In response to the humanitarian crisis unfolding in Ukraine, the University of Eastern Finland will make it possible for Ukrainian degree students to apply for admission to the University of Eastern Finland under a separate right to study, and to apply for a grant. The call for applications is aimed at students who have an existing, valid right to study at a Ukrainian university and Ukrainian citizenship, and whose studies have been discontinued due to the war.
“We want to take concrete action in this very serious situation and to support Ukrainians suffering from the war. We are allocating a total of 100,000 euros to a grant scheme aimed at Ukrainian students, making it possible to continue academic studies in Finland,” the University of Eastern Finland’s Academic Rector Tapio Määttä says.
In the initial phase, a separate study right can be granted to 20 Ukrainian students. Study rights will be granted based on applicants’ academic performance and the compatibility of their earlier studies with those offered by the University of Eastern Finland. Those who are granted a separate right to study at the University of Eastern Finland are also eligible to apply for a grant to cover costs of living and travel. Applicants are expected to be fluent in English.
Applications from Ukrainian students for admission to the University of Eastern Finland under a separate right to study are, in this initial phase, accepted from 8 March 2022 to 21 March 2022. Students admitted to the university may start their studies already on 1 April 2022, and their study right will be valid until 31 July 2023. Studies will be offered on the Joensuu and Kuopio campuses of the University of Eastern Finland.
Ukrainian students who have been granted a separate study right will, later on, have the opportunity to apply for admission to the Bachelor’s and Master’s degree programmes of the University of Eastern Finland, provided that they meet the eligibility and admissions criteria.
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