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Support services for students, researchers and teachers from ukraine

In an extraordinary meeting on Thursday 3 March 2022 the Senate of Reutlingen University issued the following statement.

Support activities

donations account

The following bank account has been set up for Ukraine support activities:

Payee: Campus Reutlingen e. V.
IBAN: DE73 6405 0000 0000 0091 66
SWIFT - BIC: SOLADES1REU  
Payment reference: Ukrainehilfe

A receipt of donation can also be issued upon request.  Please contact Carolin Manz for this purpose at Campus Reutlingen e.V., tel: 07121-2719470, email: manz@dont-want-spam.campusreutlingen.de

Study opportunities

Exchange students and guest students

Exchange student status for 1-2 semesters:

Target group:

  • Students from the partner universities Dnipro University of Technology and Kyiv Polytechnic Institute. 
  • Students from higher education institutions, whose leaders are members of the PO «Union of Rectors of Higher Education Institutions of Ukraine». See list.

What does this mean? -  You can enrol as an exchange student with full student status for 1-2 semesters and can participate in specialist lectures and projects in English or German, and receive grades or credits. There is also an option to participate in language courses in German or English (see under Language courses).

Guest student status for 1-2 semesters:

Target group: Target group: Students from higher education institutions, whose leaders are NOT members of the PO «Union of Rectors of Higher Education Institutions of Ukraine». See list.

What does this mean? - You may attend specialist lectures and language courses as a guest student but you will not have full student status at Reutlingen University. For example, you will not be able to take any exams and will not receive any grades or credits. Admission opportunities are available now.

First step:

For more information about the courses offered, requirements, and funding opportunities, contact info@dont-want-spam.ua-study.de

Degree Seeking Students

Applicants without an academic degree:

All prospective students are welcome to contact the Central Study Advisory Service for information and advice on studying at Reutlingen University. Information on application requirements for international applicants can be found here.

Applicants with an academic degree:

Reutlingen University is offering a program for refugee academics who have previous knowledge or degrees in computer science-related programs. The program will support participants in their studies and integration into working life. 

Target group: International students with or without a refugee background who have a degree from a computer science-related program. 

For more information, please contact Melanie Bitzer or visit the website "Offers for Refugees" or "Qualification Program for Refugees".

 

Funding opportunities

Reutlingen University is providing emergency financial aid in the form of one-time scholarships for students affected by the war in Ukraine. Students can apply at any time. If you are interested in more information, please contact Anne-Cathrin Lumpp.

Buddy-Programme - Students4students

Reutlingen University is offering a special buddy program for students who have fled Ukraine. If you are interested in this buddy program, please contact Sunita Wolz for further information and registration. 

Language courses

German courses

The Institute for Foreign Languages is offering beginner course (Niveau A1) for refugees from Ukrainian universities. Refugees with previous knowledge also have the opportunity to attend German courses at a higher level, provided there are free places in the courses. In addition to regular and punctual course participation, student status at Reutlingen University is required. 

Students who meet the following requirements can participate:

  1. Age: 18 years and older 
  2. Educational background: Students (also those with completed degrees), people with a higher education entrance qualification 
  3. Knowledge of English and the Latin alphabet is not required, but recommended 

Our courses in German as a Foreign Language can be found here. For more information, please contact Karin Bukenberger.

German language courses via Babbel app

Free of charge German language courses via Babbel app: Babbel supports Ukrainian refugees with language courses – Babbel Help Centre.

English courses

Refugees with sufficient  previous knowledge have the opportunity to attend English language courses from CEFR level B1-B2, provided there are free places in the courses. For people with little or no previous knowledge, appropriate courses can be arranged. In addition to regular and punctual course participation, student status at Reutlingen University is required. 

Students who meet the following requirements can participate:

  1. Age: 18 years and older 
  2. Educational background: Students (also those with completed degrees), people with a higher education entrance qualification 
  3. Knowledge of the Latin alphabet is not required, but recommended 

Click here for information about our English language courses. For more information, please contact Dr. Angela Beverley-Gilbertson.

Support for refugee scientists

Research and Guest Lecturer Opportunities

Reutlingen University and the Reutlingen Research Center support scientists from Ukrainian universities in finding an academic host for research or teaching possibilities at Reutlingen University. We also provide support in finding potential funding for the period of your stay at Reutlingen University. More information can be found under funding posibilities.

Procedure:
Researchers and lecturers from Ukrainian universities are invited to fill out the Science-Match-Form and send it, along with all required documents, to rri@dont-want-spam.reutlingen-university.de. Subsequently, the RRI will seek suitable academic hosts at Reutlingen University.

Funding possibilities

The following list includes relevant funding programmes for researchers, lecturers, and doctoral candidates mostly with English and/or German skills. Applications must be accompanied in most cases by a supporting letter of the hosting institution: 

 

Databases for job offers and other services

The following list contains links to databases that offer job opportunities and other services for refugee academics from Ukraine:

Contact person for refugee scientists

Please contact the following person if you have any questions:

Dipl.-Min. Mirjana Apostolov
R&D Coordinator Reutlingen Research Institute
Tel.: +49(0)7121 271 1450
E-Mail: rri@reutlingen-university.de

Housing

For providers of housing

Reutlingen University is looking for housing for Ukrainian refugee students and academics. If you can offer accommodation, please contact Bridgette McGowen from the Reutlingen International Office

Collection of links to important information

Service Point Baden-Württemberg Ukraine StudyAssistance offered by the city of ReutlingenInfo page of the state of Baden-WürttembergCounseling and support services in Reutlingen

The City of Reutlingen offers various counseling and support services.

Germany4ukraineHandbook Germany

Important information on entry and stay for people from Ukraine:

First-aid vocabularyPicture dictionaryFAQ Ministry of Science, Research, and the Arts Baden-WürttembergPsychological counseling services of the German-Ukrainian Academic SocietyGoethe Institute: Information for refugees from Ukraine

The Goethe-Institut answers frequently asked questions. The site is available in German, Ukrainian and Russian: https://www.goethe.de/prj/mwd/uk/ukraine.html 

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