A vigil in support of Ukraine at the Senate House (02/2022)University of Cambridge

The University will pay for the accommodation and fees of over 30 Ukrainian students and academics who have been displaced by the war, as well as offer financial support to researchers remaining in Ukraine.

In an email sent to all students and staff on Monday (27/6), the University announced its new “Help for Ukraine” initiative, described as a “comprehensive support package”. Recipients of the funds will be hosted either in colleges or by individuals in Cambridge, with the assistance of the volunteer initiative Cambridge4Ukraine.

Oksana Hetman, the president of the Cambridge Ukrainian Society, said: “Every student or researcher continuing their work despite the war is a win both for Ukraine and for the global academic and scientific community.”

Plans are also being developed by the University to support the Ukrainian education system, both in Ukraine itself and among those who have left the country.

Devised jointly with the Ukrainian government and universities, this initiative intends to help “ensure that the vibrant Ukrainian higher education sector continues to operate.”


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University announces funding plans for Ukrainian students and academics

The announcements follows earlier initiatives such as the hardship fund for current and incoming Cambridge students affected by the war, studentships set up by the Cambridge Trust and clinical placements at Cambridge hospitals for students studying medicine. The number of recipients of this last initiative, which will begin in July, has recently doubled.

Professor Stephen Toope, the vice-chancellor, expressed his belief that the new and ongoing initiatives demonstrated “an undiminished determination across our community to do everything we can, and to stand with Ukraine.”