Which documents do I need to hand in to prove that I fulfill the requirements for the Welcome@FUBerlin Program?
1.Residential Status (Aufenthaltsstatus) as a Refugee
Please provide proof of your refugee residential status by providing a copy of your passport and your electronic residence title card (Aufenthaltstitel) that shows your residential status . You should upload a copy of your passport and a copy of your electronic residence title card to uni-assist. Your residential status as a refugee can be one of the following:
Proof of Arrival (Ankunftsnachweis)/ BÜMA, residence permit (Aufenthaltsgestattung), residence toleration (Duldung), allowance of subsidiary protection (Subsidiärer Schutz), recognized refugee (Anerkannter Flüchtling), eligible for asylum (Asylberechtigt), family reunification with someone who has any of the aforementioned statuses (Familiennachzug). If you are a resident by way of family reunification (Familiennachzug) please upload the relevant documents and the ID of the family member you reunified with.
Important: Do not upload your passport copy alone, it does not have your residential status/refugee status on it. Please also upload your electronic residence title card (Aufenthaltstitel).
2.Direct or indirect higher education entrance qualification (HZB)
In order to know if you are eligible to study in Germany, you must submit your secondary school (high school) diploma. If you have attended university, please also provide your univerity certificates/diplomas and transcripts of records as well. You will need to scan the original certificates and upload them to uni-assist. If you do not have the originals, you can scan officially certified copies (amtlich beglaubigte Kopien). To unofficially check whether you have a direct or indirect HZB you can use the website www.anabin.kmk.org.
Important: Please make sure that the diplomas/certificates are translated into German. Please upload all pages of the certificates (original language and translation.)
Please note: Even if you already have a bachelor's or master's degree, you still need to upload your secondary school certificates as well.
3.Residence in Berlin or Brandenburg
You need to submit a simple copy of your residence registration (Wohnanmeldung) to uni-assist . Please see below for “application in 4 steps”).
4.German Language Skills
For an application and acceptance to our German courses, you are required to have a completed A2 GER level of German. All certificates are accepted which show the completion of the A2 level. Certificates of participation in German courses will not be accepted.
For an application and acceptance to our preparatory courses, you are required to have a completed B1 GER level of German. All certificates are accepted which show the completion of the B1 level. Certificates of participation in German courses will not be accepted.
In this case, completed German level means you have acquired a certificate with a grade or a certificate which states that you have successfully completed the course.
This certificate can be uploaded as a simple copy to uni-assist (it does not have to be officially certified): Please see below “Application in 4 Steps”
5.Interest in a degree program at the FU Berlin
Your interest in studying at the FU Berlin is an integral part of the application. In the application form you will be required to fill out which degree program you would like to study at the FU Berlin after completing the Welcome Program courses.You can find our course catalog here: www.fu-studienangebot.de
Important: Please be advised that participating and completing the Welcome@FU courses DOES NOT secure your place at the FU Berlin for a degree program. After completing our courses, you must apply to the university degree program as a regular international student.