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Applying for Welcome@FUBerlin Program

What can I currently apply to?

Studienkolleg Preparatory Courses / German Language Classes  (application period from June 5, 2019 to June 30, 2019)

Guest Study Program (before the beginning of each semester, see Academic Calendar)

Buddy-Programm (Registration possible at any time)

Application Process for the German and preparatory courses

The application period for the Welcome Program of 2019 is from June 5, 2019 to June 30, 2019.

The application consists of three steps:

1st Step: The application using our online form

Please fill in the online application form.

All boxes in the online application form are mandatory to answer. The evidence of residential status and secondary school certificate must be handed in to us; all other documents are optional.

 We assume that there will be more applicants than there are places in the courses. The places will be given according to the time of entry of the application, meaning first come first served. Your chances of getting into the program are higher the earlier you apply.

2nd Step: The University Entrance Evaluation (HZB Prüfung) (currently possible)

In order to take part in the Welcome@FUBerlin Program, it is necessary that you have a university entrance qualification “Hochschulzugangsberechtigung (HZB)”. To be admitted into the program we require evidence that you have a university entrance qualification. In order to obtain this HZB, you must send your school grades and records (and if applicable your university records) to uni-assist, in order for them to evaluate these documents. The Freie Universität Berlin has commissioned uni-assist to evaluate all international documents and certificates. Since the process is relatively long and time consuming, we recommend that you start as early as possible. The uni-assist assessments for the HZB can be handed in until August 15 (15.08.2018), but the earlier the better.

For the registration for cost exemption for the university qualification evaluation, you require a „Hochschulbescheinigung“ or a university attestation. This attestation can be obtained by attending one of our advisory sessions within our office hours.

For the „Hochschulbescheinigung“ or university attestation, we require the following information*:

  • Mr/Ms/Mrs
  • First Name
  • Last Name
  • Birth Date
  • Birth Place

*must be identical to the information on your ID or Passport

Click here to get to the evaluation process of uni-assist.

The assessment procedure at uni-assist can be done at any point in time free of charge, regardless of which offer one chooses to apply for.

For further information on a cost exemption for uni-assist please read our infosheet.

For further information on the assessment procedure at uni-assist please read our infosheet.

3rd Step: Language Tests

Since there will most likely be more applicants than places, we will be carrying out a language test. This is to better help us choose which applicants to accept into the program and how to place each applicant into the appropriate course in the program. If one gets a result of below an A2 level, then their application will be rejected. The class assignment will depend on the participation requirements and the course capacities. The confirmation of participation will be sent end of August.

A minimum result of A2 is required to participate in the language courses.  The language tests are mandatory. One must excuse their absence to us in advanced in order to participate in the make-up test.


*Questions regarding the application or participation: admission@welcome.fu-berlin.de 

If you have any further questions regarding the Welcome@FUBerlin program, please do not hesitate to contact us at: info@welcome.fu-berlin.de.

Please read up on the information about the conditions of participation for each of the offers of the Welcome@FUBerlin, before applying: FAQ

We highly recommend that before attending the courses, you make use of the individual academic advisement offered at the FU Berlin. Please come to our office hours to be advised, and we advise you to bring all the certificates and records you have with you.