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Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin - International Office

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:




Welcome Weeks SoSe 2017


Starting on April the 3rd, there will be a lot of social and informative events until April the 15th. 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.


Schedule for Welcome Weeks Summer Term 2017
Date Time Meeting Point Event Registration
04.04.17 13-15h SPA1, room 23 Welcome Information Session no registration required
04.04.17 15-17:30h SPA1, Foyer Scavenger Hunt no registration requiered
04.04.17 20-23h tba Stammtisch in a bar no registration required
06.04.17 19-23:30h tba Karaoke no registration required
11.04.17 14 - 16h SPA1, Foyer Campus Tour no registration required
12.04.17 16-18:30h SPA 1, Foyer Berlin City Tour Registration via wiwi.welcome@hu-berlin.de
13.04.17 19-21:30h tba Stammtisch in a bar no registration required
19.04.17 19:30-23h

Aufsturz (Oranienburger Str. 67, 10117 Berlin)

Big Buddy Meeting Registration via wiwi.welcome@hu-berlin.de


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 for the Winter Semester 17/18


now via e-mail:


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!


Information  events 2017

Every first week of the month there is an information events regarding the application process for a study program at the Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin. The next one will be on the 4th of April. You will receive more detailed information soon!


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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  



Drop-in office hours

        Tue 11:00-13:00

School of Business and Economics
Spandauer Straße 1
10178 Berlin, Room 3


More offers for refugees





Wiwi Welcome Team: Katrin Noureddine

Tel.: +49 30 2093 5996


Office hours: 

Tue 11:00-13:00                                         

       - www.wiwi.hu-berlin.de/international/staff -