Support for students, researchers and academics in Ukraine or who are refugees from Ukraine

Loughborough University is working to host Ukrainian staff and students whose work and study have been disrupted by the war in Ukraine.

The aim is to enable scholars to continue their personal and professional development in order, ultimately, to help rebuild post-war Ukraine.

We are offering a range of fully funded studentships and fellowships for students and academics at different points in their career. The basic information about different opportunities is listed below. If you are unsure which of the options is most appropriate for you, please contact us using the general enquiries email at the bottom of this page. 

The fellowships and studentships can be hosted in any of our Schools or Departments. To find out where your research fits best, please refer to our research page to find out more about what we do. You can find the full list of Schools and Departments at Loughborough here with links to further information about staff members and research in different parts of the University:

IMPORTANT NOTE: The application forms and processes we may ask you to fill in as part of the process are set up for regular fellowship, job and studentship applicants. Please rest assured that we understand that applicants will be filling these forms under very difficult circumstances, may not have all the relevant information or documents at hand, and will have limited time to complete the forms. If in doubt, please contact us using the general enquiries email at the bottom of this page. 

Ukraine Academic Fellowships

'Ukraine Academic Fellowships' are positions of flexible duration, aimed at established academics with existing affiliations with Ukrainian institutions who would like to come to Loughborough for a longer period (minimum 12 months) to work in research, teaching and enterprise roles within the University’s academic Schools or Departments. Following a University recruitment campaign, we are delighted to confirm the School of Social Sciences and Humanities will host a Ukraine Fellow in conjunction with CARA. They will join us in September. We will be advertising another Fellowship opportunity very soon on the University job site.

We are working with the Council for At-Risk Academics (CARA), which provides urgently needed expert help to academics who are in danger or have been forced into exile.

British Academy Researcher at Risk Fellowships

The British Academy established the ‘Researchers At Risk’ Fellowships campaign earlier this year in response to the war in Ukraine. The University is able to support applications where research aligns with Schools. The Fellowships cover natural sciences, medical sciences, engineering, humanities and social sciences with applications made via UK-based institutions. They are for two years with funding of circa £37,000 per annum. The call will remain open on a rolling basis until all funding has been utilised. The next deadlines for applications are 12 October and 23 November. Colleagues in the Research and Innovation Office can support and advise further, please contact if you have questions.

Please note the scheme is currently open to Ukrainian researchers. This includes Ukrainian nationals, those based in Ukraine and those displaced from Ukraine during the current conflict.

Academic visits  

We are in the process of setting up opportunities for short term academic visits for established academics with existing affiliations with Ukrainian institutions, via our Institute of Advanced Studies. Please email the general enquiries address below if you are interested in this opportunity. 

Doctoral Prize Fellowships

Each year we appoint a cohort of ten Doctoral Prize Fellows for early career scholars within two years of PhD completion. These will be advertised as part of our general Doctoral Prize Fellowship competition, with one position reserved for a Ukrainian candidate every year starting from 2022/23.  Please email the general enquiries address below if you are interested in this opportunity.

Postgraduate research scholarships

The postgraduate research scholarships available for Ukrainian students wishing to pursue a PhD at Loughborough in 2022/23 have now been provisionally filled. However, we strongly encourage anyone interested in these scholarships to email in case additional funds become available. Scholarships for the 2023/24 academic year remain available. Applicants should apply in the usual way and note their wish to be considered for a Ukraine award in the funding section of their application. 


Scholarships will be available for study on undergraduate and postgraduate taught programmes starting October 2023 and 2024.  You can find more information on our funding pages for undergraduate and postgraduate applicants.

General Enquiries

If you have any queries please contact