Hochschule Geisenheim University operates a refugee-friendly policy, which is also a clear statement against xenophobia. Since August 2016 two new projects: “Integra” and “Welcome”, funded by the German Academic Exchange Service (DAAD), provide support for academically qualified refugees, helping them integrate and preparing them for potential university study.
The project offers a free German courses for academically qualified refugees from Geisenheim and the local area.
In this project, refugees are supported by students, who offer them advice and guidance on everyday matters. They help them get to know the area, fill in forms and documents or help with translations. If necessary, the students accompany refugees to appointments with authorities and doctors or go shopping with them. In addition, these student mentors provide information about studying at the Geisenheim campus.
Many features of the projects “Geisenheim international – study&more”, funded by the ESF and the State of Hessen, and “Study & Work”, funded by the Stifterverband and the Federal Government Commissioner for the New Federal States are now also open to refugees.
For further information and advice, please contact our Integration commissioner Dr. Moustafa Selim or Lisa-Marie Peters (International Office)