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
Online and in person consultation hours are held at the following times:
Tuesday 13:00 – 15:00 h
Thursday 10:00 – 12:00 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.
On Thursday, 5 October 2023, there are no consultation hours.
Shape your future workshops
We're almost there! The “Shape your future” workshops will take place from the 4th to 6th of October 2023. The workshops cover various topics that can be useful for studying, student life and career in Germany. Starting with a workshop on how to choose a course of study, followed by professional application training (including an application photo shoot) and a presentation of the many sports activities available to you as a member of TU Darmstadt. Register now!*
(opens in new tab) You can download the event programme here.
Note: The workshops will be held in German.
*Only current and former participants of the ZKF preparatory language courses are eligible to participate. To sign up for the workshops please go to the German version of this website.
Current call for applications HessenFonds
The application phase for the current call for applications for the HessenFonds scholarship has ended since 01.08.2023.
Please visit this website regularly for the latest information regarding HessenFonds.
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.
Application to the preparatory courses
- Are you interested in joining a course? For the next application period a application form will be provided below.
- We will then invite you to an information event “Campus Orientation”.
- Participation in the campus orientation is compulsory for the subsequent application.
- Please note that there are no courses offered on the language skill levels of A1 and A2. For those levels, please consider other institutions offering language courses.
- Please also note that the current application process for the preparatory courses has ended. Please regularly check our website for updates regarding new application possibilities.
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.
(opens in new tab) German course application checklist
Registration outside of application period
Please note that the application process for the upcoming language courses has ended. Still, you are welcome to fill out the registration form below to send us your information. We will then reach out to you as soon as new information regarding the application to our language courses is available.
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.
Integration Network of Hessian Universities
Universities in Hesse work closely together in a cooperative network to prepare refugees interested in studying for a degree in Germany.
The jointly published information brochure provides an overview of the wide range of offers throughout Hesse.
Please contact the university near you.
(opens in new tab) Download brochure