The Contact Point website compiles information for students and researchers about residence, admission to university, studies, research and life in Germany. Information is available in German and English. Information in Ukrainian is currently being added. The website is meant to provide Ukrainian students with orientation in Germany’s higher education system. It is also a platform for Germany’s higher education and research community to compile and structure announcements about the many support offers available. Based on the DAAD's advisory services, the National Academic Contact Point Ukraine also offers targeted answers to individual enquiries. See here for the contact form:
Since 27 April 2022, young refugees from Ukraine have been able to take advantage of government-funded German language courses through the 'Garantiefonds Hochschule' (Guarantee Fund for Higher Education) until the end of 2023, provided they have a residence title under Section 24 of the Residence Act. The programme is now also open to young refugees from other countries who have this residence title. The 'Guarantee Fund for Higher Education' supports young people up to the age of 30 who wish to take up or continue a degree course in Germany. Support is based on the integration language courses and provided in the form of tailored educational counselling and a scholarship. In addition to costs for living expenses and accommodation, the programme supports participation in:
- intensive German language courses with the aim of completing the course at level C1,
- intensive English language courses without prior knowledge of English with the aim of completing the course at level B1/B2,
- subject-specific preparatory courses for Studienkolleg and university studies,
- special courses and
- Studienkolleg courses.
Interested persons can contact the educational counselling centres of the Guarantee Fund (, GF-H). Here you will receive qualified advice on all questions regarding the admission, continuation and recognition of your studies. An individual education plan will be drawn up together with you. You can make an appointment online or directly at one of the regional educational counselling centres Contact List GF-H counselling centres. Admission to the programme is only possible in connection with counselling and educational planning.
At European level, the BMBF works closely with the European Commission and the Member States to provide support for people who have fled Ukraine. The (access to learning materials in Ukrainian language, online courses for teaching staff), the (joint platform for schools in Europe and beyond) and (information portal for researchers) are European platforms which provide consolidated information about support offers. Horizon Europe, the EU’s Framework Programme for Research and Innovation, also provides European funding for Ukrainian research institutions participating in joint projects or financial assistance to Ukrainian researchers who have been forced to flee so that they can continue their work at a European host institution. Information and support services for students and participants in the Erasmus+ programme is .