The University Calls on Companies to Donate So Ukrainian Youth Can Study at RSU
Russia’s military aggression has caused a crisis in the Ukrainian higher education and research systems. Ukraine's intellectual development has been put on pause as a result of which many students, researchers, and lecturers are leaving Ukraine to look for opportunities to continue their academic growth and careers elsewhere.
From the very first days of the war in Ukraine, Rīga Stradiņš University (RSU) has been actively involved in and organised support for Ukrainian students at RSU. For example, RSU already covers 100% of students’ tuition fee for the spring semester, offers free accommodation in RSU student hostels, and will provide an increased monthly stipend.
‘RSU has considerable experience with international students and this has prepared us for providing even more young people from Ukraine with the opportunity to study here. RSU is ready to admit Ukrainian youth into our social sciences and healthcare study programmes,’ says RSU Rector, Professor Aigars Pētersons.
Given the University’s limited resources to immediately be able to support so many young people from Ukraine, RSU calls on companies to donate to The Rīga Stradiņš University Foundation with a targeted donation: "Support for Ukrainian citizens –prospective students, current students and course attendees at RSU".
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The donations will allow the University to cover the costs of studying and offer social security:
- Living costs in RSU student hostels starting from the student’s arrival at RSU until the end of the 2022/2023 academic year;
- Support until the commencement of studies, including the costs of preparatory courses;
- Full coverage of tuition fees for the entire 2022/2023 academic year, Open University courses, or professional development courses;
- Additional stipend in the amount of EUR 280 per month from the beginning of studies at RSU until the end of the 2022/2023 academic year.
As part of this cooperation, RSU will offer companies publicity and place their logos on the RSU website.