The European Union, its Member States and Europeans across the continent are mobilised in support of people fleeing the war in Ukraine. We are working on all fronts to support Ukraine with assistance, humanitarian aid and civil protection. This specific initiative wants to support researchers of Ukraine by providing them with an overview of all existing actions at European and national levels.
In order to provide the research community with useful and up-to-date information, this section will be updated regularly based on the evolution of the situation and the needs to address.
The Federal Government's Commissioner for Migration, Refugees and Integration has compiled a thorough summary of information about daily life in Germany (including residency issues, accomodation and finding schools and work) for those fleeing the war in Ukraine in English, Ukrainian, Russian and German.
Additionally, the Federal Ministry of Education and Research has compiled information specifically about schooling, vocational training, higher education and employment in English, Ukrainian, Russian and German for those fleeing the war in Ukraine.
Find useful information in Germany
General information about housing in Germany can be found on our Accommodation page.
Cities around Germany are compiling information about how those fleeing the war in Ukraine can apply for residency, find accomodation and access other services.
Though some resources from larger cities are listed here, it is therefore important to look for local information online for the town or city where you are located as these may be more useful to help you find accomodation following your arrival.
Furthermore, many cities and towns also have Ukrainian organisations and other information resources to help those arriving.
Berlin is providing a variety of information about many different topics in Ukrainian, English, Russian and German on the city's homepage.
The help initiative Solidarität Bonn-Ukraine (Solidarity Bonn-Ukraine) has compiled information for those arriving from Ukraine in Bonn in Ukrainian on their page Solidarität Bonn Ukraine (ukraine-bonn.eu). On their German pages, they list opportunities to help those who have fled Ukraine.
Cologne is providing information, including about accomodation possibilities, in Ukrainian, Russian and German on its homepage.
The newspaper Kölner Stadt-Anzeiger has produced a publication in Ukrainian and German to help those arriving from Ukraine get settled. This magazine and as well as information about a Telegram channel can found on the newspaper's website:
The city of Frankfurt am Main has provided information about residency rights on its homepage.
Other resources, such as the Ukrainischer Verein Frankfurt e.V., are providing information in Ukrainian and German about accomodation and other resources on their homepage.
Hamburg has bundled a great deal of information for those arriving from the Ukraine in Ukrainian and German together with information about how to get an appointment with the foreigners' authorities in order to gain better access to services and secure a residency status on their homepage.
The portal München.de provides a great amount of information in Ukrainian, English and German for those arriving in Munich from Ukraine including information about places to stay.
Here you will find information on job and funding opportunities for students and researchers who have had to leave Ukraine.
General information about job offers and funding opportunities can be found on our Jobs & Funding page.
- The German Academic Exchange Service (DAAD) has compiled information about studying in Germany in English, Ukrainian and German on their National Academic Contact Point Ukraine page. Details include an overview of the German academic landscape and funding opportunities as well as other relevant topics.
- The German Rectors' Conference (HRK) has information for those looking to attend higher education in Germany on their Study for refugees page.
- The Hochschulforum Digitalisierung has compiled a list of opportunities at individual universities on their Help for people from Ukraine - how universities get involved page.
Finding an academic host to host your research stay is an important first step to work as a researcher in Germany. See our page for information about how to find others in your field of research.
- The German Academic Exchange Service (DAAD) has compiled information about continuing to research in Germany in English, Ukrainian and German on their National Academic Contact Point Ukraine page. Details include an overview of the German academic landscape and funding opportunities as well as other relevant topics.
- The Alexander von Humboldt Foundation has information about fellowships and other funding opportunities that can help finance a research stay in Germany for those who have had to leave the Ukraine on their War in Ukraine: Information and measures page.
Additionally, academic hosts who have space to accomodate researchers at their institute are listed with their field of research on the Support for researchers at risk page.
- The VolkswagenStiftung currently is offering 6-12 months of financing on their page Funding for Refugee Scholars and Scientists from Ukraine.
- The German Research Foundation (DFG) has expanded the criteria for funding via their Walter Benjamine Programme to help finance research stays. Information can be found on the DFG's Refugee Researchers page.
- The German-Ukrainian Academic Society has compiled a list of job and funding opportunities for Ukrainian students and researchers on their Support for students & researchers from Ukraine page.
- The @ukrainianscholars page, associated with the blog Elephant in the Lab, has collected a number of relevant funding opportunities for researchers from Ukraine, housing opportunities and Telegram contact opportunities.
- Berlin Research 50 (BR50) combines the efforts of multiple non-university research institutitions in Berlin on relevant shared topics. On the the initiative's Interest Groups page, a number of job opportunities and other possibilities for those fleeing Ukraine can be found under the category IG Ukraine.
- On its page providing information about the background and consequences of the war in Ukraine (in German), the Federal Ministry of Education and Research has also collected a list jof funding possibilities for researchers from Ukraine (in the right column under 'Fördermöglichkeiten für ukrainische Forschende').
