Support for students

This is a list that the coordinating secretariat at The Baltic University Programme have put together with different initiatives in Europe and the rest of the world which aims to help students affected by the war in Ukraine.

List of support initiatives

SGH Warsaw School of Economics

The university has, among many other important initiatives, introduced special rules related to the educational part of the academic year (e.g., waiving tuition, flexible registration for courses, flexible regulations pertaining to courses/exams requirements, etc.) and established an SGH voluntary service to support Ukrainian students and their families. If you are interested in studying at SGH Warsaw School of Economics, please send an email to:

University of Agriculture in Nitra

The university is for example offering financial support via a special scholarship. The scholarship is provided from the university's own resources in cash in the amount of € 300 for students I. and II. degree of study in full-time form. Students will be notified of more detailed information about the dates and place of payment. Furthermore there are opportunities to complete academic mobility, work stays and postdoctoral stays at SUA in Nitra for students, employees and doctoral students of Ukrainian universities, contact address regarding this is:
Any request in general can be sent to:

Kaunas University of Technology (KTU)

Kaunas University of Technology (KTU) is supporting the Ukrainian students fleeing the war by providing them tuition-free studies in the study programmes taught in English. The support extends to the students in all study levels, including those who are currently studying at KTU. Read more about the initiative on the university website.

University of Gdańsk

The Students' Legal Clinic is preparing to provide support in informing students about obtaining a secure status in Poland. The University is in contact with NAWA regarding the admission of refugee students under scholarships for foreigners. The university have reduced fees for Ukrainian students for the current preparatory courses for Polish language certificate exams. Students from Ukraine who have come to Poland may apply for a transfer to study. See more information on the university website.

Åbo Akademi University

The university supports Ukrainian students who have come to Finland by offering them the opportunity to take university courses free of charge. Students at universities in Ukraine whose studies have been interrupted by the war can apply to take single or multiple courses as so-called extra students at ÅAU free of charge. Read more on the university website.

Vilnius University

Citizens from Ukraine who change the study program during this semester and transfer from higher education institutions of Ukraine will not have to pay tuition fees and will be able to get financial support, free accommodation and free English language courses according to the level of English required for each study. Read more on the university website.

University of Warsaw

The university has an initiative called “The Study Visits Programme” which is dedicated to citizens of Ukraine or Poland, who crossed the Polish-Ukrainian border after 24 February, and were students at a Ukrainian university in 2021/2022. The study visits last from three to six months and participants will be exempted from the tuition fee. Read more about “The Study Visits Programme” on The University of Warsaw website. Read about all initiatives being taken at the University of Warsaw.

VSB – Technical University of Ostrava

The university has gathered information about support for students locally and nationally in the Czech Republic. Visit their website for more information.

Vilnius Gediminas Technical University (VILNIUS TECH)

Students who have studied at least one semester at a higher education institution in Ukraine can seek academic transfer to the similar study programme at VILNIUS TECH. Citizens of Ukraine who transfer to VILNIUS TECH from higher education institutions of the Republic of Ukraine will be exempted from the tuition fee. Read more about the initiatives on the university website.

University of Helsinki

University of Helsinki grants the right to complete non-degree studies to persons who have arrived in Finland and whose degree studies have been suspended at the Ukrainian higher education institution due to war. Ukrainian citizens will not be charged for studies at Open University until autumn 2023. Read more about the initiative on the university website.

Central European University (CEU)

The CEU has a lot of initiatives for helping students. Among many initiatives they have a Student Emergency Fund, they have waived the registration fee for students from Ukraine and they are actively fundraising for scholarships for Ukrainian students through a solicitation campaign. Read more about the CEU initiatives on their website.

Student Action for Refugees (STAR)

STAR campaigns for and supports the creation of scholarships to improve access to university for people who have claimed asylum in the UK. On their website you can find a list of scholarship opportunities in the UK, together with advice for your application and information about other funding opportunities.


Taiwan is offering scholarships for Ukrainian students. Read more about the initiative on the Taiwan International Graduate Program’s website.

More useful initiatives and support

Science for Ukraine, a community group of volunteer students and research scientists from academic institutions in Europe and around the world. On their website you can find open positions for students directly affected by Russia's invasion of Ukraine.

The Article 26 Backpack empowers young people to plan and structure their higher education, training and career pathways. The Backpack provides them with a way to safely store and share with universities, scholarship agencies, and even employers their educational background, employment history, professional achievements and goals.

We will updated this list if we receive any new information. If you are a part of or know any initiatives that are not included in the list please send an email to with more information so that we can add the initiative to this list.

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Photo by Bonnie Kittle
Last modified: 2022-07-11