Universitätsbund helps: fundraising campaign for refugee students and researchers from Ukraine.
For the summer term 2022 the University of Tübingen offers an orientation program for Ukrainian students (up to 2 semesters). During this period, you can attend courses, also take single exams and get oriented at the university. We will make best efforts to find students of our university from your department who will assist you and advise you. During this stay you can be present at our university and, if desired, prepare for further studies. Application deadline is 20.05.2022.
Until further notice, Ukrainian refugees can use all local trains (S-Bahn, Regionalbahn, Regionalexpress, etc.) as well as all subways, streetcars, light rail and buses of the public transport system (ÖPNV) in Germany free of charge. This also applies to long-distance trains operated by Deutsche Bahn.
For details on these regulations, please refer to the following websites:
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 welcomecenter. @uni-tuebingen.de
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.
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: firstname.lastname@example.org
Psychological counseling for refugees from war zones (branch office in Tübingen):
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.
Psychological counseling center of the Protestant student community:
Click here for details
Nightline Tübingen: https://nightline-tuebingen.de/
The online application database will be closed temporarily from May 13th on, as we have unfortunately almost exhausted our funds and still have multiple ongoing requests.
The University of Tübingen has processed 80 requests from the researchers from Ukraine. 30 researchers have already been accepted at the host institutes and are being funded through various grants.
The researchers from Ukraine who are at risk and who are interested in a research stay at the University of Tübingen, are requested to submit their application documents via the online application database.
Please upload the following documents as two PDFs (max. 4 MB):
- PDF – Cover letter* + Scientific CV + List of publications
- PDF – Certificate of your highest educational degree + Language Certificate (if available)
* Please include the following information in the cover letter: which areas of expertise you possess and which research topics you would like to investigate during your stay.
If you do not yet have a hosting professor or funding for your research stay, we might be able to assist you. Please include this information in your application.
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)
9. Criminology/Criminal Prevension/Human Trafficking/Penal System (Scholars at Risk from Ukraine)
11. Scientist in Physics/ Physical Chemistry/ Material Science (Scholars at Risk from Ukraine)
12. Scientist in Criminology (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)
The Collaborative Research Centre 923 “Threatened Order“ at Eberhard Karls Universität Tübingen seeks to invite four guest scientists from Ukraine to Tübingen, each for a term of four months.
Application deadline: May 6, 2022
The University of Tübingen has set up an emergency fund with research fellowships to support Ukrainian researchers at risk. The fellowships are awarded for a period of up to 12 months.
Researchers (postdoc and beyond) from Ukraine; all fields of research. In exceptional cases, PhD candidates can also apply for a bridging fellowship.
- German Federal Environmental Foundation: Special Fellowship Programme for Ukraine (direct personal application possible)
- DFG Walter Benjamin Program
- DFG supplemental proposal within ongoing DFG projects
- Volkswagen Foundation: Research Stays for Ukrainian researchers
- Vector Foundation: Funding for Ukrainian researchers
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: email@example.com
Counseling services of the Studierendenwerk:
To the webpage
Short-term interest-free loans for students through the Studierendenwerk to bridge temporary emergencies:
Loans - Studierendenwerk Tübingen-Hohenheim (my-stuwe.de)
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.
Students from Ukraine enrolled at the University can register in the regular courses of the Department of German as a Foreign Language.
Help for Refugees, possibilities to donate and information (Institute for Eastern European History and Area Studies)
German interior ministry FAQs: https://www.bmi.bund.de/SharedDocs/faqs/DE/themen/ministerium/ukraine-krieg/faq-liste-ukraine-krieg.html
Telekom Deutschland is converting its residential and business customers' calls to and from Ukraine to free of charge: https://www.telekom.com/de/konzern/details/ukraine-telekom-verbindungen-kostenlos-648952
"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.