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BAYHOST - Coordination office for Ukraine


Bavarian Academic Center for Central, Eastern and Southeastern Europe

Under the Taras-Shevchenko-Program BAYHOST organizes a coordination office for Ukraine, which bundles support and assistance offers for Ukrainian students and scientists and is available to them as a contact point. 

Personal consultation

In German and English language:                                           
In Ukrainian language:

Ms. Antonia Vogl

Prospective students, students

Consultation hours
on appointment

E-Mail: vogl[at]bayhost.de
Tel: +49 941 943-5586

Ms. Olja Kovalenko

Lecturers, researchers, university management, internship program.

Consultation hours
on appointment

E-Mail: kovalenko[at]bayhost.de
Tel.: +49 89 9547 4067



Funding opportunities for researchers at risk and for HEIs

BAYHOST - Workshop, October 24-25, 2024, in Budapest

BAYHOST, the Research Centre German Language in Central, Eastern and Southeastern Europe (FZ DiMOS), the Chair of Slavic Philology - Linguistics at the Institute of Slavic Studies at the University of Regensburg and Andrássy University Budapest (AUB) are organizing a hybrid workshop on cooperation with Ukraine in the humanities from 24-25 October in Budapest.
The event intends to contribute to the development and deepening of cooperation with Ukraine in the humanities, specifically with Ukrainian universities that have been particularly hard hit by the war. The workshop will focus on topics such as multilingualism, digital humanities, & digital education and is aimed at interested lecturers and researchers in Bavaria, Ukraine, Hungary, and neighboring countries.

Application for possible reimbursement of travel expenses/accommodation via registration until June 30 at the latest!

Futher Information: concept EN, DE, UA, program and registration

Programs at state level

Bavarian Emergency Fund for Ukrainian Students and Researchers. Further information

Programs at federal level

Informational brochure of the Federal Ministry of Education and Research (BMBF) for international students, postgraduates, and scientists who are interested in a research stay in Germany. "Funding your research in Germany" by research-in-germany.org

DAAD scholarship program "Future Ukraine" for Ukrainian graduates, doctoral students and postgraduates: the programme provides funding for a research stay (1-6 months) at a state or state-recognised institution of higher education or a non-university research institute in Germany. Applications are possible at any time! Further information

Deutsche Forschungsgemeinschaft (DFG) supports scientists who had to escape from their home countries. Through the new Sonderprogramm für die Ukraine now researchers in Ukraine can receive funding as wellFurther information

The Federal Institute for Vocational Education and Training BIBB supports refugees from Ukraine on their way into work and training in Germany. Students and academics are invited to apply at BIBB for an internship or to continue their research as guest researchers. Further information

The Federal Ministry of Education and Research (BMBF) announces framework to promote closer research cooperation with countries of the Eastern Partnership (including Ukraine) and with Central Asia. Futher information (in German)

The Federal Ministry of Education and Research (BMBF) announces framework for the promotion of projects on the subject of research and development cooperation between Germany and Ukraine. Further information (in German)

The  German Academic Exchange Service (DAAD). National Academic Contact Point Ukraine. Further information

The German Academic Exchange Service (DAAD) Students at Risk: Hilde Domin-Programm. For students and PhD students. Further Information

Max-Planck-Gesellschaft: with 85 research institutes and facilities Max-Planck-Society offers various internships, fellowships and jobs to students and researchers from all fields. Further information

Applicant portal for researchers from Ukraine. Helmholtz-Zentrum Dresden-Rossendorf. Go to the portal

Rapid assistance for refugee scientists. Federal Association for University Communication. Further Information

Gerda Henkel Stiftung. Support for researchers from Ukraine. Further Information

Academy in Exile. Courses, workshops and conferences for connecting an reflecting as well as fellowships for researchers at risk Further Information

Science Bridge for Ukraine. Hamburg Institute for Advanced Study (HIAS). Scientists from Ukraine in the field of "Life Sciences" should be enabled to come to Germany, where they can do research, teach German students as well as their own students. Further Information

Statement of Comparability for Foreign Higher Education Qualifications issued by the "Zentralstelle für ausländisches Bildungswesen" (Central Office for Foreign Education – ZAB). To the statement

