Support for Students Affected by the War in Ukraine (PG)

Support for Students Affected by the War in Ukraine (PG)

Summary

The University is offering support to Ukrainian residents and nationals, to students who were resident in Belarus or Russia and have been awarded refugee or asylum-seeker status, and current University of Aberdeen students due to graduate in 2022 who are ordinarily resident in Ukraine, Belarus and Russia and cannot safely return home

Description

Please note, this support is only available for Aberdeen campus students.

Free Accommodation

The University is offering free accommodation in University housing for the 2022-23 academic session to full-time, degree-seeking students who are Ukrainian nationals or were ordinarily resident in Ukraine at the outset of the war. New and current students are eligible.

To be eligible, students must complete the accommodation application by 25th August.

Financial Support

The University has committed £50,000 to provide financial support to students affected by the war in Ukraine. This will fund cash bursaries of £1,000 to new students who are Ukrainian nationals or residents, and to Belarusian and Russian refugees and asylum seekers. These funds recognise that students affected by the war may arrive in the UK without essential supplies.

These bursaries will be awarded automatically, and no separate application is required.

The remaining funds will be used for hardship support for students affected by the war, including Ukrainian nationals and residents, Belarusian and Russian refugees and asylum seekers, and our 2022 graduates who are ordinarily resident in Ukraine, Belarus and Russia and cannot safely return home.

Students will need to apply for any such further financial support. Details of how to apply can be found here.

Provision of Technical Equipment

Students affected by the conflict are eligible for loan of technical equipment (such as laptops) under the Digital Poverty Fund, while stocks last. Students must apply for such support. Details of how to apply can be found here.

Admissions Support

The University recognises that prospective students affected by the conflict may not be able to evidence their qualifications by normal means. The University may consider a wider range of evidence where this is the case. Prospective students who may require this support should contact study@abdn.ac.uk for more information.

Application Procedure

Most of the support is applied automatically and does not require an application.

Affected students wishing to apply for additional financial support as outlined above or wishing to apply for the provision of technical equipment can apply here.

Deadline

No deadline specified

Further Info

If you have any questions about this support or indeed any aspect of studying at the University of Aberdeen, please don’t hesitate to contact study@abdn.ac.uk and a member of the team will be delighted to help.

Countries

  • Belarus
  • Russian Federation
  • Ukraine