Academic Assistance for Refugees

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By providing targeted advising early on, the RWTH Aachen International Office wishes to ensure that refugees interested in studies obtain information about the requirements for university admission and about what steps they may need to take to qualify for studies.



Azadeh Hartmann-Alampour

Head of the Arbitration Board – Refugee Programs


+49 241 80 92696



Our Services

  • Advising about access to studies at RWTH Aachen University
  • Information about recognition of existing documents at RWTH Aachen
  • Advising about the language requirements for studies

Aside from questions about studies, questions about financing, language acquisition, and legal status play an important role. For this reason, RWTH Aachen closely cooperates with the city's respective offices and charity organizations that offer further advising in this field.


Important offices and points of contact in the city region include


Language Acquisition

If an individual is interested in pursuing studies in German, German language skills at the C1 level of the Common European Framework of Reference for Languages. Language courses are offered at RWTH Aachen to help attain this skill level. You can find information about the language courses that prepare you for studies on the RWTH Aachen Language Center website.

German Language Courses for Refugees

RWTH Aachen University offers German Language Courses for Refugees.

Financing Studies with BAföG

The team from the Amt für Ausbildungsförderung is happy to help you with questions about financing your studies and BAföG for refugees.

Kiron Open Higher Education

RWTH Aachen cooperates with Kiron Open Higher Education. Kiron makes it possible for refugees to take online courses during while applying for asylum. Refugees interested in studying thus have the opportunity to productively use the time during their stay and learn online with the help of English-language massive open online courses or MOOCs. Five courses of study are currently being offered: engineering, economics, computer science, architecture, and cultural studies.


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