Welcome Project

You were forced to leave your homeland and you now live in Germany? An academic education with very good employment market opportunities is important to you?

Then find out more about our courses and special programmes for refugees and asylum seekers at the Catholic University of Applied Sciences Mainz (CUAS Mainz). Alongside the opportunity to enrol on a regular course at our university, we also offer you options to acquire guest student qualifications and knowledge (a university entrance qualification is not always necessary!).

Guest Student Programme at the Catholic University of Applied Sciences Mainz

  • Are you interested in social issues and topics?
  • You speak German at B2 level?
  • You have already submitted your asylum application?

Then perhaps our special programmes are of interest to you!

General Guest Course via Welcome
Refresher Course "Introduction to Social Work"
Study Programme
All teaching sessions of the study programmes of Mainz CUAS
Teaching sessions of the B.A. course "Social Work"
1 year full-time or 2 years  part-time
20 semester periods per week (full-time)
Asylum application placed
Good knowledge of German (B2)
Asylum application placed
Good knowledge of German(B2)
University entrance qualification
Compulsory consultation
Possible at the start of each semester:
15th October
15th March
Must reapply for each semester!
Possible at the start of each winter semester:
1st September
Proof of attendance
Recognition for a regular study program at Mainz CUAS
Recognition is not possible with a subsequent course.
With enrolment in the B.A. course in "Social Work", up to two semesters can be recognised.

Please note that you will not be enrolled as a student at the Catholic University of Applied Sciences Mainz with any of the programmes described above.

Information and Application

Hannah Bombeck and Marie Dempf

E-Mail: welcome[at]kh-mz[dot]de

Counselling is currently only possible by phone. Please make an appointment by mail.

Regular full-time course at the Catholic University of Applied Sciences Mainz

  • Your asylum application has already been submitted?
  • You speak German at B2 level?
  • You are able to provide proof of a university entrance qualification at a foreign university recognised in Germany?

If you are able to answer these questions with a “YES” then you can also apply for a place directly on one of our study programmes. You can find an overview of our faculties below. You will also find further information on the course objectives, contents, employment market prospects and admissions criteria for standard enrolment on the page for the respective study programme.  

⇒ Faculty of Social Work and Social Sciences

  • B.A. Social Work
  • B.A. Social Sciences: Migration and Integration
  • M.A. Social Work: Counselling and Case Management

⇒ Faculty of Practical Theology

  • B. A. Practical Theology
  • B.A. Double Degree Social Work/Practical Theology

⇒ Faculty of Healthcare and Nursing

  • B.Sc. Healthcare and Nursing (nursing, speech therapy, midwivery, physiotherapy)
  • M.A. Education in Healthcare and Nursing
  • M.A. Management in Healthcare and Nursing
  • M.Sc. Clinical Expertise in Healthcare and Nursing

Our students office will be happy to assist with any questions that you may have regarding the admissions requirements: bewerbung[at]kh-mz(dot)de