Support for students affected by the War in Ukraine

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There are currently no information events planned. We will inform you about upcoming events of the Studentenwerk here as soon as possible. 

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Information event for refugee and international students and prospective students from Ukraine

On 8 June 2022, we will host an online event to answer the questions:  

  • What do I have to do before I study?
  • Where can I take a German language course?
  • What can I study where in Leipzig?
  • What documents do I need to apply?
  • How can I finance my studies?
  • What residence options do I have?

The online event is organised by the Leipzig University of Applied Sciences (HTWK), the Universität Leipzig and the Studentenwerk Leipzig.


Information event for students affected by the war in Ukraine who are already studying in Leipzig

In this online event on 15 June 2022, advisors from the Stabsstelle Internationales/Universität Leipzig and the Social Counselling/Studentenwerk Leipzig will provide information on questions relating to:

  • When and how is it possible to change from residence for study purposes to other residence titles?
  • What options are there for financing my studies if my family/friends/relatives from Ukraine can no longer support me?
  • Is there any one-off financial aid that I can access?
  • Can I take a semester off or reduce my studies during this difficult time?

After the lecture on these topics, there will be time for questions and there will be space to tell us about your needs. This way we can find out how we as institutions can provide additional support to students from Ukraine.

When: Wednesday, 15 June 2022, from 4.00 to 5.30 p.m.
The online event will be held in German.

Students of the Universität Leipzig from Ukraine will receive an invitation to the event via AlmaWeb. Students from other universities can register here and will be sent the link to the online room. 

General Information

The Federal Government provides information on accommodation, basic issues, medical care in Ukrainian, Russian, English and German on the website

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The following websites provide you with information about studying in Germany:

You can find all the important information about studying in Saxony on the following websites

The following websites provide you with all the essential information about studying in Leipzig:

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Ukrainian citizens and third-country nationals who studied in Ukraine, for example, can stay in the EU without a visa for up to 90 days. There is no obligation to register until after the three months.

Click the link to get information on registration:

The following website provides initial general information about the residence status:

The Refugee Law Clinic provides legal counsel:

If you need further advice, please contact our Social Counselling Service.

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People who are already enrolled at one of Leipzig's universities and are experiencing financial difficulties can apply for one-time financial assistance.

If you are not yet studying at one of the universities and need money to pay the semester fee (or other costs related to your studies), you can also try to apply to the association "Hilfe für ausländische Studierende e.V.". They support you with a maximum of 500 Euros.

The Sächsische Staatsministerium für Wissenschaft, Kultur und Tourismus (SMWK) (Saxon State Ministry for Science, Culture and Tourism) has extended the funding guidelines for the Georgius Agricola Scholarship - so it is now also open to students from Ukraine.
The social counselling of Studentenwerk Leipzig provides an overview of the scholarship refers applicants to the Studentenwerk Dresden, which is responsible for full-time support throughout Saxony and processes the applications.
Here you can find information on how to apply and on the requirements

The following website provides you with information on financial support for students by the DAAD - Deutscher Akademischer Auslandsdienst:

People who have a residence title according to art. 24 German Residence Act (AufenhaltG) are currently not eligible for BAföG funding. If you have any individual questions, please do not hesitate to contact us:

For advice on student financing, please feel free to contact the Social Counselling Service.

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In general, German language skills at level C1 are one of the prerequisites for taking up studies in Germany. For some study programmes, e.g., held in English, there are other specifications. German classes are offered by language schools, the universities or the Studienkolleg.

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Social Counselling

Students who have financial or organizational problems due to the current situation in Ukraine may contact the Social Counselling Service. Leipzig students who are experiencing financial or study organisation difficulties due to the sanctions imposed on Russia are also provided with advice.


  • E-mail: sozialberatung {{ätt}} studentenwerk-leipzig {{punkt}} de
  • Phone: +49 1761 9659 679

Consultation hours by telephone

  • Tuesdays from 1 to 3 p.m.
  • Thursdays from 10 a.m. to 12 p.m.

Psychosocial counselling service

Afflicted students can contact our Psychosocial Counselling Service for support in coping with the events. We are there for you!


  • E-mail: studierendenberatung {{ätt}} studentenwerk-leipzig {{punkt}} de
  • Phone: +49 341 97 18 848 

Consultation hours by telephone

  • Tuesdays from 1:30 to 2:30 p.m.
  • Thursdays from 9 to 11 a.m.

Student Job Office

Students who are looking for a job to finance their studies can, of course, contact the Student Job Office of Studentenwerk as usual.


  • E-mail: jobvermittlung {{ätt}} studentenwerk-leipzig {{punkt}} de
  • Phone: +49 1761 96 59 675 /-663

Consultation hours by telephone

  • Monday from 9 to 11 a.m.

Personal brief counselling in the job placement office with appointment booking

  • Tuesday 02.00-02.00 p.m.
  • Thursday 10.00 a.m.-02.00 p.m.

Student housing

Students concerned who have questions about a room at a hall of residence, contract renewal, rent payment, or other lease-related issues are welcome to contact the Student Housing Service.


  • E-mail: wohnen {{ätt}} studentenwerk-leipzig {{punkt}} de
  • Phone: +49 341 9659 880

Consultation hours by telephone

  • Tuesdays from 1 to 5 p.m.
  • Thursdays from 9 to 11 a.m. and from 1 to 3 p.m.
  • Fridays from 9 to 11 a.m.

Department for Grants

Students concerned who have questions about the application process and special arrangements due to their situation may, of course, contact the Department for Grants.


  • E-mail: bafoegamt {{ätt}} studentenwerk-leipzig {{punkt}} de
  • Phone: +49 341 96595

Consultation hours by telephone

  • Tuesdays from 1 to 5 p.m.
  • Thursdays from 9 to 11 a.m.
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