Studies for Refugees



Are you a refugee living in Germany and interested in studying at Kiel University of Applied Sciences? You are definitely welcome!


All our Bachelor programmes are taught in German, most of our Master programmes as well.


We have one Master programme in English.


Please take a look at what kind of language requirements we expect from you.


The admission requirements for refugees with foreign pre-qualifications are the same as those for international degree students.

Please note that Kiel UAS does not check any university entrance qualifications. This is only been done by uni-assist – and only if you apply for a concrete study course!

If you hold a certificate of equivalence for your university entrance qualification from the Ministry of Schleswig-Holstein, you can apply directly with us - DO NOT apply through uni-assist.

If your university entrance qualification does not allow you to study in Germany, the Studienkolleg might be a good opportunity for you!

Information leaflet in Arabic

TestAS for Refugees


Uni-Assist for Refugees

 NEW up from March, 1st!

Uni Assist free application procedure for refugees.

The application procedure, deadlines and semester fees for refugees are the same as those for all international students.


Information of the DAAD (German Academic Exchange Service) is to be found here.


Flyer: Information on our offers for refugees and asylum-seekers

Financing your Studies



If you are already recognised as a refugee, you might be entitled to BAföG. More Information on BAföG for Refugees can be found here.

The exact paragraphs can be found here.

In the case of receiving BaföG, refugees are furthermore permitted to earn up to 4,800 € a year in addition.

Starting 01.01.2016, the same applies for holders of a specific humanitarian residence permit or "tolerated" refugees, if they have already been residing in Germany for at least 15 months from the date they originally applied for asylum in Germany.

Asylum-seekers whose application are still being processed are not permitted to request BaföG. They are granted support in accordance with the Asylum Seekers’ Benefit Act (AsylbLG). After three months, refugees will be able to work under the condition that a priority check has occurred beforehand.

There are a few scholarship programme for migrants (only in German). More Information can be found on the Website of the Bildungsberatung Garantiefonds Hochschule.

The Förderprogramm - Garantiefonds is directed towards young migrants, who wish to obtain a University entrance qualification, are preparing for a study programme and aim at an academic career; and who are either refugees, Jewish migrants or late repatriates currently residing in Germany. Its purpose is the fast social integration, especially focusing on the continuing the education that was interrupted in the home country. 

The DAAD (German Academic Exchange Service) also has a scholarship database

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