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Ready to go (Startklar)-preliminary studies for refugees at the University of Flensburg

The program Ready-to-go is being offered by the University of Flensburg and aims at refugees who want to study. For duration of one semester, future students to be are being prepared linguistically and professionally on their study.

German is combined with subjects that contain basic knowledge of business administration, mathematics or programming. In addition there are courses that will teach you how to work academically and academic culture.

Content of the preliminary studies

Period and duration

The preliminary studies begin on the 1st of April and lasts until the 21st of July. The preliminary studies covers an estimated 24 lessons, each lasting 45 minutes, 5 days a week, from Monday to Friday.


Teaching German is calculated with 18 of these lessons, 4 are German tutorials and two are dedicated to academic writing. Furthermore there will be introductions into individual courses as well as into academically structures.

As a participant who is taking part into the preliminary course, respectively as being a guest student, you are entitled to attend lectures outside of regular class times.

Furthermore excursions and social events are planned and as you are a guest student you are also regularly informed about current events and activities which are aimed at matriculated students.


  • Prove of fleeing background (stated in your identity card)
  • knowledge of German at least on the level of B1( TELC, TestDaf and Goethe Certificate are accepted)
  • A school leaving qualification that equals the German „Abitur“. You will have to get your foreign leaving qualification validated via www.uni-assist.de

In case that you have not already done this, a preliminary examination will be held in most cases. A so called certificate of equivalence issued by a federal certification authority, is also accepted.

General framework/conditions

Participants of the preliminary course will be registered at the university as guest students. This registration costs €100. For SGB II-or AsylbLG recipients it is possible to get an exemption of this fee.

Since the Schleswig Holstein wide implementation of the „Semester ticket“, no semester tickets are unfortunately being issued to guest students. For all participants, living outside of Flensburg, we offer a travel allowance.

At the end of the program, a TestDAF examination will be held at the university. The fee for this examination is €195 and has to be paid for by the student her-or himself. The registration for the examination has to be made at www.testdaf.de


In case you are interested, please sent an email to vorstudium@hs-flensburg.de for a consultation appointment. When coming to the appointment, please be aware that you are able to present your school leaving qualification, languages certificates and the prove of your status as a refugee.

You can find further information concerning preliminary course at

If you have any questions

Mr. Brian Andersen

University of Flensburg Phone: 0461 805 1837
Room H 23 write @mail
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