Services and support for refugees
If you need advice or have any question about studying at Ulm University, feel free to contact us (please have a look at the right column of the website).
For general questions such as:
- Moving to Ulm to study
- Financial options
- Learning German
- Application process (Which documents are required? Loss of documents etc.)
contact the contact person for refugees at Ulm University.
Recognized refugees have priority access (if the requirements for admission are fulfilled) for a part of the places within the contingent of Non-European students of study programs with local admission restrictions.
Ulm University offers a preparatory course (Propädeutikum) that provides technical, social and organizational inclusion into the institution and prepares for successful studies. Admission is possible for recognized refugees and foreign students applying to a Bachelor’s programme taught in German at Ulm University, Ulm University of Applied Sciences or the University of Applied Sciences Neu-Ulm and fulfill the formal requirements (language requirements for the Propädeutikum are lower than for access to specialized studies and are raised to the entrance level of Bachelor study programmes during the Propädeutikum).
The university library may be used by everybody, refugees are very welcome to use it. To borrow media from the library you need to get a library card, which, in general, costs 5 Euro for refugees who are not enrolled.
Further Initiatives supporting refugees at Ulm University
Medinetz Ulm e.V. (website in German) is a medical information centre for people without health insurance founded by medicine students. It mediates medical treatment for refugees, migrants and homeless people without health insurance anonymously and free of charge. No personal data will be collected or stored. After a consultation, appointments with a medical specialist who cooperates with the network may be arranged.
Psychotherapeutische Hochschulambulanz der Universität Ulm (website in German) offers therapeutic services, such as trauma treatment, to people with health insurance.
A German tutorial class is offered by dedicated honorary members of Ulm University every Thursday from 6 pm to 7.30 pm in N24/104. The tutorial is a supplementary course for refugees already attending German classes (no matter if at Ulm University or somewhere else). Volunteers and adult refugees are more than welcome to this event! Here are the flyers (only in German): Tutorial Class For Refugees and Tutorial Class for Refugees (Information for volunteers)
The Verein Menschlichkeit e.V. Ulm offers tutorial classes as well. For more information, please refer to their website (only in German).
Welcome-Café (Flyer): Every last Wednesday of the month, the Welcome-Café takes place. During these meetings, interested people with and without refugee background, can get to know each other and talk about their experiences. For more information, please send us an email or visit our Facebook page.
News concerning the topics refugees and studies are shared on the Facebook page of the Bundesverband ausländischer Studierender (federation of foreign students).
Students and other dedicated people use the annual festival contre le racism (Ulm) to fight against racism and to better the communication and understanding between locals and refugees.
Free application via uni-assist
If you want to apply to Ulm University (please pay attention to the respective way of applying depending on your choice of study programme) or our Prepatory Course, you can send your documents to uni-assist.
For being exempted from paying application fees, please first send the form (available on this site) with the appropriate documents to uni-assist. Please add proof of having taken an orientation test (more information on this website) as "certificate consultation", e.g. the printout at the end of this 'orientation test'. After examination of your documents of uni-assist, you may apply without fees (to study programmes you need to apply via uni-assist).
If you are interested in studying at Ulm University, we recommend you to make an appointment with the contact person for refugees by e-mail. If possible please try to come to the consultation personally. If required individual consultations of further responsible specialized advisers are possible after having visited this consultation.
Statements of the Executive Commitee of Ulm University (available only in German)
- Statement of Dieter Kaufmann, chancellor of Ulm University and national spokesman of the Association of German University Chancellors on the challenges of universities in refugee issues: zur Herausforderung der Hochschulen.
- Statement of the university president Prof. Michael Weber concerning internationality and cosmopolitanism of Ulm University.