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Help for students affected by the Ukraine war

The studierendenWERK BERLIN supports.

Students who have financial or study organization problems due to the current situation in Ukraine and the sanctions against Russia can contact our social counseling service at any time. We will take a look at your case and look for solutions together.

If you want to talk, you will always find an open ear at our psychotherapeutic counseling.

Further information in different languages can be found here.

The studierendenWERK BERLIN provides financial support in emergency situations with its emergency fund. This is intended to enable a successful course of study and to prevent students from dropping out. The prerequisite for a grant from the emergency fund is that you are in an acute, unforeseeable, temporary and non-culpable personal emergency situation that endangers your further studies. The grant is approximately the amount of the BAföG rate and is awarded once.

Persons studying at a cooperating university in Berlin are eligible to apply. One must be able to recognize from the study achievements that active study is being pursued. Students who are affected by the current war situation in Ukraine can also be supported. This does not depend on their nationality. In principle, they must meet the above requirements.

How to apply?

Please contact the social counseling service. We can advise you on site, by phone or by video.
We will talk about your situation and which documents are necessary for the application.
We offer counseling in German and English.

First-year students who have fled due to the Ukraine war and need financial assistance for study-related expenses (for example, the semester fee) in Berlin can receive support at our Social Counseling Service.

Appointments can be requested via the online form on the Social Counseling website.

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