5 scholarships for Ukrainian students affected by the war

The Russia-Ukraine has pulled the rug from under the feet of many students studying in the country. Advisories were issued to international students to leavewith some finding solace in neighboring countries, but what about Ukrainian students who have nowhere else to go? Amid the war, many universities abroad are offering scholarships for Ukrainian students.

Some of these scholarships cover full tuition fees for undergraduate and postgraduate programmes, in addition to support for room and boarding expenses. There are also universities that allow students to continue their education at the institution for free too.

Five scholarships for Ukrainian students

University of the People

University of the People is the first non-profit, tuition-free, American, accredited online university.

The university is now offering 1,000 scholarships to Ukrainian students to continue their education, including those displaced by the Russian-Ukrainian conflict. The scholarships will cover all costs for associate, bachelor’s or master’s degree programs at the university.

Students can apply for the scholarship here.

Some of these scholarships cover full tuition fees for undergraduate and postgraduate programmes. Source: Jens Schlueter/AFP

University of Miami Patti and Allan Herbert Business School

The University of Miami Patti and Allan Herbert Business School are providing two full-tuition graduate scholarships: one for the full-time MBA program and one for a Specialized Master’s programme. Both of these programs will commence in August 2022.

According to the university, these scholarships were made possible through the generous gifts of donors who want to remain anonymous.

“Education has always been the key to a better life, and it is amazing that Miami Herbert and donors want to help students with their education, especially with what they have gone through,” says Margarita Sinko, a senior of Ukrainian descent at Miami Herbert .

The application is open to qualified graduate students, including those displaced by the Russia-Ukraine war. Click here for details.

Regional University System of Oklahoma (RUSO)

RUSO governs six of Ohio’s public universities — Southwestern Oklahoma State University, East Central University, University of Central Oklahoma, Northwestern Oklahoma State University, Northeastern State University, Southeastern Oklahoma State University and Regional University System of Oklahoma — all of which enrol more than 37,000 students annually.

The public universities’ scholarship program is open to those affected by the war. However, students’ eligibility is determined by each institution. The scholarship will cover tuition and room and boarding for undergraduate Ukrainian students. If the student meets university admission standards, the scholarship will cover costs for undergraduate degrees and on-campus residences, said the university.

“RUSO’s mission is to prepare students to succeed in a global society, and we place great importance on providing assistance to those students who are fighting through a global tragedy,” says Connie Reilly, RUSO’s Board Chair.

Interested students must apply for admission by July 2024. Click here for details.

University of Chicago (UChicago)

UChicago’s Center in Paris is providing full-tuition scholarships for undergraduates affected by the Russian invasion. The center is the university’s regional hub for education, research and collaboration across Europe, the Middle East and Africa.

Additional support include a streamlined application process for current UChicago Ukrainian students who were unable to complete their final semesters, and a connection to help them apply to more than 150 other institutions of higher education.

Click here for details.

Faculty of Veterinary Medicine of the University of Zagreb

The Faculty of Veterinary Medicine of the University of Zagreb is allowing veterinary Ukrainian students from the first to the sixth year to continue their education — in Croatian or English — at the institution for free.

Those finishing their clinical practice, including professional fieldwork, are allowed to complete it at the faculty’s clinics as well. Free lunch and dinner are available at student restaurants too.

Click here for details.

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