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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 our university!

We are here for you!

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

You can register for consultation here:

You can also contact us via e-mail: :


Students with a refugee background who are enrolled at the University of Cologne can apply for a scholarship. The application deadline for the winter semester 2021/22 is September 30th 2021. Please find further information here.