FAU scholarships and fellowships for students and scholars/scientists at risk from Ukraine

The war in Ukraine has shaken all civilized world to its core. We, the FAU family, would like to show our solidarity with Ukraine and reach out to offer our support for students and scholars/scientists with Ukrainian citizenship.

FAU will provide financial support in the form of

FAU entry fund for getting started at FAU

You can apply once for small initial funding to ease the transition into FAU (e.g. language courses, travel expenses, basic IT equipment). Please state your required funding with concrete needs. This will allow us to make transparent, sound and fair decisions for each funding contribution.

FAU Scholarship (for students)

  • Students: 870 euro per month
  • PhD students: 1,700 euro per month

FAU Scholarships are awarded for up to 2 semesters.

FAU Fellowship (for scholars/scientists)

  • Scholars/scientists: 2,350 euro per month
  • Family allowance: First child: 400 euro, each next child: 100 euro

FAU Fellowships are awarded for up to 12 months.

In addition to the #FAU4Ukraine funding scheme, FAU offers a wide range of domain-specific scholarship and fellowship programs. You are invited to apply directly to those programs or might be re-directed to those programs within FAU. The funding details are in the same range, but might vary slightly from program to program.

Target group

Students (Bachelor, Master, PhD) and scholars/scientists (PostDocs, Early Career Scholars, Senior Researchers/Educators, Professors) endangered by the war, who have Ukrainian citizenship and left Ukraine on or after February 24, 2022.

How to apply

Current deadline: April 19, 2022

1. Step: Application form
(FAU entry fund, FAU Scholarships and FAU Fellowships)

Please fill in the following application form.
We will come back to you as soon as possible.

2. Step: Required documents
(only necessary for FAU Scholarships and FAU Fellowships)

Next, we will have to ask you for the following documents in German or English.
Please be ready to provide as many items from the list below as you are able to:

Required documents for FAU Scholarships for students

  • Certificate of language proficiency (English and / or German)
  • For Bachelor or Master students: Transcript of records from your home university
  • For PhD students:Certificate of Master degree
  • Research proposal
  • Confirmation of supervision from a FAU professor

Required documents for FAU Fellowships for scholars/scientists

    • Letter of support of the hosting professor at FAU
    • CV (1-2 pages)
    • Certificate of language proficiency (English and / or German)
    • List of five most relevant publications and/or list of courses that have been or can be taught in English or German
    • Outline of research project at FAU and / or courses to be offered (1-2 pages)
    • PhD certificate

Deadline of application

Currently closed (until further notice).

Important information

  • Information as of April 20th, 2022. This website is updated regularly.
  • Social benefits according to the AsylbLG are compulsory benefits that must be claimed in priority to voluntary benefits provided. The assessment will be carried out on a case-by-case basis.