There are many highly qualified refugees in Germany who end up working in a different field or in a position lower than their qualifications. One key aspect for finding an adequate job or education is the language, and another key aspect is the ability to integrate into German society. This is the reason why the Integration Campus in Ingolstadt was created. We wish to support the refugees in both of these fields and finally help them find an adequate study course or job in Germany.
The Integration Campus of TH Ingolstadt prepares refugees for higher education in Germany. Our target group are refugees who were unable to finish their studies in their home country or other refugees who wish to study and who have a university entrance qualification. During the 2-year programme our aim is to provide language courses as well as integration and study-preparation courses as well as specific courses, which already teach basics of the later regular study programme.
Apart from lectures we organise mentoring projects with German students of THI and companies of the region. Through connecting at an early stage with the companies of this area, internships can be organised, and even a prospective dual study programme seems possible. Friendships and support by the German students will help the refugees to learn the language, to understand the German culture and to integrate into our society. The participants of this qualification programme are part of the university and have access to its facilities but are however not officially enrolled in the university.
We support participants to switch into a regular study programme after having finished the qualification programme.