Ukraine-War: Support for affected students and helpers
Offers for students affected by the war
Support associations for students in need
Both support associations for students in need provide extra help for students affected by the Ukraine war.
for h_da students please contact: Verein zur Förderung in Not geratener Studierender an der Hochschule Darmstadt e.V.(this website is only provided in German) You can find the application documents and a checklist (only in German) online
for TU students please contact:: Förderverein für in Not geratene Studierende der Technischen Universität Darmstadt e.V. The application documents are either available for download or can be picked up on site.
In your application, please describe your current situation in as much detail and as comprehensibly as possible. Attach bank statements and receipts.
In emergency situations through no fault of their own, international students may apply for bridging assistance:
Katholische Hochschulgemeinde (KHG) (this website is only provided in German)
There are certain criteria for assessing grant applications.
Advice on funding options
If you would like advice on funding options, emergency funds and the support services offered by the Studierendenwerk, please contact our Social Counselling Service.
Ecumenical Peace Prayer:
jointly by ESG and KHG, every Monday, 6pm at the Kapellplatz. Gedenkstätte Kapellplatz, Kapellplatz 2, 64283 Darmstadt.
Spiritual welfare and care talks
If you would like to have a personal conversation with Rev. Benn (ESG), please contact him.
Individual counselling sessions for students affected by the Ukraine war can be arranged at short notice. Appointments can be made online (at any time) or by phone, Wednesdays from 12:00-13:00 pm at (06151) 16-29862. For more info see Homepage PBS
Spiritual welfare counselling via telephone
24 hrs. available for all: via phone 0800/111 0 111, 0800/111 0 222 or 116 123; via email and chat under online.telefonseelsorge.de
Social Counselling Service from Studierendenwerk Darmstadt
Students from Ukraine, Russia or Belarus who have financial, residence or (study) organizational problems due to the current situation can contact our Social Counselling Service at any time. The advisors are there for you by phone, online, via video call or in person. Please contact us and together we will find solutions for your situation.
Social Counselling Service from Evangelischen Studierendengemeinde (ESG)
Social Counselling Service from der Katholischen Hochschulgemeinde (KHG)
For tenants in the dormitories of the Studierendenwerk:
If your rental contract with us is about to expire or if you would like to arrange rent deferrals (=payment of rent in installments if necessary), please contact our Housing Service. You can reach us by e-mail email@example.com or via phone under (06151) 16-29373.
TU Darmstadt · International Student Services
The ISS page and their contact information can be found at: International Student Services (link leads to TU page).
Students/students interested in studying can also write directly to firstname.lastname@example.org
for general inquiries please use: email@example.com
h_da · International Office
On the page h-da.de/international you will find the contact details of Gabriela Arias Bravo and additional information about the offers
(link leads to the page of the university).
The DAAD has set up a website to provide information about current offers of assistance for Ukrainian students, scientists and scholars.
The website https://www.daad.de/de/der-daad/ukraine/hilfsangebote/ collects and continuously updates support opportunities from the DAAD's partners and international universities. The information is available in German and English.
Information for refugees and for those who want to help them
Since the legal framework is currently always changing, we ask you to inform yourself about the daily updated legal regulations on the following page:
Questions and Answers on Entry from Ukraine and Residence in Germany (as of 04/20/2022) (page only available in German).
One more piece of information about student financing:
The German government plans to open BAföG for refugee Ukrainian students with § 24 AufenthG on June 1, 2022. A press release (page only available in German) on this can be found on the website of the German Student Union.
Do you need any advice?
If you have any questions, be it about financing, right of residence, housing or other topics: the employees of our social counselling service are there for you. Together with you, they will look for suitable solutions, support you with applications and show you options.
For refugees from Ukraine
the Federal Ministry of Education and Research
has set up a website with information on school, training, study, work & recognition of foreign professional qualifications: Information for Refugees from Ukraine - BMBF - in German, English and Ukrainian.
The city of science Darmstadt informs on the page Ukraine-Willkommen-in-Darmstadt multilingual about offers and current news:
- Initial consultation
- Child care
- Information for people who want to volunteer for refugees
- in which museums refugees have free admission,...
Actions for all
There are different actors you can support. Depending on what is important for you.
Donation receipt for your tax return: For donations of up to 200.00 EUR, it is sufficient for the tax office to receive the bank statement. If you donate more than 200.00 EUR, you should include your name and address with the transfer. The donation receipt will then be sent by mail.
Local donation accounts:
- Förderverein für in Not geratene Studierende der Technischen Universität Darmstadt e.V.: Förderverein an der TU Darmstadt e.V.
Sparkasse Darmstadt · IBAN: DE44508501500000618020 · BLZ 508 501 50 · account number 618 02
- Verein zur Förderung in Not geratener Studierender an der Hochschule Darmstadt e.V.: IBAN: DE41 5085 0150 0000 6969 35 · BIC: HELADEF1DAS at the Sparkasse Darmstadt
- The city of Darmstadt has set up a donation account under the motto "Help for Uzhhorod and refugees" at: Stadt Darmstadt · IBAN DE93 5085 0150 0000 5440 00 · Keyword "Spende Ukraine" (Uzhhorod is the Ukrainian twin city of Darmstadt).
Global aid organizations and initiatives:
reputable aid organizations are set up on the page Hessen hilft Ukraine: https://innen.hessen.de/hessen-hilft-ukraine (only in German)
Donations of goods
- the association "Partnership Germany-Ukraine/Moldova e.V. (PDUM)" accepts donations of goods - if a new storage place is found. The current status can be found on the website of the association: https://pdum.org (only in German)
When? Every Friday, Saturday and Sunday, from 20:00-22:00, food donations can be handed in (for the time being until April 3).
Where? at the student dormitory Studentendorf: Lichtwiesenweg 9, 64287 Darmstadt
What? non-perishable, durable and easily transportable food.
The appeal in detail: - feel free to share the pdf.
Spendenaufruf_studentisches-Engagement_Lebensmittelspendenaktion (only in German)
If you also need an interpreter, please contact us via Email, our network will be happy to help you.
Do you have a spare room or could you offer any other housing space for refugees?
Let the city of Darmstadt know at firstname.lastname@example.org if you would like to privately accommodate people in Darmstadt.
Hessen hilft Ukraine | innen. hessen.de (Link leads to external page - in German only)
Wissenschaftsstadt Darmstadt informs about the further procedure concerning aid to Ukraine and the reception of refugees
Partnerschaft Deutschland-Ukraine/Moldova e.V. (in German only)
Emergency hotline for students in Ukraine is established
Informations on the legal situation of Ukrainian refugees in Germany (in German only)