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Support for students affected by the war in Ukraine

The University of Klagenfurt stands in solidarity with students from Ukraine and is introducing a number of support measures.

We condemn the military action taken by the Russian Federation against Ukraine and the distorted portrayal of historical facts used to legitimise this action in the strongest terms. Our solidarity lies with the entire Ukrainian population and in particular with our partners in higher education.

We extend our solidarity to all the people in Ukraine and Russia who are suffering as a result of this war and who oppose it. We will do all we can to support students and researchers whose education and careers have been abruptly halted by this war.

To read the courageous open letter of protest by Russian scientists and science journalists against the invasion of Ukraine, see https://t-invariant.org/2022/02/we-are-against-war/


Support measures at the University of Klagenfurt

  • Students with Ukrainian citizenship will have their tuition fees waived for the summer semester 2022.
  • Students with Ukrainian citizenship can assert the state of war as grounds for taking a leave of absence in the summer semester 2022 until 30 April 2022.
  • The Student Social Fund provides support in cases of hardship.
  • The Austrian student union (ÖH) provides support in the form of information and assistance.
  • The registration deadline for the MORE programme in the summer semester 2022 will be extended until 30 April 2022 for refugee students with Ukrainian citizenship.
  • Already admitted students who are prevented from attending courses on campus due to the war in Ukraine have the option of participating in courses and examinations online.
  • Ukrainian academics who are in Klagenfurt can use the 24-hour library free of charge.

The university is working tirelessly to establish support programmes for Ukrainian students and academics. Further information will be provided in due course.

Further Information

Weiterführende Informationen

  • Special scholarship programme Ernst Mach-Ukraine: The scholarship is aimed both at Ukrainian students who are already studying regularly at an Austrian university and at students, academics and researchers from Ukraine who would like to continue their studies or research project in Austria.  Here you can find further information: https://oead.at/en/the-oead/our-programmes-from-a-to-z#c48232 . For questions about the scholarship, please contact: mach-ukraine [at] oead [dot] at


Lecture Series

„From the Edge to the Centre: Perspectives on Ukraine“

The Austrian Society for Slavonic Studies has organised a lecture series entitled “From the Edge to the Centre: Perspectives on Ukraine”, which will start on 14 March with a lecture by the well-known historian of Eastern Europe and Ukraine expert Andreas Kappeler.