Help for scholars from Ukraine

Initital contact at the University of Bamberg

The University of Bamberg stands in solidarity with Ukraine and supports scholars who are in need due to the war. We provide uncomplicated help at short notice to facilitate guest stays by Ukrainian scholars at the University of Bamberg.

PhD students, postdocs and professors who are endangered by the war or who have fled Ukraine due to the war are therefore cordially invited to contact the team of the Welcome Center for International Scholars :

Welcome Center
Alexandra Wolf & Sandra Niemeier
E-mail: welcome.international(at)uni-bamberg.de
Kapuzinerstr. 25, Room 02.01
96047 Bamberg
phone: +49 (0) 951-863-1162

Please find further information on registration in the city of Bamberg, social benefits and accommodation at: https://bamberg-ua.de/ua

Options to stay at the University of Bamberg

There are essentially two options for refugee scholars to stay at the University of Bamberg:

1. Scholars without a host

  • Free access to the university's research infrastructure (library, IT systems, etc.)
  • Support with organisational questions (residence status, accommodation, insurance, etc.) through the Welcome Center.
  • This option does not include any financial support (however, it may be possible to obtain funding via the regular refugee status).

2. Scholars with a host

  • Free access to the university's research infrastructure (library, computer centre, etc.)
  • Support with organisational issues (residence status, accommodation, insurance, etc.) through the Welcome Center.
  • Scholars may apply for external scholarships or funding for a duration of up to 2 years (see below). The University of Bamberg will gladly help you with the application.

For the second option (scholars with a host), the academic community has set up or strengthened various programmes to support scholars in need.

An overview, which is constantly updated, can be found here:

A. Scholarships for PhD students

Scholarships for doctoral candidates

  • Duration: up to 48 months
  • Application: first candidates must be nominated by the board of management, then DAAD conducts initial plausibility check and after that suitable applicants can apply with DAAD
  • Deadline for nominations: up to March 15, 2022 for planned start of studies summer semester 2023 and up to September 15, 2022 for planned start of studies winter summer semester 2023/2024
  • Further information: https://www.daad.de/en/study-and-research-in-germany/scholarships/hilde-domin-programm/

B. Scholarships and funding for postdocs and professors

Fellowship or contractual employment for postdocs and established researchers

Stipend for doctoral students, postdocs and established researchers

DFG supplemental proposals

DFG Walter Benjamin Programme

Further help for scholars from Ukraine

Psychological Counseling
Intensive German Courses