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AN INITIATIVE BY STUDENTS OF SAARLAND UNIVERSITY

We created this website to guide refugees who want to study in Saarland, especially at Saarland University, through the most important stations of resettlement, like apartment search, enrollment and job search.

See here who we are and what we do.

You’re a UdS student and want to help refugees at UdS too, but don’t know how?< Find all the info on this page.

If you have some questions, just write us!

Interkultureller Treff

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KOMM UND VERBESSERE DEIN DEUTSCH!

Habt ihr Lust, außerhalb der Uni und des Deutschkurses euer Deutsch zu verbessern? Ganz ohne Druck und mit viel Spaß? Und wollt dabei neue Leute kennenlernen?

Dann seid ihr beim interkulturellen Treff genau richtig!

Wir treffen uns jede zweite Woche in gemütlicher Atmosphäre, um uns zu unterhalten, Spiele zu spielen und zusammen einen schönen Abend zu verbringen.

Mehr Infos

WIR at the Open House Day at Saarland University

On this Saturday the Open House Day at Saaarland University is going to take place and we will be there too, of course! 😀

Feel free to come around, pepper us with questions and have some cake! 😀 We understand Arabic too. 😉

Find us from 10:00 to 15:00 at the fairground (Fest-Wiese) at Campus (in front of the Studienkolleg).

Feel free to spread the news. 😉

Free Legal Advice at the Youth Club

After a great start in December, DAJC and Refugee Law Clinic Saaarbrücken e.V. (RLCS) are now looking forward to continue their cooperation and in doing so to provide free legal advice.

This cooperation is meant to be a new contact point for migrants who look for legal advice. It was initiated by the Association for the Promotion and Integration of Young People with a Migration Background and their Families e.V., which acts as provider of the DAJC.

You can find the DAJC at Nauwieser Viertel, Johannisstraße 13, 66111 Saarbrücken. In addition to the Youth Club itself, the building also houses a Tutoring Group for Pupils und the Peperona Project for Girls. English descriptions of these can be found in DAJC flyer at http://www.dajc.de/fileadmin/Englisch.pdf.

The legal advice sessions by RLCS are planned to be hold on a regularly at DAJC. This sessions primilarly aim at refugees and asylum seekers, but also anyone who is in need of legal advice in respect to aliens law. Volunteer translators ensure a smooth communication.

The volunteer consultans of RLCS give their best to help you with any kind of out-of-court affairs, however, they do not replace regular lawyers.

uni-assist Deadline

IMPORTANT! The application period for the upcoming semester closes on 15th January! So if you want to apply for studies at Saarland University in the summer semester, there is still a last chance! Remember that your application via uni-assist must be printed and sent by post. This may take up to 3 days, so you’d better be quick, so that your application arrives on time 😉

Best regards,
WIR

Happy New Year :)

Christmas Party 2016

We would like to wish you and your families a happy new year! We hope that you all made it well into 2017!
Last year was definitely a hard one – but 2017 will be better. At least WE will do our best to make it better! (Only) Together WE can make a change! 🙂

Best wishes to all of you,
WIR

uni-assist Workshops!!

IMPORTANT! We have good news for you!!

The Welcome Center of Saarland University is offering workshops on applying for a study place via uni-assist. So if you wish to apply at the University of Saarland for the next semester, then this is the perfect chance for you! At the workshop you will be guided step by step through the whole application process and get to prepare your own study application, since there are computers available. You can find answers to any questions regarding the application process and thus avoid any mistakes 😉

WHEN: 13th & 20th December, at 14.oo – 17.oo p.m.
WHERE: Uni Saar, Building B4.1, room 1.03 (CIP-Pool)
HOW: please write an email to welcome(at)io.uni-saarland.de in order to apply for the workshop. Participation is free of charge!

Important:

The uni-assist workshop focuses only on the application process regarding the uni-assist procedural rules and requirements. Thus general questions regarding the study opportunities in Saarland cannot be addressed. Find out more about the study options at the University of Saarland at www.uni-saarland.de/en/studies/refugee-students/start.html  Continue reading

Info Session “Study Opportunities”

We have a great (but unfortunately somewhat short dated) event tip for you: Saarland University and University of Applied Science Saar (HTW) invite you tomorrow to an orientation session about study opportunities, as well as the application process. This session aims for all refugees interessted in studying in Saarbrücken but also for consulting offices, associations and voluntary helpers. So if you have time tomorrow at 10 am, feel free to come by! 🙂

Meeting point: Campus of Saarland University, Building C5.1
Time: November, 23th at 10 am

For more information, check out the press release at http://www.uni-saarland.de/en/studies/refugee-students/start.html

BeStE-Prize of Saarland University Awarded

We’re happy to let you know that Saarland University honoured our engagement by awarding us the “BeSTe-Prize”, the Award for Special Students’ Engagement. This award which is endowed with 1,000€ was conferred during the semester opening celremony. It awarded WIR@UdS, as well as the Refugee Law Clinic Saarbrücken e.V. and the Mentoring Program of the Studen Guidance and Counselling Center.

Certificate BeStE-Prize of Saarland University

Out of the university’s announcement: “The president of Saarland University, Volker Linneweber, and the chairmen of the Students Union (AStA) Govinda Sicheneder and Torsten Wenk hand the prize to “WIR@UdS” and “Refugee Law Clinic”, both engaging in refugee aid, as well as to the Mentoring Program, in which experienced students facilitate new students the start at university. The prize money of 1,000€ is divided between the refugee programs. The Mentoring Program receives a honorary award.”

The purpose of BeSte-Prize is to visualiz engagement. “It aims at motivating others to also engage and demonstrates the importance of this aspect of the study.”, says Liliana Habib, respondible for study quality at AStA.

Kick-off-Meeting

Hi all!

As announced, our first open meeting of this semester takes places on Thursday, 27th of October starting at 12 p.m. in the conference room of the International Office, Campus, Building A4 4, Room 2.42. You can take the stairs at the WelcomeCenter.

We are looking forward to meeting you! 🙂

Website back online!

Hey everyone!

Our website is back online!

At the moment there are still a few things that do not work that well, but we will solve these problems soon 🙂

If you want to write us, please still use the following address: removed until our contact formular works again.

Thanks a lot for your patience.

Cheers, WIR@UdS

JOBMEILE Saarbrücken

A great chance to get in touch with world of work in Saarland awaits you tomorrow, Thursday, June 30th, in Bahnhofstrasse, Saarbrücken City:

At the first “Jobmeile” Saarland companies will inform you about possible job entries and formal trainings in Saarland. From 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. many companies and organizations will be in place to present themselves, give you advice and answer any questions you might have.

In addition, there will be special offers such as free checks of application dossiers and free taking of passport photos as well as rich stage program for entertainment.

No traveling costs for math courses anymore

No traveling expenses anymore for refugees who live in the Regional Association of Saarbrücken and take UdS math courses!

In a successful cooperation with Jobcenter Saarbrücken we managed to ease the financial burden on refugees during their study/entrance test preparation period. From now on, refugees who live in the Regional Association of Saarbrücken can apply for a subsidy for and/or a reimbursement of traveling expenses for the

  • Math Refresher Course for the Entrance Test (incl. Entrance Test)
  • Math Preparation Course for studies in MINT subjects

at Saarland University. Read more about this great development!