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Commitment to refugees

Refugee Class for Professionals in Arts, Media and Design

Since February 2016 the Berlin Career College offers free continuing education and networking for fled artists, creatives and employees in media. The program called “Refugee Class for Professionals in Arts, Media and Design” gets extended in respect of the needs of the participants and is honorary supported by renowned teachers. The following modules have been offered yet:


Module 1: Orientation and Networking

Module 2: Working in Creative Professions in Germany

Module 3: Self-management and self-marketing for musicians

Module 4: Refugee Class for Professionals in Culture and Media

Module 5: Refugee Class for Professionals in Performing Arts

Module 6: Refugee Class goes Filmuniversität Babelsberg


Further modules are currently in the planning stage.

source: NASA

UdK Berlin´s students and lecturers currently work on many projects that are aimed at refugees. Here you find a selection of these projects, among others the Refugee Classes organized by the Berlin Career College and events initiated by Common Ground, a communal initiative that was founded by the AStA.

Course Guidance in Arabic and Farsi

Starting on 7th of June 2016 UdK International Student Service will provide weekly counseling in Arabic and Farsi, in addition to the service in German and English. If you are interested in studying at UdK Berlin, if you have questions about the application process or if your would like to learn more about the eligibility for scholarships, feel free to stop by.

Consultation hours are every Tuesday between 3.30pm and 5pm. They are held in room 16a at Einsteinufer 43-53, 10587 Berlin. If you have a question send an e-mail to aaa_

Further information – about application, lectures or how to become a guest auditor – you will find here:

source: ASTA UdK Berlin

Common Ground

A communal initiative that was founded by the AStA of the University of Arts Berlin

COMMON GROUND is the official platform of the AStA of the University of Arts Berlin to connect, support and inform students, newcomers and common social art projects. The blog presents latest news, information about current projects at UdK Berlin and recommendations for events and links providing information related to refugee support:





The project is supported by the Federal Minister of Education and Research (BMBF).

Teamwork in the Field of Music

Since March 2016 our student group visits "welcome classes" of different Berlin-based schools in order to lead art and music projects or lessons. We rehearse songs, we try out instruments or we even make our own instruments and body-percussions, we paint together, do handicrafts and more.

Primary goal of the project is to give refugee children the opportunity to experience themselves and to express their feelings through the medium of art and music. By now we cooperate with three schools: Katharina-Heinroth-Schule, Nehring- Schule and Bertha-von-Suttner-Schule.

We are always happy to gain new members for our project! Everybody is welcome (also non-UdK-students), as long as you are willing to take responsibility for children as a person in the position of a teacher. For some students, for example for those who study music teacher, UdK Berlin offers the possibility to gain credits for taking part in our project.


The project will start again in winter semester 2016, around 12th of September. Please contact us (there will be a meeting before the project starts again): mail to jeruscha.strelow_ or to joovent_

source: Tanja Al Kayyali
source: Stella Konstantinou
source: Stella Konstantinou
source: Stella Konstantinou