Solidarity with Ukraine

Support offers and information of the University of Bonn

The University of Bonn condemns the invasion of Russian troops and shows solidarity with the people in Ukraine. The war has manifold consequences also for the academic life. — On this page we bundle all support offers and information of the University of Bonn.

08.05.2022: Concert in aid of Ukrainian refugees

On May 08, 2022, Cologne New Philharmonic Orchestra and Hans Wallow, chairperson of the international Global Club e.V., are holding a concert to support Ukrainian refugees. Sunday’s event starts at 05:00 pm in the auditorium of the University of Bonn’s main building. Works by Mozart, Tschaikowsky and Sarasate await the audience. Doors open at 04:30 pm.

For tickets go to www.ticket-regional.de or call 0651 9790777

University Hotlines

Assistance for Students

University administrators are offering to assist with acute challenges for students from Ukraine and Russia that have now arisen as a result of the war.

Please contact colleagues at:
Phone: +49 228 73-5544
Email: support@verwaltung.uni-bonn.de

Assistance for Researchers

The Welcome Center for international researchers can advise Ukrainian postdocs with regard to available scholarships and support the search for potential scientific mentors at the University of Bonn.

Please contact colleagues at:
Email: welcome@uni-bonn.de

Students

Warning: Fake News!

We would like to point out that the war in Ukraine has no impact on the enrollment status of students, regardless of their citizenship. Any claims to the contrary that are currently circulating in the social media are false!

Information for Ukrainian and Russian students at the University of Bonn

Examinations

It is of great importance to the University to facilitate flexible solutions in this time of need, which naturally include taking into account your personal circumstances during examinations. Please contact the responsible examination authority where possible to obtain the best possible advice on your individual case and subject.

Examination authorities at the University of Bonn

Withdrawing from Examinations

Regulation as of April 01, 2022, as stipulated in your examination regulations: Candidates who have registered for an examination but have good cause to withdraw from that examination, especially due to illness, may generally do so regardless of the cancellation deadline. The examination board shall be notified of such withdrawals immediately and in writing. If the examination board accepts a medical certificate allowing for withdrawal due to illness or other good cause given by the candidate, the examination attempt shall be deemed void.

Individual regulations

The departments may take decisions regarding individual deadline extensions or individual agreements on alternative examination dates if the candidate does not wish to withdraw. This is at the discretion of the examination authority responsible for the degree program in question. We recommend to clarify these questions directly with the responsible examination office. The examination authorities may furthermore agree on individual regulations regarding resits, compensation or types of examinations.

Student Aid Fund (AStA)

In addition, the Student Aid Fund of the General Students’ Committee (AStA) can provide financial support to students. Contact: hifo@asta.uni-bonn.de

Further information

“Freitisch” — free meals for those in need

Students in financial need can receive free meals in the canteens and cafeterias of the Studierendenwerk Bonn. For this purpose, an application must be submitted to the General Students’ Committee (AStA). Further information on the so-called “Freitisch” offer is available at the Studierendenwerk’s webpage.

German Academic Exchange Service (DAAD)

The German Academic Exchange Service (DAAD) is currently in discussions about launching an appropriate support package. As soon as we have more detailed information, we will announce it here.

Central Study Advisory and Counseling Service

Students can contact the Psychological Counseling at the Central Study Advisory and Counseling Service for help. Please make an appointment via phone.

Phone: +49 228 73-7080
Email: pb-zsb@uni-bonn.de

Further information 

Studierendenwerk Bonn

The psychological counseling service at Studierendenwerk Bonn runs psychological consultations for students. Please make an appointment via email or phone.

Phone: +49 228 73-7106
Email: pbs@studierendenwerk-bonn.de

Psychosocial Counseling for Employees

Employees can contact the Psychosocial Counseling for Employees.

Phone: +49 228 73-5060
Email: srothes@uni-bonn.de

Phone: + 49 228 73-4515
Email: vndiaye@uni-bonn.de

Aufklapp-Text

Aufklapp-Text

The information under “Aspects of residency law” will be useful for friends and family members who are being forced to flee Ukraine.

If you would like to come to Bonn, the Amt für Soziales und Wohnen (Social Security and Accommodation Office) should be your first port of call. They will also organize somewhere for you to stay. The general Bonn city website is being updated all the time. Anyone affected can contact the Ukraine desk at the Immigration Office.

Phone: +49 228 77-6052 or +49 228 77-6053
Email: ukraine@bonn.de

In addition, there are nationwide organizations that are arranging accommodation, such as:

If you are in Bonn and you need furniture for an apartment, clothes or anything else, the Zentrale Sachspendenlager (ZeSaBo) central warehouse for donations is a good place to start.

Information for refugees from Ukraine on studying in Bonn

In line with the EU Council’s decision on March 03, everyone fleeing Ukraine will be given residency on humanitarian grounds with no red tape attached (in Germany, this is in accordance with § 24 of the German Residence Act). This means that they will also receive benefits under the German Asylum Seeker Benefits Act. Refugees recognized as such in Ukraine are to be treated in the same way. Residency will initially be granted for one year and can then be extended to three.

Aufklapp-Text

Aufklapp-Text

Aufklapp-Text

Aufklapp-Text

Aufklapp-Text

Aufklapp-Text

Aufklapp-Text

Caritas Bonn

Psychosoziales Zentrum Mondial für Geflüchtete (PSZ)

Bonn city offers

“Gewusst wo!!” (Know where to find it!!) Advice and support available for people with mental impairments and their friends and families in Bonn

City of Bonn website section dedicated to Ukraine

TelefonSeelsorge®

The volunteers at TelefonSeelsorge® D also help people cope with feelings of depression and fear at any time of day or night. The hotline is free to call from within Germany.
Further information: https://www.telefonseelsorge.de
Contact: +49 800 1110111 and +49 800 1110222

Krisenchat.de/ukraine

Krisenchat.de/ukraine offers a free psychosocial counseling service for young people up to 25 years of age via WhatsApp and SMS in Ukrainian and Russian. Qualified psychologists provide support in the form of immediate psychosocial assistance.

Handbook Germany: Special Webpage “Ukraine”

On the special webpage “Ukraine” (Link) Handbook Germany offers important information on entry, stay and life in Germany for people fleeing Ukraine and Ukrainians in Germany. The page is available in Ukrainian, Russian, English and German.


Researchers

Information for researchers at risk

The University of Bonn is actively supporting researchers at risk who can no longer work in their home countries due to persecution or violence.

As a founding member of the German section of the worldwide Scholars at Risk network, the University of Bonn is explicitly committed to the principle of academic freedom.

DAAD: Offers of Assistance for Ukrainian Students and Scientists

On the website of DAAD’s National Academic Contact Point Ukraine you can find information about Germany and the German higher education and research system, in addition to an overview on different support options in academia. The website is also available in Ukrainian.

“ERA4Ukraine”: Information for Researchers Fleeing War

On its special website “ERA4Ukraine”, the pan-European initiative EURAXESS provides researchers fleeing the war in Ukraine an overview on available support and measures at European and national level.

Visiting Research Program of the VolkswagenStiftung

Scientists forced to leave Ukraine by the invasion of Russian troops can receive funding from the VolkswagenStiftung to continue their work at a university or research institute in Germany.

Applications for a funding period of 6 to 12 months can now be submitted to the VolkswagenStiftung.

Information for researchers at risk

The University of Bonn is actively supporting researchers at risk who can no longer work in their home countries due to persecution or violence.

As a founding member of the German section of the worldwide Scholars at Risk network, the University of Bonn is explicitly committed to the principle of academic freedom.

Offers of Assistance for Ukrainian Students and Scientists

On its website, the German Academic Exchange Service (DAAD) providing offers of assistance from his partners as well as German and international institutes of higher education. Get informed. This page is continuously updated.

Visiting Research Program of the VolkswagenStiftung

Scientists forced to leave Ukraine by the invasion of Russian troops can receive funding from the VolkswagenStiftung to continue their work at a university or research institute in Germany.

Applications for a funding period of 6 to 12 months can now be submitted to the VolkswagenStiftung.

News and Events

Handbook Germany: Ukraine

Handbook Germany has opened a special webpage with important information on entry, residence and life in Germany for people fleeing from Ukraine and Ukrainians in Germany. The page is available in Ukrainian, Russian, English and German.

Podcast: Economic Impact of the War in Ukraine

In a special series of the ECONtribute economic podcast, researchers from the Cluster of Excellence of the Universities of Bonn and Cologne discuss the global economic impact of the war in Ukraine from a scientific point of view.

Strategic Consequences of the War in Ukraine

Lecture series organized by CASSIS as part of Life-Long Learning University (Studium Universale) in summer semester 2022.

Thursday, 06:00 - 07:30 pm, Lecture Hall IX, University of Bonn Main Building.

Interview: End of an Epoch in Europe

With Putin’s attack on Russia’s neighboring state Ukraine, a historical epoch has come to an end, says Prof. Dr. Martin Aust, historian and Eastern Europe expert at the University of Bonn. How the conflict will continue is uncertain. But one thing is clear: President Putin is leading his country into isolation. We conducted an interview with Prof. Aust on this topic.

Online lecture: History of Ukraine

Recording of the Alumni Online Lecture “History of Ukraine” by Prof. Dr. Martin Aust, historian and Eastern Europe expert at the University of Bonn, held on March 07, 2022 (Source: Alumni Network of the University of Bonn/ YouTube).

Singing Human Chain: “Give Peace a Chance!”

Some 2,500 people took a stand for peace via a singing human chain called for by the International Choir and the General Student’s Committee (AStA) of the University of Bonn. Starting at the University, the chain wound its way to the United Nations Campus.

DW News: Protesters in Bonn form Human Chain

In Bonn, protesters gathered for a long human chain to condemn Russia’s invasion of Ukraine. (Report Deutsche Welle NEWS from March 20, 2022)

Information for Media

Expertise for the media

The war in Ukraine has raised numerous pressing questions that need to be answered. There are numerous experts at the University of Bonn who are researching the complex of issues from various perspectives — from international law to international relations to commodity policy. We have compiled an overview for the media.

Ukraine dossier of the CASSIS

Collected essays by experts from the Center for Advanced Security, Strategic and Integration Studies (CASSIS) at the University of Bonn on the Russian attack on Ukraine and its broader context.

Fundraising Campaign

Universitätsgesellschaft Bonn e.V. has launched a fundraising campaign. 
Please join others in supporting “Hilfe Ukraine” (“Help for Ukraine”) with your donation.

“Hilfe Ukraine”

With the donations, the Universitätsgesellschaft wants to help international students, researchers and academics suffering financial hardship as a result of the war in Ukraine to make a living or continue their studies or research here.

Every cent counts and will be put to good use locally.

Account for donations

Universitätsgesellschaft Bonn e.V.
Commerzbank Bonn
IBAN: DE36 3708 0040 0208 6268 02

Reference: “Hilfe Ukraine”

Universitätsgesellschaft Bonn e.V. is exempt from corporate income tax in accordance with § 5 para. 1 no. 9 of the German Corporate Income Tax Act and from local business tax in accordance with § 3 no. 6 of the German Local Business Tax Act. Donation receipts will be issued for donations upward of €300. Tax relief on smaller amounts can be claimed from the tax office by presenting “simplified proof,” e.g. the confirmation of posting on your bank transfer form.

Wird geladen