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Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin

Offers for refugees

Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin (HU) has launched a number of programmes enabling refugees to access the university.

Drop-in hours for refugees

Every Tuesday, 1 to 4 p.m., on Campus Mitte, Unter den Linden 6, Student Service Center (German, Arabic, English, every first and last Tuesday Farsi, too), without previous notice.

Language Courses

The next courses will presumably start in summer semester 2017.

In co-operation with Freie Universität Berlin (FU) und Technische Universität Berlin (TU) and funded by the Federal Ministry of Education and Research HU offers additional language courses starting in winter semester 2016/17.

Information on the courses

Please bring the following documents with you or send them in. Without these a participation is not possible:

  • proof of your status as refugee, e. g. residence permit or proof of registration as an asylum-seeker (BÜMA)
  • high-school diploma and university entrance certificates
  • favoured subject (must be part of the course catalogue of Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin)
  • if you made a language course (GER A1/A2/B1) before: copy of the language certificate
  • if you have studied before: transcript of records or graduation certificate

Besides the counselling we offer a preliminary check of documents and a classification of the language ability.

Preliminary check of certificates

As part of our drop-in hours for refugees we offer a preliminary check of your documents for a free of charge application via uni-assist.

Consultation proof

Please hand in the following documents for a proof of consultation, either in the drop-in hour or as scan via email:

  • proof of your status as refugee, e. g. residence permit or proof of registration as an asylum-seeker (BÜMA)
  • high-school diploma and university entrance certificates
  • if you have studied before: transcript of records or graduation certificate
  • favoured subject (must be part of the course catalogue of Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin)
  • your email address

The proof will be sent by email as PDF.

Guest-student initiative for refugees

As of this winter semester, refugees may join HU as guest students at no charge and attend standard lectures and teaching sessions.

Information for prospective guest students

Student support programmes

In many HU faculties, student initiatives support refugees in the early stages of student life.

Study for refugees

Information about application, studies and lectures

Library use

The University Library is issuing temporary user cards: refugees who have submitted an application for asylum in Berlin are given a user card on presentation of their temporary ‘residence permit for the duration of the asylum procedure’. Please adhere to the library's regulations for study desks.

Contact

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