International education initiatives for Ukraine

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International education initiatives for Ukraine

At Studee we are deeply concerned about the unfolding events in Ukraine, and we want to do all we can to support Ukrainian and international students affected by the conflict. You can read our full response to the crisis here.

The response from higher education institutions around the world has been incredible, and many of our university partners are offering schemes and initiatives to help Ukrainian students.

This guide will continue to be updated with any new initiatives our partners share.

Initiatives offered by our partners

Alytaus kolegija University of Applied Sciences - Lithuania

Alytaus Kolegija/ University of Applied Science (AK) in Lithuania is welcoming Ukrainian citizens who are unable to continue their studies to apply for professional bachelor's degree programs in Business Management and Technologies of Information Systems.

Five students will be offered tuition-free studies and receive accommodation in the student’s hostel free of charge. A Lithuanian language course will also be available to all Ukrainian students.

Ukrainian students who have fled Ukraine and declared their place of residence in Lithuania due to the conflict, but want to continue their studies in their homeland via distance learning, will be provided access to internet and library resources at the Information and Self-Study Centre of AK.

You can find full details of the support available to Ukrainian students at AK here.

University of Applied Sciences Upper Austria - Austria

The University of Applied Sciences Upper Austria is inviting students who have come to Austria from Ukraine to study as guest students at one of their schools in the 2022 summer semester free of charge.

Students studying economics, engineering, computer science, and medical engineering are welcome at their campuses in Wels, Hagenberg, Linz, and Steyr. All courses for visiting students are held in English.

The University also has accommodation available at each campus, and they will try to negotiate reasonable rates for visiting Ukrainian students. Find out more about their initiative here.

Vilnius Gediminas Technical University - Lithuania

Vilnius Gediminas Technical University (Vilnius Tech) is encouraging students from higher education institutions in Ukraine to continue their studies with them in Lithuania.

Students have studied at least one semester in Ukraine to look to transfer to a similar program at Vilnius Tech free of charge. They will also provide:

  • Free accommodation
  • A nominal scholarship of €200 per month
  • Free English language courses

You can find out more here, including how to apply and full details of what is offered.

Global Humanistic University - Online

Global Humanistic University is offering doctoral students from Ukraine a considerable discount on their online PhD and DBA programs.

The discount would be $7,000, applicable only to students from Ukraine. As a further incentive, they will also offer flexible payment options.

As soon as a student applies and it is determined they are from Ukraine, they would automatically qualify for the discount.

University of Helsinki - Finland

The University of Helsinki is granting Ukrainian students who have arrived in Finland the right to complete non-degree studies if their degree studies have been suspended due to the war.

The University also offers all Ukrainian citizens access to their Open University free of charge until Autumn 2023. You can find full details of everything the University of Helsinki is offering here.

Kazimieras Simonavičius University - Lithuania

Kazimieras Simonavičius University (KSU) is offering a tuition waiver to Ukrainian students willing to continue their studies in Lithuania.

KSU will accept 100 students from Ukraine granting them a tuition waiver covering the full price of their studies.

The students will be admitted to the KSU study programs that are currently offered in English, including aviation management, entrepreneurship and management (bachelor's studies), and European Union law (master's studies).

Tuition waiver requirements include:

  • Tuition Waiver is granted solely to students of Ukrainian higher education institutions, and who are fleeing the war in Ukraine and wish to continue their studies in Lithuania
  • The students should be able to study in the English language
  • All applicants need to have an interview with KSU Admission Committee

For more information please contact KSU study coordinator Monika Kukšaitė – Kraujalienė (consultations are provided in English or Lithuanian). [email protected] + 370 618 08894.

Online Business School - Online

Online Business would like to offer its support to Ukrainian students displaced or affected by war with a free scholarship for two years.

Once eligible students complete two years, the only fee to be paid will be for the certification.

There is no limit to the number of scholarships available, so all eligible Ukrainian students can benefit from this initiative.

Westcliff University - USA

Westcliff University is offering a new Humanitarian Scholarship for international students from Ukraine interested in or currently pursuing their degree at Westcliff.

As part of the University's initiative to support the right to affordable education all over the world, they believe that this scholarship will help Ukrainian students reach their education goals.

Scholarship criteria:

  • Awarded 6 times per year (prior to each session)
  • Eligibility open to new and continuing students
  • Award amount up to $2,500 distributed over one year with continuous enrollment
  • Multiple awards may be given
  • Students must apply 30 days prior to any session
  • You can view and apply for the Humanitarian Scholarship on our Scholarships and Grants page.

You can see more and apply for this scholarship on Westcliffe's Scholarships and Grants page.