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Refugees Welcome at Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin

In recent months, Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin (HU) has launched a number of initiatives enabling refugees to access the university:

As of this winter semester, refugees may join HU as guest students at no charge and attend standard lectures and teaching sessions. Both Academic Affairs and the International Office provide advice to refugees on options for commencing or continuing a regular study programme. Since September 2015, weekly multilingual advice sessions have been held in German, English, Arabic and Farsi for refugees interested in studying. Academics at the HU are looking at the topic of exodus in various projects and initiatives.

Additional information


Jan-Hendrik Olbertz

‘As of this winter semester, Humboldt-Universität is offering a guest-student option to refugees that gives them access to study options and academic life via further programmes. Many HU academics, students and employees are involved in a range of projects dealing with issues related to exodus and refugees. In addition to obtaining scientific findings, they want to suggest solutions to help refugees with the integration process.’

Prof. Dr. Jan-Hendrik Olbertz
President of Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin