University of Innsbruck

Help for Ukraine: In­for­ma­tion for stu­dents

You are studying at the University of Innsbruck and want to help? You come from Ukraine and want to study in Innsbruck? On this page we collect opportunities and offers of help at the University of Innsbruck.

General Information

General information on the Austrian education system and on studying in Austria, also in Ukrainian, is provided by the OeAD on these pages.


You come from Ukraine and would like to continue your studies/start your studies at the University of Innsbruck? Please contact the Admission Department directly:

Tuition waiver

Tuition fees for the winter semester 2022/2023 and the summer semester 2023 will be waived for Ukrainian students. Ukrainian students who have already been admitted will receive an information email. If you have already paid the tuition fee for the winter semester 2022/2023, you will receive information on the refund application.

ATTENTION: The exemption does not apply to the ÖH fee. In order to be registered again in the winter semester 2022/2023 an/or in the summer semester 2023, the ÖH fee in the amount of 21.20 euros must be paid in time. 

Ernst Mach-Stipendium - UKRAINE

The special scholarship programme Ernst Mach - UKRAINE helps Ukrainian students to continue their studies in Austria. According to the information of the OeAD, extraordinary students are also eligible to apply for this scholarship.

More information you will find here: Ernst Mach-Stipendium UKRAINE

Interested parties can send inquiries to, telephone consultation in German or Ukrainian is available at +43 1 53408-500 Mon-Fri from 9:30-12:00 and from 14:00-15:00. Online consultation hours can also be arranged.

On September 28, a webinar Ernst Mach Fellowship UKRAINE - Tips and Tricks for a Successful Application was held in Ukrainian. You can check the recording at the following link:  Recording

UPDATE: Online Consultation in Ukrainian on the Ernst Mach Fellowship - UKRAINE: on Wednesday, January 25, 2023 at 10:30 am, mandatory registration at this LINK. The participation is free of charge.
This event is an opportunity to clarify questions of any kind about the Ernst Mach Fellowship - Ukraine that have not already been answered in the FAQ about the fellowship and the video recording of the webinar (see above).

Courses with Ukraine reference in the winter semester 2022/2023 at the Department of Slavonic Studies

Interdisciplinary courses for Bachelor's Programmes

612017 VU Selected Aspects of Eastern European, Central European and Southeastern European Cultures and Societies: Ukraine: Space, Nation and History in Ukrainian and Russian Literature

612018 UE Other Slavonic Language: Ukrainian I

612020 UE Ukrainian II

Interdiciplinary courses for Master's Programmes

612040 UE Positions in Cultural Studies and Cultural Practices: Slavic Literatures and Cultures in Practice

Language tandems

If you are interested in a learning partnership, please contact the Language Centre directly at

Buddy System for Ukrainian Students

Do you need support, a buddy who meets with you once or twice a week? With a buddy you can, for example 

  • talk about your current situation. 
  • drink coffee. 
  • talk about your studies. 
  • discuss organisational matters (e.g. filling out forms). 
  • or simply do something together.

Together with the university, the Innsbruck Students' Union (ÖH) has set up a buddy system for Ukrainian students. We would be happy to put you in touch with a buddy:

Group photo in front of the GEIWI Tower.

Representatives of the University of Innsbruck and the ÖH Innsbruck have jointly set up the buddy system.

Further offers from the Students' Union (ÖH)

The ÖH also offers other services to support affected students in the best possible way:

  • ÖH emergency aid package
    Affected students can apply for a grant of up to € 1,000! More information:
  • ÖH subsidy fund for psychotherapy and clinical-psychological treatments
    This war is also taking its toll on the psyche of many students. We are recording alarming numbers of students with mental illnesses and the ÖH Innsbruck wants to support them financially. Mental health must not fail because of money. The pot has been expanded again and now allows double the maximum amount of funding!
    More information:
  • Department for Foreign Students
    The ÖH department for foreign students offers a wide range of advice for all international students from non-EEA countries in German, English and Russian.
    More information: