Assistance to Ukraine and Ukrainian students
Updated. The management of Masaryk University’s (MU) Faculty of Science values solidarity and a willingness to help those in need. For the assistance to be effective and systematic, the faculty, its employees and students are encouraged to coordinate their activities with Masaryk University, humanitarian organisations and the city of Brno, while at the same time trying to help individually according to their own possibilities.
28 Mar 2022
Photo: Pavel Říha
MU Faculty of Science helps through:
- In cooperation with the SCI MUNI institutes, we have created a list of contacts for partner universities and specialist workplaces in Ukraine and have contacted them with an offer of assistance from Brno.
- Individual student, employee or workplace activities - volunteer work at the assistance centre; securing shipments of medicines and hygiene supplies for a specific hospital in Ukraine; a rescue mission for two students, a geographer and his younger sister, including help with securing accommodation.
- Collection of material - Masaryk University was undertaking a collection for the rapid provision of material assistance, based on a request from the Governor of the South. (From 15 to 18 March, the collection points on the campus and at the MU Rectorate.)
- The MU Faculty of Science supports the opinion of Masaryk University towards the war in Ukraine. As a symbolic expression of support for Ukraine, the national flag of Ukraine has been hoisted in front of both the Kotlářská and Bohunice campuses.
- The Academic Senate of the MU Faculty of Science condemns the attack of the Russian Federation on the territory of the sovereign state of Ukraine and expresses its solidarity with the citizens of Ukraine and with members of the academic communities of Ukrainian universities and scientific institutions. At the same time, the Academic Senate of the MU Faculty of Science rejects any manifestations of discrimination based on nationality or race, given that the principles of collective guilt must not be applied in a free academic community.
- FREE entrance to the Botanical Garden greenhouses for Ukrainian citizens.
Study opportunities for Ukrainian applicants at the MU Faculty of Science
- The MU Faculty of Science plans to open a special admissions procedure for Bachelor’s studies for applicants with Ukrainian citizenship or permanent residence in Ukraine in April 2022 - we will publish information on the start of applications on this page.
- Only applicants who provide proof of temporary protection (a label in their travel or another document) with their application will be eligible for inclusion in the special admission procedure under the special legal conditions.
Ukrainian students who are already studying at a Ukrainian university will be able to transfer to the MU Faculty of Science through admission based on studies at another university - those interested can contact us by email (email@example.com).
The MU Faculty of Science has approved an extraordinary scholarship for Ukrainian undergraduate students already studying at MU as assistance during a difficult situation.
The admissions procedure for applicants from Ukraine
Навчання на факультеті природничих наук МУ для українських абітурієнтів
- Факультет природничих наук планує протягом квітня 2022 відкрити спеціальну процедуру прийому до бакалаврiату для кандидатів з громадянством України або постійним проживанням в Україні.
- Право на зарахування на спеціальний курс за спеціальними правовими умовами має лише абітурієнт, який може надати підтвердження наданого тимчасового захисту із заявою (помітка в закордонному паспорті або іншому документі).
- Українським студентам, які вже навчаються в українському вищому навчальному закладі, може бути відмовлено в переході на факультет природничих наук МУ, приймаючи на основі навчання в іншому вузі – бажаючі можуть звертатися по електронній пошті (firstname.lastname@example.org).
- Факультет природничих наук МУУ погодив спеціальну стипендію для своїх існуючих українських студентів бакалаврiату як допомогу в складній ситуації.
Інформація про процедуру прийому
- Masaryk University and its departments or faculties is offering assistance to those in need in a variety of ways and has set up a contact email for requests for individual assistance: email@example.com.
- The university coordinates its assistance with the civic initiative Brno helps Ukraine, and especially with the Regional Assistance Help Centre at the Brno Exhibition Grounds
- MUNI POMÁHÁ (MUNI Helps) Coordination Centre - Masaryk University provides volunteers through a special application called ‘MUNI POMÁHÁ’. All interested parties must first register on the app and fill in their profile; in this way, the MUNI POMÁHÁ Coordination Centre immediately learns who they can turn to, allowing them to make use of the assistance offered efficiently and quickly.
- Crisis line with psychological help.
- Interpreting from/to the Czech language
- In cooperation with the Ministry of Education, Youth and Sports, scholarship opportunities are being prepared for Ukrainian students and academics.
- Financial aid - Masaryk University has announced the possibility of financial aid in response to the situation in Ukraine. Contributions can be sent as a gift through the MU Shopping Centre.
- Material aid - coordinated by the Brno initiative for Ukraine. Collection points are currently located in the Hus na Provázku Theatre, the Brno Expedition Club, the Polárka Theatre, Brno University of Technology’s (VUT) Faculty of Architecture and Faculty of Fine Arts (FaVU) Body Design Studio. A list of required items is available on the social networks of these institutions.
If you would like to help in other ways, you can contact one of the following institutions that are providing financial and/or material assistance to Ukraine:
- Diocesan Charity Brno - collecting to provide basic needs. Employees of the Diocesan Charity Brno, through the social service ‘Celsuz - Services for Foreigners’, helps foreigners orient themselves in their new environment and supports them in handling administrative matters.
- Memory of Nations - collecting medical supplies and protective equipment to provide humanitarian aid and increase the security of Ukraine’s defenders.
- People in Need - collecting for the purchase of basic necessities and providing hygiene and food packages.
- Czech Red Cross - collecting to provide medical supplies and other humanitarian aid.
- UNICEF Czech Republic - collecting to help families on the run and provide help for dependent children.
- ADRA Czech Republic - collecting to meet the basic needs of displaced and evacuated residents.
- Train to Ukraine - transport of humanitarian aid, coordination of volunteers, transport of mothers with children and senior citizens to accommodation facilities.
Translated by Kevin Roche.