Propaedeutic Course for Refugees - Start@HSRM

Starting in summer term 2018 the RheinMain University of Applied Sciences is offering a propaedeutic course for refugees. This is a one-year program that aims to prepare refugees for their studies in Germany. Within this program the students will participate in intensive German language courses, lectures and preparatory workshops. The project office for refugees will inform the participants about their future education possibilities and will accompany them until the start of their studies. Additionally, a social framework program will facilitate the participants' start at the university to manage every day's life.

The participation of "Start@HSRM" is largely free of charge.

Target Group

The program is addressed in particular to refugees interested in a study program, who own a direct or indirect university entrance qualification (Abitur). Furthermore, the applicants need to prove German language skills of level B1 or better.

Program objectives

The participants will be prepared to successfully participate in the DSH-Exam (Deutsche Sprachprüfung für den Hochschulzugang) and taking up their studies in Germany well prepared.


The program Start@HSRM extends over 3 semesters. The program will extend from March 2018 until July 2019 if it starts in the summer semester 2018. It will extend from December 2018 to mid-January 2019 if it starts in the winter semester 2018.

The program StartHSRM consists of four steps - from the language and study preparation to the start of the studies.


Step 1: B2 German Intensive Course

Duration: 3 months

Scope: 24h/week


Step 2: Qualification Phase

Visiting of lectures and propaedeutic workshops

Duration: 3 months

Scope: 40h/week


Step 3: C1-Course

Duration: 3 months

Scope: 24h/week


Step 4: DSH-Preparatory Course

Duration: 3 month

Scope: 24h/week


Step 5 : Start of Studies


Each step is accompanied by further measures. The complementary elements of the program Welcome@HSRM are:


Application procedure

Starts again in Summer 2020


Contact person: Mrs. Rauschmayr