 August 2020 (exception: for scholarships for new students the deadline is 15 September 2020). Please find further information here.