The University is ready to support affected students and researchers. This page provides information related to the Ukraine crisis as well as on support services and contact centres.
- Support for Ukrainians
- Ways to help
- Further information and useful links
- Latest updates
In March 2022, University president Prof. Dr. Ulrich Bartosch issued a statement about the University's position regarding the war in Ukraine. He outlined what actions had been taken or were being considered.
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Donations to the Ukraine Emergency Fund
The Neuburger Gesprächskreis participates in the Ukraine Emergency Fund, which makes scholarships available to students and academics from Ukraine who require financial assistance.
If you wish to make a donation, please use the following account details:
IBAN: DE39 7405 0000 0030 8554 49
Reference line: Ukraine
Would you like to take up a degree programme at the University of Passau, work as a researcher or do you have questions about funding opportunities or German language courses? We have put together helpful information for you on orientation for refugees and asylum seekers.
Additionally, we will answer frequently asked questions from students affected by the Ukraine war on our Questions & Answers page.
The University's student-staffed law clinic (Studentische Rechtsberatung - SRB) is taking part in the #helpukrainians efforts by collating legal information that you may need when contacting German government departments and services. Here, you can find legal advice that is well-structured and accessible. The SRB can answer your everyday and legal questions about arriving in Germany and immigration, about work, social services and more, in multiple languages. Visit their FAQ for the most important answers. You can also download the documents you need to stay in Passau.
Find out about the support services for Ukrainian students and academics on the National Academic Contact Point Ukraine website.
Національний академічний контактний центр для України - на цьому веб-сайті ми хотіли б запропонувати вам першу орієнтацію в Німеччині і, особливо, в німецькій системі вищої освіти та наукових досліджень. Також ми пропонуємо вам огляд різноманітних пропозицій допомоги в академічній сфері.
The Bavarian Academic Center for Central, Eastern and Southeastern Europe (BAYHOST) has established 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.
Students and researchers from Europe and around the world have launched the #ScienceForUkraine initiative to provide information about support services for students and researchers affected by Russia's war of aggression on Ukraine. It is coordinated by officials from the University of Latvia, the Polish Academy of Sciences, the Max Planck Institute for Innovation and Competition and Leiden University. Support offers include paid visits abroad for researchers and students as well as doctoral fellowships. For details visit the #ScienceforUkraine website.
With the support of the State Minister for Culture and the Media, the German Library Association has announced a short-term scholarship programme for refugees from Ukraine for the period September to December 2022.
Who can be funded?
Funding is available for projects in the field of culture and media by refugees from Ukraine who have fled to Germany and who require cooperation with libraries and archives or to which libraries and archives can make a special contribution - for example, through access to collections, the provision of workplaces, technical infrastructure or event rooms. Funding amounts to 2,000 euros per month per person.
Applications can be submitted immediately via the online application form. The application must be completed in German or English; translation programmes can be used if necessary. All information in Ukrainian, English and German can be found on the website of the German Library Association.
As part of the Taras-Shevchenko-Programme, BAYHOST offers German summer courses for prospective students and students from Ukraine. Students and high school graduates from Ukraine with German knowledge of at least level A2 are eligible to apply. Applications will be accepted on an ongoing basis, as long as there are capacities for scholarships.
Courses start mid-July / early August - we recommend you apply early!
The EPOS Programme offers scholarships for selected master's courses with a focus on development at German universities for nationals from Ukraine and DAC countries.
Application Closing Date: 30. June 2022.
The brochure for international students contains useful information and contact addresses for exchange students and degree-seeking students. It not only provides information on the application process at the University but also on scholarships and housing options.
Refugees can access simplified application and enrolment procedures when applying to German universities. Specifically, alternative arrangements have been agreed by the Kultusministerkonferenz (Standing Conference of the Ministers of Education and Cultural Affairs of the Länder in the Federal Republic of Germany) for refugees who, as a result of fleeing from their home countriesl, lack some of the documents needed for a regular application to German universities.
Information in German:
The information in German includes the 2015 Kultusministerkonferenz decision, which is the detailled document that application procedures are based on.
Information in English:
The information available on English-language web pages is less detailed. However, both the DAAD (German Academic Exchange Service) through its Study in Germany website, and uni-assist e.V., reiterate that there are alternative solutions for refugees who don't have all the documentation needed for a regular application to German universities.
EURAXESS, the European information portal for researchers, has launched a dedicated section for researchers from Ukraine as part of the ERA4Ukraine initiative. The new website provides an overview of European and national support services for refugee researchers.
The University of Passau has established a financial assistance program for students, doctoral candidates and researchers who fled from the Ukraine and are in immediate hardship brought on by the war in Ukraine.
If you are affected by the war in Ukraine, you can now apply for support and will either be referred swiftly to suitable external support services or receive a payment.
Who is eligible?
Students enrolled at the University of Passau as well as employees and interns under a contract with the University of Passau if they fled Ukraine due to the Russian aggression and additionally fulfill one of the following conditions:
- Students enrolled at Ukrainian universities;
- Graduates, who finished their studies in Ukraine in the past 12 months;
- Personnel working at Ukrainian universities.
How to apply?
The application deadline is the 19th of September 2022.
The Passau telephone helpline is there to help you in crisis situations – anonymously, competently and around the clock. You can reach the telephone helpline in Passau free of charge at +49 800 111 0 222. You can find more information on their website [German content].
- Find out more about refugee assistance in the city of Passau on the website of the City of Passau [German content].
