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The European Union has enacted the so-called Mass Influx Directive. This clears the way throughout the EU for refugees from Ukraine to be granted a humanitarian residence permit without having to go through an asylum procedure first. As a result, protection seekers from Ukraine have access to work, education as well as social benefits and medical care throughout Europe. We refer to multilingual information offers.

Information on access to language courses, work, training and studies

Language courses


  • With a residence permit according to §24 of the Residence Act, people who have fled Ukraine receive an employment permit in Germany immediately.
  • For this, they must register as seeking protection.
  • Even a „Fiktionsbescheinigung“ (fictitious certificate) with the entry „employment permitted“ secures access to the labour market.
  • Self-employment and employment are permitted
  • Our counsellors will be happy to accompany you on your job search and support you in finding your way around the German labour market system, in your job search, in matters of residence law, in your application, in taking up employment and beyond.
  • The Federal Employment Agency is responsible for job placement and job promotion. It has launched a hotline with language mediation for refugees from Ukraine: telephone number 0911 178 7915 (Monday to Thursday 8 a.m. to 4 p.m., Friday 8 a.m. to 1 p.m.). The call is not free of charge; charges apply for a call to the German fixed network. You can find more information here.


  • School-based or vocational training may also be taken up.
  • Our counsellors will be happy to accompany you on your way to an apprenticeship.


  • Refugees from Ukraine with university entrance requirements may apply for or enrol in degree programmes in Germany.
  • BAföG (state funding for students in Germany) opportunity opened for refugee Ukrainian students – The German government plans to open BAföG to refugee Ukrainian students with Section 24 of the Residence Act on June 1, 2022. To the press release of the German Student Union.
  • Our advisors will be happy to accompany you on your way to a degree programme.
  • The IU International University of Applied Science offers 100 full scholarships for refugees from Ukraine. You can apply here.

Orientation guides

Further information on the topics of work, study and education


Job search portals


Further information on the topics of residence, childcare, housing, social benefits, etc.