Programs at European level

MSCA4Ukraine fellowships for displaced researchers from Ukraine to be hosted at European organizations (EU and Horizon Europe countries). Official relaunch webinar for the new call on June 14, 2024! Further information

The European University Institute (EUI) is compiling a list of Academic initiatives/Scholarships in support of Ukrainian scholars. Further information

The Science4Refugees initiative and EURAXESS portal provide research refugee friendly internships, part-time and full-time jobs, access to an European Research Community, as well as a complete range of information and support services on working and living in Europe. Further information

ERA4Ukraine. European Commission / Euraxess initiative to support researchers of Ukraine by providing an overview of all existing actions at European and national levels. Further Information

Horizon4Ukraine. European Commission. Funding & tender opportunities. Opportunities in Horizon-funded research & innovation projects. Further Information

European Research Network on Signal Transduction (ERNEST). Emergency Fund for Ukrainian researchers. Further Information

Inspireurope - supporting researchers at risk. A growing compendium of fellowships and other direct support measures for Ukrainian scholars, researchers and students. SAR Europe Further information

ERC for Ukraine. Job offers in ERC-funded research teams. Go to the ERC

OeAD - Austria’s Agency for Education and Internationalisation. Support measures for students and researchers from Ukraine. Further Information

House of Europe is an EU-funded programme fostering professional and creative exchange between Ukrainians the EU. The programme focuses on culture and creative industries, education, health, social entrepreneurship, media, and youth, for which various grants are available. Further information

Programs at international level

Ukraine Institute for Advanced Study (UIAS): initiative to support Ukrainian scholars launched by the Wissenschaftskolleg zu Berlin, in close cooperation with partner institutes from Ukraine, Europe, and the United States. Further information

Ukrainian Global University - a network of educational institutions, that join efforts to rebuild Ukraine by supporting Ukrainian high school and university students, scholars, tutors by providing them with scholarships, fellowships and postgraduate programs. Go to the network

Support for students & researchers from Ukraine. German-Ukrainian Academic Society: The UKRAINE Network Further Information 

List of Universities Helping Ukrainian Students go to the Platform

Chance-for-Science. Platform for fled scientists and German research institutions. Go to the platform

Science For Ukraine. Current help offers for Ukrainian students or researchers in need of jobs and accommodation abroad. Go to the platform

Labs supporting Ukrainian Scientists. Go to the platform 

EMBO list of life scientists across Europe and beyond offering to host Ukrainian researchers in their labs. Go to the platform

The Council for At-Risk Academics (CARA). A lifeline to academics at risk more

Further funding opportunities for researchers at risk. Compiled by the Alexander von Humboldt-Foundation To the overview

Individual institutes and foundations

The Documenting Ukraine by IWM, Vienna program provides one-time 5000 EUR grants for individual projects documenting various experiences of the full-scale russo-Ukrainian War or providing artistic and intellectual reflection on these events. The program welcomes applications from Ukrainian academics, writers, journalists, filmmakers, archivists, and other creative professionals. Application deadline 19 August 2024! Further information

Ukrainian Short-Term Fellowships with the Federation of European Biochemical Societies, for active molecular life scientists resident in Ukraine or displaced as a result of war. Applications can be submitted any time. Further information. 

The Leopoldina Ukraine Distinguished Fellowship supports post-doctoral level scientists from Ukraine to work on an independent research project at a university or research institution in Germany. Applications can be submitted any time. Further information

Ludwig-Maximilians-Universität München. Scholarships and support for full-time students and doctoral candidates. Further Information

Friedrich-Alexander-Universität Erlangen-Nürnberg offers support for Ukrainian students, researchers, teachers and all members of FAU who are affected by the crisis. Go to the offers of the FAU

Fellowships and research stipends offered by the Leibniz Institute for Educational Media | Georg Eckert Institute Further Information

The Association of German Art Historians. Scholarship program for PhD students and postdocs from Ukraine. Further Information 

Berlin Mathematics Research Center MATH+ – special fellowship program for refugees from Ukraine. Further Information 

List of individuals and institutionswho want to enable researchers threatened by the war in Ukraine to work at their institute. Some can help with their own funds; others can offer a joint application under the Philipp Schwartz Initiativeor other funding programmes Further information 

UKRAINE Funding Line at the Ernst von Siemens Foundation for the Arts (ESVK) and the HERMANN REEMTSMA STIFTUNG. Further Information

The German Mathematical Society (DMV) aims to support mathematicians from Ukraine at all stages in their career who might consider a visiting position, scholarship or other forms of scientific long-term stays in Germany. Further information

Note: For some web pages there may not be an English or Ukrainian version.

