In Germany, all individuals can study at a university, regardless of their residence status. This also applies to refugees. Information on the requirements for university studies in Baden-Württemberg can be found here (in German and English):

To find out which programmes are offered or how to enrol at university, you will have to contact the respective university. In Germany, there are also programmes taught in English or other languages.

The following link provides important information for studying in Freiburg and the region, including the contact persons for refugees at universities.

There are several universities in Freiburg and the surrounding region.
Overview of universities.
You can obtain initial information about the universities and university programmes on offer in Freiburg and the region from the Youth Immigration Service (for the age group up to 26 years of age). You can also get information about the different options to receive financial support. You can also get initial information in an orientation meeting at the Education Guide (WeBi).

Immigration Counselling Center Youth Immigration Service (Jugendmigrationsdienst, JMD)

Counselling Centre and services for young
immigrants aged 12 - 26

Counselling for refugees aged 12 to 27 (persons with exceptional leave to remain, asylum seekers and unaccompanied and accompanied minors)


  • Consultation /individual support:
  • language, school, vocation, training
  • family reunification, staying in Germany
  • social integration
  • individual help with schooling and learning the language
  • placement of volunteers, sports projects, courses, culture

Education Guide (Wegweiser Bildung - WeBi)

Entrance City Library

Advice in Arabic: twice a month
The "WeBi" in the entrance area of the City Library is the central guide in Freiburg for all matters relating to education and counselling. It's a compilation of all educational services and educational counselling services. The offers are available in the form of flyers or can be explained in a consultation session. We provide fast and accurate information on possible routes to school in Freiburg and discuss the next steps.

Student Services Freiburg

Social support and assistance for students at universities in the Freiburg region

  • Student residences
  • Accommodation service
  • Canteens and cafeterias
  • Job placement
  • Social counselling
  • Psychotherapeutic counselling
  • Financial counselling for students
  • Legal counselling
  • Medical consultations for international students
  • International Club
  • Buddy programme
  • Tandem programme

Language Teaching Institute (SLI) of the Albert-Ludwigs University Freiburg

The SLI offers language courses for students and non-students. In addition to German as a foreign language, it also offers English, Romance languages, Russian and Swedish, etc. Furthermore, the SLI conducts the DSH exam (language test for university admission) four times a year.

  • Mrs Hardt will inform you about the "preparatory course for refugees interested in studying" and about other German courses.
  • Mr Overmann will inform you about all German courses during the semester and about the DSH exam.

Albert-Ludwigs University Freiburg

The Albert-Ludwig University is the largest university in Freiburg and offers many different study programmes.

Student Service Centre – International Admissions and Services Department

Application and admission to study at the University of Freiburg for foreign students

  • Advice on the study programmes at the University of Freiburg
  • Information about the recognition of non-German educational qualification
  • Please bring:
  • available educational diplomas
  • available language certificates

For more information that may be relevant for studying at the Albert-Ludwigs University Freiburg, go to:

For an overview of all programmes offered at the Albert-Ludwigs University Freiburg, go to: