GasthörerschaftPLUS: German courses
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German course for refugees

Preparatory German course programme for those interested in studying in the social and health care sector

For refugees and other new immigrants who still lack German language skills for studying in the social and health care sector, we offer a free German language course (from B1) leading to the TestDaF certificate (C1 level). The German course is planned to be held in person from April 2022; it will only be held online if the pandemic situation worsens. It will be supplemented by other offers to prepare for studies in the social and health care sector. Further components are the possibility of guest lectures and networking with students of the EvH in the tandem programme.

The aim of the German course is to support prospective students in acquiring the German language skills necessary for studying. In addition, the participants learn about topics from the social and health care sector, train study-relevant skills, gain insights into the university and have the opportunity to come into contact with students.

Most course places are reserved for refugees, but other new immigrants from non-EU countries can also apply. Participants are registered as guest students at EvH RWL and do not receive a student card or semester ticket. Participants who do not come from Bochum receive a YoungTicketPLUS subsidy.

Participation in the German course programme is possible at the following times:

  • Start in January -> applications in November
  • Start in April -> applications in February
  • Start in July -> applications in May
  • Start in October -> applications in August

Participation requirements:

  • Interest in studying social and health care or studying at EvH RWL
  • University entrance qualification (school or university degree entitling the holder to study in Germany)
  • Residence or tolerated status in Germany
  • German language skills of at least level B1
  • Technical requirement in case of a pandemic-related change to an online course: computer/laptop with camera and microphone
  • Application in person during a video chat counselling session at the International Office of EvH RWL.


The application for the course starting in July 2022 is possible until 30 May 2022.
How to apply: Contact the International Office (see below for contact details) and make an appointment for a short video chat (via the Zoom platform, access link will be sent to you). Here you will receive all information about the German course. Afterwards, you will receive the documents for your application.

Advice and contact:

Monika Hörr
International Office, Room 171
Tel: 0234 - 36901 142

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