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EURAXESS Science4Refugees

Welcome refugee researchers and students looking for a suitable job!


Our mission: help you get started in Europe

The Science4Refugees initiative and EURAXESS portal provide research refugee friendly internships, part-time and full-time jobs, access to an European Research Community, as well as a complete range of information and support services on working and living in Europe. 

Ukrainian researchers are eligible to benefit from the Science4Refugees initiative without the need of holding the refugee status.



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Find your Research Buddy

To help you find a partner to discuss research problems, find solutions and study together, Science4Refugees Research Buddies matches your sector of activity, research field, scientific studies and interests to those of European researchers.



What we offer

Your benefit: a strong refugee welcoming network across Europe

No matter if you are looking for a part-time, full-time job or an internship, recruitment through EURAXESS and Science4Refugees is open, transparent and merit-based. You’ll benefit from a refugee welcoming network of universities, research organisations and businesses all across Europe to help put your skills and experience to good use, as soon as possible.




Two institutions: NARICS and DG migrations and home affairs

On a legal level, two institutions are providing help to refugees. On one hand, the NARIC agency network deals with matters related to recognition of international qualifications whereas on the other hand, the Directorate-General (DG) Migrations and Home Affairs prepares EU-level rules in these policy areas and on the other funds related projects in EU States.




resources for researchers at risk

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Find more information 

There are many other resources you can consult which aim at supporting refugee researchers and researchers at risk by providing informaiton about national labour markets, training courses, fellowships, and more. 



Frequently asked Questions

Here you’ll find the answers to the most commonly asked questions regarding general matters, matters of service and assistance as well as the Science4Refugees initiative.






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Your benefit: high profile refugee researchers and students

Whether you are looking for full-time employees or an intern, EURAXESS and Science4Refugees will help you find a high profile match. The only thing you need to do when posting an advert to EURAXESS is indicating that the position offered is refugee friendly.



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Find resources to help you support refugee researchers

If you work closely with refugee researchers, this section offers you information and resources to help you support more efficiently refugee researchers and researchers at risk. 



EURAXESS for researchers at risk: an interview with Pavlo Bazilinskyy

The EURAXESS network works daily to provide researchers across Europe and beyond with concrete support. The relevance of this mission amplifies when scientists are at risk or endangered by crisis. In view of the ongoing conflict in Ukraine, we interviewed Pavlo Bazilinskyy, a Ukrainian national

Materials available: How can EURAXESS support mentors during pandemics?

The webinar "What EURAXESS can offer to support the refugee researchers' mentors in pandemics" for academic and industrial mentors of refugee researchers was held on 3 March 2021. The material shared during the webinar is now available for download for each of the sessions planned: 14:00 Why are we

2021 Philipp Schwartz & Inspireurope Stakeholder Forum

Save the date! The second Stakeholder Forum of the Inspireurope project follows the successful 2020 Stakeholder Forum and will take place online on 26 and 27 April 2021. The 2021 Philipp Schwartz & Inspireurope Stakeholder Forum will provide an opportunity for scholars, host institutions, funding

Webinar for host organisations: how to provide psychosocial support

The webinar and follow-up meeting for representatives from host organisations on psychosocial support for researchers at risk, hosted by Inspireurope, will take place on the 10 March, from 10-12pm (CET). The focus will be on how organisations who are hosting or employing researchers at risk can best



Science4Refugees is provided free of charge to employers and to refugees. All hiring and compensation for work performed by the applicant is handled directly between the employee and the employer. Responsibility for job advertisements published on this website lies entirely with the employer. Science4Refugees does not perform any background checks on refugees applying for jobs, nor on employers posting job opportunities. Employers and applicants are encouraged to request reference information from each other as needed to establish qualifications, credentials and overall fit between the employer and the applicant.