Support for students affected by the war in Ukraine
Technische Universität München stands in solidarity with all people affected by the war in Ukraine. This website provides an overview of offers for TUM students – for those who need support and those willing to help.
Feel free to contact solidarity(at)tum.de with any questions.
Integration program for refugees from Ukraine
Starting in the summer semester of 2022, the Technical University of Munich will offer an integration program for people who cannot take up or continue their studies due to the war in Ukraine.
Participants will be able to attend courses at TUM, take exams for self-assessment, and thus get a professional orientation in the university environment.
Registration for the integration program in summer 2022 is open from 7 April 2022 to 27 May 2022. Here you can find all information about the program and registration:
The integration program enables refugees from Ukraine to gain low-threshold access to the university environment in Germany. Participants receive special guest auditor status. This means that they can attend courses and also take exams, and use facilities such as the university library or the TUM Language Center.
Most lectures start in the week of 25.04 - 29.04.22, the beginning of the regular lecture period. The integration program is designed to last 2 semesters. The courses at TUM take place on campus – so participation in the program is only possible if you are on site.
As a participant in the integration program, you are not considered a regular student at TUM. Participation in the program also does not replace the regular requirements for studying at a German university.
For more information, please refer to the regulations for the integration programm (PDF, 111kb)
If you are enrolled in the integration program, you can basically register for all lectures from all degree programs and departments in TUMonline. Each School or Department at TUM offers a course advisor who will help you select courses in the subject area you are interested in.
In the Campus Management System TUMonline you will find all courses after registration. It is not possible to register for courses with a limited number of participants (laboratory courses, internships, etc.).
All courses at TUM are offered in either German or English. You should therefore have a very good knowledge of one of these languages in order to take advantage of what we have to offer.
In the Campus Management System TUMonline you will find all courses after registration. There you can also see in which language the courses are taught.
It is not possible to register for courses with a limited number of participants (laboratory courses, internships, etc.).
Yes, as a participant in the integration program for refugees from Ukraine you can also take exams. To do so, you must register via TUMonline during the current semester. If you have any questions, the student advisor at the Department or School responsible will be happy to assist you.
You can take exams each semester up to a maximum of 21 ECTS. In the Campus Management System TUMonline you will also receive an official confirmation for each exam passed.
Participation is open to all persons with Ukrainian citizenship who have a higher education entrance qualification in Ukraine, Belarus or Russia.
- An official application, which you can download directly in the online application in TUMonline,
- a valid Ukrainian identification document, e.g. an ID or passport,
- a proof of your higher education entrance qualification (i.e. school certificate) for Ukraine, Belarus or Russia and or an enrollment certificate from your university in Ukraine,
- a current and complete curriculum vitae.
You can upload your documents in the original language (Ukrainian or Russian), a translation does not need to be provided; however, if you have a translation or English version of the documents, please upload them in a PDF along with the scan of the original.
Registration for the integration program is done via TUMonline: campus.tum.de.
There, select the summer semester 2022, and as the type of study "Guest student program", degree goal "Integration program Ukraine without degree", study "Integration program Ukraine".
Then upload all the required documents in the online application, submitting paper documents or appearing in person at the campus is not necessary for registration.
Registration opens on 07 April 2022, and closes on 27 May 2022
Early registration is recommended to be able to participate as soon as classes start on 25 April 2022.
Application for winter semester 2022/23
Prospective students who have been affected by the war in Ukraine and who would like to take up studies at TUM in the winter semester 2022/23 face special challenges – for example, because they are unable to fulfill or prove certain requirements for their documents or their university admission in time.
Based on the resolution of the Conference of Ministers of Education and Cultural Affairs of 05.04.2022 (German, PDF), the following regulations apply to university admission with educational certificates from Ukraine if applicants
- could not take part in a regular state examination for the acquisition of a higher education entrance qualification or
- were not able to complete their school or university year in a regular manner
and therefore cannot submit the necessary documents due to the war:
Please upload all available documents when applying, even if they are not complete. If you have already studied in Ukraine but do not have a Transcript of Records, please provide other proof of your academic records. The normally required proof of accreditation for studies at a private university is not necessary.
Support for Ukrainian Students
In launching its own aid program, TUM relies on the solidarity of its community and asks its members, partners, and friends to contribute within their financial means. The goal is to help affected students complete their studies at TUM successfully.
University President Prof. Thomas F. Hofmann underscores: „We want these students to experience solidarity and transnational friendship and thereby do our part to ensure that they themselves can stand up for a better future without war and hatred.”
If you want to help the students, you can donate to the following account of the TUM University Foundation under the subject "Solidarity": IBAN: DE97 7002 0270 0010 2808 80, BIC: HYVEDEMMXXX. Every euro is welcome and even small amounts help.
