NRWege ins Studium for German courses

"NR­Wege ins Stu­di­um"

Since early 2017, Paderborn University has been involved in the programme "NRWege ins Studium". On the one hand, NRWege funds the attendance of refugees at the university's preparatory German language courses. On the other hand, NRWege allows a sustainable advisory structure for refugees and the coordination of refugee matters within the university as well as regional networking. NRWege is financed by the The Ministry of Culture and Science of the State of North Rhine-Westphalia (MKW).

DSH course for refugees

Requirements for application and course funding:

You have...

- a residence document that documents your refugee background*

- the right to live in the city or in the Paderborn district

- an access authorization to German universities


Application for course fundig (starting with level B1 GER) according to the programme "NRWege ins Studium" must contain the following attachment:
- Letter of motivation for the respective quarter 

- copy of you residence document*

Willingness to provide the necessary own data to the university in the context of the scholarship and willingness to participate in surveys/studies



Only after a positive assessment of your application will you receive the form for the DSH course fee exemption. In the event of a rejection, the course fee must be borne by yourself. However, there is an option to reapply for the next quarter.

Application procedure: Please submit a completed application form as well as a copy of your educational documents and their translation if it is not in German, English or French. Your application should also include a copy of your current residence document. Detailled application information is available on our website. You can submit your application personally during our office hours or by mail. Please make sure that your address is up-to-date, as we will contact you by mail. Paderborn University offers courses starting with level A2 (GER). Funding according to the NRWege ins Studium programme start with course level B1 (GER).  

 

*Eligible group of persons:

Persons with refugee experience who are willing and able to study and whose entry to Germany was not more than five years ago. This includes:

  • Persons entitled to asylum, persons recognised as refugees or persons entitled to subsidiary protection as well as persons for whom a national ban on deportation has been established as well as comparable persons who have a residence permit (§§ 25 par. 1-5, 23 par. 1 and 2, 23 par. 4, 23a  (Residence Act - Aufenthaltsgesetz).
  • Persons who have been admitted on the basis of the Mass Influx Directive and have a right of residence pursuant to section § 24 Residence Act - Aufenthaltsgesetz.
  • Persons who have received a rejection in the asylum procedure conducted by the BAMF, but whose deportation has been temporarily suspended = "Duldung" (toleration pursuant to § 60 a para. 2 Residence Act - Aufenthaltsgesetz).

 

Not eligible for support: 

  • Persons in ongoing asylum proceedings (without a first decision) and a residence permit = "Aufenthaltsgestattung" (§55 Residence Act - Aufenthaltsgesetz)
  • Persons who are under a latent or immediate obligation to leave the country (§§ 50 Para. 1 and § 60 a Residence Act - Aufenthaltsgesetz)
  • Persons with a domestic educational qualification
  • Persons with German citizenship
  • Persons who entered the country more than five years ago, before initial support was provided by NRWege ins Studium or the federal Integra programme (exceptions: own illness, caring for relatives or raising children)
NRWege ins Studium for degree students

NR­Wege schol­ar­ships for stu­dents - News

For the summer semester 2024, it is once again possible to apply for scholarships within the framework of the NRWege ins Studium-programme. 

The application period for a summer semester 2024 scholarship runs until 05.05.2024. 

Interested students can apply for merit scholarships (up to a maximum of €300) and full scholarships (up to a maximum of €934). NRWege scholarships are awarded according to guidelines and with funds from the Ministry of Culture and Science of the State of North Rhine-Westphalia (MKW). Applicants will be informed of the decision by e-mail no later than four weeks after the application deadline.

NR­Wege Sti­pen­di­en

Students with refugee experience who are enrolled in a Bachelor's or Master's degree programme can apply for a scholarship if

- the higher education entrance qualification was obtained abroad

- an initial decision has been made by the BAMF or

- they have been admitted for temporary protection or for humanitarian reasons or

- the person was admitted from abroad and there is no enforceable obligation to leave the country

- the person does not yet have a so called 'Niederlassungserlaubnis'

- the person entered the country no more than five years ago, before initial support was provided by NRWege ins Studium or the federal Integra programme (exceptions: own illness, caring for relatives or raising children)

- Regular enrolment at Paderborn University 

- Submission of a letter of motivation in which the interest in studying is explained in connection with the previous educational path and the need for support

- It must be expected that the intended degree programme can be successfully completed

- Proof that BAföG has been applied for and that the application has been rejected/not yet approved. The entitlement to a full scholarship expires with the approval of BAföG

- Information on any other income received

- Written declaration of the applicant's willingness to provide the necessary personal data to the university in accordance with funding line E and willingness to participate in further surveys or studies

- In the event of naturalisation or the granting of a so-called 'Niederlassungserlaubnis', the entitlement to the scholarship lapses. No follow-up application can be submitted

- Regular attendance

- Obligation to take part in the university's counselling sessions and to do voluntary work

- In the case of an initial application from the 4th semester onwards or a follow-up application, proof of the study results of the previous period and a positive report from a university lecturer confirming the personal and professional suitability of the applicant must be submitted

- In the case of a follow-up application, the applicant must also be willing to volunteer in the programme or in university (related) activities

Please send your full application by e-mail before the deadline to: io-refugees@zv.uni-paderborn.de

The application must include the following documents

- Application for a partial or full scholarship with a letter of motivation explaining the reason and need for the financial support.

- Curriculum vitae in tabular form with details of previous stay in Germany

- Copy of residence permit (both sides)

- Proof of BAFöG application (approval or rejection)

- Proof of current financing (bank statements for the last three months)

- Transcripts including current grade point average

- Proof of voluntary work (if available)

- In case of a first application from the 4th semester onwards or in the case of a subsequent application, proof of the study results of the previous period and a positive report from a university lecturer confirming the personal and professional suitability of the applicant (report not older than 3 months) must also be submitted.

We will acknowledge receipt of your application and inform you of our decision no later than four weeks after the application deadline.

Contact

NRWege ins Studium

Volker Verhoff  -  Office I4.107

Hotline and Office hours for consultation

Phone: 05251 - 602381

E-Mail