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24.02.2023 is the anniversary of Russia's war of aggression against Ukraine. The Rectors' Conference of the German Universities of the Arts to compile a list of all the of the art academies for refugees from Ukraine and other countries of origin. countries of origin.


State Academy of Fine Arts Karlsruhe

  • Guest student program for Ukrainian refugees for the duration of two semesters, Exemption from guest student fees
  • Refugee students from other countries with recognized refugee status are accepted as regular students and are exempt from the fees for international students. international students
  • Contact:

Karlsruhe State University of Arts and Design

  • A link overview to various support and information opportunities for Ukrainian refugees in Karlsruhe can be found here
  • Further information on counseling and events for refugee students can be found on the students can be found on the website of the Studierendenwerk Karlsruhe.
  • Contact for prospective students:

State Academy of Fine Arts Stuttgart

  • Possibility of guest auditor studies in the subjects architecture, design, visual art, art science, restoration and artistic teaching, fees apply, see [here]. fees apply, see here
  • Visiting student program for Ukrainian refugees in the following subjects Architecture, Design, Fine Arts, Art Sciences, Restoration and Artistic Artistic teaching. At present (as of November 2022), only the semester fees are charged. semester fees, the visiting fees for non-EU students are suspended by the suspended by the MWK
  • Application as a regular student always to the application deadlines - the international international tuition fees are suspended, according to § 5 paragraph 1 number 5 Landeshochschulgebührengesetz - LHGebG, starting with the summer semester of 2022
  • Contact: Katrin Hamberger,


Munich Academy of Fine Arts
-In addition to the application for regular studies, there is the possibility of a guest studies. For more information on the requirements and the admission procedure can be found here.

  • For questions and advice, please contact

Academy of Fine Arts Nuremberg

  • Funding opportunities for Ukrainian refugees in Erasmus Call 2022.
  • Contact: International Office Claudia Rieber


University of the Arts Berlin

Weißensee Academy of Art Berlin

  • Study preparation program Foundation Class 2022/23 for refugees.
  • A free guest study program for refugees
  • For Ukrainian refugees: possibility of regular study via the University transfer with the corresponding classification in a higher semester or for first-year students via the entrance examinations or BA graduates via the master's admission procedures. via the Master's admission procedures.
  • More information can be found here.
  • Contact: Susan Lipp


Film University Babelsberg KONRAD WOLF Potsdam

  • Support for refugee Ukrainian guest students and guest lecturers:
  • Additional English-language, some Russian/Ukrainian-language, course offerings
  • Additional support and guidance, e.g. in the search for housing, in dealing with authorities authorities and the organization of studies, through the International Office (IO) and the Buddy Program located there.
  • Awarding of scholarships
  • Assumption of course fees for German courses
  • Assumption of semester fees and guest student fees
  • Offers of the Filmuni Summer School:
  • PrepClass - preparatory class for international and refugee students. university applicants
  • Participation scholarships for courses of the Filmuni Summer School 2022 for refugees from the Ukraine refugees (Animation Camp and Sweet 16 - Analogue Film Camp).
    Continuation in 2023 still open.
  • Contact: Prof. Martin Hagemann, Vice President International Affairs, Monika Richter, Head of Filmuni Summer School


Bremen University of the Arts

  • Guest auditor studies and studies for refugees (regardless of the Country of origin) via HERE AHEAD in cooperation with the Bremen universities.
  • Contact: International Office


Hamburg University of Fine Arts

  • Uncomplicated admission procedure for students who have fled from Ukraine. More information can be found here.
  • For students at risk: Hilde Domin Program of the DAAD
  • For at-risk (Ukrainian) researchers: Hamburg Program HPSAR, HPSAR -. Science Bridge for Ukraine and Martin Roth Initiative
  • Contact: Eike Pockrandt, Academic Affairs Department,


University of Design Offenbach

  • Contact point Ankommer_innen Koordination since summer 2022
  • Cooperation with regional or supra-regional initiatives or organizations depending on depending on the individual situation
    Assumption of fees for guest student studies within the scope of financial possibilities possibilities
  • Contact: Study Information Office

Kassel University of Art

  • Possibility of an exchange study (max. 2 semesters) or of a guest student program for students of a university in Ukraine.
  • A trilingual information document about the KHS Kassel can be found here.
  • An overview of study opportunities in the field of art & design in Germany for refugee students from Ukraine can be found here.
  • For inquiries, please contact Prof. Rebecca Stephany (stephany@unikassel. de) or to the Ukrainian student advisor Sonia Krasavtseva (

Städelschule - State University of Fine Arts Frankfurt

  • Free guest auditor studies (participation in seminars) in the fields of Art history, art theory and philosophy for refugee students
  • Use of the library and computer tools
  • Use of the Mensa at student rates
  • Support for the purchase of materials (donation basis)
  • Support in study counseling by Ukrainian students
  • If you have any questions or need further information, please contact the Student Secretariat (


University of Fine Arts Braunschweig

  • Free access to guest student studies regardless of country of origin.
  • Information and initial counseling on financial aid for refugees (e.g.. Martin Roth Initiative, Philipp-Schwartz Initiative
  • Membership of the HBK Braunschweig in Scholars at Risk
  • Further information for refugees in English can be found here
  • Contact: Susanne Fleischhacker, International Office


Art Academy Düsseldorf

  • Possibility to participate in colloquia, project work etc. of the classes as a guest students
  • Possibility to participate in language courses as enrolled students in order to preparation for a language test (limited for one year) for the WiSe 22/23 and the Summer semester 2023
  • Contact:

Cologne Academy of Media Arts

  • Possibility of a guest study (1-2 semesters) for refugee students from the Ukraine and other countries of origin as far as the capacities of the university allow.
  • Further information and useful links for refugee students can be found You can find here
  • Contact: Student Office,

Kunstakademie Münster
-A detailed overview of information for refugee students, artists and academics can be found here

  • Contact: Stefan Hölscher (, 0251-8361-330)


Mainz University of the Arts

  • Guest student program for refugee students (not free of charge)
  • More information for Ukrainian refugees can be found here
  • Contact: Prof. Dr. Niklas Gambaroff,


University of Fine Arts Saar

  • Information about support for refugees from Ukraine can be found you can find here
  • The HBK Saar offers refugees from the Ukraine or other countries of origin countries of origin a free guest student program.
  • Contact: Sabine Rauber, International Office


University of Fine Arts Dresden

  • Possibility to study as a guest student or guest lecturer
  • Simplified application procedure independent of the regular deadlines
  • Support during the application process and the start of studies by a student assistant student assistant with Ukrainian language skills
  • Further information for refugee students can be found here
  • Contact: Kristin Jäkel Academy of Visual Arts Leipzig
  • Study program "Academy for Transcultural Exchange" (AtA) for people with a history of Flight history in the field of fine arts and graphic design.
  • Courses offered in the evening academy as well as a free guest student program open for people from Ukraine as well as persecuted and oppositional people from countries
    such as Belarus and Russia with a connection to art and design. Applications for guest students can be submitted until February 17, 2023. be submitted. More details can be found here.
  • Contact:


Burg Giebichenstein University of Art and Design Halle

  • Burg Giebichenstein University of Art Halle offers students who have fled from Ukraine students who have fled Ukraine to study free of charge in the Department of Art and Design. An overview of the study programs offered by the BURG can be found here
  • For inquiries please contact directly by mail to


Muthesius Academy of Fine Arts Kiel

  • There is the possibility of a free guest auditor study. For more information information is available from Silvia Rosenberger, Department for Student and academic affairs,
  • Information on assistance offered by the government of Schleswig-Holstein for people from Ukraine can be found here


Bauhaus University Weimar

  • Here you will find an overview of the study offers and requirements as well as a list with quicklinks to further assistance offers in Weimar and to Financing options for refugee scholars and students
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