- Job portals
An increasing number of websites are appearing to match those who have fled Ukraine with potential employers. These include among others:
- The Culture Helping Culture (Kultur hilft Kultur) (Kultur hilft Kultur – Культура підтримує культуру) portal in German and Ukrainian offers a means for Ukrainians working in the cultural industry to connect with others in Nordrhein-Westfalia (Nordrhein-Westfallen) and other states to gain footing in Germay's cultural landscape.
- The portal Design made in Germany has a list of job opportunities and available workspaces for Ukrainians in creative industries on their UA Joboffer + Workspace for refugee Ukrainian creatives page.
- The Goethe Institute has teamed up with the forum Artists at Risk to establish a platform to compile opportunities for artists and workers in creative industries who have left Ukraine. The page is available in Ukrainian, English and German.
- The German page Architekturmeldungen has lists opportunities for those from Ukraine looking for work in architecture or civil engineering positions on their Jobs for Architects from Ukraine in Germany page.
Embassy of Ukraine in Germany
The Embassy of Ukraine in Berlin is responsible for anyone resident in the German states of Berlin, Brandenburg, Mecklenburg-Vorpommern, Saxony (Sachsen), Saxon-Anhalt (Sachsen-Anhalt) and Thuringia (Thüringen).
Consulate General of Ukraine, Düsseldorf
The Consulate General of Ukraine, Düsseldorf is responsible for anyone residing in the German state of North Rheine- Westfalia (Nordrhein-Westfalen).
Consulate General of Ukraine, Frankfurt am Main
Vilbeler Str. 29
60313 Frankfurt am Main
The Consulate General of Ukraine, Frankfurt am Main is responsible for anyone residing in Hesse (Hessen), Rheinland- Palatinate (Rheinland-Pfalz) and Saarland).
Consulate General of Ukraine, Hamburg
Mundsburger Damm 1
The Consulate General of Ukraine, Hamburg is responsible for anyone residing in the German states of Hamburg, Bremen, Lower Saxony (Niedersachsen) and Schleswig-Holstein.
Consulate General of Ukraine, Munich
The Consulate General of Ukraine, Munich is responsible for anyone residing in the German states of Bavaria (Bayern) and Baden-Württemberg.
Information about the recognition of diplomas in Germany can be found on our Recognition of qualifications page.
- The Central Office for Foreign Education is responsible for the recognition of diplomas awarded outside Germany. More information about the process can also be found on their Academic Recognition page. Information about getting academic degrees recognised with a statement of comparability is also available in Ukrainian on this page.
- Anerkennung in Deutschland is responsible for the recognition of professional qualifications in Germany. They have created a broschure in Ukrainian and English for those who have left Ukraine and wish to have their professional qualifications recognised in Germany.
FAQs from the German Federal Ministry of Migration and Refugees about entry and residency for those who have left Ukraine
Information about entry and residency for people who have left Ukraine (FAQ in German, Ukrainian, Russian and English).
Handbook Germany is a resource that explains life to foreigners arriving in Germany. The page now has a site dedicated to explaining entry into Germany and residency rights in Ukrainian and Russian in addition to English and German for those seeking refuge in Germany from the war the Ukraine.
The wiki-page uahelp contains a number of ressources regarding many different aspects of life in Germany in Ukrainian on the Помощь украинцам в Германии page.
Information on daily life in Germany
The media outlet WDR offers infomation about various aspects of daily life in Germany in Ukraininan on their Для українців у Німеччині – стислий огляд інформації page.
The Integreat app for smartphones has been developed to help people get settled in Germany. Information for many cities and regions in many different languages is available. Additionally, information specifically for those who have fled Ukraine is available for many locations.
European People Media
It may be necessary to have documents translated by an accredited translator. Translators in your area can be found on the Database of translators and interpreters.
LearnMatch is offering free German courses for Ukrainian speakers on their website.
The broadcaster Deutsche Welle has a number of language courses for Ukrainian speakers on their Learn German/ Вивчати німецьку page.
The German news programme "Tagesschau" is available online with Ukrainian subtitles here.
Further news programmes in addition to television programmes for children with Ukrainian subtitles can be found in the ZDFmediathek.
Additional children's programming in Ukrainian (dubbed and with subtitles) is available on the KiKA für alle – Кіка для всіх page.
The Blau-Gelbes Kreuz Deutsch-Ukrainischer Verein e.V. collects information about free activities for children and teenagers in and around Cologne on the Free Smile page.
Exil VHS hosts a variety of online events, including poetry readings to lectures, for the Ukrainian speakers abroad.
For those in need of psychological support at this time, the German-Ukrainian Academic Society has compiled a list of resources on their page Psychological support: #ЯБудуТвоїмТилом (ukrainet.eu).
Member States and Associated countries
The Commission and EU Member States work together at all levels to channel humanitarian and civil protection support to Ukraine and neighbouring countries. Below you can find an overview of the most useful information per country: