As of October 2015, the Coordinating Center for Refugee Integration (ZKF) prepares and guides current and perspective students with refugee status for university life, serves as the central point of contact for refugees at TU Darmstadt, and takes on a wide-range of internal and external requests.
The ZKF guides and advises on topics such as, but not limited to:
- University Entrance Requirements & Qualification
- Learning German
- Financing Your Studies
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The Coordinating Centre for Refugee Integration in Bleichstrasse 2 as well as the International Counter in Karo 5 will not offer any consultation hours on location until further notice.
Online video consultation hours are held at the following times:
Monday 11:00 – 12:00 h.
Tuesday 14:00 – 15:00 h
Thursday 14:00 – 15:00 h
If you have any questions and need advice, please click on the following button during office hours and type in the password “ZKF” to enter the virtual waiting room and please wait for your host.
Please note that we might ask you for personal data during the consultation (e.g. name, status, etc.) in order to give you helpful advice.
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Services for prospective students
ZKF, in close cooperation with the Language Centre of the TU Darmstadt, offers 4 preparatory courses with language focus at different levels. These courses prepare prospective students to acquire the language skills necessary for studying in Germany.
At a glance:
- Modular structure (10 weeks per module)
- Teaching of academic language, with technical terminology being taught from the very beginning
- Daily instruction, 24 hours per week
- Participation is free of cost
A goal-oriented supporting program, which consists of regular study-related trainings and workshops, cultural events, and in-depth mentoring round out the language offerings.
You need to apply for a spot in our university preparation courses.
The application period for the summer term 2021 ends on February 7th 2020
Video about the application process
In this video you will learn how the application procedure for our preparatory language courses works. You can also use our flyer with a checklist to guide you through all the steps of a successful application.
Services for Students
The units "Central Coordination Office for Refugee Integration" (ZKF) and "International Student Services" (ISS) are grouped together under one specialised department, thus bringing together students with and without a refugee background at all the various stages.
Current call for applications HessenFonds
The Hessian Ministry of Science and the Arts (HMWK) awards scholarships for particularly talented and high-achieving refugee students within the framework of the “HessenFonds”.
- Eligible for asylum or status as a recognized refugee.
- Eligible applicants have generally not been registered in Germany for more than four years at the time of the start of funding, i.e. the asylum application has been submitted and the continuous stay in Germany does not exceed five years.
- enrollment at a state university in the state of Hesse
- outstanding academic performance
Extent of support:
- 300 euros/month
- April 1, 2021 – March 31, 2022
Are you interested in applying? Then please contact us immediately. Application deadline (internal) is February 8, 2021.