Studies & research
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:
Are there counselling services that will help me to prepare for university studies or to have my educational qualifications recognised?
Since 27 April 2022, young refugees from Ukraine who have a residence permit granted under section 24 of the Residence Act (Aufenthaltsgesetz, AufenthG) can take part in German language courses funded by the Bildungsberatung Garantiefonds Hochschule (University Educational Guidance Guarantee Fund). This programme is now available to young refugees from other countries as well who have a residence permit under section 24 of the Residence Act.
The Bildungsberatung Garantiefonds Hochschule (GF-H) advises and supports young immigrants up to age 30 who wish to begin or continue higher education in Germany.
Building on integration language courses, support takes the form of targeted educational guidance and a scholarship. The programme provides funding for housing and living expenses as well as participation in intensive German language courses leading to level C1 of the Common European Framework of Reference for Languages (CEFR), intensive English language courses leading to level B1/B2 CEFR for those with little or no prior knowledge of English, subject-specific preparatory classes, special training courses for obtaining university entrance qualification, and preparatory courses.
If you are interested, you can find a GF-H educational guidance centre at They can answer your questions about starting or continuing university studies and about gaining recognition for your educational qualifications. An adviser will work with you to draw up an individual educational plan. You can register for initial counselling directly online or you can get in touch with an educational guidance centre near you at . Acceptance to the sponsorship programme is only possible in combination with educational guidance counselling and educational planning.
Do I need official recognition for the professional qualifications or university degree I have acquired abroad? Where can I receive support and advice regarding recognition?
Weitere Informationen finden Sie hier.
Are there European-wide offerings of education and university studies that Ukrainian refugees can take advantage of?
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 .
Further information can be found here.