Scholarship programme launched to support at-risk Ukrainian students


May 16th, 2022

The University of Nottingham has launched a new funded scholarship to support at-risk students from Ukraine. Successful applicants will have access to accommodation on our UK campuses, as well as financial support, allowing them to study in a safe, supported environment.  

The University of Nottingham Ukrainian Scholars at Risk programme provides a full package of support enabling eligible Ukrainian undergraduate and postgraduate taught students displaced by the Russian invasion of their country to continue their studies at UoN.  

Our partner university in Ukraine – the Dnipro National University of Railway Transport – is supporting us in identifying at-risk UG and PGT students at their institution who are eligible for the programme.

We are also providing a full fellowship and consumables award through this programme to PhD students, where we are able to support and supervise their work.  

Post-doctoral researchers and academics at risk can access accommodation and other financial support through the UoN scheme and through the British Academy’s Researchers at Risk Fellowships.

Members of the university community who may know Ukrainian academics at risk are encouraged to visit the UoN Ukrainian Scholars at Risk Programme page and make an application before applying to the British Academy web pages.

Applications to the postdoctoral research and PhD scholarships element of the UoN programme are currently closed.

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 PhD students
  • a consumables award for eligible postdoctoral researchers
  • accommodation  
  • living stipend   
  • visa and immigration health surcharge costs  
  • travel to Nottingham  
  • priority access to UoN wellbeing services  

The programme will be administered through two strands:  

  • postgraduate research students, delivered solely via CARA   
  • undergraduate and postgraduate taught students, delivered with our partner university in Ukraine, Dnipro National University of Railway Transport (DNURT) 

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.  

DNURT has a long-standing teaching relationship with the university, and we have the mechanisms in place to provide targeted, meaningful support to our partners and friends. We look forward to welcoming these students to a new home and community on campus and in Nottingham.”  

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 – uonglobal@nottingham.ac.uk. 

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