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

Scholarships for German preparatory courses at the Technische Hochschule Nürnberg Georg Simon Ohm (Ohm)

The Ohm is awarding scholarships to attend German courses at the university preparatory level from funds provided by the Lions Club Noris for Ukrainian refugees. Documentation of adequate university-level German proficiency is often required in addition to standard university entrance qualifications for most degree programmes in Germany. The Ohm offers intensive German instruction to prepare for the nationally recognised German Language Examination for University Admission (DSH).

To facilitate opportunities for Ukrainian refugees to study in Nuremberg, the Lions Club Noris is providing funds to the Ohm to offer scholarships for these DSH preparatory courses. The scholarships cover costs for courses at B2 or C1 levels including the fees for the exam itself.

This support is intended to enable refugees to access the extensive academic opportunities in Nuremberg and to pursue a future in Nuremberg. The Ohm is pleased to be able to extend such support thanks to the support and cooperation with the Lions Club Nürnberg.

The application period for the scholarships is open from 22 May - 22 July 2023.

The courses run from 9 October 2023 - 5 February 2023.

For more information about the courses, please visit the Language Center website.

Scholarship applications must include a motivation letter in English or German, documentation of German proficiency, a CV, and a scan of your university entrance qualification. Send these documents to

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

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

Further information:

BAYHOST - Coordination office for Ukraine

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

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.

The DAAD offers initial orientation in Germany, especially in the German higher education and research system. An overview of various support options in academic settings is available online. Further information is available online in Ukrainian , German, and in English!

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: