Solidarity with Ukraine

Russia’s military attack on Ukraine is appalling to us all. The University Management and university members at Nuremberg Tech are shocked at the events and worried for the people in Ukraine. 

On this website, you will find the official reaction from the university and information about support drives taking place near Nuremberg Tech.

We are deeply concerned for the lives of the people in Ukraine. Our solidarity is with the Ukrainian people and especially our partners and friends in Odessa and Lviv. We have long-standing partnerships with them.

Prof. Niels Oberbeck, President

Official statements

Reaction from the University Management at Nuremberg Tech

University Management’s position on academic exchange with Russia

Statement of the German Rectors' Conference, HRK

Support drives

Marina and Tatiana are collecting relief supplies to deliver to Ukraine. Clothing and food are sufficiently available; the items depicted in the graphic on the right are still much needed.


Tatiana: +49 157 57527777, Marina: +49 176 60974273

The Studentenwerk Erlangen-Nuremberg is providing assistance in the form of immediate measures in the areas of counseling, cafeteria meals, and dormitories:

  • Students in need from Ukraine will receive up to 50 euros per month until further notice.
  • The Psychological Counseling Service is offering special phone conulation hours for Ukrainian students.
  • Ukrainian students who live in a Studentenwerk dormitory can now arrange generous rent deferrals.

Further information:

The Bavarian government is providing information about which assistance measures will provide you the best support:

BAYHOST - Coordination office for Ukraine

The Coordination office for Ukraine is a point-of-contact for Ukrainian students and academics; it bundles information about support and assistance offers for those groups. An overview of various funding opportunities for at-risk researchers and higher education institutions, support programmes for Ukrainian students, and practical information for after arrival in Bavaria is on the coordination office’s website .
The coordination office provides personal consultations in German, English, or Ukrainian Ukrainian students and academics. The consultations can serve as initial orientation or to answer questions that cannot be resolved directly at the level of the individual university.

vhb courses for Ukrainian students

Students who have to interrupt their studies due to the war in Ukraine can attend courses at Bavarian universities online via the vhb. This will allow them to earn ECTS credits that may be recognized at a later date by their home university.

Interested students can access the courses by applying as part of the group “other users”. This allows students enrolled at Ukrainian universities, whether they are refugees or are still in Ukraine, to register in the CLASSIC vhb course portal.
More information in German and Ukrainian is available on the vhb website.

Submitting a confirmation of enrolment for winter semester 2021/22 or summer semester 2022 allows Ukrainian students to enrol in all CLASSIC vhb courses free of fees and earn ECTS credits, without being enrolled at a Bavarian university.

Please note that only individual courses can be taken online at the vhb; no full degree programmes are offered by the vhb. People wishing to pursue a university degree must apply and enrol at a university. Many universities are facilitating unbureaucratic enrolment processes for Ukrainian students so they can continue their studies.

Our offerings are primarily suitable for Ukrainian students who are proficient in German. However, we do offer 78 courses conducted in English, many of which are components of English-language degree programmes at vhb member universities. Furthermore, around 100 online courses on our OPEN vhb platform are open to all interested individuals at no cost 20 of which are conducted in English. OPEN vhb courses are not designed to provide transfer credits for university studies, but do provide access to a broad range of topics at a university level. The catalogue contains preparatory courses for international students, including courses in German as a foreign language. Since OPEN vhb launched in July 2019, many hundreds of participants from Ukraine have taken part in our open courses.

If you are a member of Nuremberg Tech and are organizing help or support drives in your free-time and need support in doing this (for example, rooms or announcements on social media channels), the university will provide support to the best of its ability. Please contact hochschulleitungatth-nuernbergPunktde – we will help as much as we can.

There are also many national and regional contacts, to make monetary or in-kind donations or to provide other support directly to people who need it urgently. The City of Nuremberg’s webpages has collected information (including how to donate to our sister city Kharkiv and information about entry from Ukraine). A platform has been set up, where you can offer accommodations for refugees.

Current information

We will provide information on our social media channels about current developments: