The emergency fund is part of a broader package of measures we are taking in response to the unacceptable Russian invasion of Ukraine. Unlike the previously announced temporary emergency loan of 500 euros, 100% of any payment from the fund is a gift. As a result, students do not need to reimburse this sum.
We feel a responsibility towards all our students. In addition to students from Ukraine, students from Russia and Belarus can therefore also apply to the fund. They form part of our academic community and are not held personally responsible for the Russian invasion. The Ministry of Education, Culture and Science has explicitly asked universities to do this.
If you need a contribution, make an appointment with a student counsellor first. After a discussion, you will decide together what else is required to submit an application.
Applications can be submitted during the 2021-2022 academic year subject to the following conditions:
For short or emergency questions, you can call a student counselor from Monday to Friday between 09:00 and 10:00 at +31 (0)20 525 1401. Choose 'student counsellors' in the phone menu.
Need urgent financial help? Use the emergency support fund
Students who have been affected by the war in Ukraine can apply for a one-off emergency loan of €500. This can be provided in the short term. This emergency loan is aimed at all students from Ukraine, Russia and Belarus who experience financial hardship due to the war in Ukraine.
The situation in Ukraine is changing on a daily basis and more and more initiatives are being organised to help. On uva.nl/Oekraïne, you will find all the current information about the measures we are taking and the help available for students, academics and other employees who are feeling the impact of this war on a daily basis.