List of Universities Helping Ukrainian Students

List of Universities in Germany Helping…

List of Universities in Germany Helping Ukrainian Students


Universities in Germany have been more than willing to help Ukrainian students in such times of need ever since Russia launched a large-scale invasion of Ukraine on February 24, 2022.

German universities are not the only higher education institutions offering help to students affected by war. In fact, universities worldwide have lent a helping hand to Ukrainian students, providing psychological support, financial assistance, and all kinds of counseling services.

The most recent pre-war statistics show that a total of 6,572 students from Ukraine were pursuing their university education in Germany. The situation has changed with the war. According to data from the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR), as of November 2022, more than one million Ukrainian refugees were recorded in Germany.

Important: Our team is gathering all information related to universities that are offering help to displaced Ukrainian students, including the type of help they are providing for anyone who might need it in times of hardship.

Reporting and sharing this information is the least we can do. If you want to contribute to this list or would like to get in touch, please contact [email protected].

Here’s a list of German universities helping Ukrainian students:

Universities and Universities of Technology Type of Support Website
RWTH Aachen Advising services regarding studies, funding, language acquisition, and legal status.  Loans and free meals for students struggling financially. "High Potential Student Grant" for persons with Ukrainian citizenship (in specific master's programs). https://www.rwth-aachen.de/
University of Augsburg Support/advising services via the International Office. Free attendance at selected courses at the University of Augsburg. https://www.uni-augsburg.de/
University of Bamberg German intensive courses. Online courses to acquire ECTS points. Unbureaucratic enrollment opportunities. https://www.uni-bamberg.de/
University of Bayreuth "Bayreuth Bridge for Science" grant for refugee scientists. Funding options for academics and students. Counseling. https://www.uni-bayreuth.de/
Berlin University of the Arts Advising services on funding for scholars and artists from Ukraine and other politically threatened persons. Counseling and advising services. https://www.udk-berlin.de/
Free University of Berlin Student advising and psychological counseling. Social Counseling Center regarding support for financial opportunities.  Special grants for periods of tumultuous transition for those connected to the university. https://www.fu-berlin.de/
Humboldt University of Berlin Sponsorship program for refugee students, doctoral candidates, and researchers from Ukraine. Advising services regarding funding, accommodation, etc. https://www.hu-berlin.de/
Technical University of Berlin Academic and psychological counseling. Financial support. Reimbursement of expenses for prospective Ukrainian students. https://www.tu.berlin/
Bielefeld University Daily counseling hours. Advising services.  Free German language course for students and researchers. https://www.uni-bielefeld.de/
Ruhr University Bochum Advising services regarding studies, psychological support, funding, and emergency assistance. Courses to enrolled students at Ukrainian partner universities. https://www.ruhr-uni-bochum.de/
University of Bonn Assistance for students with acute challenges due to war.  Psychological support.  Advising services regarding funding, free meals, etc. https://www.uni-bonn.de/
Brandenburg University of Technology Counseling and study preparation services. "BTU Guest Student Programs" or "BTU Pathway Programs" for those who want to attend courses, develop language skills, or participate in campus life. https://www.b-tu.de/
Braunschweig University of Technology Unbureaucratic support. Central contact point for those affected by the war. Information on financial support and other support services. Language courses for Ukrainian students. Opportunity to study for free as a guest student. https://www.tu-braunschweig.de/
University of Bremen Information on financial support and other support services regarding studies. Opportunity to join as a vising student. https://www.uni-bremen.de/
Chemnitz University of Technology Information on financial support and other support services regarding studies. Opportunity to study as an exchange student or free mover. Scholarship program "TU4Ukraine" for students from Ukraine. https://www.tu-chemnitz.de/
Clausthal University of Technology Free of charge integration courses. Information on financial support, mental health, and other support services regarding studies. https://www.tu-clausthal.de/
University of Cologne Support for prospective students with a refugee background. Information on financial support, mental health, and other support services regarding studies. https://uni-koeln.de/
Darmstadt University of Technology Counseling services for all those affected by the war.  Information on external offers of support. Information on financial support and other support services regarding studies. https://www.tu-darmstadt.de/
TU Dortmund University Support through the Social Counseling and the Refugee Counseling and Integration Office. Information on funding options and external support offers. Free library card for Ukrainian students. https://www.tu-dortmund.de/
Dresden University of Technology Scholarships for refugees at TU Dresden financed by a fundraising campaign. Language courses for Ukrainian students, high school graduates, and early-career researchers. Information on funding options and external support offers. https://tu-dresden.de/
University of Düsseldorf Information and support services. Preparatory German courses for refugees. Support in choosing a study field.  Support with scholarships and the application process. Opportunity to enroll as guest students. https://www.hhu.de/
