The University of Turku offers exchange study positions and grants for 25 students who have fled Ukraine due to the invasion. The positions are open for applications for students and doctoral researchers from the EC2U’s new partner, Ivan Franko National University of Lviv (IFNUL).
The University of Turku supports students and doctoral researchers from Ukraine with altogether €150,000. The grants are part of the funding previously allocated to Erasmus+ exchanges and unused due to the pandemic.
– The application process will be realised together with the international office of IFNUL in a way that IFNUL has a right to choose whether all 25 student will arrive in August this year or some of the positions will be reserved for the first semester of 2023, says Head of International Mobility Janne Loikkanen from the University of Turku.
For example, in autumn, the students arriving from Ukraine can be Bachelor’s degree and doctoral students, and in the spring, Master’s degree and doctoral students.
In addition to the Erasmus+ exchange programme, the University of Turku will also receive doctoral researchers from Ukraine with the help of a special fellowship of the Finnish National Agency for Education. The EDUFI Fellowship for doctoral students from Ukraine includes a grant for a year, settlement allowance, and a supplementary allowance for doctoral researchers with families.
There is a rolling deadline for applications for the EDUFI fellowship grant, and the applications are open to everyone from Ukraine, not only IFNUL students. Ukrainian doctoral researchers currently at the University of Turku can also apply for the grant.
A suitable research supervisor will be searched for the doctoral researchers both in the Erasmus+ exchange and the position funded by the Finnish National Agency for Education. The supervisor will help the doctoral researcher in applying for the EDUFI Fellowship grant.
The doctoral researchers from Ukraine can continue to complete their degree at the Ukrainian university, apply for a study right for doctoral degree at the University of Turku, or do a doctoral degree at the same time to both universities (Cotutelle)
Currently, there are seven Ukrainian doctoral researchers completing their degrees at the University of Turku.