Are you a student at Umeå University with a Ukrainian residence and are in Sweden with a permit according to the Temporary Protection Directive? Then you can apply for grants for some living expenses for the autumn semester.
Text: Ingrid Svensson
The grants are made possible thanks to donations dedicated for Ukrainian students at Umeå University. All funds collected are used in their entirety to help students who are in Umeå and will be distributed twice a year. The size of the grants for each student for the fall semester 2022 will depend on the size of the donations that the university has received as of 1 September, 2022. The donations will be evenly allocated among all eligible applicants in relation to the number of credits of studies during the fall semester 2022. The grant can however not exceed 11500 SEK per month.
In June 2022, when the initiative was launched by the donation committee, Vice-Chancellor Hans Adolfsson said "Our role as a university is to defend core academic values, the freedom of universities, research and higher education, to defend democratic discourse and critical thinking. This initiative is one way to contribute to that."
How to apply
In order to apply for a grant, you need to send in:
a copy of your residence permit card from the Swedish Migration Agency.
The latest date to apply for a grant is Monday 10 October.
Print out the form (link above) from our website and fill it in.
Send it, or hand it in, together with the two required attachments to the Legal Affairs Office at Umeå University.
Be sure to state the following registration number on your application: FS 2.1.6-1708-22.
By mail: Post your application to Registrator, Umeå University, 901 87 Umeå.
Mailbox location: Go to the Administration building (Förvaltningshuset), entrance Universitetstorget 16, level 3. The mailbox is located on the right side of the entrance door to the Legal Affairs Office/Registrator.