Support programs for Ukrainian students and prospective students

Funding programs for students

other recurring scholarship programs (DAAD, Erasmus, DBU) below

German Academic Exchange Service e.V. (DAAD)

The DAAD offers flexible opportunities for academics from Ukraine:
In order to be able to support academics from Ukraine at short notice, the DAAD is making existing programs more flexible with the aim of

extending the stays of Ukrainians who are already in Germany in an uncomplicated way
enabling Ukrainians who have already been selected for a scholarship to start their scholarship at an earlier date
enabling former scholarship holders to be re-invited to Germany
being able to offer preparatory language and specialist courses as quickly and unbureaucratically as possible
enabling universities in DAAD-funded projects to flexibly use funds for academics from Ukraine.

In addition to the scholarship programs and the re-invitation of former scholarship holders, this applies above all to the programs

  • Integra and PROFI
  • Eastern partnerships

For details, please contact the DAAD department responsible for your program. Further Information

Students at Risk: Hilde Domin-Programm.

Students and doctoral candidates nominated and accepted under the programme will be enrolled in degree courses of any personal subject choice and according to individual qualifications and receive a scholarship sufficient to cover the necessary costs incurred during their study resp. research stay.

Further Information

Study Scholarships - Master Studies, all academic disciplines

Funding is available for one academic year or a full Master's degree in any scientific subject at a university in Germany (max. 24 months) for students with a first degree. The requirements of the respective degree program must be met. In addition to the scholarship rate of 934 euros, further benefits can be applied for.

to the scholarship program

Scholarship Program "Future Ukraine"

The programme provides funding for a research stay (1-6 months) at a state or state-recognised institution of higher education or a non-university research institute in Germany for Ukrainian graduates, doctoral students and postgraduates. Applications are possible at any time.

To the scholarship program

National Academic Contact Point Ukraine

The National Academic Contact Point Ukraine is an initiative of the DAAD in cooperation with the BMBF, the KMK, the science ministries of the German states, and the Alliance of Science Organisations in Germany.

It is intended to serve as an initial orientation for Ukrainian students and academics in Germany’s higher education system so that they can continue their academic work or studies in safety as quickly as possible. The DAAD is responsible for implementing the Contact Point.

to the Contact Point

Digital Campus

The Digital Campus supports you with numerous offers on your way to studying in Germany. Find a lot of useful information about onSET, TestAS, TestDaF, Deutsch-Uni online! Various offers by the Society for Academic Study Perparation and Test Development (g.a.s.t.) are already available, more will be coming soon. 

to the Digital Campus 

National Agency for Erasmus+ in the German Academic Exchange Service (NA DAAD) 

Erasmus Mobility: Opportunities for Ukrainian Students and HEI staff in the Erasmus+ programme 

The general objective of the programme is to support, through lifelong learning, the educational, professional and personal development of people in education, training, youth and sport, in Europe and beyond, thereby contributing to sustainable growth, quality jobs and social cohesion, to driving innovation, and to strengthening European identity and active citizenship.

Eligible incoming students:

  • students who are currently enrolled at a Ukrainian university
  • graduates, who completed their studies at a Ukrainian university during the last 12 months
  • staff of Ukrainian institutions of higher education fleeing from the attack on Ukraine

further information in German 

general information on Erasmus+ for applicants from outside the EU

Online Linguistic Support

The Online Linguistic Support (OLS) is designed to assist Erasmus+ and European Solidarity Corps participants in improving their knowledge of the language in which they will work, study or volunteer abroad so that they can make the most out of this experience.

Further Information or go to learning platform 

German Federal Environmental Foundation (DBU)

The German Federal Environmental Foundation (Deutsche Bundesstiftung Umwelt) has launched a special program to support fellowships for Ukrainian university graduates in the field of environmental protection and nature conservation. The target group are graduates living in Ukraine or refugees with a good or very good master’s degree as well as PhD students. Good English and/or German language skills are required for application. The Fellowship allows for a six-to-twelve-month research and training stay in German research institutions, environmental authorities, NGOs or companies to gain experience in various fields of environmental and nature conservation. The Fellowship includes at least one intensive German language course. During the Fellowship, the DBU offers an extensive accompanying program consisting of seminars, professional events and workshops.

