War in Ukraine – Support for PLUS members

Ernst Mach-Scholarship – UKRAINE

As a reaction to the Russian invasion of Ukraine and the forced flight from the country, there is a need for immediate support for displaced persons as well as for students, graduates and scientists who are already in Austria and who have lost their financial support due to the war.The special scholarship programme Ernst Mach – Ukraine helps Ukrainian students to continue their studies in Austria.
The scholarship is open to Ukrainian students who are already enrolled in a regular study programme at an Austrian higher education institution as well as students, scientists and researchers from Ukraine who wish to continue their studies or projects here.

Target group: students, graduates, postgraduates, postgraduates enrolled in an ongoing doctoral or PhD programme, postdocs, scientists and researchers from Ukraine (citizenship)
Duration: 1 to 9 months (extension possible up to 21 months)
Scholarship amount: 715 euros per month
Funding organisation: OeAD-GmbH on behalf and financed by the Austrian Federal Ministry of Education, Science and ResearchClosing date for applications: no closing date, applications are possible at any time

Further Information can be found here

For further questions please contact the OeAD:


If YOU want to help

Donate to the H.A.U.S. association

The H.A.U.S. ( association supports students in financial need. At this time in particular, our task is to help Ukrainian students as quickly as possible. You can support our work with a donation using the reference “Ukraine war”:

  • Donations account (Raiffeisenkasse) | IBAN: AT 14 3500 0000 9304 8668 | BIC: RVSAAT2S

Get involved by contacting the Austrian Students’ Union (Österreichische Hochschüler*innenschaft).

You want to help students from Ukraine?


Support services for PLUS students from Ukraine


 Department of Slavonic Studies at the University of Salzburg: The Department of Slavonic Studies offers translations for students from Ukraine.

Psychological support

Student counselling: The Psychological Counseling Centre (Psychologische Studierendenberatung) offers free psychological support for students.

Telephone counselling in Austria: You can contact the telephone counselling service by calling the following number:

  • Telephone number: 142

Outpatient crisis intervention: The crisis intervention service is available at the following number:

  • Telephone number: +43 662 43 33 51

Hiketides Association: The association offers free psychological counselling.

VIELE Association: Receive free legal, psychological and medical counselling (without prescription, not a registered doctor), social and labour market counselling here.

University chaplain: The university chaplaincy of the Catholic university community/university parish can also provide support.

Protestant pastoral care for students: You can also get help from the Protestant Student Chaplaincy.

English speaking pastoral support: Pastoral support for Salzburg-based students. The Salzburg International Christian Church is part part of the Evangelical (Protestant) Church and is an ecumenical, international congregation of Christian believers.

Archdiocese of Salzburg: The partner and family counselling service of the Archdiocese of Salzburg can also provide support.

Legal matters/ advice: You can get free initial advice from the legal advice service of the Austrian Students’ Union (ÖH).

Financial support

Emergency accounts

  • Ukrainian nationals (and in the long term also Belarusian students and students of other nationalities) can open a student account through the online store:  Student account > Free account for students | Erste Bank ( (page only available in German).If you would like to open an account in a branch or if it is not possible to do so online, please bring the following documents with you:
    • Current passport
    • Current confirmation of enrolment

You can find the branches here:  Erste Bank branch search | Erste Bank (

  • Russian nationals
    Account opening in branch – please bring the following documents with you:
    • Current passport
    • Current registration form
    • Current confirmation of enrolment
    • Current confirmation of residence

You can find the branches here:  Erste Bank branch search | Erste Bank (

Further support services


Support services for Ukrainian scientists

The Austrian Academy of Sciences has initiated an emergency call for applications as part of its mobility program JESH (Joint Excellence in Science and Humanities) to support Ukrainian scientists, which is open immediately and until further notice. The circumstances of the war in Ukraine and the acute emergency situation of Ukrainian scientists require an unbureaucratic application and evaluation process.

Sujet Unterstützungsangebote Ukraine

Mag. Peter Mayr


Paris Lodron University of Salzburg | International Relations Office

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