Information for refugees

The HBK Braunschweig is taking part in the Integration of Refugees joint initiative of Lower Saxony’s universities. The first point of contact for refugees at the HBK Braunschweig is the International Office.

Guest Studies and Regular Studies

The HBK Braunschweig offers refugees free access to guest studies. As a guest student you can gain an insight into studies at the HBK Braunschweig, practice the language and learn the specialist terms of your course. Refugees who would like to start regular studies at the university but do not have any proof of their education can, in exceptional cases, be included in the acceptance process. Please note that you must provide evidence of good German language skills to study at the university.

Financial support for student refugees and researchers

There are a couple of Initiatives that offers grants and financial support for refugees and scholars at risk:

The Martin Roth Initiative protects  artists/those active in the arts who are committed to freedom of art, democracy and human rights in their homeland by offering temporary protected stays in Germany or third countries.

The Philipp-Schwartz Initiative of the Alexander von Humboldt-Stiftung offers grants for researchers at risk.

Researchers at risk can apply for grants at the Volkswagenstiftung

The Hilde Domin Programme supports students and PhD students in completing their studies / research work in a safe environment.

Studio space and accommodation for refugees

Artists requiring accommodation or studio space can contact the International Office.

Further Information and Links

A summary, information and advice on Lower Saxony’s universities is available here.

The DAAD offers a website with Information for refugees from Ukraine and a Contact Office Afghanistan.


Susanne Fleischhacker
+49 531 391 9141