The war in Ukraine and the suffering of the people affected is also a source of deep concern for FH JOANNEUM. The departments of Equality and Diversity and International Relations at FH JOANNEUM are the first points of contact on this topic. They have, among other things, produced a guide on counselling and support options in Styria / Austria for those affected.

Support and help

The Office for Equality and Diversity has created a guide for affected persons on counseling and support options in Styria / Austria. The document is aimed at those affected by war and flight and those providing support.

Offer for students and prospective students

Ukrainian students will be exempt from study fees at FH JOANNEUM in the summer semester 2022.

Refugees who would like to study at FH JOANNEUM will be gladly advised: Info on advising via email to

We have introduced a simplified admission procedure for young adults with a higher education background: More information about application and study.

German courses

The Department International Relations at FH JOANNEUM offers free German courses to Ukrainian refugees.

Thanks to generous donations, the quick support of the city of Graz and the municipality of Bad Gleichenberg, as well as volunteer students and teachers with knowledge of Russian and/or Ukrainian, from mid-March to mid-May 2022 32 German courses have been launched, six of them for seniors and one for young people.

For information about follow-up courses visit


  • Donations like medicine and bandages in cooperation with the Red Cross have already been collected and distributed.
  • Action day of the team of the "Tafel Österreich" of the Red Cross at the FH JOANNEUM campuses in Graz, Kapfenberg and Bad Gleichenberg: On April 7, 2022, long-lasting food and hygiene products will be collected at the respective campuses.
  • Donate your time: If you want to actively invest your time to support, there is a possibility to join the team of Ukraine@FH JOANNEUM for this purpose. Volunteers who can assist in organizing donation acceptance and fundraising events, teaching a German course for refugees and other actions are still very welcome! Click here to register.

FH JOANNEUM has set up a donation account for the support of refugees. The proceeds will be used exclusively for German courses and educational opportunities as part of the initiative "People on the run - FH JOANNEUM helps". Under the donation appeal "10 euros for a German course place" we continue to ask for your support!


Contact centers

  • ÖSD Examination Center at FH JOANNEUM is open to Ukrainian refugees who wish to study at FH JOANNEUM and need to provide proof of a language certificate at level B2.
  • The International Relations Department is a partner of the Cultural Initiative "Hunger for Art and Culture" and can issue cultural passes to refugees.
  • The Office of Equality and Diversity is the point of contact for students and employees with psychological problems:
  • The Austrian Students' Union (ÖH) is also actively supporting students affected by the war financially:

If you have any further questions, please feel free to contact us by email at, by phone at +43 316 5453-8800 or on our social media channels Facebook and Instagram.