Study possibilities for refugees

Due to recent events, the German Sport University Cologne now offers refugees an easier access as guest students. Since many refugees are currently arriving in Cologne and North Rhine-Westphalia and living in refugee camps, the German Sport University Cologne offers the possibility of refugees attending lectures as guest students thus gaining a first impression of the contents of studies for the different sport-scientific courses of study. 

In this regard, it is of concern to the German Sport University Cologne, that refugees from all over the world be offered the prospect of studying and that they meet the students and employees of our university.

If you have questions regarding international student courses, e.g. individual study offers, the guest student program or just general questions, you can contact us via: international@­  

Further information

  • The main contact point for refugees in Cologne is the Cologne Refugee Council.
  • The Ministry for Innovation, Science and Research of NRW has compiled a list of all refugee initiatives for universities and colleges in NRW.
  • One specific initiative of the students und lecturers at the German Sport University Cologne is the project ”Unlimited Movement– SpoHo active“. With the aim of providing refugees in Cologne of every age more variety in their everyday life and a better perspective, this initiative offers the refugees the possibility of engaging in different types of sport. Contact:

Other study possibilities in Germany

The German Academic Exchange Service (DAAD) offers comprehensive information for refugees about living and studying in Germany. The most frequently asked questions on this topic will shortly be available in Arabic, Urdu, Pashto and Dari language (next to German an English). 

For further information visit their website