Catholic University of Eichstätt-Ingolstadt Support services for refugee students and researchers. Opportunity to study as a degree student or free mover (for one or two semesters) with Erasmus+ funding. Information on external means of funding. https://www.ku.de/
University of Erlangen-Nuremberg FAU scholarships and fellowships for students and scholars/scientists at risk from Ukraine.  Students: €870/month. Ph. D. students: €1,700/monthScholars/scientists: €2,350/monthFamily allowance: First child: €400, each next child: €100Psychological advice and other types of support services. https://www.fau.de/
ESCP Business School Offers scholarships, language courses, and open management courses on its European campuses in Berlin, London, Madrid, Paris, Turin, Warsaw, and online. https://escp.eu/
University of Flensburg Information and services on financial support, psychological counseling, and study opportunities. Information on scholarships, need-based student financial aid, part-time student jobs, and internships. Financial support from the Donation Fund. https://www.uni-flensburg.de/
Goethe University of Frankfurt am Main Support services regarding financial aid, scholarships, study, and counseling. https://www.uni-frankfurt.de/
Viadrina University Support and emergency aid fund "Ukraine" for scientists, European University Viadrina (EUV) students, or prospective students.  Psychological support, information on accommodation, right of residence, and other inquiries. Support services for high school students, free-movers, exchange students, degree-seeking students, Ph. D. students, and researchers. https://www.europa-uni.de/
Zeppelin University Full scholarships in specific master’s programs. Tuition-free guest studies to receive credit points. Offers are funded by the Erasmus program. https://www.zu.de/
University of Freiburg Advising on humanitarian and financial support options for students and researchers from Ukraine. Exemption from tuition fees for Ukrainian students who take up studies in Baden-Württemberg and who have a residence title according to § 24 of the Residence Act. Online courses and information regarding external support services. https://uni-freiburg.de/
University of Giessen Support services in various areas, including how to apply for unemployment grants for Ukrainian exchange students and free movers. Support services on student financing for Ukrainian and international students from Ukraine. https://www.uni-giessen.de/
University of Göttingen Emergency aid fund for students in need.  Support programs and initiatives such as free integration courses, and language courses, to name a few.  Counseling services, including free psychological and psycho-social support. https://www.uni-goettingen.de/
University of Greifswald 11 full scholarships* for refugee students and doctoral candidates from Ukraine.  *Funds provided by the DAAD (German Academic Exchange Service). Advising regarding studies and external support opportunities. https://www.uni-greifswald.de/
University of Hagen Free B1 online language course for FernUniversität students.  Information on academic support offerings from various sources.  Relief campaigns, information on accommodation, etc. https://www.fernuni-hagen.de/
University of Halle-Wittenberg Information about various offers of assistance. Assistance for students and doctoral candidates who have been affected by the war. https://www.uni-halle.de/
University of Hamburg Information and support services for Ukrainians affected by the war and Ukrainian and Russian students at the university. Walk-in consultation hours and individual counseling sessions for struggling students. https://www.uni-hamburg.de/
Hamburg University of Technology Various assistance services by the university.  Information on external offers of support, such as funding and psychological support. https://www.tuhh.de/
Leibniz University Hannover In-depth information regarding studies, research, and advisory services and support. Intensive German language courses. Information regarding applicable funding options (DAAD, BAföG, Erasmus+). https://www.uni-hannover.de/
University of Hildesheim Emergency financial aid and scholarships to students. Arranging/providing research grants.  Other support offers in line with the university’s professional profile.  Information on contacts, advisory services, and external funding programs. https://www.uni-hildesheim.de/
University of Hohenheim Emergency financial aid from funds provided by the Ministry of Science, Research and the Arts (MWK), the German Academic Exchange Service (DAAD), and donations. Psychological counseling for students. Information regarding external sources of support. https://www.uni-hohenheim.de/
Technical University of Ilmenau Personal support, consultation, discussion groups, and dialogue. Counseling services. Short-term assistance in financial emergencies. Information and assistance services on external sources of financial support. tu-ilmenau.de
University of Jena Study counseling, counseling services, psychological support, emergency funds. Advice, support, and funding programs for researchers. https://www.uni-jena.de/
Karlsruhe Institute of Technology Information on funding opportunities, studies, and psychological counseling. https://www.kit.edu/
University of Kassel Counseling service for refugee students. Information on sources of financial and psychological support.  Information on accommodation options, studies, and German language courses. https://www.uni-kassel.de/
University of Kiel Advice on financial support options. Counseling for psychological or spiritual support. Information on legal issues about residence status. Study advisory services and simplified application options. Participation in degree preparation programs, fee exemptions when preparing for a degree, English, Maths, and Computer Science courses for those interested in studying.  Information on scholarships and financial support from federal programs. https://www.uni-kiel.de/
