Stefan Rohdewald on the situation in Ukraine: “Trench warfare that could last for years”

Every year on 21 September, the United Nations celebrates the International Day of Peace, which aims to observe and strengthen the idea of peace within and between countries and peoples. Ever since Russia’s war of aggression began, Professor Stefan Rohdewald has been thinking about how peace could…


Author Natalka Sniadanko: “A boost for Ukrainian Studies”

Nataliya (Natalka) Sniadanko has been working on her doctorate at the Institute of Slavonic Studies at Leipzig Universty since April. The Ukrainian writer and translator, who has won several international awards, will combine literary studies with her own work as a writer in Leipzig. To date, she…

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Political scientist Richter appointed to platform for rebuilding Ukraine

Professor Solveig Richter, a political scientist at Leipzig University, has been appointed by the German government to the “Platform Wiederaufbau Ukraine”, an initiative to help rebuild the country that will begin its work with a kick-off event in Berlin on Monday (27 March).


Man Zhang on China’s role in the war in Ukraine

The war against Ukraine continues, China's position remains unclear even after President Xi's visit to Moscow. Dr Man Zhang from the Research Centre Global Dynamics (ReCentGlobe) at Leipzig University talks about possible motivations of the Chinese government, especially with regard to a mediating…


Three students from Ukraine report on their everyday life in Leipzig

For about nine months now, students affected by the war in Ukraine have been taking language courses at the Studienkolleg Sachsen to prepare them to study in Germany. We talked to some of them about what they have learned so far, their everyday life in Leipzig and their hopes for the future.


The Ukraine Network Provides Support

For decades now, the Herder Institute at Leipzig University has partnered with the Department of Germanic Philology and Translation at Taras Shevchenko National University of Kyiv. When Russia’s war of aggression against Ukraine began in February 2022, the partners in Leipzig did their utmost to…


Our university would like to help prospective and current students affected by the war in Ukraine to start or continue their studies. There is a lot of interest. Of those who have fled Ukraine, so far...

Zu sehen ist die Flagge der Ukraine


… would like to start studying at Leipzig University.

Zu sehen ist die Flagge der Ukraine


… would like to continue their studies at Leipzig University.

Zu sehen ist die Flagge der Ukraine


… would like to take a German language course.


In ukrainischer Sprache Hinweis auf die Seite zum Studium für aus der Ukraine geflüchtete. Diese Seite existiert in deutscher und englischer Sprache.

FAQs about studying

The International Centre has compiled key information for prospective and current students and doctoral researchers at our university. Find out about studying, finding your feet in Leipzig and special support services.

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Gebäudeansicht des Campus Augustusplatz mit Blick auf das Neue Augusteum und Paulinum der Universität Leipzig

Research Funding

We present funding opportunities for Ukrainian researchers and list the requirements of various funding bodies related to existing and future partnerships with Russia and Belarus.

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Eine Frau steht im Labor und kontrolliert mit einem Messgerät biometrische Daten von Pflanzen.

FAQs for academics

The International Centre has compiled information for academics affected by the war in Ukraine and its repercussions. This information is intended to provide an initial impression of Leipzig as a centre of science.

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Help and Resources

Many members of the University community and civil society are helping Ukrainians in all sorts of ways. The German version of this page contains more information, including details of a fundraising campaign and various events.


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