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
The regular application period for the winter semester 2022/2023 ended on March 15. After that date, HfMT Cologne continued to accept prospective refugee students in the ongoing application process. Unfortunately, the application and aptitude testing process for degree programs for the winter semester has recently closed.
The current application deadlines can be found here:
An overview of the degree programs can be found here https://www.hfmt-koeln.de/en/study-program/.
As an immediate aid, a German language course and a course to prepare for the theoretical part of the aptitude test for refugee music students were offered as part of a special program starting in May. The participants also have access to the university's extra rooms.
Currently, there are no plans to continue the program in the winter semester; at the same time, other offers such as the continuation of the German course for Ukrainian first-year students and a counseling center are being developed.
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: