The Welcome Center will provide information, support and services in all non-academic aspects of the doctorate. Especially candidates moving to Berlin for their research require assistance, all the more if they come from abroad.
One component of this service consists of the so-called Orientation Weeks targeted at the early integration of new international candidates. The program includes intensive German language training, support with official procedures, e.g. residence issues, as well as advice concerning personal issues, e.g. housing and insurance. Furthermore a leisure and cultural program will facilitate the participants to get-acquainted with each other but also with their new environment.