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Multilingual Information for Refugees from the Ukraine (english version)

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

Work

  • 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.

Training

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

Study

  • Refugees from Ukraine with university entrance requirements are allowed to apply or enrol for degree programmes in Germany. According to a decision of the Conference of Ministers of Education and Cultural Affairs on 20 April, students who cannot complete their secondary school education in Ukraine due to their flight can also apply to study in Germany. The same applies to students from Ukraine who were unable to complete the first year of their studies.

  • Refugees from the Ukraine can apply for BAföG (a federal student loan)

  • 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

Counselling and labour market-related language training offers of the labour market integration networks for all refugees:

For the districts of Plön, Ostholstein, Dithmarschen, Steinburg, Herzogtum Lauenburg, Stormarn and Schleswig-Flensburg as well as the city of Flensburg, we from the counselling network Alle an Bord offer counselling and labour market-related language training for all refugees, including those from Ukraine:

For other districts in Schleswig-Holstein, the networkMehr Land in Sicht! offers counselling for all refugees, including those from Ukraine.

 

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.

  • Social benefits: As of June 1, 2022, refugees with residence status according to §24 have access to social benefits according to SGBII. To do so, they must register with the job centers.
  • 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