UoN launches scholarship programme to support at-risk Ukrainian students

The programme provides a full package of support enabling eligible Ukrainian students to continue their studies at UoN

The University of Nottingham has launched a funded scholarship programme to support at-risk students from Ukraine.

In a statement made to its website, the university has detailed plans for the Ukrainian Scholars at Risk programme which provides a full package of support enabling eligible Ukrainian students displaced by the Russian invasion of their country to continue their studies at UoN. Successful applicants will have access to accommodation on the university’s UK campuses, as well as financial support, allowing them to study in a safe and supported environment.

A spokesperson for the university said: “Our partner university in Ukraine – the Dnipro National University of Railway Transport (DNURT) – is supporting us in identifying at-risk UG and PGT students at their institution who are eligible for the programme. We are also working closely with The Council for At Risk Academics (CARA) to provide a full fellowship and consumables award through this programme to PhD students, where we are able to support and supervise their work.

“Students supported through this programme will get access to the full suite of academic and wellbeing support services at the university – from careers and study support to health services and counselling. We will also help recipients build contacts and support networks with the Ukrainian community in Nottingham.”

The package will provide a financial award and other support, which includes:

  • course fees for undergraduate and postgraduate taught students  
  • a full fellowship and consumables award for eligible postgraduate researchers via CARA 
  • accommodation  
  • living stipend   
  • visa and immigration health surcharge costs  
  • travel to Nottingham  
  • priority access to UoN wellbeing services

The British Academy’s Researchers at Risk Fellowships provide post-doctoral researchers and academics at risk with housing and support in the UK, including visa assistance. Members of the university community who may be aware of vulnerable Ukrainian academics are advised to visit the British Academy’s website. Depending on their circumstances, applicants who are paired with UoN through the British Academy scheme may be eligible for a consumables award from the UoN Ukrainian Scholars at Risk programme.

David Ouchterlonie, Associate Director in the university’s Global Engagement Strategy Support Unit said: “We have the facilities, accommodation and funds to offer Ukrainian students at risk a safe, supported environment in which to continue their work and studies.”

The Scholars at Risk programme is designed to support Ukrainian students. However, it may be used beyond the current crisis to support students at risk of displacement in all conflicts.

All general enquiries about the University of Nottingham Ukrainian Scholars at Risk programme should be directed to the UoN Global inbox – [email protected].

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