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Programme for teachers with a refugee background

You worked as a teacher in your home country and had to flee to Germany? We are looking forward to your application:

In a yearlong programme (2nd July 2018 – 31st July 2019) you will be prepared in German courses to absolve the TestDaF (Test „German as foreign language“). You will get insights into the life at German schools and will be supported by the university. There will be offered specialised seminars to get to know the German school system and increase your knowledge about current research depending the education as a teacher. The aim of the programme is to prepare you for further study. Each participant will be supported individually in ordert o plan for a possible future career.

The programme is run in cooperation with the International Office, the Faculty of Human Sciences and the ZfL („Centre for Teacher Education“) at the University of Cologne.

You can find more information on our Factsheet (see below).

At the moment, it is not possible to apply for this programme.



! Attention, imporant information:

The attendance in the programme is to prepare for studying and includes individual counselling to someone‘s further career.
It is not qualifying for an immediate activity as a teacher at a school!