University of Koblenz-Landau Information on scholarships and funding options.  Information on study opportunities and external sources of support. https://www.uni-koblenz-landau.de
University of Konstanz Participation in an orientation semester, Intensive language course in German, and Guest auditor program. Information on external sources of financial support. https://www.uni-konstanz.de/
University of Leipzig Information on funding opportunities for Ukrainian students and researchers. Information on social counseling and psychological support. https://www.uni-leipzig.de/
University of Lübeck Information about support offers and information about voluntary work.  Information and sources of support regarding emergency grants, funding opportunities, integration and language courses, studies, etc.
Leuphana University of Lüneburg Free guest study program for visiting students.  Housing and financial support services.  Psychological counseling.
University of Magdeburg Unbureaucratic assistance to Ukrainian students and scientists. Psychosocial counseling for students. Information on funding opportunities. https://www.ovgu.de/
University of Mainz Counseling services, assistance with translations and language courses, help with administrative issues. Information on housing and funding opportunities. https://www.uni-mainz.de/
University of Mannheim Psychological counseling or advice. Information on studies and funding opportunities for students and researchers. Information on housing opportunities. https://www.uni-mannheim.de/
University of Marburg Information on studies, as a free mover, and degree programs. Contact points for scientists and doctoral candidates. Information on funding opportunities. Counseling services. https://www.uni-marburg.de/de
Technical University of Munich Integration program for students who cannot take up or continue studies due to the war. Funding information, counseling services, and other contact points for students and scientists. Information on housing and free public transport. https://www.tum.de/
Ludwig Maximilian University of Munich Short-term scholarships (€650 per month for a maximum period of 3 months) for students and doctoral students at LMU. Information on scholarships for degree students. Assistance in dealing with public authorities (e. g. , residence permit) and other issues. https://www.lmu.de/
Ukrainian Free University Munich Information on psychological, educational, and legal support. https://ufu-muenchen.de/
University of Münster A variety of advisory structures for students, researchers, and doctoral candidates. Counseling services for refugees. Information on emergency grants and funding opportunities. https://www.uni-muenster.de/
University of Oldenburg Information on financial support and counseling.  Contact points for information on living in Germany, such as housing, medical care, free phone calls to Ukraine, studies, work, and recognition of foreign vocational qualifications. https://uol.de/
University of Osnabrück Support for those facing financial challenges due to the war.  Information on funding opportunities for students and scientists. https://www.uni-osnabrueck.de/
University of Paderborn List of support programs for Ukrainian refugees, including scholarship opportunities and admission to DAAD-funded programs. https://www.uni-paderborn.de/
University of Passau Orientation for Ukrainians who want to take up a degree program, work as a researcher, or have questions about funding opportunities, and German language courses. Information for external scholarship opportunities and psychological counseling.  Contact points for those who need legal and administrative assistance. https://www.uni-passau.de/
University of Potsdam Free guest auditorships for students who have fled Ukraine. Psychological support, information on financial aid and grants, etc. https://www.uni-potsdam.de/
University of Regensburg Psychological support, German language courses, online courses to acquire ECTS credits for students who interrupted their studies in Ukraine. https://www.uni-regensburg.de/
University of Rostock German language courses, information on funding opportunities and accommodation.  Contact points for psychosocial counseling and legal advice. https://www.uni-rostock.de/
Saarland University Information on entry and visa requirements for Ukrainian nationals. Psychological counseling and advisory services. Information on funding opportunities. https://www.uni-saarland.de/
University of Siegen Counseling, conversation services, and options for individual support. https://www.uni-siegen.de/
University of Stuttgart Advice about enrolling in a study program. Information on scholarships and loans. Psychological counseling. Information on residence and social security benefits. https://www.uni-stuttgart.de/
University of Trier Support services related to studies. Emergency aid for Ukrainian students at the University of Trier. Information on funding options for Ukrainian scientists. Guest student status for students of Ukrainian universities. https://www.uni-trier.de/
University of Tübingen Orientation program for Ukrainian students. Information on entry, residence, accommodation, care, and social support. Legal and psychological support. Faculty funding for Ukrainian researchers, information on external funding opportunities, and language classes. https://uni-tuebingen.de/
University of Ulm Preparation programs, temporary study to earn ECTS credits, information on funding programs, and other support services. https://www.uni-ulm.de/
University of Vechta German intensive courses, guest auditor studies, psychological counseling, information on grants, funding, and financial emergencies. https://www.uni-vechta.de/
University of Weimar Psychological counseling, information on studies at the University of Weimar, and information on funding opportunities for students and researchers. https://www.uni-weimar.de/
Witten/Herdecke University Assistance in finding a place for psychotherapy. Opportunity to study as a guest student. Information on external funding opportunities. https://www.uni-wh.de/
