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

Austria:

Belgium:

  • Ghent University is offering a platform to publish initiatives for raising funds and collecting goods for Ukrainians fleeing the war. More information >>
  • UCLouvain is raising funds to improve and expand the university’s reception of refugees from Ukraine via the Access2University initiative. More information >>

Denmark:

Estonia:

France:

  • Université Paris Cité is collecting essential goods to be delivered to Ukraine and the border area between Poland and Ukraine. Contact information here >> and list of needed products here >>

Germany:

Norway:

Poland:

Romania:

Slovenia:

Spain:

  • Pompeu Fabra University is collecting medicine, food and specific products such as batteries, towels or flashlights to be delivered to Ukraine. More info and list of products that are needed here >> and here >>

Switzerland:

The Netherlands:

The UK:

Policies and commitments to enroll Ukrainian students

Austria:

Belgium:

Estonia:

  • University of Tartu will create up to 250 additional tuition-waiver student places for Ukrainian students for the 2022/2023 academic year. The university also extends the period of admission to non-Estonian-taught curricula for Ukrainian citizens. The application deadline will be extended to 1 June. Ukrainian citizens will be exempt from the application fee. More information >>

Germany:

Italy:

Norway:

  • University of Oslo has established a grant scheme for spring 2022 for Ukrainian, Russian and Belarusian students who are struggling financially due to the war in Ukraine and/or economic sanctions levied as a consequence of the war. More information>>

Poland:

Romania:

  • Babeș-Bolyai University is offering students from Ukraine to participate as auditors to didactic activities related to their fields of study according to the curricula offered by Babeș-Bolyai University. More information >>

Slovenia:

Switzerland:

The UK:

Policies and commitments to host Ukrainian researchers and academics

Austria:

Belgium:

Denmark:

  • Aarhus University is launching a fellowship programme for researchers affected by the war in Ukraine. 10-15 fellowships will be available, including a full salary along with access to a workspace all research activities at the university. More information on how to apply >>

France:

Germany:

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 >>

Norway:

Poland:

Romania:

Slovenia:

Sweden:

  • Uppsala University has set up various funding schemes through various organisations to support researchers from Ukraine. 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 >>

Switzerland:

  • University of Bern will consider applications from affected persons through the Scholars at Risk (SAR) network. The Swiss National Science Foundation has pledged CHF 9 million to SAR to fund universities in Switzerland to host researchers fleeing Ukraine. More information >>

The UK:

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 it >>