  • Special program for master graduates from Ukraine: further education/research stay in Germany. More about the program

GFPS e.V. scholarship program for Ukrainian students: one-semester scholarship from the Association for Student Exchange in Central and Eastern Europe with additional supervision and support on site. Applications to be submitted by April 30 or October 31 respectively. Further information

Albert Einstein Academic Refugee Initiative (DAFI) scholarship program for qualified refugee students to earn an undergraduate degree in their country of asylum  Further Information 

BAYHOST scholarships for German summer courses in Bavaria: Applications are open to students and young researchers from all academic disciplines with previous knowledge of German at at least B1 level from Ukraine. Next call expected in spring 2025! Further information

Support for students & researchers from Ukraine. Collection by the UKRAINE Network. Further information

Ukrainian Global University - a network of educational institutions, that join efforts to rebuild Ukraine by supporting Ukrainian high school and university students, scholars, tutors by providing them with scholarships, fellowships and postgraduate programs. Go to the network

Support and offers at Bavarian Universities

The University of Regensburg is offering a guide for refugee students and academics who want to study or research at the UR. In addition, the university is offering German courses for Ukrainian students, starting from level B2. Further information

The Eastern Bavarian Technical University of Applied Sciences Regensburg offers Ukrainian students German language courses at beginner level as well as the possibility to apply as exchange students in order to attend university without the required language skills. Further information

The University of Bamberg offers support for Ukrainian students and scholars as well as intensive German courses (DSH courses). Further Information

The University of Passau provides information related to the Ukraine crisis as well as on support services and contact centres. Further information

Friedrich-Alexander-Universität Erlangen-Nürnberg offers support for Ukrainian students, researchers, teachers and all members of FAU who are affected by the crisis. Go to the offers of the FAU

The Nuremberg Institute of Technology offers English-language Bachelor's and Master's degree programs and support for international students through Welcome Services as well as German courses.

The Lutheran University of Applied Sciences Nürnberg (EVHN) offers counseling, German courses and individual scholarships

The Technical University of Applied Sciences Rosenheim offers information for refugees and Bachelor's and Masters' degree programs in English as language of instruction. German courses for students and guest students on various levels are offered. Further information

The Julius-Maximilians-University Würzburg expresses its solidarity with Ukraine and offers help to everyone affected by the crisis: refugee students, researchers, teachers and staff members. Further information

The Catholic University Eichstätt-Ingolstadt (KU) offers help and suppport to refugee students and academics. General information for international and refugee students at KU here Further information

The Eastern Bavarian Technical University of Applied Sciences OTH Amberg-Weiden wants to help Ukrainian students on a transitional and long-term basis. Under Welcome UKRAINE, interested parties can find a summary of counseling and support services as well as funding opportunities. OTH AW offers several English-language bachelor's and master's degree programs as well as courses for refugees. Further information.

The Deggendorf Institute of Technology offers Bachelor's and Master's degree programs in English as well as the possibility to ask question about applying and studying at DIT via welcome[at]th-deg.de in English and Ukrainian Further information 

The University of Applied Sciences Weihenstephan-Triesdorf HSWT offers english-taught Master's programs in the fields of climate change, forest industries, landscape architecture and farm management Further information

Ludwig-Maximilians-University Munich offers various Master's programs taught in English. LMU also offers help for Ukrainian students and academics in the form of counselling, scholarships and a special program for refugees Further information

The Technical University of Munich offers, in addition to english-taught degree programs, various support opportunities for Ukrainians, like an integration program with enrollment as guest auditors Further information

The Technical University Würzburg-Schweinfurt offers in-depth information about applying, studying and staying at their institution. In addition, German courses are offered every semester at the Campus for Language Proficiency. Further information

The Technical University of Ingolstadt offers English-taught degree programs as well as the possibility to visit selected courses or language courses at THI Further information 

The University of Bayreuth offers refugee students and researchers information and a first contact point on their platform Refugees Welcome. In addition to a long-standing cooperation with Ukraine, the University of Bayreuth established their own funding program for researchers at risk from Ukraine - Bayreuth Bridge for Science Further information

