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Housing, scholarships and more: what Europe and world universities offer to Ukrainian refugee

Many Ukrainians were forced to find themselves abroad due to Russia's aggression. Some people want to continue or start their studies in foreign universities. Learn about current opportunities.

The European Union provides grants

Already in September, Ukrainian scientists will be able to receive grants from the European Union / Photo by EU Neighbors East

Already in September of this year, the European Association of Universities and the European Commission will launch the MSCA4Ukraine scholarship program for Ukrainian researchers. This was reported by the EU Neighbors East resource.

This program will allow Ukrainian researchers to continue working in academic and non-academic organizations in Europe, while maintaining ties with communities in Ukraine.

You can find out the details, as well as see the announcement about the start of the competition, on the page Horizon4Ukraine.

Opportunities in Europe and North America

The popular channel Nina - Ukraine offers to find out the list of universities that open their doors to Ukrainians. The author of the channel is Ukrainian Nina, who moved to the USA and became a professor of finance and macroeconomics.

Czech Republic

University of South Bohemia, Masaryk University

They provide financial and psychological assistance, scholarships, as well as employment opportunities.


Vilnius University

Vilnius University offers comprehensive assistance to Ukrainians / Photo by Tripadvisor

Vilnius University offers scholarships, psychological support and accommodation.


Technical University of Munich, Ruprecht-Karls-Universität Heidelberg, Ludwig-Maximilians-Universität München, Freie Universität Berlin, Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin, TU Dresden

German universities offer reimbursement for German language courses, financial and psychological assistance, scholarships and consultations.


Université Claude Bernard Lyon 1, Université Jean Moulin Lyon 3, Jean Monnet University

At these universities, Ukrainians can receive scholarships, psychological assistance, and free French language courses.


Sofia University, Varna University of Management, American University in Bulgaria

Universities offer financial and psychological assistance. Ukrainians can also apply for free accommodation, food and Bulgarian language lessons.


University of Eastern Finland, Aalto University, University of Helsinki

Here, Ukrainians can receive medical and psychological help. Universities are also ready to cover travel expenses.


Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Harvard, The University of Chicago, University of Pennsylvania, Columbia University, Hampton University

US universities are ready to help with employment / Unsplash photo

US universities offer Ukrainians financial and psychological assistance, scholarships and employment, accommodation and meals.


McGill University, University of Alberta, University of Toronto

Universities provide financial, psychological and medical assistance, as well as counseling.

Look for more offers from universities in different countries on blog Nina - Ukraine.

We will remind you that we recently talked about opportunities for Ukrainians in Canada. Read: Canada for Ukrainians: free visa, financial assistance, work permit

United Kingdom

University of Oxford, University of Cambridge, Imperial College London, The University of Manchester, King's College London, The London School of Economics and Political Science

British universities provide financial, psychological, medical, humanitarian assistance, and also offer scholarships.

The University of Cambridge provides opportunities

Cambridge supports Ukrainian researchers / Unsplash photo

Cambridge offers Ukrainians a special support package.

The university closely cooperates with Ukrainian universities and the Ukrainian Government. In particular, Ukrainians are offered:

  • funding for the education of 10 doctoral students,

  • free accommodation for 10 displaced students,

  • clinical practice for students of the Kharkiv National Medical University,

  • individual grants for researchers from Ukraine, etc.

The support program for Ukrainian students in Cambridge is constantly expanding.

You can find out more detailed information about educational opportunities for Ukrainians in Cambridge by following the link.

Pay attention

All of these universities are easy to find online and write to them to clarify current opportunities for Ukrainians.

Look for up-to-date information about opportunities for Ukrainians on university websites / Unsplash photo

Importantly! The possibilities of universities and their offers of assistance to Ukrainian refugees may change. Therefore, we advise you to check the information on the websites of specific universities, as well as to send letters with questions.

"In order to get up-to-date information, I advise you to go to the university's website and send short emails with a clarifying request", – advises blogger Nina, author of "Nina - Ukraine" media.

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