For Students, Doctoral Candidates, and Researchers Affected by the War in Ukraine Offers of assistance and support for students and researchers


Early-career researchers and experienced scientists:

Early-career researchers and experienced scientists affected by the war in Ukraine can turn to the Research Division with any questions they may have about their stay and work in Heidelberg. The team will be happy to advise you personally, by email or by phone.

Dr Günther R. Mittler
Seminarstraße 2
69117 Heidelberg
Phone +49 6221 54-12620


Students affected by the war in Ukraine can turn to the International Relations Division, department of advisory and support services for international students, with any questions about their stay and study course in Heidelberg. The team will be happy to advise you personally, by email, by phone or video regarding all questions about financing your studies, residence permit, the different administrative matters (applying for leave of absence, reregistering etc.) and any other questions that concern you.

Ulrike Riedling
Phone +49 6221 54-12720

In-person consultation hours without prior appointment: Tuesday and Thursdays, from 10am to 12 noon, University Administration “Carolinum”, Seminarstraße 2, Room 30

Online consultation hours without prior appointment: Wednesdays from 1.30pm to 3.30pm, Fridays from 10am to 12 noon https://heiconf.uni-heidelberg.de/ywkx-4amz-t9gp-ktc2 (access code: donator uncoated squall game seventy)

Doctoral candidates:

The Graduate Academy offers a wide range of support for doctoral candidates affected by the war in Ukraine.


Counselling and psychological support

The Central Student Advice Office provides – free of charge – confidential individual counselling in person, by video or by phone. Counselling is also possible in small groups, on request. After the concern has been clarified, other services will be brought in, depending on the issue.

Dr Carina Tuchan
Phone +49 6221 54-12218

Further counselling units:

Psychotherapeutic University Outpatient Clinic
Phone + 49 6221 54-7643

Psychosocial Counselling Centre (PBS)
Phone + 49 6221 54-3750

Diaconal helpline
Phone 0800 1110-111 (prot.) | Phone 0800 1110-222 (cath.) | 11612

Internships Available at Heidelberg University

The university institutes and facilities offer interested students various opportunities to do an internship. These can, for example, be for the purpose of career guidance and orientation in the choice of a degree course. Alternatively, they can be placements undertaken alongside vocational training or a degree course. Secondary school-level or university students affected by the war in Ukraine are welcome to apply for an internship at Heidelberg University.