Folkwang University of the Arts would like to support refugee students in continuing their studies as quickly as possible. In individual cases and as long as places are available in the respective faculty, we can offer students a short-term stay as a "free mover" or as a guest auditor for one or two semesters.
Students who are enrolled at a university outside Germany may apply for a temporary stay at Folkwang as a free mover. Free movers can attend courses in their chosen degree course and take exams. They are registered as students, so they ´receive a student ID card as well as a semester ticket. However, their studies are limited to one or, at most, two semesters.
Prospective students with a refugee background who are already in Germany and are not concurrently studying at another university may apply for a temporary stay as a guest auditor. Guest auditors with a refugee background have the opportunity to take part in individual and small group lessons and to take exams. However, they are not enrolled as students, i.e. they do not have student status. Guest auditor status is granted for the duration of one semester at a time.
Participation in individual and small group lessons outside of a regular study course - i.e. as a free mover or guest auditor - is limited to a maximum of two semesters. Prerequisites for admission are available places in the desired course of study and, if applicable, with the desired instrument, a complete and timely application, and the passing of a small entrance examination or audition. The application deadline is May 1st for the following winter semester and December 1st for the following summer semester.
Guest auditors who do not wish to participate in individual or small group lessons may apply through the regular application process for guest auditors instead.
If you are interested in becoming a free mover or guest auditor, please contact the Student Advisory Service