Art and design students from Ukraine are welcome at Muthesius University of Fine Arts and Design. In order to build a creative bridge, we have enabled a fluent transition for refugee students. We are open to working out individual solutions together which are adapted to the respective situation of Ukrainian students and which allow them to continue their artistic and design work as quickly as possible. This is carried out in direct consultation with the responsible professors. The Muthesius University of Fine Arts and Design welcomes the helpfulness, solidarity and participation of its students, teachers and staff.
Shortly after the start of the war in Ukraine, the Presidential Board decided to admit students from Ukraine to the Muthesius University of Fine Arts and Design in an unbureaucratic and simplified manner. There are several options for this:
- Students who would like to continue their studies begun in Ukraine at the Muthesius University of Fine Arts and Design will be able to enrol at our university after an individual examination of our capacities. For more information, please contact Silvia Rosenberger, Department for Student and Academic Affairs, firstname.lastname@example.org.
- There is also the possibility to become a guest (non-enrolled) student for free. For more information, please contact Silvia Rosenberger, Department of Student and Academic Affairs, email@example.com.
- Prospective Ukrainian students can also apply regularly for the winter semester 2022/23 for the Bachelor’s degree programmes in Fine Arts, Art for Teachers of Grammar Schools, Industrial Design, Communication Design and Scenography – the application procedure starts on 1st May. More information is available here: https://muthesius-kunsthochschule.de/die-bewerbung/ and from Janina Schilling in the Student Secretariat, firstname.lastname@example.org.
If you would like to help, you can find an overview of offers in Schleswig-Holstein here:
- Information on offers of help from the state government of Schleswig-Holstein: https://www.schleswig-holstein.de/DE/Landesregierung/Themen/InneresSicherheit/Ukraine/hilfsangebote/hilfsangebote_node.html
- Overview of help offers from the state capital Kiel: https://www.kiel.de/de/gesundheit_soziales/ukraine_unterstuetzen.php
- Offers of help from the State Association of Adult Education Centres in Schleswig-Holstein: https://engagiert-in-sh.de/
- We offer German language courses for prospective students for refugee in cooperation with the International Center of the Christian-Albrechts-Universitat (CAU) Kiel. Further information can be obtained via Artur Shageev, email@example.com
If you are a Ukrainian student or researcher and need help, you can find a selection of offers here:
- Initiative of the German Universities of Art and Design: https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets/d/15x4pdKrwOUECdunTUpWrIsqszJ6PZF6DhmFZYbCL6fU/edit#gid=0
- Information for Ukrainian students and researchers from the German Academic Exchange Service (DAAD): https://www.daad-ukraine.org/de and https://www.daad-ukraine.org/uk/
- Support services of the Association of German Art Historians: https://kunsthistoriker.org/meldungen/scholars-at-risk/
- The international network “Scholars at Risk”, which enables refugee or persecuted researchers to continue their work through stays at universities: https://www.scholarsatrisk.org/ and https://www.humboldt-foundation.de/entdecken/organisation/scholars-at-risk-network-germany-section
- Scholarships from the Volkswagen Foundation to Ukrainian academics, who receive financial support for six to 12 months: https://www.volkswagenstiftung.de/unsere-foerderung/unser-foerderangebot-im-ueberblick/gastforschungsprogramm-f%C3%BCr-geflohene-ukrainische-wissenschaftler-innen
The Muthesius Academy of Fine Arts and Design Kiel is deeply appalled by the war in Ukraine. Because the Russian attack represents a blatant breach of international law. The university management is very concerned about the lives and well-being of the Ukrainian people, all the Ukrainian artists, academics and students.
“Our thoughts are especially with the artists, the designers, who are oppressed and persecuted by the imperialist dictatorship of Moscow,” says Dr Arne Zerbst, President of Muthesius Academy of Fine Arts and Design.
“Against the background of Russia’s despicable war of aggression against Ukraine, we will critically review our cooperation with the art academy in St. Petersburg. We cannot and will not cooperate with an aggressive, lying and inhuman regime! We are aware that many of the staff and students of our Russian partner institution resolutely reject the attack on Ukraine. In view of the war, we nevertheless consider it inevitable to question our cooperation with the Russian art academy.”
Since 2017, the Muthesius Academy of Fine Arts and Design has been cooperating with the Saint Petersburg Stieglitz State Academy of Art and Design in Russia. There is currently no cooperation with a Ukrainian art academy.