Support for Scientists with a Refugee Background

The University of Wuppertal is a member of the Scholars at Risk network and cooperates with the Scholar Rescue Fund of the International Institute of Education. These organizations receive and review the applications of refugee scholars and scientists and then try to find an adequate position for them. 

The university's own Scientist Database can be used to identify researchers, research areas and contact details at the university. The International Center offers support to the university ´s institutes, chairs, and working groups who would like to host a refugee scholar or scientist. This includes finding suitable support programmes or training measures and preparing applications to help refugee scholars and scientists attain the necessary skills and professional orientation in this new academic environment.

Scientists with a refugee background can take part in the "German in the Evening“  courses, offered by the university ´s Language Learning Center („Sprachlehrinstitut“) Abenddeutschkurse" . A prerequisite for participation is registration as an „In Touch guest auditor“.

Scholarship Programmes for At-Risk and Refugee Scientists

Philipp Schwartz-Initiative
Important: Central coordination and application via the International Office. Please contact Ms. Andrea Bieck (verlinken mit E-Mail), Head of International Office

Deutsche Forschungsgemeinschaft (DFG, German Research Foundation)

Scholar Rescue Fund


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