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.
Free movers can attend classes as part of their chosen study course and take exams. They are registered as students, so they also receive a semester ticket, for example. However, their studies are limited to one or two semesters. Those who wish to continue studying at Folkwang after this period must apply for a regular place in their desired study course at the same time. In order to be able to study as a free mover for a limited period of time, you must pass a small entrance examination.
Guest auditors with a refugee background can also attend courses and take exams. However, they are not enrolled as students, i.e. they do not have student status. Guest auditor status is granted for one semester at a time.
If you would like to continue on as a regular student after your stay as a free mover or guest auditor, you need to apply as a regular student and pass the aptitude test for your chosen study course.
If you are interested in becoming a free mover or guest auditor, please contact the Student Advisory Service