On this page you will find all the information and assistance offered by HfMT Cologne for refugees from Ukraine.
"It is with great dismay that we follow the attack of the army of the Russian Federation on Ukraine. As an international university that understands peaceful and democratic coexistence of different cultures and nations as the basis for freedom of art, teaching and research, we condemn this aggression and demand an immediate end to the belligerent actions by the Russian government.
Our unreserved solidarity goes out to all Ukrainians who are experiencing such great suffering as a result of the war in their country. Our thoughts are especially with our Ukrainian students, colleagues and their families. We also think of the Russian and Belarusian students and teachers at our university and their families who have been affected by the military cations through no fault of their own. Our respect goes to all those who oppose the Russian regime and the war with such courage."
Statement by the Rector of HfMT Cologne, 24.2.2022
HfMT Cologne would like to offer refugee students from Ukraine access to the university's programmes in various ways.
For further information on the various options and the application process, please contact us via
Under certain conditions, we offer refugees the opportunity to be included in the current application procedure for a regular place at university for the winter semester 2022/2023. This means that prospective students go through the aptitude test procedure. Admission to studies at HfMT is thus possible once the aptitude test has been passed and an admission has been granted.
The special programme enables a study visit in the summer semester 2022 without an aptitude test. Prospective students apply with their documents and are enrolled as exchange students or guest students. The main aim here is to enable students to become integrated into the university. For example, they can use the extra rooms in the main building and take part in German courses. Unfortunately, an entitlement to main subject tuition cannot be guaranteed in this programme.
Further offers are planned or in the concrete planning stage.
In addition to the services offered by the university, we would also like to point out the other official offices that refugees can turn to.
On this page we provide a collection of links to further offers of help and information.
General information on the coronavirus, especially in relation to university, can be found here on our website.
Information on where you can get vaccinated in Cologne can be found here:
Since the beginning of the war in Ukraine, there has been a lot of commitment and willingness to help at HfMT Cologne.
If you would also like to help, e.g. by:
please do not hesitate to send your request to ukraine-info(at)hfmt-koeln(dot)de.
- Requests for help
- Offers of support
- Other ideas
by e-mail to: