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The University of Bayreuth helps

The University of Bayreuth is dismayed by the Russian Federation's war of aggression against Ukraine, which violates international law, and offers concrete support to students and researchers. Various offers and initiatives are listed on this website. (as of 07.03.2022)

Our commitment to refugee scientists and students

Refugee scientists and students can find important information and a first point of contact on our "Refugees Welcome" website.

With the Bayreuth Bridge for Science, the University of Bayreuth has established its own funding programme for refugee scientists from Ukraine. 

Research group chairs at the University of Bayreuth who can act as hosts for refugee academics should contact the Research Funding Office of the University of Bayreuth:  Here you can find a list of funding options for academics and students who are refugees or have fled the Ukraine.

Faculty members of the University of Bayreuth who are able to act as hosts for refugee scientists should contact the Research Funding Office of the University of Bayreuth:

Please also see the European Commission's page that provides the portal "European Research Area for Ukraine" (ERA4Ukraine) as a one-stop shop for information and support services for researchers residing in Ukraine and refugees from Ukraine. 

Coping with trauma

Students and doctoral candidates at the University of Bayreuth can receive support from the Psychological Counseling Center of the Studentenwerk Oberfranken.

The Psychiatric Outpatient Clinic of the Bayreuth District Hospital offers refugees the opportunity for competent support:

Psychiatrische Institutsambulanz
Bezirkskrankenhaus Bayreuth
Nordring 2
95445 Bayreuth
Phone: +49 (0)921 283-5600


The "Verbundenheit Foundation", together with its cooperation partners, is setting up a collection point for urgently needed relief supplies as part of the "Upper Franconia - Transcarpathia/Ukraine Relief Bridge": On Wednesday (9.3.) and Thursday (10.3.) from 3 p.m. to 6 p.m. in Peter-Henlein-Strasse 11 (warehouse in the courtyard) donations in kind can be handed in, if possible unpacked. For more information and a map of the collection point, please visit the Foundation's website.


The Ukrainehilfe coordination group of the City of Bayreuth maintains a list of privately provided housing for refugees. So, if you can offer help here, please contact the staff of the City of Bayreuth by phone at 0921-251536 (Mon-Thu 8 a.m.-12 p.m. and 2 p.m.-4 p.m.; Fri 8 a.m.-12 p.m.) or by E-mail at

You can also report housing to the Bayreuth District Office:

Links to contact points at the University of Bayreuth