Offerings for Refugees

To attend lectures or seminars, it is necessary to prove that you have adequate basic German or English language skills, depending on the language in which the course is taught. Prospective candidates who do not have sufficient German language skills can participate in a 16-week German language course starting in the winter semester. (This course is open to about 70 prospective students.) There are plans for subsequent courses to be held in the 2016 summer semester.

Academic Advising

For information about studying at Freie Universität, prospective students should contact the Student Services Center on Iltisstr. 4 near Dahlem-Dorf. The Language Center of Freie Universität is also holding special office hours for advising refugees.

Volunteer Activities

Many students, employees, scholars, scientists, and researchers are already involved in volunteer activities to support refugees and help them settle in and get used to life in a foreign country. The “Welcome to Freie Universität Berlin” program also gives members of the Freie Universität Berlin community a chance to participate and support refugees who wish to study.