During your Studies



RIH offers various different workshops every semester for ongoing education, and these are tailored for foreign and refugee students. You can see the current offers here:

Academic writing in German

This workshop will cover various different aspects of academic writing. In the first module we will deal with finding and limiting a theme for an assignment, and how you can formulate good questions. You will learn how an assignment is structured and you will write your first short text sections on the course. In module 2 we address the aspects of reasoning, language and style. You will become acquainted with the peculiarities and conventions of German academic language and you will be given hints and tips on how to implement them in your own text. In the third module you will learn the reading and writing techniques that you can use every day in your studies, thus making reading, writing and thinking simpler.

Language of the course: German

Location: online, via Zoom (link on prior registration)

Target group: Refugees and international students at the University of Rostock

Registration: by email to refugees@uni-rostock.de (please state your name, nationality, study subject, and semester)

Participation in all three modules will grant you a certificate of attendance.


Application coaching for subsequent transition from study to the working environment in Germany

It is important for international students to prepare for entry into a career during their study period and to become acquainted with the conditions and requirements of the application process in Germany. This workshop is intended to make you aware of the application standards and to provide you with strategies and the basic knowledge required for successful entry into the working environment in Germany.

Language of the course: German

Location: online, via Zoom (you will be sent a link after registration) Registration: at RIH by email to refugees@uni-rostock.de (please state your surname, first name, nationality, study subject and semester)

Monthly get-together

Monthly get-together

The Stammtisch is our monthly get-together for meeting new people, having fun and practicing the German language together. It's really not about the right grammar but about the fun of interacting with each other in a safe and casual environment. On these evenings, however, we want to try and speak only German. Nevertheless, you are also very welcome to join uin if you have only a beginner's level (A1) and may not be comfortable to speak in German the whole evening. We meet once a month on monday evening at 7pm in the Global Café (Parkstraße 6). Please find the exact dates on our flyer
We're looking forward to meeting you there!



Do you need help learning German?

Our student tutorials are available to help you with self-learning, to provide you with tasks and to answer your questions. We look forward to hearing from you!

Tutorials via Zoom:

Tuesdays, 5 pm to 6.30 pm

Every week we offer our student tutors the opportunity of helping you with self-learning and of helping you improve your knowledge of German. In a relaxed atmosphere, and without any commitment, they will offer tasks, answer questions and can prepare you for specific language test formats in a targeted manner. Just drop in or register with our tutors: refugees@uni-rostock.de

If you have specific questions/desired themes that you would like to discuss in the tutorial, please make this known during your registration by email. This will allow the tutors to prepare for the online tutorial in the best possible way.

Buddy programme

Buddy programme

Have you ever spent a long time immersed in a foreign culture? Then you know that the most difficult part of being in a new environment is at the start. That is why it is so important to help newcomers with advice and practical support.
newcomers with advice and practical support. The Buddy programme is intended to make it easier for prospective students with refugee status to take part in everyday life at the University of Rostock. A Rostock student will therefore provide support as a Welcome Buddy to enable refugee students to find their way round in the university jungle.
university jungle. Whether it is getting a student card, asking the right person to put together a timetable or finding your way around the campus and the city - the support of a Welcome Buddy can make a big difference.
As a Welcome Buddy, you will get a completely different view of your everyday life at university and gain diverse intercultural experiences, and you are guaranteed to get to know new interesting people as well.

Have we got you interested?

You can register here:
Registration form for refugees
Registration form for Welcome Buddies

Still have questions? Then send an email to: buddy.rihuni-rostockde

Follow our Facebook-Group for Buddies.

We look forward to hearing from you!

Language courses while studying

Language courses while studying

The University of Rostock offers various different language courses in tandem with studying. More information about available languages and prices is available on the pages of the Language Centre.



You can register for the Culture and Language Tandem Programme with Rostock International House. This involves the participants of two teams making each other more aware of the other language and culture.


Coordinator for refugee-related projects and events
Maria Merkel


Tel.: +49 (0) 381 4981702

Office hours
Tuesday 2pm – 4pm
Thursday 9am – 12pm
or online by apointment only

Kröpeliner Str. 29
18055 Rostock

Postal address
Universität Rostock
Rostock International House
18055 Rostock