Information on the ReGES study for young adults


ReGES – What we do

ReGES is a scientific study designed to find out what makes the integration of young adults with a refugee background into German society more difficult or more successful. Learning is an especially important topic for us – both in school and outside of it, for instance in language courses or in your personal life.

Now we would like to learn more about how you are doing in school, preparatory vocational courses, apprenticeship/vocational training or in your career several years after arriving in Germany. Your answers can help us improve the situation for people from many different countries of origin who live in Germany.

We would therefore like to invite you to continue taking part in the study. This is the only way we can learn more about your current situation.


How is the survey conducted?

The study focuses on young adults like you.

To better understand how you live and learn, we would like to ask you a few questions. We are mainly interested in learning how things are going for you and what you are doing right now. Moreover, we would like to learn more about your environment, including your family and your friends.

The “infas Institut für angewandte Sozialwissenschaft GmbH” institute conducts the ReGES surveys. And this is how the survey process works:

You receive a letter and/or a notification via the my infas app, if you have it installed. This allows you to receive all of the latest information on when the next survey will be conducted and how we will contact you.

An employee of the infas survey institute will visit your home to conduct the survey. Naturally, comprehensive hygiene measures are taken since the coronavirus pandemic still continues to play a major role in everyday life. Surveys are conducted in Arabic, German or English.

All of the information you provide to us is stored separately from your name and your address. This means: No one who works with this information later on can find out what your answers were.
Since we would like to know how life is progressing for you, we will contact you at regular intervals, provided you have granted us your consent. However, the surveys are no longer conducted as frequently as before.

Which questions do we ask you?


The ReGES study aims to provide a comprehensive overview of your current situation. This is why we also ask you about your observations and experiences in Germany. 

The following are examples of some of the questions we will ask you as part of the study:

  • How would you rate your language skills in German?
  • What school do you attend or have you already graduated from school? Are you attending preparatory vocational courses, completing apprenticeship/vocational training, studying at university or do you already have a job?
  • How did you prepare for your choice of apprenticeship, course of study or career? What were some areas where you would have appreciated more advice and support?
  • How satisfied are you with your current situation in school, preparatory vocational courses, your apprenticeship/vocational training or your career?


Your answers to our questions make a valuable contribution to ensuring the success of the study.

Many thanks for getting involved!


How will your answers be used? You will find all information regarding data protection in the ReGES study here.


The my infas app provides you with all the information you need on the ReGES study and all the main news at a glance. Starting in autumn 2022, the app will also give you access to the latest results of the ReGES study.

If you have forgotten your access details, you can request them here.

Have you changed your address? Please send us your new address through the my infas app so that we can invite you to continue taking part in the surveys.