The Lower Saxon ministry for science and culture (MWK) facilitates refugees the access to a fast admission to admission-free university courses. You can find detailed information here (in German).
There are useful information about starting to study as a refugee on the website „Information for refugees – Studying and Living in Germany”. Furthermore the „coordination office of the Lower Saxon study support offices” has published some information on their website for refugees who are interested in a study.
Support at University
Some universities have set up a council for advisory for refugees that are interested in studying in hanover. There you will be provided with information when you want to start or continue a study.
Here is a list of the general contacts for refugees at the Universities in hanover:
Hannover University of Applied Sciences and Arts
Frau Mascha Rex
Abt. Language Center (ZLB-LC)
+49 511 9296 2090
Hannover Medical School
Frau Stefanie Fentzahn
Tel.: +49 511 5 32-90 56
University of Veterinary Medicine Hannover, Foundation
Dr. Christine Winter
fon: +49 511 953-8080
University of Music, Drama and Media Hannover
fon: +49 5 11 31 00-73 69
Financing of studies
Since 1st January 2016, tolerated refugees and owner of certain humanitarian residence permission are allowed to apply for the German Federal Law on Support in Education after a stay of 15 months. You will find advice and information about the German Federal Law on Support in Education on the website of the Studentenwerk Hannover (Student Administration).
In addition to this, the Student Administration also grants the "Semesterbeitragsstipendium" for beginning students to refugees interested in studying that already receive benefits according to the "Asylbewerberleistungsgesetz".