Information on university access for refugee students

DAAD information brochure on studying in Germany for international students "Навчання у Німеччині - Практичні поради для іноземних студентів" more

DAAD information brochure on studying in Germany for parents "Навчанння у Німеччині: чудовий вибір для Вашої дитини 15 запитань та відповідей для батьків" more

The most important facts about studying in Bavaria - BAYHOST overview more

Guide to application and studying at a Studienkolleg in Bavaria more. (Версія українською мовою)

Online course: How to apply for a PhD in Germany. Offered by DAAD (German Academic Exchange Service) more

National Academic Contact Point Ukraine. Informational platform and support by DAAD (German Academic Exchange Service) more

KMK (Conference of the Ministers of Education and Cultural Affairs of Germany): Information on university access for refugee students more and overview for all German states more  

Information about available study places in Germany. Matching platform for students and universities. An initiative of German universities more

Statement of Comparability for Foreign Higher Education Qualifications issued by the "Zentralstelle für ausländisches Bildungswesen" (Central Office for Foreign Education – ZAB). To the statement

Competent foreigners authorities who provide information about the possibilities of a residence permit for the purpose of study/training more

Fleeing Ukraine: support for education. European Commission more

Recognition of foreign professional qualifications in Germany more 

Student and student services support students from Ukraine more

Study-in-Bavaria is here to provide international students with information on universities and life in Bavaria. Bavarian State Ministry of Science and the Arts more

Free online classes via vhb (Virtuelle Hochschule Bayern - a “common virtual campus” of Bavarian universities and universities of applied sciences). Language and university preparatory courses are offered as well. Please note: only part of the courses is in English more in German and версія українською

Practical information after arrival in Bavaria | Germany

Important information on entry and residence


Questions and answers on entry from Ukraine. Federal Ministry of the Interior and Homeland more

Answers to questions about employment and social benefits in Germany. Frequently asked questions for Ukrainian refugees. Federal Ministry of Labour and Social Affairs more

Frequently asked questions about entering Germany from Ukraine and residing in Germany. Integrationsbeauftragte der Bundesregierung für Migration, Flüchtlinge und Integration more

Education & Research. School, higher education, vocational training: information for refugees from Ukraine. Federal Ministry of Education and Research. Further Information


Information for refugees from Ukraine. Bavarian State Ministry of the Interior, Sports and Integration more

Information and support for refugees. Bavarian State Ministry of Education, Science and the Arts more

Welcome! The Bavarian school system. Bavarian State Ministry of Education, Science and the Arts more

Important information on entry and residence for Ukrainians. Handbook Germany. Further Information

Information for people fleeing the war in Ukraine. European Commission more

Information and help on the topic of asylum law and hosting refugees from Ukraine. German magazin fachanwalt.de

Information for refugees from Ukraine. Pro Asyl more 

Recognition of Foreign Professional Qualifications in Germany more

Info point for refugee Ukrainians. Caritas. Nah. Am Nächsten. more

Employment Agency & Assistance in finding suitable work for people coming from other countries more

New arrival. Support on site


Health Care in Germany - Online-Guide in German and Ukrainian by the MiMi Center for Integration in Bavaria more

Psychological support for Ukrainian students offered by Bavarian student unions "Studentenwerk":

Ukrainian students can contact the respective psychological counseling centers of the universities and student unions and are referred by them to members of the regional psychosocial networks if necessary.

- Studentenwerk Erlangen-Nürnberg: telephone consultations in German and English more 

- Studentewerk München: psychological and psychotherapeutic support more

- Studentenwerk Niederbayern/Oberpfalz: general and psychological counseling in German and English more

Ukraine Hotline Bavaria by Freie Wohlfahrtspflege Bayern - first point of contact for Ukrainian refugees, families, and relatives of Ukrainians in Bavaria, as well as committed volunteers who want help out more

Psychological, psychiatric and neurological care for refugees from Ukraine - Medbo Oberpfalz, in German, Englisch and Ukrainian more

Psychological counseling for refugess - Psychological Service for Foreigners (PDA) of Caritas Bavaria, interpreters available more

