Financial support for students
Students from Ukraine who have a residence title according to § 24 of the Residence Act and who take up studies in Baden-Württemberg are exempt from the obligation to pay tuition fees for international students (§ 5 paragraph 1 number 5 Landeshochschulgebührengesetz - LHGebG), starting with the summer semester 2022.
This includes Ukrainian nationals, stateless persons, or nationals of third countries other than Ukraine who have enjoyed international protection or equivalent national protection in Ukraine prior to February 24, 2022, and are unable to return safely and permanently to their country or region of origin.
Students from Ukraine with another residence title (especially according to § 16b Residence Act), who are currently subject to tuition fees, can apply for deferral or waiver of tuition fees for the winter semester 2022/23 according to § 7 LHGebG. The prerequisite for deferral and waiver is that the students are unable to pay the tuition fees after taking up their studies through no fault of their own, for example because funding is not available in connection with war and the flight of family members. This must be examined on a case-by-case basis.
As of June 1, 2022, Ukrainian students can receive federal education grants (the so-called BAföG) if they have or have applied for a residence permit according to Section 24 (1) of the Residence Act.
You can apply for BAföG at the Office for Educational Support (BAföG-Amt) at the Studierendenwerk at your university location. They will also advise you free of charge on BAföG.
IMPORTANT: You can only apply for BAföG once you are enrolled in your degree program.
Ukrainian students who continue their studies online at a Ukrainian university cannot receive BAföG. However, there is the possibility of receiving benefits according to SGB II. The same applies to refugees who are enrolled as exchange or module students.
Ulm University provides emergency financial aid for students in need from DAAD funds. Students of Ulm University who are affected by the war in Ukraine can apply at any time.
Click here for the online application
The German Academic Exchange Service (DAAD) administers the scholarship programme “Hilde Domin Programme” with funds from the Federal Foreign Office (AA). The programme serves to support students and doctoral candidates from across the globe, who are at risk of being formally or de facto denied educational or other rights in their country of origin, and to provide these students and doctoral candidates with an opportunity to begin or complete a study or research degree at a higher education institution in Germany.
The deadline for nominations of candidates with programme start dates in the 2023/2024 winter semester is August 15, 2022.
The Psychotherapeutic University Clinic at Ulm University offers therapy options, for example for trauma treatment.
The Psychosocial Counseling (PBS) of Studierendenwerk Ulm offers individual counseling to affected students. Click here to make an appointment by email.
If you are already studying and your studies are presenting you with particular challenges due to the war in Ukraine, the central student advisory service and the course advisory service can help you organize and manage your studies.
The central student advisory service is the first point of contact for all questions related to choosing and pursuing a course of study. The central student advisory service supports students during the transitional period between school and studies, as well as between studies and career, and during the difficult phases of your studies.
The course advisory service helps with questions concerning the content of the subject (structure and content) and is responsible for questions with a predominatly subject specific reference.
ConnectUlm is the first point of contact for university members affected by the war in Ukraine. Among other things, we advise on financial and residency issues as well as on possible funding opportunities. Where necessary, we also arrange further help and support.
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