Migrants and Refugees

Our goal is to promote open-mindedness and tolerance in all areas of culture and international understanding, in particular the promotion of convergence and European integration in Germany and Europe.
Hereby we commit ourselves to the improvement of the legal, social, economic and family situation of refugees living in Leipzig. Refugees from different cultures shall receive qualified social support.


We counsel on the following fields:

  • First orientation
  • Education and work
  • Family and childcare
  • Residence law issues

Target group:

Migrants and refugees who have recently arrived in Leipzig and need a first orientation.

Open office hours:

  • Tuesday: 2 p.m. – 6 p.m.
  • Thursday: 9 a.m. – 1 p.m.

Or after registration by email or telephone.


We counsel in German, English, Italian and French.

The counseling service is free of charge!

Migrants in Leipzig

In Leipzig live about 70.000 foreigners and refugees (1 ° January 2017), which corresponds to 6.5% of the population.
According to the Office for Statistics of the City of Leipzig 4.000 refugees have applied for asylum at the end of February 2017. Most of them came from Syria, with a share of 339 unaccompanied minors.

Field of work:

    • Intercultural and social mediation
    • Information and awareness for intercultural issues, civil rights and combatting discrimination
    • Research, exchange of best practices, strategic partnerships on migration issues
    • Women empowerment
    • In cooperation with certified educational institutions in Saxony, Schulhaus offers short, voluntary internships or job shadowing for migrants.
    • Counseling for migrants and refugees

Schulhaus is part of the network in the local digital platforms:

#Afeefa Leipzig, a digital city map that makes offers in the field of integration and transculturality visible at a glance: Schulhaus at Afeefa

#”Wegweiser Leipzig Interkulturell”, which lists more than 150 associations, organizations, religious communities and cultural centers with an intercultural focus.
Guide Leipzig Intercultural

We cooperate nationally and internationally with institutions, associations, companies and individual professionals.

Everyone is welcome regardless of age and level of education.