Support for students, artists and designers from Ukraine

For students, artists and designerswho have to leave Ukraine (or as persecuted and oppositional people from countries like Belarus and Russia) for safety, we would like to draw your attention to the Guest Studies and the Academy for Transcultural Exchange (AtA) as well as the courses of the Evening Academy.

Guest study

Guest study is a great way to get to know HGB, the teaching program, professors and students, specialized classes and courses. As a guest student you are not regularly enrolled, but you have access to the rooms of the HGB. Depending on your specialization and interest, we will place you with one of our professors who will mentor you for a maximum of two semesters. During this time, in consultation with your mentor, you can take part in selected courses at the HGB and observe your mentor's specialist class or course. Detailed information (in English and German) about the courses and specialized classes offered at the HGB can be found on our website.

Guest studies are free of charge for people with refugee experience. After a maximum of two semesters as a guest student, you have the opportunity to apply for a regular diploma program or the Academy for Transcultural Exchange.

Further information and the application form in German, English, Ukrainian and Russian can be found below in the overview "Study programs for people with refugee experience".


To apply for guest studies at the HGB, please send us the following documents by email to welcome@hgb-leipzig.de by July 14, 2023:

- the completed application form including a letter of motivation on p. 2 of the form
- a digital portfolio (pdf, max. 10 pages) with selected artistic or design works of your own
- a scan or photo of your passport

Applications for guest studies in the winter semester 2023/24 can be submitted until July 14, 2023.

We look forward to seeing you!
Application form for guest studies in the winter semester 2023/24 (application deadline: 14.07.23)
Further offers of the HGB Leipzig:
Academy for Transcultural Exchange (AtA)

Since 2016, the Academy for Transcultural Exchange (AtA) has been a study program specifically for people with refugee backgrounds in which students are regularly enrolled. The earliest possible start date for the program is the winter semester of 2024/25.

Evening Academy
The Evening Academy is an open course offering for anyone interested in the fine arts, applied and fine art photography and design.
--> If you are interested in participating in the courses of the Evening Academy, write an email to Julia Blume, director of the Evening Academy: aak@hgb-leipzig.de