International Affairs
© Dominic Simon

TU Berlin has a special tradition of supporting scientists and prospective academics who have had to give up their livelihoods and leave their home countries due to wars and political persecution. This is not only a self-evident duty for historical reasons; rather, with the initiative Scholars@Risk, it clearly takes a stand on the international situation.


© Felix Noak

Services for Refugee Scienticts

All over the world, scientists are threatened and restricted in their scientific work because of their opinions, ideas and research. Many have no choice but to leave their home countries due to political persecution or war. The Department of Transnational Education and International Knowledge Transfer (INT TNB) assists in the search for guest residencies at departments of the TU Berlin in order to independently continue research projects in safety and freedom, in the nomination for scholarships as well as in the application for research funding.

© Philipp Arnoldt


The BridgeIT support program for scholars at risk was set up in 2022 to offer language courses and preparatory courses for doctoral students as well as courses to help prepare for the labor market.

© Philipp Arnoldt

Offers for Refugee Students

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Academic Advising is the first port of call at TU Berlin for refugee students and prospective students. We have a wide range of offers to help refugees wishing to study in a degree program.

© Felix Noak


TU Berlin condemns Russia's military attack on Ukraine as a violation of international law. We have close ties with the country through our scientific cooperations and our thoughts are with our colleagues there as well as the people of Ukraine. TU Berlin set up the "Berlin-Ukraine" assistance fund to provide direct funding for Ukrainian researchers and students.