If you are interested in studying at the University of Regensburg, the International Office is the appropriate contact point.
If you are planning to come to the University of Regensburg as a researcher, our Welcome Center can assist you.
During a counseling meeting with the International Office (virtual, in person or via phone), we can individually address which options are open to you in regard to your desired course of study at UR. We clarify your university entrance qualification (HZB) and inform you about German courses at the university. We discuss application formalities and answer general questions.
Please contact us to schedule an appointment:
On the following pages you will find more information:
Students who interrupted their studies in Ukraine due to the war have the opportunity to take courses online at Bavarian universities via the vhb platform, and thus acquire ECTS credits that can be recognized at the Ukrainian home university later. The offer also applies to students who are not enrolled at a Bavarian university.
In order to participate in all CLASSIC vhb courses free of charge and to acquire ECTS credits, it is required that the students present proof of enrollment at a Ukrainian university for the winter semester 2021/22 or the summer semester 2022.
The program is primarily aimed at Ukrainian students with German language skills, since most of the courses are German taught. There are also 78 English language courses offered.
If enrollment is not available, the vhb provides an additional 100 online courses via the OPEN vhb platform.
Please note: a study program cannot be completed by visiting only vhb courses.
⇒ Information to registration for Ukrainian students
At UR, international applicants can prepare themselves linguistically for university studies. The courses offered by the ZSK provide university-specific foreign language training at various levels (B2 - C1 (CEFR)).
The aim of the course program is to achieve the language proficiency to study, proven by the "Deutsche Sprachprüfung für den Hochschulzugang" (DSH).
Duration: one level per semester
Structure: the so-called semester courses consist of a language course of 240 teaching hours and online additional courses.
In order for your application to be successful, you must provide proof of your university entrance qualification for German universities, as our courses are aimed at people who are interested in and capable of studying. Therefore, we require certain documents from you, e.g. high school diploma and university transcript.
The application process is the same as for a degree application via our online platform.
Please feel invited to contact us directly if you have any further questions:
With funds from the DAAD scholarship program Zukunft Ukraine, the University of Regensburg supports the academic education of high-achieving Ukrainian students who had to leave their home country due to the war.
The goal of the program is to support Ukraine by providing a long-term and sustainable contribution to the qualification of Ukrainian students at the University of Regensburg.
This program is open to individuals who have fled to Germany from Ukraine due to the war and are eligible for a "Aufenthaltsgewährung zum vorübergehenden Schutz" under Section 24 of the Residence Act (AufenthG).
Eligible applicants are:
If you belong to one of these groups of persons and are already enroled in a specialized study program at the University of Regensburg or will be enroled from WS 23/24 or will start a doctoral program at the University of Regensburg, please feel free to contact the International Office, Ms. Wunderlich, to request the application form: email@example.com
Application is possible on a continuous basis.
General conditions of the scholarship:
The monthly rate for bachelor or master students is 931,- EUR, the rate for PhD students is 1200 EUR.
Funding by the program "Zukunft Ukraine" is possible until 31.12.2024 at the latest.
Currently enroled Ukrainian and Russian students certainly have many questions and concerns at the moment. We would like to encourage you to contact us with your concerns, questions and problems at any time. We can discuss your concerns together and explore what possible solutions there may be.
The current conflict is burdening students from the affected countries on various levels. Not only the uncertain financial situation and the complications under immigration law resulting from the current situation pose challenges. Also the mental struggle with the topic, the worry about family and friends and the abundance of information in the media can put a strain on the soul and psyche.
We encourage you to contact the appropriate offices on campus and in the city of Regensburg if you have mental health concerns.
You are welcome to schedule a personal appointment with the Welcome Center to discuss your individual situation. We can provide information on possible assistance options.
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If you want to be a researcher at the University of Regensburg, you need an affiliation with a faculty as a host institution. If you are interested in doing a PhD, you can find more information in the PhD-section below.
For refugee researchers and doctoral students, you can apply for funding through the programmes listed below. More detailed information on academic support programmes can also be found on the central UR page (currently only in German):
Alexander von Humboldt Foundation
In view of the war in Ukraine, the Alexander von Humboldt Foundation is extending the deadline for nominations of Ukrainian scholars until 18 March 2022 in the current call for nominations of the Philipp Schwartz Initiative.
Hilde Domin Programme
With the Hilde Domin Programme, the DAAD (German Academic Exchange Service) supports at-risk students and doctoral candidates worldwide.
Contact: Staff Unit Internationalization, Dr. Andreas Friedel
Phone: +49-(0)941/943 7410
The funding programme provides Ukrainian PhD students, postdocs and researchers of all disciplines with the opportunity to continue their research activities for a period of 6-12 months in a working group at a university or research institute in Germany.
Contact: Referat Forschungsförderung und Drittmittelprojekte
DFG (German Research Foundation)
The DFG offers support to academics from Ukraine and also from Russia as part of its initiative for refugee scientists.
Contact: Referat Forschungsförderung und Drittmittelprojekte