Refugees - Pre-de­gree courses

In the INTEGRA programme funded by the DAAD, the ISZ (International Study Centre) at the University of Kassel supports refugees who would like to study in Germany and who meet the necessary requirements to do so.


Attendance of these German courses is free of charge for eligible refugees if they meet the following requirements. We require from you:

  • proof of your status as a refugee (copy of your ID card with details of your status) - Note: this generally refers to a residence status that indicates the existence of a refugee background. In addition to the status as a so-called recognised refugee, this can also be recognition as a person entitled to subsidiary protection, a temporary residence permit or toleration.
  • a certificate of graduation from secondary school or a certificate of admission to university from your home country
  • and, if available, certificates of study or of your highest degree in your home country (in each case in a certified German or English translation)
  • your last certified proof of German language proficiency, e.g. telc certificate, Goethe certificate, Test-DaF certificate

Please send the documents listed above as a pdf file to: dsh-deutschkurse[at]uni-kassel[dot]de.

The application does not mean that you are registered. We will check your documents and then let you know if registration is possible

These courses are fully booked !

Our B2 course, which runs from 7 March 2022 to 31 May 2022, focuses on teaching the listening, speaking, reading, and writing skills needed to pass any exam. You will deepen your knowledge of how to practice the necessary vocabulary, use grammatical structures in the right context, and gain confidence in writing texts; you will also receive targeted practice in exam-relevant text structures and idioms. The course is held in a digital format in the mornings Mon-Thu 09:00-13:15/Fri 9:00-12:30 and comprises approximately 290 teaching units via Zoom. The course is designed to provide the necessary knowledge to successfully pass the entrance test for the subsequent C1 course with the goal of DSH examination.

Books to be purchased by the student: Aspekte neu B2, Textbook, ISBN 978-3-12-605025-8, 19,99€; Workbook, ISBN 978-3-12-605026-5, 15,99€


This course is already fully booked !

Our C1 course, which runs from17 March 2022 to 15 July 2022, focuses on teaching listening, speaking, reading, and writing skills. Here, we specifically address your individual needs: You will acquire or deepen knowledge of how to practice the necessary vocabulary and use grammatical structures in the right context, gain confidence in writing; in addition, DSH-relevant text structures and idioms will be specifically trained. The topics are science-oriented. The course takes place in a digital format Mon-Thu 9:00-13:15 / Fri 9:00-12:30 and comprises approx. 340 learning units via Zoom. Course content is supplemented by videos, online material and worksheets, and writing assignments on the Moodle learning platform.

Books to be purchased by the student: Aspekte neu C1, Textbook, ISBN 978-3-12-605035-7, 20,99€; Workbook, ISBN 978-3-12-605036-4, 16,99€


This course is already fully booked !


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We look forward to your application!

Your team from the INTEGRA-Programme and Pre-degree German courses