University of Manchester welcomes the first beneficiaries of humanitarian scholarships

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The institution introduced a new programme earlier this year in reaction to the conflict in Ukraine.

For this academic year, 16 students from three nations—including eight from Ukraine—received a one-of-a-kind grant that will pay for their tuition, living expenses, and visa fees. With the help of this program, international students who have been relocated, are from a war-torn area, or are at risk of violence because of their race, religion, or nationality will be helped. 

In response to the turmoil in Ukraine, the University of Manchester launched a new initiative earlier this year that is anticipated to cost some £5m (46.6 Cr) to operate over three years.

Source: University of Manchester

Serhii, one of the scholarship winners whose family business was destroyed during the Russian invasion, expressed gratitude and shared his stories while highlighting how the programme will help him study computer science and seek his dream career.

Another recipient, a clinical and health psychology student, spoke about how she wished desperately to continue her study and raise awareness on mental health throughout the world after being forced to leave Kyiv.

Notably, It’s one of the numerous initiatives advancing the university’s social responsibility mission. Earlier this month, a facility in the heart of London, UK was introduced to speed up the visa process.

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