Cambridge SU stands in solidarity with those affected by the crisis in Ukraine.

In this section, you can find information about events organised in solidarity and how to support those in need. It also provides details about financial assistance available to Ukrainian and Russian students impacted by the war, as well as welfare support, exam mitigation and where to access further support, such as links to immigration advice, etc.

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Cambridge University Ukrainian Society

The Cambridge University Ukrainian Society is the official association of Ukrainians who study at Cambridge University and is open to others too.

Their events calendar can be found here and to find out how you can support Ukraine please click here.


For students affected by what's happening in Ukraine, the Student Advice Service can provide a safe space where you can talk about your concerns and the impact of the war on you and your loved ones. We can offer a listening ear, as well as practical guidance on academic and financial options or where to access wellbeing support.

To arrange an appointment to speak to an Advisor you can email us at or use our website contact form. Appointments are currently conducted over the phone or via video call. We are also happy to communicate by email.

Cambridge SU Statement on the Invasion of Ukraine

Published: 24th February 2022

Your SU Sabbatical Team

We are horrified by recent developments in Ukraine and want to assure Ukrainian students that we stand with them at this dangerous and uncertain time. Russia’s invasion of Ukraine is a violation of the sovereignty of the Ukrainian people; we condemn this brazen act of imperialism and the human suffering it will bring. Our thoughts are with the forty people whose lives have already been claimed by this act of war, and all those who will be affected if this crisis continues to escalate.

As a Students’ Union, our priority is ensuring the safety of our student community. We would encourage anyone in need of support to get in touch with our Students Advice Service to receive confidential, free and impartial advice. Our team of trained advisors will do their absolute best to help in any way they are able to. 

For those looking to show active solidarity, we would encourage you to attend the protest organised by Cambridge University Ukrainian Society at 6pm today (Thursday 24th February) on King’s Parade ( This will be a chance to learn more about the practical ways we can support the Ukrainian community, but for those unable to attend, we will be creating a resource bank for more information and ways to donate to those impacted by war directly.

We are meeting with Cambridge University Ukrainian Society tomorrow to agree on common action we can take to support those affected.

The War on Ukraine page

Schemes for visiting Postgraduate Research students and Academics

This page includes information on:

  • fully funded residential placements for visiting doctoral students
  • fully funded residential placements for academics

  • clinical Placements for students of Kharkiv National Medical University

  • Individual Grants for researchers from Ukraine

  • Rowan Williams Cambridge Studentships was established by the Cambridge Trust to support undergraduate and postgraduate students who face severe barriers in coming to study at Cambridge

  • University of Cambridge Ukrainian Conflict Student Hardship Fund

  • Cambridge Partnership for Education, part of Cambridge University Press and Assessment


Resources for staff and students

This section includes information on exam mitigation measures, financial and wellbeing support, as well as travel.


Funding to Support Ukrainian Students

The University Special Hardship Fund is available for current students at the University with Ukrainian citizenship (who do not also hold UK/EU citizenship) and students who were permanently resident in Ukraine before the start of their studies (i.e. domiciled in Ukraine).


How you can help

This section includes links to organisations that receive donations to help those affected by the war on Ukraine.

The University is also collecting monetary gifts for a Ukrainian Conflict Student Hardship Fund. Donations can be made here. Some Colleges are setting up their own fundraising campaigns. To find out more you should contact your College.

UK Council for International Student Affairs (UKCISA)

On the UKCISA page, you can access further information, advice and support from other services and organisations such as:

  • Ukraine Advice Project UK

    They offer free UK immigration advice for people fleeing Ukraine. This information is available in English, Ukrainian, Russian and Polish.

  • Right to Remain Toolkit

    This is a guide to the UK immigration and asylum system Guidance

We have collected a list of relevant webpages: