Intensive German language course

Intensive German language course

The University of Hildesheim, the ‘Volkshochschule’ and the University of Applied Sciences and Arts (HAWK) offer for higher qualified refugees intensive German language courses. Courses are designed to help international students develop their German and academic study skills in preparation for degree programs at the University of Hildesheim. At the end of the course, participants will take the TestDaF exam (or equivalent).

The follwoing courses will be offered

  • ONLINE Intensivkurs B2.1/B2.2/C1.1/TestDaF-Vorbereitung (HAWK) from the 29th November 2021

⇒ course description und registration document, scholarship registration deadline is the 29th of October 2021.

  • ONLINE Intensivkurs B2.1/B2.2/C1.1/TestDaF-Vorbereitung (HAWK) from the 13th September 2021

⇒ course description and registration document

  • ONLINE Intensivkurs B2.1/B2.2/C1.1/TestDaF-Vorbereitung (HAWK) ab 26. April 2021

     ⇒ course description and registration document

The courses are financed by 'Niedersächsischen Ministeriums für Wissenschaft und Kultur' and the program "Integration von Flüchtlingen ins Fachstudium" (Integra) of the German Academic Exchange Service (DAAD).

Please contact Mrs. Pulm for more information.

Good luck!


Studying at the university of Hildesheim

Studying at the university of Hildesheim

Interested refugee students can apply to study at the University of Hildesheim.

As a university with an innovative academic profile, we focus on selected academic areas of educational sciences and cultural studies. The range of subjects is organised in four departments: Education and Social Sciences, Cultural Studies and Aesthetic Communication, Language and Information Sciences, and Mathematics, Natural Sciences, Economics and Computer Science. You can find our study programmes here.

The Center for World Music offers information and reports from refugee students on the "musik.welt" programme .

Teachers who have earned their degree abroad also complete their adaptation course at the University of Hildesheim. If you pass the adaptation course successfully, you can then work as a teacher in Germany.

Would you like to study at the University of Hildesheim? You can find information on the admission requirements and the application procedure here. We will be happy to advise you if you have any questions!




Guest auditor program

Guest auditor program


The University of Hildesheim offers refugees who would like to study the possibility to attend lectures and seminars. As a guest auditor you can even attend a German language and a study preparation course.

Becoming guest auditor at the University of Hildesheim will help you to find out which study program is of interest for you and you can even get credits awarded if you enroll for a regular program later.


  • until 1st April 2021 registration for the guest auditor program summer semester
  • 12.04.2021 Beginning of the lecture period
  • 1st October 2020: registration for the guest auditor program winter semester
  • 16.10.2020: Beginning of the lecture period

Guest Auditor Application form

People interessted in becoming guest auditor please contact Mrs. Pulm.

Philipp Schwartz Initiative

Philipp Schwartz-Initiative

The University of Hildesheim receives foreign academics who are threatened by war or persecution in their home countries as part of the Philipp Schwartz Initiative. In the past, several persecuted academics have been accepted at the University of Hildesheim for two years.

The contact to the foreign academics is usually established by professors and researchers of the University of Hildesheim, who supervise the foreign academics during their stay in Hildesheim. The University of Hildesheim would like to offer persecuted academics a new perspective and supports the funded academics on site, e.g. with German courses, mentoring and career advice.

People interested in the Philipp Schartz Initiative can contact Anna Pulm (E-Mail Kontaktformular). Detailed information can be found on the website of the Philipp Schwartz Initiative (link

Hilde Domin Program

Hilde Domin-Programm

The University of Hildesheim has already successfully nominated students and doctoral students at risk for the DAAD Hilde Domin Programme. The programme supports students at risk across the world as well as doctoral candidates who are formally or de facto denied the right to education in their country of origin to take up or continue their studies in Germany.

The sponsored students receive a scholarship that covers their study or research stay and they also take part in an interdisciplinary social science accompanying programme.

Endangered and persecuted students or doctoral candidates can contact Anna Pulm (E-Mail). Here you can find further information on the Hilde Domin Programme (

Conception and Organisation

Concept and Organisation

Anna-Maria Pulm


Contact: (Beratung internationaler Vollzeitstudierender (Incomings))

Telephone: +49 5121 883 92012
Fax: +49 52121 883 92013
email contact form
Room: N 252 - Forum - Hauptcampus
Consultation time: Sprechstunde: Di und Do 10-12 Uhr (digital in BBB oder in Präsenz) - Nur nach Anmeldung in der Learnwebgruppe "Incomings"