The Guild's universities supporting researchers, academics and students affected by the war in Ukraine

As the war has forced many Ukrainians to flee their homes, The Guild's member universities are providing concrete support to enable researchers, academics, university staff and students from Ukraine to continue their lives, work, and careers to the best of their ability under traumatic circumstances.

For any questions, find the contact details of the universities here.

The information on the page will be updated regularly.

Opportunities for donations

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Poland:

  • Jagiellonian University is raising funds for Ukrainian citizens fleeing the war in Ukraine who have been accommodated at the university or have been employed by the university. More information>>
  • Jagiellonian University has established a permanent collection point for goods (long-lasting food products, school and office supplies, domestic detergents, cosmetics, personal care products for small children as well as pet products) to help refugees from Ukraine at the Silesian College. More information >>

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Policies and commitments to enroll Ukrainian students

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Italy:

  • University of Bologna provides Ukrainian students, who are in Italy due to the war, the opportunity to continue studying by enrolling in single learning activities (application deadline: 20 July 2022). More information >>

Norway:

  • University of Oslo will help newly arrived refugees to continue their studies by offering several study options such as Master's degree programmes and short study programmes. More information >>

Poland:

  • Jagiellonian University is providing possibilities for students from Ukrainian universities to continue their studies at the Jagiellonian University, by for example implementing part of the studies in the summer semester 2021/22 and transferring to the academic year 2022/23. Read about all the options >> . Additionally, the university is allowing first year students who are Ukrainian citizens to apply for exemption from tuition fees (application deadline: 30 September 2022). More information >>
  • Jagiellonian university is also providing accommodation for students and their families. More information >> 

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Policies and commitments to host Ukrainian researchers and academics

France:

Germany:

  • University of Göttingen uses the VW Foundation aid programme to support guest researchers from Ukraine. The programme has a total budget of 5 million euros. Funding for 6-12 months is possible. More information >>.
  • University of Tübingen set up an emergency fund with research fellowships to support Ukrainian researchers and has processed 80 requests from the researchers from Ukraine. 30 researchers have already been accepted at the host institutes and are being funded through various grants (applications are temporarily closed due to exhaustion of funds). More information on how to apply >> 

Italy:

  • University of Bologna provides concrete opportunities (visiting PHD, research fellowships and visiting researcher) to Ukrainian PhD students, post-docs, researchers and professors, refugees in Ukraine or holders of a permanent residence permit in Ukraine. More information >>

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Sweden:

  • Uppsala University has created a webpage with various funding schemes from organisations who support researchers from Ukraine (some application deadlines have closed). More information >>
  • Uppsala University has allocated funds for a scholarship directed at Ukrainian researchers who wish to come here to conduct their research. There are up to 20 scholarships available of SEK 150,000 each for a short stay of five months. More information >>

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The UK:

  • King's College London partnered with Citizens UK to lead a sponsorship model for UK universities to best implement the Government's Homes for Ukraine scheme to host students and staff from Ukraine. More information >>
  • University of Warwick is welcoming nominations for the IAS Visiting Fellowship Schemes from Warwick academics on behalf of academics fleeing the war. More information >>
  • University of Glasgow and University of Warwick have signed a formal partnership with Ukrainian universities as part of the ground-breaking twinning scheme by Universities UK International and the Cormack Consultancy Group. Through these partnerships, UK universities will share resources and support to help Ukrainian institutions, students and staff; and to prevent 'brain drain'. Read more about the initiative >>

Support for students affected by the war already enrolled at Guild member universities

The Guild's statements and proposals

The Guild has issued a set of recommendations for concrete support measures to help staff and students from Ukraine, urging the European Commission, the French Presidency of the Council, and the national governments to support universities effectively and flexibly. Read the recommendations >>

The Guild has called on Europe’s governments, and the EU, to enable our universities to support Ukrainian students and staff on our campuses, and through the provision of distance education where needed. Read the full statement >>

Many university presidents across The Guild member universities have responded with shock and alarm to the Russian invasion of Ukraine, expressing support and deep concern about the war. Read their responses >>

The Guild has also voiced its support to the open letter of Russian scientists, calling to end the war in Ukraine. Read more >>

Read the latest opinion piece of The Guild's Secretary-General Jan Palmowski on how the EU should provide flexible institutional funding to support researchers and students affected by the war in Ukraine. Read more >>