Refugees as prospective students


Refugees Part of the main building of TU Bergakademie Freiberg, Akademiestraße 6with sufficient qualification and a residence permit of more than one semester are allowed to study at TU Bergakademie Freiberg.

The academic year has two semesters:  winter semester (1 October to 31 March) and summer semester (1 April to 30 September).



Application for studying

TU Bergakademie Freiberg offers a wide range of study courses in the fields of Mathematics and Natural Sciences, Geo Sciences, Engineering  as well as Economics. You can study in German or in English. 


Application requirements for refugees

  • residence permit of more than one semester

  • Higher education admission

  • German language knowledge (at least A1) and/or English language knowledge

Please send your complete application to this addres:

TU Bergakademie Freiberg
Akademiestraße 6
09599 Freiberg

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Preparation for studying

Refugees with unsufficient knowledge concerning language and subject-related requirements have to take part in study preparatory courses to receive appropriate certificates for studying at a German university.  

Language Preparation 

Test to determine the language level

onSET offers a test to determine the language level. Registered refugees can take this test free of charge– in German or in English.
The onSET-result will help you to find a suitable language course. Universities and language course providers can assign the right course to the participants.


German language courses

TU Bergakademie Freiberg offers German intensive courses for the following levels: A2/B1 and B2/C1

Duration: 1 Semester | 24 lessons per week | 45 minutes for each lesson

For further information please contact Ms Bellmann:
E-Mail: Kerstin [dot] Bellmannatiuz [dot] tu-freiberg [dot] de


Further possibilities to learn German

"Sprachcafé" offered by the International Centre, every second Tuesday

Duo Deutsch Uni online

Deutsche Welle

Deutsch perfekt

Alumniportal Deutschland

Goethe Institut Deutsch online


Subject-related preparation

Test to proof the ability to study

Registered refugees who are interested in studying in Germany can take a free test at


Preparation in Studienkolleg Sachsen in Leipzig

Refugees with unsufficient requirements for studying at TU Bergakadmemie Freiberg have to attend courses in Studienkolleg Sachsen to get a basic knowledge and appropriate certificates for studying at a German university. 

Virtual Preparation course

TU Bergakademie Freiberg has introduced an online programme to better prepare for studies in Germany: The Virtual Preparation Course (VPC). The self-studies of students will be supplemented by various tutorials.

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Information about studying in Germany

German Academic Exchange Service offered a special website for refugees who are interested in studying in Germany.

German Academic Exchange Service: Information for Foreigners

German Academic Exchange Service: Programms for refugees at universities 

Federal Ministry of Education and Research

KIRON Open Higher Education platform to prepare for studying in Germany



Film about German higher education system



Six stories from different cities

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During the Studies

DAAD-Programme Welcome at TU Bergakademie Freiberg


Student tutors within the Programme Welcome offered study guidance for refugees in Arabic and Farsi an. They support refugees also in study preparatory courses and during their studies by mentoring, getting in contact with relevant persons and giving tutorials for mathematic and German. 


Costs for studying and financial support

Freiberg is a small city with low costs for living and studying. Public universities in Germany like TU Bergakademie Freiberg do not charge tuition fees for most degree courses. 


Bundesausbildungsförderungsgesetz (BAFöG)

BAFöG is a state´s support to finance your study. Under certain conditions refugees are entitled to benefits. This depends on the current residence status.

Entiteld to BAFöG without a waiting period

  • recognized persons entitled to asylum,

  • recognized refugees in line with Geneva Convention on Refugees,

  • people granted subsidiary protection.

Tolerated persons and refugees for humanitarian reasons will receive BAFöG after at least 15 months in Germany.

All information information to apply for BAFöG you will find on the website of the Studentenwerk of TU Bergakademie Freiberg.

Please note: 
Refugees within in a not yet concluded asylum procedure and refugees who take part in preparatory courses are not entitled to receive BAFöG. In this case please contact your Jobcenter or Sozialamt. 



Scholarships offered by German Academic Exchange Service


Working as a student 

If you are planning to working while studying please talk to your contact person in Ausländerbehörde first. 


Virtual Faculty at TU Bergakademie Freiberg 

The Virtual Faculty bundles all digitally supported content of the TU Bergakademie Freiberg. On the one hand it is offered as a service - on the other hand as a virtual laboratory for new formats, teaching and learning methods.


Language builds bridges

The project "Language builds bridges" gives opportunities for intercultural exchange and commitment. This programme is aimed at interested students as well as citizens of Freiberg.


Living in Freiberg

The Studentenwerk Freiberg provides a wide range of offers concerning social issues like:

  • Living in a dormitory 

  • Food & Beverages

  • Financial issues and supporting 

  • Studying with a child or special needs

  • Psychological counselling

Further information concerning housing in Freiberg - please talk to your contact person in Ausländerbehörde before moving.  

Further information about freetime offers


Special offers for refugges in Freiberg 


AKAS - Arbeitskreis Ausländische Studierende


Student and public clubs and initiatives 

Events in Freiberg

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Career Center - Preparation for the labour market

The Career-Center supports students within all issues concerning the labour market by councelling & coaching, various trainings and workshops as well as getting in contact with employers.  

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Refugees with academic qualification


Refugees in germany with a recognized academic qualification can contact Centre of Advanced Study and Research at TU Bergakademie Freiberg. You will find opportunities for further academic career (doctoral studies, habilitations) and get an overview about various courses, trainings, coaching and events adressed for academics. 


Contact Person

Klara Schönfelder

Klara Schönfelder

Refugees, ERASMUS+

New: Akademiestraße 6, Room EG.06 (ground floor)

Telephone +49 3731 39-2645
Fax +49 3731 39-3659
Klara [dot] Schoenfelderatiuz [dot] tu-freiberg [dot] de

Support for refugees as prospective students



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