Courses for refugees at TU Braunschweig
  • Were you studying in your home country and would you like to continue your studies?
  • Do you have a school-leaving certificate entitling you to study at university and would you wish to begin a course of study at TU Braunschweig?
  • Or were you already working as a resaercher in your home country?

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At TU Braunschweig, refugee students and academics get support and advice at the International Office.

Studying at TU Braunschweig

Entry requirements for studying at TU Braunschweig

As a refugee, you can study at TU Braunschweig even if your asylum application has not yet been accepted or if you only hold a temporary residence permit. To study at our university, you need to have a school-leaving certificate qualifying you to study in your home country. Sometimes, other, additional qualifications may be required. If you do not yet meet our academic requirements, you can request an assessment test from the Lower Saxony Preparatory College (Niedersächsisches Studienkolleg) to obtain a right of access to selected study programmes.

Teaching language

Courses at TU Braunschweig are generally taught in German, with few exceptions. You will therefore need to have an adequate level of German to study here. If you do not yet meet our language requirements, you can enrole in a German language course or sit the DSH exam at our Language Centre.

Courses, admissions and applications

You can find detailed information our courses, admissions criteria and application process at: www.tu-braunschweig.de/international/incomings/study.

Bridges4Refugees – Start your career in Germany

Bridges 4 Refugees: You access into studies at a German university

The language centre of TU Braunschweig offers a programme, that successful completion enbales the participants to start their studies at TU Braunschweig or any other German university. This programme for refugees holding a university entrance qualification or a Bachelor's degree aims to facilitate the access into an engineering related study programme. The class takes one year, begins every summer and winter term including German language classes, lectures in engineering as well as an integration module.

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Studying as a guest student

If your German is not yet good enough to pursue a regular degree, you can also register as a guest student at TU Braunschweig. Some of the lectures and seminars you attend can later count towards a regular degree. Studying as a guest student can also be a good way to become more familiar with the German language and education system.

As a guest student, you do not need any specific language qualifications and you are exempted from study fees. More information »

Advice and contact

If you are interested in studying as guest student, please contact the Central Student Advisory Service (Zentrale Studienberatung).

Special course offerings

  • English Studies: The English Department invites refugees to participate in courses that are being offered this winter term.

Financial support

BaföG funding

As a recognised refugee in Germany, you are entitled to apply for BAföG funding. BAföG is an educational grant awarded to students by the German government if they or their parents are unable to meet the costs of their studies. Under this scheme, you can receive a monthly payment of up to € 670 for your living costs and tuition fees. At the end of your studies, you must pay back 50% of this grant to the German government.

You can find more information on applying for BAföG funding at www.bafög.de and www.stw-on.de/braunschweig/finanzen.

Scholarships at TU Braunschweig

Refugees already studying at TU Braunschweig can also apply for a Carolo-Wilhelmina-Stipendium or study grant. For more information, please make an appointment with Dr. Astrid Sebastian at the International Office.

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