Uni-Tübingen

Support for students and researchers from Ukraine

Orientation program for Ukrainian students for summer semester 2023

Tübingen University offers orientation studies for Ukrainian students for the summer semester 2023. During this period, you can attend courses, take single exams and get oriented at the university. We will make every effort to match you with students from our university. These students are from your department and will assist and advise you. During this orientation program, you can orient yourself at our university and get prepared for further studies.

The application deadline is 15st April 2023.

Please apply online. In the application portal please select under ‘Your desired study program is’: ‘Application/enrolment without any degree goal’, and under 'degree': 'freemover'.
Please upload in the field ‘Recommendation' only your CV and a 'Letter of Motivation', in which you describe your study objectives.

Here you'll reach the application portal

Important information

Entry and residence in Germany

The Federal Ministry of the Interior and Community provides information about current entry and residence regulations for persons from Ukraine.

Click here for details

City of Tübingen: Accommodation, care, social support

Information and questions about housing, care, benefits under the Asylum Seekers Benefits Act, social and language support, etc. in the city and district of Tübingen.
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Accommodation in Tübingen

The University is looking for accommodation for scholars and students who have fled from Ukraine. If you have an offer for students, please contact the Housing Project of the University: Manuel Hengge (Section IV),  +49 7071 29-76579. If you have an offer for researchers, please contact welcomecenterspam prevention@uni-tuebingen.de.

Information from the German Academic Exchange Service (DAAD)

The DAAD has compiled current information on DAAD measures and funding programs for Ukrainian students and researchers.

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Legal support at the University of Tübingen

The Faculty of Law at the University of Tübingen has been offering the training programme "Human Rights Law in Practice" in cooperation with the Career Service and the student legal advice association "Refugee Law Clinic Tübingen" since the summer semester 2016.

Refugees can contact the Refugee Law Clinic directly with legal questions.

Refugee Law Clinic

Psychological counseling

Acute psychological emergencies:
Ambulante Behandlung Psychiatrie | Universitätsklinikum Tübingen

Offer of the University Hospital Tübingen for coping with the experiences of war and flight.

Adults can make an appointment by telephone, promptly at 07071 29-86719 (Psychosomatics) or 07071 29-86140 (Psychiatry), children and adolescents at 07071 29-82338 (in each case in German or English). Appointments can be made in Ukrainian or Russian by e-mail: nazar.mazurak@med.uni-tuebingen.de

Psychological counseling for refugees from war zones (branch office in Tübingen):

www.refugio-stuttgart.de
 07071 99046-19

The psychological counseling center of the Studierendenwerk offers free appointments for students:
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pbs-stuwespam prevention@sw-tuebingen-hohenheim.de 
 07071 253960

University Psychology Outpatient Clinic (Only for diagnosed mental health conditions. No acute or emergency care).

You may call 07071 2978357 during the following hours:

    Monday, 4-6 p.m.
    Tuesday, 4-6 p.m.
    Wednesday, 10-12 a.m.
    Thursday, 10am-12pm

Psychological counseling center of the Protestant student community:
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07071-25066

Nightline Tübingen: https://nightline-tuebingen.de/


Support for researchers

Faculty funding for Ukrainian researchers

Here you can find the list of scientific fields, which offer funding for Ukrainian researchers for the period of 6 to 12 months. Please submit your applications through online application form.

1. Data Scientist with an expertise in Biomedical Data (Scholars at Risk from Ukraine)

3. Molecular Biologist, or Scientist in Natural Products Chemistry (Scholars at Risk from Ukraine)

6. Scientist in Proteogenomics/Proteomics/Bioinformatic/Molecular Cell Biology (Scholars at Risk from Ukraine)

7. Scientist in Oncology (Scholars at Risk from Ukraine)

11. Scientist in Physics/ Physical Chemistry/ Material Science (Scholars at Risk from Ukraine)

14. Scientist in Cognition Science/Experimental Psychology/Machine Learning (Scholars at Risk from Ukraine)

16. Geoscientist (Scholars at Risk from Ukraine)

17. Scientist in Trusted AI/Psychology+IT/Cognitive Neuroscience (Scholars at Risk from Ukraine)

18. Scientist in Educational Research/Pedagogical Psychology/Computational Linguistics (Scholars at Risk from Ukraine)

External funding opportunities

  • German Federal Environmental Foundation: Special Fellowship Programme for Ukraine (direct personal application possible)
  • DFG Walter Benjamin Program
  • DFG supplemental proposal within ongoing DFG projects
  • Philipp Schwartz Initiative

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Offers of the Welcome Center

The offers of the Welcome Center for international researchers are of course also available to scientists from Ukraine. Please register at the Welcome Center of the University of Tübingen.

Life in Tübingen

Information on paperwork, preparation for your stay, accommodations, personal support and daily life in Tübingen can be found on the website of the Tübingen Research Campus (TRC).


Support for students

Tuition fees for all new Ukrainian students

Tuition fees for Students from Ukraine, who have a residence permit according to § 24 Residence Act (Aufenthaltsgesetz), can be waived. Please contact our team at: studiengebuehrenspam prevention@zv.uni-tuebingen.de

Studierendenwerk: interest-free loans and counseling services

Counseling services of the Studierendenwerk:
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Short-term interest-free loans for students through the Studierendenwerk to bridge temporary emergencies:
Loans - Studierendenwerk Tübingen-Hohenheim (my-stuwe.de)

Buddy Program for Ukrainian Student Refugees

Tübingen University offers a special buddy program for students who have fled Ukraine. Students from Tübingen are brought into contact with students from Ukraine. The goal is to offer initial support for students who have fled. The Tübingen buddies usually have suitable foreign language skills. The initial support provided by the Tübingen Buddy includes pick-up at the arrival point in Tübingen, accompaniment to the accommodation as well as orientation and support with the first steps in Tübingen: e.g. vaccination, German SIM card, orientation in the city and at the university. If necessary, counseling services are arranged, e.g. for health, psychological and legal problems. In case of language barriers, accompaniment during visits to authorities or doctors is possible.

Interested students for this buddy program please contact Manuel Hengge (Section IV) for further information and registration.

 

Language classes

Students from Ukraine enrolled at the University can register in the regular courses of the Department of German as a Foreign Language.

Find more information about our courses here

Find more information about our language test and registration here

Explainer videos in Ukrainian
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Further offers

Solidarity with Ukraine

Solidarity Statement of University of Tübingen

"We are horrified and deeply concerned about what is happening in Kyiv and the whole country”

The University of Tübingen joins scholars and scientists from around the world in strongly condemning the Russian attack on Ukraine. "We are horrified and deeply concerned about what is happening in Kyiv and the whole country and will support students as well as researchers in need," said Professor Monique Scheer, Vice-President for International Affairs. The university is in contact with its cooperation partners at Taras Shevchenko University in Kyiv, offers support services as part of its membership in Scholars at Risk, and will seek support for refugee students and researchers. At the moment, no Tübingen students are staying in Kyiv as part of our exchange agreement. The International Office is in contact with four Tübingen students who are currently in Moscow. 

A total of 52 students with Ukrainian citizenship are currently enrolled at the University of Tübingen, including 14 doctoral students. The University's leadership is with them and their families in their thoughts during this highly uncertain time. With its expression of solidarity, also together with its European university alliance CIVIS, it reaffirms the university's commitment to respect for human dignity, freedom of opinion and speech, and freedom of science and research, as set out in its mission statement.