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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 Tuesday Farsi, too), without previous notice.

Programme HU4Refugees

As participant of the programme you can join lectures and make examinations at Humboldt. The application period for winter semester 2017/18 starts on August 21, 2017.

Conditions
  • knowledge of German on level GER B 1 at least
  • status as refugee
  • high school diploma/university entrance certificate

Further information and application see hu.berlin/HU4Refugees

Language Courses

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.

The application period for the courses in winter semester 2017/18 is finished.

Information on the courses

Please send in the following documents. 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
  • copy of the language certificate of a language course (GER A2/B1/B2)
  • favoured subject (must be part of the course catalogue of Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin)
  • if you have studied before: transcript of records or graduation certificate

Propedeutics: Welcome to Classes

In co-operation with Berliner Wissenschaftliche Gesellschaft (BWG) HU offers the prepatory courses "Welcome to Classes" for social, natural and life sciences. Applications including a motivation letter of about 300 words can be send as of now to welcome@bwg-berlin.de. 

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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