Financial support for refugee Ukrainian students
As a Ukrainian refugee, you can also apply for financial support for students (e.g. BAföG). You can find more information here: https://www.bafög.de/bafoeg/de/das-bafoeg-alle-infos-auf-einen-blick/hinweise-fuer-gefluechtete-aus-der-ukraine.html (Deutsch).
Please note that if you are still studying digitally at your university in Ukraine or are only enrolled as a guest or exchange student at a Hamburg university, you cannot apply for BAföG. However, you may be able to apply for Arbeitslosengeld II (unemployment benefit II)/Grundsicherung (basic income support). You can find more information here: https://we-inform.de/portal/de/finanzielle-unterstuetzung/.
The Studierendenwerk Hamburg (Student Union Hamburg) has set up an emergency fund “Beihilfe Ukraine” (Ais Ukraine) and awards aid payments to students affected by the war in Ukraine (both refugee students and students who have previously studied in Hamburg but whose financial support has been cancelled due to the war). The aid can be applied for at the Beratungszentrum Soziales und Internationales (Counselling Centre for Social and International Affairs – BeSI) and should be paid as a one-off payment or for a limited period of two months. The extent to which the receipt of other state benefits (e.g. BAföG) will be offset against the payment will be decided on a case-by-case basis.
Please make an appointment on site, by telephone or by video conference at BeSI: Grindelallee 9, 3rd floor, +49 40 419 02 155 (Monday 12 – 3 pm, Tuesday and Thursday 9:30 am – 12 pm, Wednesday 1:30 pm – 3:30 pm). Further information can be found at https://www.stwhh.de/internationales/studierende-aus-dem-ausland#c21910.
The Nationale Akademische Kontaktstelle Ukraine (National Academic Contact Point Ukraine) offers research and study scholarships for Ukrainian students and academics. Apply here: https://www.daad-ukraine.org/uk/propozitsiyi-finansovoyi-pidtrimki/stipendialna-baza-danih-daad/stipendien-datenbank-uk/
Integration of Ukrainian researchers and research scholarships in Hamburg
The Hamburg universites and the Behörde für Wissenschaft, Forschung, Gleichstellung und Bezirke (Hamburg Ministry of Science, Research, Equalities and Districts, BWFGB) have established a science bridge for Ukrainian researchers who have already completed their doctorates, the so-called Hamburg Programme for Scholars at Risk. The aim of the programme is the professional integration of at-risk researchers or cultural and artistic professionals into a working group or department at the university under the host mentorship of an academic supervisor.
The programme awards research grants for 1-12 months to at-risk doctoral researchers from Ukraine at Hamburg’s state-funded universities (including UHH, HAW, TUH). For this purpose, 2,000 euros per month will be paid to the scientists. Further information on the programme and the application process can be found under the following link (German, English):