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 the following documents in one file:

  • 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: integra[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

Some courses are already fully booked !


International Study Center/Language Center of the University Kassel offers a German Course for refugees from Ukraine and other countries with an academic background in the period January 16, 2023, to May 17, 2023, as part of the Integra Project. The hybrid German course for beginners with some knowledge of German will take place from Monday to Thursday from 9:00 am to 1:15 pm and every Friday from 9:00 am to 12:30 and will consist of 24 lesson hours per week.

The course includes the teaching of listening, speaking, reading, and writing skills as well as grammar, vocabulary, and phonetics. The topics are both everyday language and science-oriented language. The course level corresponds to level B1+ of the Common European Framework of Reference for Languages (CEFR). Autonomous learning with moodle is part of the course.

Course duration: January 16, 2023, to May 17, 2023, Monday to Thursday from 9:00 am to 1:15 pm and every Friday from 9:00 am to 12:30, 400 lesson hours in total.

Necessary equipment: laptop, stable internet connection, video device



This course, which runs from 15 February 2023 to 18 July 2023, 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. 500 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 B2, Textbook, ISBN 978-3-12-605025-8, 20,99€; Workbook, ISBN 978-3-12-605026-5, 16,99€

Aspekte neu C1, Textbook, ISBN 978-3-12-605035-7, 21,99€; Workbook, ISBN 978-3-12-605036-4, 17,99€




You can find information and advisory services on the subject of "Studying in Kassel".



We look forward to your application!

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