Have you received an invitation from the University of Potsdam or one of its extramural institutions, and would like to know whether you need a visa for your time in Germany, and, if so, which one?
For an initial overview, please check the information given below and the visa navigator of the Federal Foreign Office.
If you have questions, we will be happy to provide you with individual information!
People who had to flee Ukraine are allowed to enter Germany without a visa and stay here for up to 90 days without a visa. This applies to both Ukrainian citizens and people of other nationalities who were in Ukraine on February 24, 2022 and fled.
Ukrainian citizens who have fled Ukraine can be recognized in a simplified procedure as war refugees according to § 24 AufenthG. This also applies to third-country nationals who have fled Ukraine, if they either have a permanent right of residence in Ukraine or are at risk in their home country. This means: You will receive a right of residence for an initial period of one year, may work, study and you will be entitled to social benefits (financial support, medical care, accommodation).
For this purpose, registration with the immigration office of your current place of residence is necessary.
You do not need to apply for asylum.