Since 2016, as part of the DAAD-funded "Welcome" project, Schmalkalden University of Applied Sciences has been actively involved in the integration and support of refugees interested in studying. We offer regular advice on topics such as German courses, guest lectures or student applications as well as cultural excursions and events.
Besides studying, social contacts are another priority. The International Office regularly organises field trips and cultural activities in which refugees are involved. In addition, intercultural exchange is a focal point of the Welcome project. This is mainly implemented through two initiatives: a weekly Arabic language course offered by a native Syrian speaker and a welcome party on campus every semester.