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Relief activities for Ukraine

The Ludwigshafen University of Business and Society strives to support all students, academics and employees who are affected by the current situation in Ukraine.

On this page, all those who are affected by the current emergency, or those who would like to support, can find offers of help and support, not only in the Ludwigshafen area.

We try to keep the page as up-to-date as possible.

 

The University of Applied Sciences Ludwigshafen is clearly committed to internationality - and thus to openness and respectful interaction with one another. Our solidarity and solidarity goes out to all those who have been distressed by the shocking events of the last few weeks. In particular, we are thinking of our Ukrainian students and staff, their families in Ukraine and our colleagues and friends at our Ukrainian partner universities, but also of all those around the world who are peacefully campaigning for a swift end to violence and freedom of expression.

Experiencing how fragile our European values of peace, freedom and democracy are is an extremely depressing experience, especially for us.

This makes it all the more important for us to support refugees and fugitives from Ukraine, regardless of their nationality. All of our international students and applicants should feel welcome at our university.

Refugee students and prospective students already have the option of joining ongoing German courses, taking part in digital courses and excursions together with international exchange students, as well as a wide range of advisory services on study opportunities.

From the beginning of September, applicants or career changers from Ukraine can take part in study preparation/study entry programmes for the winter semester 22/23.

The German Academic Exchange Service DAAD offers HERE information for a first orientation in Germany and especially about the German higher education and research system. On the website you will find information for Ukrainians on staying, studying and researching in Germany as well as support services in Ukrainian, German and English .

Information for refugees and volunteers

A bilingual website provides information for refugees and volunteers in the state of Rhineland-Palatinate in Ukrainian and in German: www.ukraine.rlp.de/de

Emergency fund

Through the Rhineland-Palatinate Scholarship Foundation, the state provides funds amounting to 150,000 euros to support students at universities and colleges in Rhineland-Palatinate in financial emergencies resulting from the war in Ukraine.
The main aim is to support students with Ukrainian citizenship, but in individual cases also other international students who are directly affected by the consequences of the war.

Contact persons and detailed information on how to proceed with the emergency fund can be found on the corresponding websites of the country's universities, which can be found here: https://www.stipendienstiftung-rlp.de/hochschulen/

Questions about the programme can be directed to the Scholarship Foundation's office: https://www.stipendienstiftung-rlp.de/geschaeftsstelle/

 

Refugee students and prospective students already have the option of joining ongoing German courses, taking part in teaching formats and excursions together with international exchange students. A wide range of counselling services on study opportunities is also available.

Further language courses and English-language courses are in preparation. Among other things, we are planning a German-Ukrainian tandem programme for informal language teaching and establishing contacts.

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Financial Support

The International Office can provide one-time financial support to international students in financial need. The support is provided within the framework of the scholarship foundation of the state of Rhineland-Palatinate and does not have to be repaid.
The emergency aid fund of the university's booster club also supports international students in financial emergencies.
For more information, see: https://www.hwg-lu.de/international/auslaendische-studierende-an-der-hochschule/hilfe-in-notlagen

General questions about the programme can be addressed to the Scholarship Foundation's office: www.stipendienstiftung-rlp.de/geschaeftsstelle/

Psychotherapeutic Counselling Centre

At the Ludwigshafen location, we cooperate with the very experienced psychological counselling centre (PBS) of the Studierendenwerk Mannheim, which has been in existence for many years. More information is available here.
 

First point of contact:
Karin Kraft / Monika Riffner-Schopp
Telephon: 0621 49072-555

In case of urgent assistance: The telephone counselling service www.telefonseelsorge.de: Anonymous, free counselling at any time of the day or night under the nationwide telephone numbers 0800 - 1110111 or 0800 - 1110222

University chaplaincy

The ESG (Evangelische Studierendengemeinde Ludwigshafen) is an offer of the Evangelical Church of the Palatinate for students in Ludwigshafen, the KHG (Katholische Studierendengemeinde Ludwigshafen) is an offer of the Catholic Church of the Diocese of Speyer, regardless of nationality, religious or ideological orientation.

Counselling and support for personal problems and financial emergencies by telephone, email or in person at the university.
You can find more information here.

Studierendenwerk Vorderpfalz

The Student Union (Studierendenwerk) Vorderpfalz offers for all students in Landau, Germersheim, Worms and Ludwigshafen:

  • Social counselling
  • Psychological counselling
  • Financial counselling, including for student loans,

 You can find more information here.

Contact:
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Telefon:06341-9179180 / 181

Contact

Kerstin Gallenstein

Director of the Department of International Affairs
Erasmus Coordinator


Ernst-Boehe-Straße 4
D-67059 Ludwigshafen

A 210

+49 (0) 621/5203-187

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Prof. Dr. Edith Rueger-Muck
Vice President for International Affairs & Diversity  

Ernst-Boehe-Str. 4
D-67059 Ludwigshafen

 

 +49 (0) 621/5203-322

 +49 (0) 621/5203-200

edith.rueger-muck@hwg-lu.de

Ernst Boehe Str. 4, A 202

67059 Ludwigshafen

 +49 (0)621 5203 119

 +49 (0)621 5203 115

Email: international@hwg-lu.de

Email for prospective students and applicants: studienbewerbung@ 8< SPAM protection, please remove >8 hwg-lu.de

Our office hours are:

Tuesday-Friday 9:00-12:30 am
Monday, Tuesday, Thursday 2:30-4:00 pm
Wednesday and Friday afternoons closed
We are happy to arrange an appointment, feel free to contact us!