The training and study offerings are fundamentally aimed at refugees who wish to continue or start a study program. Candidates are required to prove that they meet the qualification requirements for a higher education program in order to participate.
Before you register for the program, please carefully read the conditions for participation.
There are different application procedures and deadlines for each offering. The details can be found in the linked pages above.
Independently, the document check via uni-assist is available all the time.
Uni-assist carries out admission procedures for international applicants throughout Germany. To attend the Welcome-preparatory course, a certificate of higher education entrance qualification (HZB) from uni-assist is required. The HZB is important because it determines one’s study options in Germany due to the previous educational career. It also determines whether it would be possible to study at Freie Universität Berlin and which field of study the preparatory course is intended for.
On the basis of the available certificates, uni-assist determines whether - and if so - what kind of university entrance qualification (HZB) the applicant is holding. If no certificates can be submitted in individual cases, uni-assist checks the plausibility of their HZB. We recommend starting the process as soon as possible, as it may take some time.
For refugees, the document check is free. In order to get your documents checked by uni-assist free of charge, uni-assist requires a so-called ‘Hochschulbescheinigung’. This certificate can be issued in connection with an individual study consultation at our Students Services Center.
We advise you in any case to use the chance of an individual consultation before the courses start. Just visit us in our open Welcome consultation hour. In order to be able to consult you adequately, we advise you to bring all certificates and documents you have at hand. Also note that there are informative events in various languages offered by the Student Services Center on a regular basis.