TUM is calling on the university community and all friends and supporters of the university to make donations. We will inform you about the resulting support opportunities as soon as possible.
- TUM Scholarship Support
- Financial Advising Services by the Munich Student Union
- Support provided by the City of Munich (cash, clothing, health insurance)
- University Educational Guidance Guarantee Fund
- Caritas Die Brücke (German)
- Scholarships for enrolled Ukrainian students offered by the Protestant Academic Society (German)
- Housing Scholarship of the Stahlmann Foundation (German)
- If you are not yet a student and are looking for support in choosing your program, please contact our Central Student Advising Team.
- If you are already a student at TUM, please contact your academic advisor in your school or department if you have any questions about your studies or exams.
- If you are already studying at another university and would like to transfer to TUM, then apply for a degree program in the regular way. We will support you with advising services and buddy programs.
- At support.uastudents.de, various German higher education institutions have set up a joint study place exchange for Ukrainian refugees.
- The Virtual University of Bavaria makes its CLASSIC vhb courses available free of charge to students from and in Ukraine. All information can be found at www.vhb.org/studierende/ukraine/.
General support, for example in finding a job or apartment in Munich, can be found here:
- TUM Housing Support
- Student Accomodations at the Munich Student Union
- Support offered by the organization MitOst
- Support offered by the organization MORGEN (German)
- Support offered by the organization Münchner Freiwillige (German)
- Association of Ukrainian Students in Germany e.V. (German/Ukrainian)
- The Chair of Applied Mechanics, the Chair of Carbon Composites, the Chair of Metal Forming and Casting and the Institute for Machine Tools and Industrial Management at the TUM School of Engineering and Design as well as Fraunhofer Institute for Casting, Composite and Processing Technology IGCV support war-affected students with a corresponding profile with positions as student auxiliaries or thesis supervision.
- You can also find job offers for students in our TUM student job portal.
- Munich-based PULS GmbH would like to support refugees from Ukraine with jobs. Interested persons are welcome to contact Dagmar Brauch.
Ukrainians who are fleeing their home country because of the war can use public transport in Germany free of charge.
This applies to all local trains (S-Bahn, Regionalbahn, Regionalexpress, etc.) as well as to all subways, streetcars, light rail systems and buses. The ticket can be either a so-called "0-Euro-Ticket", such as those issued by Deutsche Bahn for long-distance travel, or a valid identification document.
There are different paths for Ukrainian junior scientists to continue or to start their doctoral research at the Technical University of Munich (TUM). Depending on your individual preferences and academic background, there are different ways for us to welcome you to our university.
Support for affected scientists
It is anticipated that numerous researchers will be forced to leave their home country of the Ukraine in order to bring themselves and their families to safety. In response, TUM has established a fellowship program to provide scholarships for an initial six-month research stay. The program is organized by the TUM Institute for Advanced Study (TUM-IAS), which has been bringing international scientists to TUM for research stays for ten years now.
The fellows will be provided with office space at the TUM-IAS in Garching and will conduct research on promising projects in cooperation with a TUM professor. The fellows and their families will also be provided with accommodation.
To support Ukrainian scientists, the TUM School of Management has announced two postdoctoral positions. Researchers with an appropriate profile can be funded for up to two years.
All details about the call for applications can be found in this Flyer (PDF, 270 KB).
Applications are open until April 30, 2022.
- Funding and job opportunities for refugee researchers by the European Commission
- Overview of support offers by the DAAD
- Overview of support offers by the German-Ukrainian Academic Society
- Funding Opportunities by the German Research Foundation
- Funding Opportunities by the Alexander von Humboldt Foundation
- Funding for Refugee Scholars and Ukrainian Scientists by the Volkswagen Foundation
- Chance for Science: Social Network for refugeed and local scientists
- Science for Ukraine: Accomodation, Funding and Research Opportunities
- Grants for librarians and scientists by the Leibniz Information Centre for Science and Technology
- CEE Fellowship Program for graduates from the area of environmental protection
- Labs supporting Ukrainian scientists
Public services by the state and the federal government
- Ukraine-Hotline Bayern: First contact point for Ukrainian refugees and their families as well as for helpers
- Federal Ministry of the Interior: Questions and answers on entry from Ukraine
- Federal Government Commissioner for Migration, Refugees and Integration: Information on entry and arrival
- Bavarian State Ministry of the Interior: Support and information for refugees from Ukraine
- Bavarian Academic Center for Central, Eastern and Southeastern Europe: Coordination office for support and assistance services
Further contact points for refugees as well as for helpers, contacts to initiatives and an overview of local aid organizations can also be found on the pages of the TUM Student Representation.