War in Ukraine

Utrecht University is committed to supporting those who are directly or indirectly impacted by the Russian invasion of Ukraine. On this page, you can find information, links, and FAQs aimed at current and prospective students, staff, and refugees.

In cooperation with UMC Utrecht and Utrecht Summer School we offer two-month observership programs to six medical refugee students, consisting of a medical summer course, followed by a six-week observership at UMC Utrecht. The deadline for registration is 31 May. Registration, contact and requirements are available from the Utrecht Summer School website.  

If you are a refugee bachelor student from Ukraine, you may be able to enroll as a visiting student (or ‘free-mover’). As a visiting student, you can follow courses that count towards your home degree, even if your home university does not have an exchange agreement with Utrecht University. Admission is case-by-case and depends on your completed courses so far. More information can be found on our application page for visiting students.  

During the academic year, UU offers English-taught bachelor courses to refugee students for free through our Incluusion programme. During the summer break, Incluusion collaborates with Utrecht Summer School to offer courses for all academic levels. Incluusion Traineeships are also available, to gain work experience and practice the Dutch language. Keep in mind that these courses do not lead to EC (study points), but you will receive proof of attendance. 

If you are a postdoc, MSc, or PhD student at a Ukrainian university/institute in the fields of Biofabrication, Orthopaedics, or Regenerative Medicine, contact Professor Jos Malda and colleague Riccardo Levato for paid internships at their research group. 

If you are a student, teacher, or researcher at a Ukrainian university in the field of Mathematics, contact the UU Mathematical Institute to follow (online or on-campus) courses, access to a workstation, access to academic papers, lecture rooms for remote education, or travel funds.  

If you are a student, PhD, or researcher in the field of Economics, contact Utrecht University School of Economics (U.S.E.) for help with access to lectures, classes, seminars, and academic articles. 

If you are a clinical researcher at a Ukrainian university/institute and interested in temporary clinical research positions, please email your application to Nikki Giron and Maggy Ovaa from the University Medical Centre Utrecht (UMCU). In your application please include your CV and/or some information about your background (including education, work experience, research interests).