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Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin - Wirtschaftswissenschaftliche Fakultät

Refugees Welcome!

Humboldt-Universität is very proud of its international and diverse student body! The Wiwi International Office is there for all international students at our school - regardless of your status as degree, exchange or guest student!

International students will find all relevant information about studying at our webpage. Navigate to the part for International Students to get infos on courses, resources and every relevant aspect of the student life at Humboldt!




The Wiwi Welcome Initiative was established in March 2016 with the help of DAAD and has the goal to help refugees to study at Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin's School of Business and Economics.

Refugees face a lot of difficulties when it comes to continuing or trying to start their studies at a German university. Our team therefore advises about our school’s study programs and ways to participate such as Guest Studentships or full degree programs. We want to make sure that everyone knows what to expect from joining one of our programs and how to overcome challenges and initial barriers that might seem intimidating at the beginning.

Hence it is important to us to not only offer academic advice but also to show means of getting involved at Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin. We therefore established a Mentoring and a Tutoring Program, which helps refugees to connect with their fellow students and to get help with specific questions in their classes.

For any questions that you might have about studying at our school as a refugee, don’t hesitate to contact us or drop by the International Office during our specific Office Hours.

To stay update and get all the latest information and event invitations for refugees who want to study or are already studying at Humboldt University, please sign up here:




HU4Refugees (registration usually 2 month before the semester starts)

Since April 2017 the Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin established a new program designed for refugees. The HU4Refugee program is a great opportunity in order to take part in lectures and exercises offered during an academic year. At the end of the semester you will be able to take part in the final exam and tranfer lateron the credits to your transcript in case you got admitted in a study program.


Click here in order to apply:




Language Courses offered by the Sprachenzentrum:


Together with the cooperation with the TU and the FU the Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin offers language courses.


Welcome Weeks

Each semester there will be a lot of social and informative events. Join the Wiwi Buddy Program at the Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin so you will get the great opportunity to socialize with other students, get a better understanding of the student life, promote cultural exchange and improve your language skills.


Buddy Program

Through our Buddy Program you will be matched with other international and local students in so-called “Buddy Groups”. With these groups, you can meet up, join cultural events and basically hang out. The Wiwi Welcome Team will organize a Big Buddy Meeting on the 19th of April and several other activities throughout the semester for you.


Register for our Buddy Program

always at the beginning of each semester via: wiwi-welcome@hu-berlin.de

Just state your name, in which study subject you are interested in and your age!

As soon as we have further information, we will inform you here.

Stay tuned!



To get an update on other initiatives, workshops, events and counseling outside of our university, we higly recommend the weekly newsletter of the "Erzbistum Berlin". 

To register, just send a mail to michael.haas@erzbistumberlin.de  



More offers for refugees (general)










Wiwi Welcome:

Sevinc Bahcivan

Tel.: +49 30 2093 99516


Office hours see www.wiwi.hu-berlin.de/international/staff


School of Business and Economics
Spandauer Straße 1

10178 Berlin, Room 3