Donate to Ukraine's university students
Aalto University continues to offer study rights without fees to Ukraine’s university students. Ukrainian university students, and students who have received asylum from Ukraine, may apply to Aalto University for a separate right to study without tuition fees if the war has interrupted their studies. While the separate study right entitles students to complete individual study units, not a degree, students may apply to Aalto University later for bachelor’s or master’s degree studies.
Support Ukraine's university students
You have now an opportunity to help students from Ukraine affected by the current humanitarian crisis.
Donations to the Aalto University Ukraine Fund will be used for scholarships to help students cover their living costs during their studies in Finland.
The grant is worth EUR 800 a month and will benefit 20 students given a separate right to study. Students will receive the funds when they begin their studies and can continue to receive support until 31 July 2023, as long as they are still studying. In addition, students will get a travel grant of EUR 400 when their right to study begins.
Donations to the Ukraine Fund will be of great significance for students coming from Ukraine. They will make it possible for students to continue their studies, which have been interrupted by the war.
Petri Suomala, Vice President for Education at Aalto University
In Aalto we want to help Ukraine's students in the midst of distress. Donations help them continue their studies during the crisis.
Would you like to get further information about donating, support visiting researchers fleeing the war, or are you considering a larger donation?
Sinikka Heikkala, Head of Donor Engagement at Aalto University, can answer your questions related to donations. Please be in touch with Sinikka if you have any questions, or if you are considering a donation of at least EUR 10,000.
Questions and answers
Below are some answers to commonly asked questions related to donations to Ukraine's university students.
We have received more than 100 applications and have offered a place to study to 59 students, 29 of whom have said that they would accept the offer.
The application period continues until 16 December 2022. The distribution of students by field of study will become clear later.
Information can be found on our website and social media channels. Several universities have opened similar possibilities and information seems to be reaching those coming from Ukraine well.
Presumably, the majority of applicants are women.
Based on current information, there are more applicants than places, and all donations can be used to support those arriving from Ukraine. If more money was left over, it would be used in accordance with Aalto University's general principles for a purpose as close as possible to the original purpose.