Information on access to language courses, work, training and studies
- People who have fled Ukraine have access to integration courses.
- You can find integration language courses near you here: BAMF Navigator
- Free of charge and mobil: digital german language programm for ukrainian refugees:
- 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.
- The EU recognizes Ukrainian driving licenses from refugees, whon are granted residence on humanitarian grounds, such as under section 24 of the Residence Act. The regulation is valid until the 6th of March 2025 and has been in force since the 27th of July.
- The professional drivers licence is not recognized immediately. In order to receive a driver qualification certificate, an additional compulsory training of at least 35 hours and an examination at the responsible IHK (Art. 4 Para. 4 of the regulation) are required. The Federal Ministry of Transport is currently working together with the federal states, the Federal Motor Transport Authority, the Federal Printing Office and the DIHT to create the necessary procedures and legal bases for the temporary recognition of Ukrainian professional driver qualifications in Germany, which are required by the EU.
- The TH Lübeck offers multilingual information on orientation for refugees: Arriving in Germany and Welcome to Schleswig-Holstein
- The IQ Fachstelle Berufsbezogenes Deutsch offers a multilingual collection of easy-to-use translation tools, offers for orientation and offers for learning German: Welcome to Germany
Further information on the topics of work, study and education
- Information on access to the labour market for refugees from Ukraine from the Schleswig-Holstein state government
- Information for refugees from Ukraine from the Federal Employment Agency
- Information for refugees from Ukraine on work and social benefits from the BMAS
- Advice on the recognition of foreign degrees and qualifications from the IQ Network Schleswig-Holstein
- Advice on social and labour law issues from the project Fair Integration in the IQ Network Schleswig-Holstein
Job search portals
- Job search portal of the Federal Employment Agency (in German)
- Workeer: Job portal for job-seeking refugees and interested employers (in German)
- UA-Talents: Job portal for refugees from Ukraine (in Ukrainian)
Further information on the topics of residence, childcare, housing, social benefits, etc.
- Multilingual basic information, information on accommodation, mobility, medical care as well as work and social benefits on the official information page of the Federal Ministry of the Interior: Germany4Ukraine
- Information in German specific to Schleswig-Holstein on residence, support structures, regulations and counselling services on the website of the Flüchtlingsrat (Refugee Council) Schleswig-Holstein e. V.
- Multilingual information on everyday life, residence, children, studies, housing and medical care on the website of Handbook Germany
- Information in German on residence and support options on the website of the State Commissioner for Refugees of Schleswig-Holstein