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Humboldt-Universität calls for donations

Sponsorship programme for students, doctoral candidates and researchers who have fled Ukraine

Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin (HU) is very concerned to make it easier for the many refugee students, doctoral candidates and researchers from Ukraine to arrive in Germany. For this reason, Humboldt-Universität has set up a sponsorship programme.

"Where possible, we want to give students and researchers security and a perspective in our academic community by taking them in and welcoming them, offering them a place to work in our labs or offices, giving them access to courses and providing them with a computer or even a transitional stipend, for example," says Prof. Dr. Peter Frensch, Acting President of Humboldt-Universität.

Uncomplicated and specific help

"That is why Humboldt-Universität has set up a sponsorship programme for refugee students and academics from Ukraine," says Frensch, "to support them in their new academic start at Humboldt-Universität. A lot can be done with on-board funds, but not everything. To help, we need your help."

The sponsorship program is an essential part of the help and support offered by Humboldt-Universität within the framework of "Humboldt-Universität stands by Ukraine", with which HU provides uncomplicated and specific help to refugees. This finances the costs of taking up and continuing a course of study or even continuing academic work:

  • Initial aid for refugee students and researchers from Ukraine for the procurement of necessary technology or materials, grants for language and integration courses, counselling and workshops
  • Semester fees for refugee students and doctoral students
  • Scholarship for refugee students
  • Interim Fellowship for Researchers

The foundation for the sponsorship program was laid by the quick and unbureaucratic help of the Stiftung Humboldt- Universität. The Foundation has pledged to fund semester fees for up to one hundred refugee students and doctoral candidates from Ukraine, totalling 26.000 euros.

In addition, all students enrolled this semester will receive a scholarship from Erasmus+ funds.

Prof. Dr. Christoph Schneider, Vice President for Research: "Help us to deal with the consequences of this terrible war in our eastern neighbours, encourage them and support them to continue their academic and student careers."

View Vice President for Research fundraising appeal

How to donate

Donations can be made easily, transparently and securely via the donation platform.

PayPal, direct debit, credit card, paydirekt and classic bank transfer are accepted as payment methods.

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A donation can also be made by bank transfer to the HU donation account:

Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin
Deutsche Bank PGK AG
IBAN: DE95 1007 0848 0512 6206 01

Intended purpose:
Sponsorship program Ukraine, PSP: Z.00093.00.410100,
Name and address of the donor

More about “Humboldt-Universität stands with Ukraine"

For current activities at Humboldt-Universität, further information on the sponsorship program and all the ways you can support, please visit our website.

Press contact

Hans-Christoph Keller
Spokesperson Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin

Phone: +49 30 2093 12710