- The association "Gemeinsam leben und lernen in Europa" ("Living and Learning Together in Europe") has compiled helpful information for helpers and refugees in the district of Passau.
- Projekt Ukrainisches Passau: This commity group can help you with administrative tasks and translations. Location: Neuburger Str. 102e, 94036 Passau. Telephone: : +49 (0) 151 45531448. Email: email@example.com
- Caritas Passau: In cooperation with the Bavarian state government, the Caritas charity has set up a Ukraine hotline. The hotline can be reached by phone from Monday to Friday from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. at +49 89 5449 7199 or by e-mail at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Important information on entering Germany and moving to Passau as well as registration, accommodation, residence, family reunification and asylum applications can be found on the Caritas Passau website [German content].
Helpline Ukraine is a free, anonymous Ukrainian and Russian language telephone helpline for children, young people, parents and family members. You can phone 0800 500 225 0 from Mondays to Fridays, between 2 p.m. and 5 p.m.
Helpline Ukraine is a project run by the Federal Ministry for Family Affairs, Senior Citizens, Women and Youth, in association with Nummer Gegen Kummer e.V. and supported by Deutsche Telekom.
На гарячій лінії допомоги українцям Ви можете отримати безкоштовну телефонну консультацію українською та російською мовами з понеділка по п’ятницю з 14:00 до 17:00 за номером 0800 500 225 0. Кожен дзвінок залишається конфіденційним і є безкоштовним.
Helpline Ukraine – це проект Федерального міністерства у справах сім’ї, людей похилого віку, жінок та молоді (BMFSFJ) спільно з Nummer gegen Kummer e.V. та за підтримки Deutsche Telekom.
Hotline: 0800 40 40 020
Hotline: 0800 22 55 530
Hotline: 08000 116 016
Ціль цього проєкту – надання базової інформації про Німеччину та німецьку культуру. Тут ви можете знайти інформацію про все, починаючи від німецьких законів, культурних норм, шкільної системи, громадського транспорту, закінчуючи базовими знаннями німецької мови тощо.
Welcome to Germany
ICUnet, a Passau-based consultancy specialising on global mobility and intercultural exchange, has prepared an online course for Ukrainians. By covering the most important and useful tips about Germany, the course helps newly arrived Ukrainians acclimatise to everyday life here.
As a result of the Russian invasion of Ukraine, the German Research Foundation (DFG) has suspended all activities within the framework of German-Russian cooperation. The DFG is aware of the consequences of this step and deeply regrets having to take it for the repercussions this has on science. Our solidarity is with the academics in Ukraine who have to fear for their lives and are forced to flee from their homeland, as well as with our long-standing cooperation partners, academics at Russian research institutions, who are themselves horrified at the actions of the Russian government. DFG web page with details on Russo-German funding proposals and collaborative projects.
The European Commission (EC), too, has decided to suspend the cooperation with Russian entities in research, science and innovation. The Commission will not conclude any new contracts nor any new agreements with Russian organisations under the Horizon Europe programme. Furthermore, the Commission is suspending payments to Russian entities under existing contracts. All ongoing projects, in which Russian research organisations are participating, are being reviewed – both under Horizon Europe and Horizon 2020, the previous EU programme for research and innovation. Further information can be found in the EC's press release issued on 4 March 2022.
Find out more on the website of the Federal Office for Migration and Refugees.
People who fled from the war in Ukraine can find information about travelling to Germany and seeking asylum on the web pages of the Commissioner for Migration, Refugees and Integration.
УКРАЇНСЬКА / Ukrainian
Біженці з України мають багато запитань і потребують підтримки. Тут громадяни України, а також громадяни третіх країн, які прибули з України, знайдуть відповіді на актуальні запитання.
РУССКИЙ / Russian
У людей, которым приходится бежать из Украины, возникает много вопросов, им необходима поддержка. Актуальные и постоянно обновляемые ответы граждане Украины и третьих государств, которым пришлось бежать из Украины, найдут здесь.
Find out more on the website of the German Federal Ministry of the Interior and Community.
Germany4ukraine - the official web portal for Ukrainian refugees, provided by the ministry.
Important information on entry and residence for Ukrainians
You have received or applied for protection in the Federal Republic of Germany because of the Russian invasion of Ukraine? Rights and duties in case of temporary protection. This information is available in various languages, including Ukrainian, on the Internet at https://handbookgermany.de/.
Важлива інформація щодо в'їзду та перебування для українців
Ви отримали захист або звернулися з проханням про захист у Німеччині у зв’язку з нападом Росії на Україну? Права та обов’язки осіб, яким надається тимчасовий захист. Така інформація доступна різними мовами, зокрема українською, на сайті https://handbookgermany.de/.
The Bavarian State Ministry of the Interior, for Sport and Integration has put together an overview web page about support during the Ukraine crisis / Допомога в українській кризі.
As a first point of contact, the Ukraine Hotline Bavaria helps Ukrainian refugees, families, and relatives of Ukrainians in Bavaria, as well as committed volunteers who want help out!
Гаряча лінія для України в Баварії
В якості першого контактного пункту ми допоможемо вам як українським біженцям, сім'ям та родичам українців у Баварії та небайдужим, які самі хочуть допомогти!
Ehret Building, University of Passau
Innstraße 45 a (between Innstrasse 41 and 43)
Sunday: 2 p.m. - 5 p.m.
More helpers are wanted! Interested people can send an email to email@example.com.
The consumer protection service for Bavaria (VerbraucherService Bayern) is offering free advice to people who are supporting Ukrainian refugees. For more information, or to make an appointment, visit their update.