The #UHHhilft Academic Orientation Program motto is “integration through education.” Various helpers will support program participants in the orientation process. We organize subject-specific classes linked to the degree programs offered in Hamburg. The various program activities then take place within these subject-specific classes.
Experienced students and staff at Universität Hamburg will support participants in their first few weeks, and help ensure they receive a warm welcome. The Studierendenwerk Hamburg (student services) will moreover organize tours of the campus, cafeteria, and library, as well as arrange appointments for participants to obtain advice about social welfare and the federal student loan scheme (BAföG). Last semester, countless students and staff at Universität Hamburg personally supported individual program participants and helped them with matters relating to everyday university life. We wish to continue to offer this support in the coming semester.
Further program activities familiarize participants with the subjects offered at Universität Hamburg. Selected lectures will be presented that are open to prospective students within the faculties and departments at Universität Hamburg. We invite program participants to attend these lectures to familiarize themselves with our degree programs and choose a subject.
Universität Hamburg also offers one-to-one appointments with program participants to devise a plan of the steps necessary to apply for a university place. A complementary program of activities to develop individual German language skills helps participants meet Universität Hamburg’s admission requirements as quickly as possible. The University provides a supplementary German course for refugees who are aiming to further expand their language skills. Please note that only a limited number of spaces are available.
To take the specific needs of female participants into account, special exchange formats for women are also an important component of the program.
Last but not least, participants should have the opportunity to participate in the sports activities offered at Universität Hamburg. These activities are also ideal for promoting contact between students and refugees outside the classroom.