International Affairs
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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.


As a member of the Scholars at Risk Network (SAR), TU Berlin supports scientists and researchers who are seeking protection with their families from the threats and persecution in their home countries. We assist in arranging scholarships and help them in finding temporary guest residencies at TU departments so that they can continue their research in freedom and know that their families are safe.

SAR is an international association of more than 400 universities, research institutions and other scientific organisations in 39 countries that work together to protect scientists threatened or persecuted by repression and to strengthen scientific freedom worldwide. In 2016, the German section SAR Germany was founded under the auspices of the Alexander von Humboldt Foundation in Bonn.




Bridge to Studies B1+/B2: Preparatory language courses at the TU Berlin for refugees
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Berlin University Alliance (BUA) shows solidarity with Ukraine
The four partners of the Berlin University Alliance (BUA) show solidarity with Ukraine and want to make an important contribution to support students and researchers affected by the war. On this page you can find information about current initiatives and offers. The site is also accessible in English, Ukrainian and Russian.



«Fast Track — для життя в Німеччині»

У вересні 2023 року Німецький Фонд Інтеграція започаткував програму «Fast Track — для життя в Німеччині», яка фінансується Європейським Союзом, федеральним урядом та Фондом Меркатор.
Загальнонімецька програма спрямована на молодих та мотивованих українців та українок, які у зв'язку з російським повномасштабним
Досягни успіху у своєму житті, підтримай себе та українську громаду
в Німеччині!

© 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.

© 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.

© 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.