MASARYK HELPS UKRAINE

In response to the situation in Ukraine, Masaryk University is organizing aid for Ukrainian students, academics and their families. On this page, you will find information regarding the aid provided by MU.

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Statement of the Rector’s Board of Masaryk University of 1 November 2022

The Rector’s Board of Masaryk University – at a time between the anniversary of the foundation of the independent Czechoslovakia and the anniversary of the events of November of 1939 and 1989, and being mindful of the legacy of Tomáš Garrigue Masaryk – addresses all members of the academia, students and employees of the university with the following statement and appeal.

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Statement of the MU Rector

The management of Masaryk University is deeply concerned about the developments in Ukraine. Masaryk University is ready to show solidarity and offer a helping hand to the citizens of Ukraine within its capabilities.

Statement of MU rector

Statement of the MU Academic Senate

At its April session, the Academic Senate of Masaryk University condemned the invasion of the sovereign territory of Ukraine by the Russian Federation and expressed its solidarity with the citizens of Ukraine and with the members of the academic communities of Ukrainian universities and scientific institutions.

STATEMENT OF MU ACADEMIC SENATE

Help for Ukraine currently:

  • Volunteers: 1 017 MUNI HELPS volunteers involved
  • Financial aid: 1.299.343 CZK collected for educational and humanitarian purposes
  • Scholarships: 47 current MU students from Ukraine are supported by MU scholarships
  • Employment: 102 concluded job contracts

Admissions

Masaryk University accepted 941 applications for study in an extraordinary admission procedure, which concerned students from Ukraine and took place from 15 April to 31 May 2022. 479 students have already been accepted to study.

Masaryk University provided the background for organizing the admission process for applicants to study at Ukrainian universities. 1.800 applicants took the tests at MU.

(last update: 22 November 2022)

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Admission procedure and study at MU for Ukrainian applicants

Masaryk University held an extraordinary admission procedure intended for Ukrainian applicants who, at the time of application, were granted temporary protection pursuant to Act No. 65/2022 Coll.

The collection of applications took place from 15/04/2022 to 31/05/2022. Newly admitted students have already started their studies at all ten MU faculties.

Scholarships for new students from Ukraine

Masaryk University in cooperation with the Ministry of Education, Youth and Sports launched scholarships programmes for Ukrainian students to complete their studies in the Czech Republic. If you have any questions, write at scholarships.ukraine@muni.cz, and always mention the MU faculty of your interest.

Scholarships for current MU students from Ukraine

Ukrainian students who are currently studying at MU in study programs and who have found themselves in a difficult life situation may apply for a scholarship from MU, which may include an accommodation grant. You can find more information on the czech website or please contact us at ivankova@rect.muni.cz.

Doctoral studies

Masaryk University offers the opportunity to consult dissertations in progress to Ukrainian students who are currently unable to consult at home institutions. Those interested can contact phd@rect.muni.cz. You can use this e-mail address also for questions regarding the admission process to PHD studies at MU.

Vacancies at MU

Masaryk University is offering career opportunities to persons affected by the conflict in Ukraine. The list of current vacancies can be found here. If you are interested in a position at Masaryk University not advertised here, please send us your resume to hrmuni@rect.muni.cz, and specify the field of work. Having sent your data you consent to the processing of personal data for the purpose of employment for a period of 12 months.

Project opportunities and paid internships

The research team of MASH Belarus Digital City offers a scholarship for 2-3 Ukrainian Ph.D. students or postdocs. More information at Open positions.

University Hospital at St. Anny Brno offers paid internships (0.5 full-time) for two students from Ukraine in the research team of the Plasticity of Tumor Cells project. The condition for admission is knowledge of English. More information: Karolína Macharáčková karolina.macharackova@fnusa.cz, tel.: +420 730 802 691.

Accommodation at MU

In the first weeks after the conflict broke out, Masaryk University offered accommodation to those affected by the war in Ukraine in the MU dormitories, the Šlapanice center and in the rooms and apartments of the Telč University Center. Accommodation capacity is currently occupied.

Psychological help

The Institute of Psychology of the Faculty of Arts of MU has set up a crisis psychological helpline for Russian and Ukrainian students, academic staff and citizens living in Brno or the South Moravian Region. 

The MU Counseling Center now offers Psychological Counseling for MU students as well as Cross Psychological Assistance in the region. More information can be found here.

Interpreting into the Czech language

The MU Faculty of Education and its Department of Russian Language and Literature and the Department of Slavonic Studies at the MU Faculty of Arts are helping Ukrainian citizens with interpreting. If you want to help as a translator, register and fill out a profile in the MUNI HELPS app.

Leisure activities

The MU Mendel Museum offers free admission to the new Genetics exhibition for Ukrainian families.

Botanical Garden of the MU Faculty of Science offers free entry to the greenhouses of the Botanical Garden for Ukrainian citizens. All you have to do is prove your Ukrainian citizenship. More information can be found on the botanical garden website.

Help with adaptation and integration issues

The MU Career Center provides counseling and educational services, support to students from Ukraine in matters of adaptation and improvement of the integration process in the new study conditions and on the labor market.


You can find more information at this link: https://kariera.muni.cz/uk

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Contribute to MU financial aid for Ukraine

In response to the situation in Ukraine, MU has announced financial aid for educational and humanitarian purposes, financial contributions can be sent through the MU Shopping Centre. More information, including the amount currently collected, can be found at the website of MUNI HELPS.

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