University of Wuppertal Advisory services for prospective studies, including information on funding opportunities. Opportunity to join a guest study program for refugees to earn ECTS credits. Cost coverage for German preparatory courses for students who want to be part of the university. https://www.uni-wuppertal.de/
University of Würzburg Psychological support.  Information on external sources of support, including funding opportunities. https://www.uni-wuerzburg.de/
*not an exhaustive list.
Universities of Applied Sciences (Fachhochschulen) Type of Support Website
FH Aachen University of Applied Sciences Financial support, including a refund of a semester ticket for public transport, scholarships for 3 months up to a maximum of €860, and information on other external sources of funding. Join the "Free Table Program," which provides free meals in the Studierendenwerk dining halls. Academic counseling for prospective students and other support services. https://www.fh-aachen.de/
FH Bielefeld University of Applied Sciences Psychosocial counseling. Opportunity to enroll as a Free Mover student. Opportunity to use the university’s free wifi, quiet place to study, and laptops for those who need to attend online programs at their home university. Information on accommodation, medical care, work and social affairs, mobility, etc. External sources for funding opportunities. https://www.fh-bielefeld.de/
Cologne University of Applied Sciences Opportunity to enroll as Free Movers. 3-month scholarships of up to €861 per month for university students facing financial hardships. Psychological counseling. Information on other sources of financial aid and funding. https://www.th-koeln.de/
Darmstadt University of Applied Sciences Psychotherapeutic counseling. Information on scholarships, emergency funds, and social security benefits. Other forms of support services related to studies. https://h-da.de/
Esslingen University of Applied Sciences Psychological counseling and emergency help. Advice for prospective students and students of the university for matters like finances, orientation, application, and admission. https://www.hs-esslingen.de/
Frankfurt University of Applied Sciences Student advisory for prospective students. Psychosocial counseling. Information on external sources of support. https://www.frankfurt-university.de/
Hamburg University of Applied Sciences Advising to students experiencing visa, social, financial, or personal difficulties. Student advisory for prospective students. Counseling services. Information on funding for scholars and researchers. https://www.haw-hamburg.de/
Jade University of Applied Sciences Counseling for students and prospective students. Free German courses. Information on Erasmus+ scholarships and other sources of funding. Information on accommodation and free use of public transport. https://www.jade-hs.de/
University of Applied Sciences Landshut Language and study preparation. Information on accommodation options. https://www.haw-landshut.de/
Mainz University of Applied Sciences Orientation offers for refugees who are interested in studying at the university. Advice and support dealing with authorities and translations. Psychological counseling. Information on housing and support. https://www.hs-mainz.de/
Nordhausen University of Applied Sciences Information on scholarships for international students and researchers affected by the war. Advisory for prospective students. https://www.hs-nordhausen.de/
Osnabrück University of Applied Sciences Information regarding financial support, educational and work opportunities. Information related to accommodation, medical services, food distribution, and registration. Opportunity to join the Program for Guest Auditors. Other support services and helpful links. https://www.hs-osnabrueck.de/
RheinMain University of Applied Sciences Psychological counseling and student advice. Opportunity to take part in guest student programs and language courses. Information on funding opportunities for refugee scientists. https://www.hs-rm.de/
South Westphalia University of Applied Sciences “Bridge Scholarships for Ukrainian Students” in cooperation with the Budde Foundation. The scholarship includes €1,100 a month for 12 months, €500 to purchase necessary items, German language course, psychological counseling, etc. https://www.fh-swf.de/
Technical University of Applied Sciences Lübeck Free digital welcome and orientation courses. Information on scholarships and funding for students and scientists. https://www.th-luebeck.de/

Note: Many German universities continue to appeal for donations to support students and academics from Ukraine. According to the above table, universities are using everything in their power to provide assistance (in whatever way or form) to support their students as well as prospective students.

The above table shows means of support as listed by respective university websites. Details can be obtained, in detail, from university websites.

Tuition Fees at German Universities for Ukrainian Students

Public universities in Germany (except for Baden-Württemberg) do not charge tuition fees, only semester fees (around €250 per semester)

The federal state of Baden-Württemberg, where students from non-EU countries pay tuition fees, is currently not charging tuition fees for Ukrainian students until further notice.

The announcement from the Baden-Wuerttemberg’s Ministry of Science, Research and Art reads:

“Students from Ukraine who have a residence permit in accordance with Section 24 of the Residence Act and are taking up studies in Baden-Württemberg are exempt from paying tuition fees for international students (Section 5 paragraph 1 number 5 of the State Higher Education Fees Act - LHGebG), starting with the 2022 summer semester.”

“Students from Ukraine with a different residence permit (in particular according to Section 16b of the Residence Act), who are currently subject to fees, can request a deferral or waiver of international tuition fees for the winter semester 2022/23 according to Section 7 LHGebG.”