I E - Academic Advising Service
Students sit in a lecture hall at the TU Berlin © Philipp Arnoldt
In(2)TU Berlin - Support for Refugees

The Academic Advising Service is the first port of call for anyone who has had to flee their country of residence and is thinking about studying at Technische Universität Berlin. We have an extensive range of advising offers to support refugees looking to study at the university.


23/03/2023, 16 h - In(2)TU Berlin: Das Gaststudium für Geflüchtete (in German, online)

Refugees who are entitled to study in their home-country but do not yet meet all admission requirements yet can register as a guest student at TU Berlin. The guest student program offers an insight into studying at our university. It provides a change to attend classes and in some cases already take exams. In this info session we give you an overview of studying at TU Berlin. We explain how the guest student program works and what you need to take part.

This event is held in German, but we are happy to answer your questions in English.

More information and registration on this website.


until 17/04/2023 - The summer semester starts: Register now for the guest student program In(2)TU Berlin

The lecture period in the summer semester 2023 starts on April 17. Register now for the guest student program In(2)TU Berlin: Guest students can attend classes and - with the consent of the lecturers - take exams at TU Berlin. You can find more information on the program's website.

If you are interested in participating in the program please get in touch with us during our open office hours or send us an email to arrange an individual appointment.

25/04/2023, 16 h - Info session for refugees: Studying in Germany (online)

What is the difference between vocational training and university studies? Should I study at a university of applied sciences or a traditional research university? What is the best choice for me? During this session, we provide an overview of the German university system and present opportunities at TU Berlin specifically designed for refugees.

More information and registration on this website.


If you have had to flee your country of residence and are looking to start a degree at TU Berlin or else resume your studies here, Academic Advising can help with the many questions you probably have. We offer advising on a whole range of topics including:

  • identifying your strengths and choosing a degree program
  • recognition of degrees and study achievements
  • pathways towards higher education and admission requirements
  • studying as a guest student and study preparation

Working with you, we will develop a plan for starting or resuming your studies at TU Berlin, help you find the right contact person to answer your specific questions about a degree program, and guide you on your way to studying here at the university.

In addition to our offers, advising is also available from Psychological Counseling as well as Guidance for Students with Disabilities and Chronic Diseases.

We offer advising in German and English as well as other languages as needed.

You can reach us without an appointment during our open office hours (via Zoom). We also offer individual appointments via telephone or Zoom. To make an appointment, please send us an email. We look forward to welcoming you!


Academic Advising for refugee students


Building Hauptgebäude
Room H 0070
Address Straße des 17. Juni 135
10623 Berlin
Advising session via ZoomTue 10:00-12:00, Wed 15:00-17:00
Additional advising sessionsby appointment via e-mail
At TU Campus Center (H 0030)available Tue and Thu 12:00-15:00
Studierende bei der Gruppenarbeit im Hauptgebäude der TU Berlin © TU Berlin/Philipp Arnoldt

Guest Student Program for Refugees

Refugees who are entitled to study in their home-country but do not meet all admission requirements yet can register as guest students at TU Berlin. The guest student program offers insights into studying at the university and provides a chance to attend classes and in some cases even take exams.

© TU Berlin/Philipp Arnoldt

Students at Risk: Hilde Domin Programme (DAAD)

The Hilde Domin Programme is a scholarship program offered by the German Academic Exchange Service (DAAD). It aims at supporting students and doctoral candidates from across the world who are denied their right to education in their country of origin.

© TU Berlin/Philipp Arnoldt

Scholars at Risk: Philipp Schwartz Initiative

The Philipp Schwartz Initiative enables universities and research institutions in Germany to request funds from the Alexander von Humboldt Foundation to host researchers at risk. Applications for a fellowship at TU Berlin can be submitted through the host professor together with the TU Berlin officer for refugee affairs.

IncluSTEM Erasmus+

IncluSTEM is a Erasmus+ funded project and is a collaboration between three European universities: KTH Royal Institute of Technology Stockholm, UPM Universidad Politécnica de Madrid, and Technische Universität Berlin. The projects aims at developing common standards for the integration of students with a refugee background in the European university system.