Information for Ukrainian refugees

On this site, we want to give you an overview of the course offers at VHS Köln, the appropriate contact persons and other important information.

Support for Ukrainian refugees

Free offers for Ukrainians: „Deutsch – Erste Schritte" (German – First steps)

The offer "Deutsch – Erste Schritte" is aimed at people from Ukraine who have recently arrived in Germany.
 
The offer includes 24 teaching units on 8 dates.
 
It is therefore an independent format and does not replace a systematic DaF course (= German as a foreign language) or integration course at level A1.
 
Achieving a language level is not the goal of the offer.
 
People from Ukraine can participate in our free offer " German - First Steps" under the following conditions:
  • You are Latin alphabetized.
  • You have no previous knowledge of German.
If you already have previous knowledge of German, please make an appointment for a DaF course or integration course (see below).
 
The offer is intended to facilitate the introduction to the German language and to enable the participants to communicate in German in important everyday situations. The focus is on the necessary means of expression and simple structures, as well as tips on how to continue learning independently. 

Please note: Currently, our courses "Deutsch – Erste Schritte" are fully booked. Please check out our integration courses and courses in the field of German as a foreign language.
Integration courses for Ukrainians
 
Refugees from Ukraine who receive temporary protection according to § 24 AufenthG can be admitted to an integration course by the BAMF upon application according to § 44 Abs. 4 AufenthG.
 
The following documents are required by the BAMF upon application:
  • Residence title according to § 24 AufenthG or
  • Fictional certificate according to § 81 Abs. 3 S. 1 i.V.m. Para. 5 AufenthG or
  • Certificate according to § 2 UkraineAufenthaltsÜV or
  • Confirmation of the application for a residence permit according to § 24 AufenthG in conjunction with the decision of the Council of the EU of March 4, 22 on the granting of temporary protection to refugees from Ukraine. 
For refugees from Ukraine, participation in the integration course is free of charge.
Further information is available here.
 
If you are interested in an integration course, you can make an appointment for a consultation.
 
To do so, please send an e-mail to: ik-beratung@stadt-koeln.de.

Folder: Integration courses (English) (ca. 137 KB)

Courses in German as a Foreign Language (DaF) 
 
Beginners and advanced students can also take courses and exams in German as a foreign language at the VHS Köln.
 
You can find our current course program here.

If you are interested in a course in German as a foreign language, you can make an appointment for a consultation. To do so, please send an e-mail to: vhs-deutsch@stadt-koeln.de.
 
Further information for refugees from Ukraine in Cologne can be found here.
 
Counseling services in Cologne for refugees from Ukraine in German, Ukrainian and Russian can be found here.

Ukrainian courses

You would like to support refugees from Ukraine and acquire first knowledge of Ukrainian? Our compact courses offer an introduction to the Ukrainian language. The focus is on spoken communication. You will acquire knowledge to hold simple conversations in private and professional everyday life. In addition, you will receive interesting information about the culture and history of the country. 


 
  1. Kurse suchen und buchen

  1. VHS-Kundenzentrum

  2. VHS-Studienhaus am Neumarkt
    Cäcilienstraße 35
    50667 Köln

    Tel.: 0221 221-25990