Psychosocial support for refugees from Ukraine - Refugio München more


Wunderflats - platform for private housing more

Host4Ukraine more

I can help.host. Offering people fleeing the war a safer place to stay more

The UKRAINE Network. #StandWithUkraine more


Free train tickets within EU countries. Information about national authorities and free travel options more

Information for Ukrainian refugees about entering and traveling within Germany - Deutsche Bahn DB helpukraine-Ticket 

Projects for and with refugees

The network CAMPUSAsly is active in many projects for refugees (e.g. university groups, language tandems, support for women, support for school children, culture, sports and recreational activities) more

Students educate pupils. Free tutoring from student volunteers more

School lessons for Ukrainian children more

Regensburg help for Ukrainians. Information on first steps and everyday life in Regensburg more

The non-profit association Space-Eye organizes emergency aid for Ukraine in the Regensburg area and helps to find accommodation more

Communication with the relevant authorities

Refugee Law Clinic supports you in legal matters and when communicating with public authorities more

Legal consultants more

Communication with refugees

INTEGREAT. The Digital Integration Platform. Go to the Platform

Ankommenapp.de learn german to the app

Picture dictionary Ukrainian more 

Free language course for Ukrainians and all helpers sprachenlernen24.de 

Babbel for Ukrainians | Babbel для України  more

Booklet for teaching and learning German in 22 languages - now also Ukrainian | Refugee Assistance Munich more

Translators for Ukraine more

Learn German as a Ukrainian Refugee - Free PDF Study Guide. Buchstaben.com

Vocabulary, idioms and information - free German-Ukrainian dictionary as a PDF download - Kreuzworträtsel.de 

Free E-Book: Learning German for Ukrainian refugees - Sprachnudel.de

Free vocabulary crossword puzzles German-Ukrainian for playful learning - kreuzwortraetsellexikon.de

vhs-Lernportal - German courses. Deutsch lernen im Integrationskurs. Go to the portal

Volunteer translators and interpreters, offered via the Abteilung Willkommenskultur und Integration, City of Regensburg. more

Note: For some web pages there may not be an English or Ukrainian version.

Job databases and offers

Job Databases

Job exchange for refugees from Ukraine - by the Bavarian economy more 

EURAXESS. Jobs for refugee researchers and students more

European Research Council (ERC) for Ukraine: jobs for researchers fleeing the war more

Employment Agency & Assistance in finding suitable work for people coming from other countries more

Coordination and Counseling Center for Professional Recognition (KuBB). The counseling centers offer support to companies and those seeking recognition also in Russian, Ukrainian or English and provide information about the procedure and the necessary documents. more (German page)

Multilingual gross-net-salary calculator for Germany, Lohntastik: Our income tax or gross-net salary calculator and the tables give an accurate picture of your net salary, as well as the deducted taxes and social contributions. At the end, you will know how high your net salary will be. The gross-net salary calculator is based on the German income tax system more

Current Job Offers

INDEX: Archiving role in Lviv, hybrid/remote work possible (UA/EN)

We are now looking for an Archiving Coordinator / Head of Archiving (title will be commensurate with experience and level of responsibility of selected candidate). This person will work closely with INDEX's leadership to lead INDEX's digital archiving activities, including the Documenting Ukraine archive and participation in a growing network of Ukrainian documentation and archiving initiatives.

Please send your CV, motivation letter, and names of three referees to info@index-ukraine.org. More information here

Help for Ukraine - We stand together!

Bavaria helps!

Hilfe für die Ukraine - Wir stehen zusammen! Bavarian State Ministry for Family, Labor and Social Affairs more

Regensburg hilft - Ukraine (One the german webpage infomarmation in Ukraine can be found below) more

Assistance compass: Support and assistance for students and scientists affected by the war in Ukraine. University of Regensburg more 

Donations for medical products and urgently needed equipment via Bamberg:UA e.V. (non-profit organization founded in 2017 by Ukrainian students from the University of Bamberg) more

Calls from Ukraine

For those willing to help Ukraine. Humanitarian aid website. Cabinet of Ministers of Ukraine more

Humanitarian initiatives directly in Ukraine - Cedos | NGO Center for Society Research more


Coordination office for Ukraine

German & Ukrainian Version

Bavarian Academic Center for Central, Eastern and Southeastern Europe

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