23. May 2022 | Press releases:

TU Braunschweig simplifies enrolment for student refugees from Ukraine Applications accepted through 15 June

Back to university without delay: Technische Universität Braunschweig has introduced a streamlined application process with extended deadlines for student refugees from Ukraine wishing to enrol for the ongoing 2022 summer semester. Students who were in at least the second semester of their programme in Ukraine now have until 15 June to enrol in the first programme semester of an open-admission bachelor’s degree program at the TU.

The usual deadline for international applicants who want to study at TU Braunschweig during the summer semester is 15 January. In the light of the war in Ukraine, the university has taken swift action to adjust its deadline and application requirements so that refugees can resume their studies as hassle-free as possible.

Exemption from semester contribution

Applicants from Ukraine can now enrol with only basic German language skills, with only proof of A2 level proficiency required, instead of having to take the standard German language university entrance examination (DSH). In addition, they are exempt from paying the semester contribution. As of now, TU Braunschweig is the only university in Lower Saxony to offer a simplified enrolment mechanism for student refugees.

University applicants from Ukraine can contact the International House (Incoming Office) for guidance on the application process. More information is available at

German language classes and mentoring programme 

So far, the simplified application process is only in place for the 2022 summer semester. Ukrainian students will have until the end of their second or fourth semester to pass the DSH language test. To help them learn the language, they can attend online German language classes throughout the semester. In addition, TU Braunschweig’s International House has instituted a mentoring programme to help these newly enrolled students navigate the German university system.

More information and support options for refugee students and researchers from Ukraine are available on TU Braunschweig’s “We care for Ukraine” web page at