Internationalization of higher education amid war: Ukrainian context

With the beginning of Russia’s large-scale invasion of Ukraine, Western universities opened their doors to Ukrainians, creating new spots, and offering scholarships, free tuition, and housing for those Ukrainian students who were forced to flee their homes.

Some universities accept applications from Ukrainian students even if the ordinary deadlines for international students have passed. Universities from around the globe demonstrate their solidarity with Ukrainу, making concerted efforts to support Ukrainian, students, educators, and scholars affected by the war.

While Russia is deliberately destroying Ukrainian civil infrastructure, targeting schools and universities, some of them stop existing physically. Thanks to the solidarity of the world academic community, such students may continue their studies and research not only in Ukraine but also abroad, enrolling in exchange programs. With Russia willing to erase Ukrainian identity, education becomes another front to fight and preserve our history and culture.


  • Maksym Yakovlev, head of the Department of International Relations, Director at School for policy analysis at “Kyiv-Mohyla Academy”
  • Serhiy Kvit, President of “Kyiv-Mohyla Academy”, Minister of Education and Science of Ukraine (2014-2016)
  • Mychailo Wynnyckyj, Associate Professor at “Kyiv-Mohyla Academy”, former Head of the Secretary at National Agency for Higher Education Quality Assurance.

UKRAINE IN FLAMES project is created by Ukraine Crisis Media CenterUkrainian Catholic University’s analitical center and NGO “Euroatlantic Course”.  We are aiming at searching a loud support for Ukraine in the war started by Russia on the 24th of February 2022.

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