Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin - Faculty of Life Sciences

Welcome at the Faculty of Life Sciences


Logo_Refugees Welcome.jpgThe Student Welcome-Initiative of the Faculty of Life Sciences (LeWi) of the Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin (HU) has set itself the goal of making it easier for refugees interested in studying to enter our faculty and to integrate them into university life and the student community. The initiative has focused primarily on language promotion. This is implemented by a language café. The initiative also offers individual advisory services.


Language café

The LeWi-Welcome language café brings together newcomers and German-speaking people who want to get to know other people by learning languages together. Every Thursday evening, learners can meet in German conversation groups to learn the other language. Since the language café is centrally located on the north campus of the HU, it is a great opportunity for new arrivals interested in studying to get to know the campus and students of the HU. In addition, joint cultural activities are planned, cooking and games evenings are organised and events are attended. For information about our offers and current events, please join our Facebook group. We are looking forward to you!


When? | Every Thursday (only in the semester) | 6 - 8 p.m.
Where? | Invalidenstraße 42, 10115 Berlin | Main Building, Hall 4 (1st floor) Online event!



Advisory services

The language support is flanked by personal counselling and assistance in everyday practical questions on the subject of studying and living in Berlin. If you have any questions or would like to make an appointment, please send us an e-mail to


Contact person (consultation hours by appointment)


Birthe Hoffmann / Maximilian Devantier

Invalidenstr. 42
Room 1028
Campus Nord

Phone: +49 30 2093-8887

More information


The Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin (HU) has taken various initiatives in recent months to make it easier for refugees to enter the university.