Study as a refugee

Are you an asylum seeker or have you already been granted asylum in Germany? Would you like to study in Germany?

We offer the following assistance for studying as a refugee:

You might also be interested in the following:

Become a guest auditor

As a guest auditor, you can attend courses without being enrolled in a study programme. You can get a taste of studying at the University of Konstanz even before you pass your level C1 language exam. Your language skills should be at least at a solid B1 level so you can understand the classes, but that is not a specific requirement to take part. Guest auditors cannot complete performance assessments.

Here you can find more information on the guest auditor programme.

In order to take part, you will need to:

- fill out and submit the application form

- in some cases, get approval from the respective department or teacher (see application form)

- pay the required € 50

We will be glad to assist you with arranging the details – just make an appointment with Ms Andrea Beeken.


You are eligible for a free library card. The library is a fantastic place to sit and study, but it is very busy in February/March and July/August. Simply go to the service counter in the library’s entrance area in the B building and remember to bring your ID.

Volunteers Welcome

Volunteers welcome -- If you would like to volunteer, we look forward to hearing from you! Click on the arrow at the right to see some ways you can get involved:

- Send us an email: Tell us a little about you, what you would like to do and how much time you have available. The student responsible for our email inbox will be happy to contact you afterwards.

- Join one of the university groups described above: adtendo, Café Mondial or Refugee Law Clinic.

- Take part in the seminar "Working with Refugees" which is listed under "transferable skills" in the course catalogue.

- Young women (students) are welcome to participate in the integration project "Mädelstreff/Young Women's Club" hosted by the Malteser aid organization. More information is available in the Einblick newsletter and on the SaveMe and Malteser websites. If you would like to take part, please send a short email to Celine Flumm:

- Help participants in German courses with learning the language. If you are interested, we look forward to reading your email to