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Study Entry Phase for Refugees

The project intoSTUDY is a refugee integration initiative by the University of Applied Sciences and Arts Hannover.

It is designed with courses from the MINT area (mathematics, computer science, natural sciences, technology), which will be taught in English, as well as provide enrollment in a German language course.

The goal of this project is to integrate refugees and other international students, after the completion of the project period, as a regular student in the University of Applied Sciences and Arts Hannover or another German University.

What the project offers

  • Intensive German courses in the morning (up to level C1 and TestDaF)
  • University courses in the afternoon in English (from the 2nd/3rd semester on in German)
  • Daily Tutor sessions
  • Computer labs during class time and self-study time
  • Guidance counselling for careers and studies
  • Excursions
  • Application Training
  • Empowerment courses 

Experience reports

What our participants say about the project


Project Logistics

Semester Start: 1st of March

Application deadline: 1st of January

Also applications after 1 January can be considered, if still remaining places are to be assigned. It is also possible to join the project in September if there are spots available. So, please just apply anytime throughout the semester.

Daily Schedule: In the morning German course and in the afternoon university classes in English from Monday to Friday. Tutorials available from 2:00 pm to 8:00 pm.

Location: Expo Plaza 12, Campus Expo Plaza, Hannover
Bismarckstraße 2, 30173 Hannover

Admission: 40 participants per year

Application process: All you need to do to apply is send your CV to  intostudy@hs-hannover.de. Then, you will be given an interview appointment.




What you´ll need:

Participants will receive a guest student status.  It is possible to receive proof of university entrance entitlement later on, if the requirements are met. With this, credits can be recognized for studying degree courses later on. 

Here you can find information about recognizing foreign university certificates and language requirements for a regular program of study at University of Applied Sciences and Arts in Hannover.

Our modules:

German Language Classes

An overview of our german language classes in the project intoSTUDY.


University Classes

An overview of our english university classes.



Information about our job application training
and our empowerment course.



The project intoSTUDY also includes excursions and trips to companies, exhibitions and fairs.
You´ll find an overview here.



Everything about study counselling and the tutorials.


Exemplary schedule

Here you can see a typical schedule in the project. This is just an example and will differ in each semester.

Yellow: German class

Black: University classes

Green: Tutorials (attendance optional)

Schedule for the summer term 2019


If you have any questions regarding the study program or the application please send an email to intostudyat-zeichenhs-hannover.de.

Funded by the DAAD from funds of the Federal Ministry of Education and Research (BMBF)

Mascha Rex 08.03.2019