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30 Jun. 2022


Cambridge will provide Ukrainian students with free housing and education



Cambridge will provide Ukrainian students with free housing and education

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Professors and scientists of the University of Cambridge, who are deeply concerned about the situation in Ukraine, have developed a special programme as a sign of support for Ukraine in the war. Cambridge University Help for Ukraine is the latest comprehensive support package for students and scientists who were forced to leave Ukraine for Europe due to the full-scale invasion.

The support includes 100% funded residential placements in a wide range of subjects for over 30 students and scholars to further their studies and research at Cambridge, clinical internships for medical students, and support for academics still working in Ukraine.

A hardship fund is already helping affected students currently studying at Cambridge. In addition, the university is developing a strategy for the education of evacuated Ukrainian schoolchildren.

The Cambridge University Help for Ukraine package includes the following initiatives:

• Fully funded residential placements for visiting doctoral students: Funding for up to 10 doctoral students who have been displaced by the war on Ukraine to study in Cambridge. The University will provide further funding for their dependants, including contribution to settlement costs.

• Fully funded residential placements for academics: Funding for up to 10 academics who have been displaced by the war in Ukraine to continue their studies and research. The University will also provide further funding for each dependent relocating to Cambridge with those academics, including contribution to settlement costs.

• Clinical Placements for students of Kharkiv National Medical University: The University of Cambridge School of Clinical Medicine has signed a twinning agreement with Kharkiv National Medical University to accept medical students on seven-week clinical placements in Cambridge. Students will be placed at either Cambridge University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust or Cambridgeshire and Peterborough NHS Foundation Trust. All students will be hosted at a College. Twenty-two students will take part and subject to the government granting visiting visas, they will start at the end of July 2022.

• Non-residential Fellowships for academics from Ukraine: In partnership with the National Research Foundation of Ukraine (NRFU), and subject to final agreement, the University is working to establish up to 15 fellowships for academics from Ukraine who have been displaced by the war and are currently living in Ukraine. The fellowships will provide an individual grant, formal links to Cambridge departments and remote access to resources that will enable them to continue academic study.

• Rowan Williams Cambridge Studentships: Funding for more than 10 Ukrainian students from The Rowan Williams Cambridge Studentship, which is a programme established by the Cambridge Trust to support undergraduate and postgraduate students applying to study at Cambridge from a conflict zone. The Rowan Williams Scholarships will be fully-funded covering tuition fees and maintenance and will also assist with upfront expenses such as travel, visa costs and the immigration health surcharge.

• University of Cambridge Ukrainian Conflict Student Hardship Fund: The University has so far identified more than 20 students currently studying in Cambridge who have been directly affected by the war. They are being supported through the University’s Ukrainian Conflict Student Hardship Fund.

Cambridge Partnership for Education, part of Cambridge University Press and Assessment, is working together with the Ministry of Education of Ukraine and other partners to support Ukrainian children who are currently seeking refuge in other nations, as well as other ways to support Ukrainian education system reform. The help includes a) curriculum mapping and related support with transition b) support with teacher professional development c) ongoing monitoring and assessment of Ukrainian students in other systems d) long-term support with the return and reintegration of Ukrainian students back into the Ukrainian system, and possible strengthening of the system in terms of international comparability and resilience.

As part of the Cambridge help programme, scholars and students will be hosted by individuals or Cambridge colleges. The university collaborates with Cambridge4Ukraine, an initiative that brings together refugees and hosts in the UK.

In general, 79 British universities joined the partnership program with Ukrainian universities. Edinburgh University cooperates with Kyiv National Taras Shevchenko University, Wrexham Glyndwr University with Chernihiv Polytechnic National University, Liverpool University with Sumy State University, etc. Great Britain's support will help to continue the educational process for Ukrainian educators in wartime conditions.

You can find out about the admission conditions by calling the special number 0 (800) 50-45-70. Full information with contacts and online consultation is available on the website of the Ministry of Education and Culture of Ukraine.

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