Support opportunities for vulnerable students, doctorands and scientists

Rostock International House is responsible for the administration of the following programmes.

Please contact us if you know of a suitable candidate.

+49 (0) 381 498 1702

Students at risk - Hilde Domin Programme

The Deutsche Akademische Austauschdienst (DAAD) [German Academic Exchange Service] uses funds from the Auswärtigen Amtes (AA) [Foreign Office] to offer the “Hilde Domin Programme” for bursaries. The programme is intended to provide worldwide support for vulnerable students and doctorands who, in their countries of origin, are formally or de facto denied the right to education, and help them take up or continue their studies in Germany, in order to obtain a study degree or doctorate at a German university.

Students and doctorands who have been conferred refugee status or who have right to asylum can be suggested for nomination by scientists at our University.
To the website of the DAAD programme​​​​​​​



The Philipp Schwartz Initiative provides universities and research institutes in Germany with the opportunity of taking in vulnerable researchers in the framework of a fellowship.

Candidates for a Philipp Schwartz Fellowship must fulfil the following criteria:

  • A doctorate or comparable academic degree (Ph.D., C.Sc. or equivalent). In the case of law or medical doctorates, the equivalent of a research doctorate must be evidenced.

  • The person must not (yet) have been away from their homeland for more than five years at the time of application; “non-mobile foreign students” are excluded.

  • Language knowledge required to allow successful execution of the research task.

  • Scientific qualifications (e.g. publications)

  • Potential for integration in the (science-related) work environment

  • Legal residential status in conjunction with an asylum process within the EU, including recognised vulnerability, or

  • Reliable verification, issued no more than 12 months before completing the application, of the vulnerability by a third party e.g. documentation from the Scholars at Risk Network (SAR) or the Council for At-Risk Academics (CARA)

Link to the website for the programme at the Humboldt Foundation

Other counselling services for students at the University of Rostock

Psychological Counselling

Careers Service

Student Service Center

Student Guidance



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