On May 12th, the members of the Ukrainian community at EPFL met in person with Martin Vetterli and Kathryn Hess to discuss the state of EPFL’s support for Ukrainian students during this trying time. A number of topics were touched on.
EPFL provides social scholarships for anyone whose financial situation was affected by the war. We have been told that only 2 Ukrainian students so far have successfully applied for a scholarship. For anyone who has had financial difficulties as a result of the war in Ukraine, please see how to apply here: https://www.epfl.ch/education/studies/en/support-scholarships/
Though it hasn’t been widely publicized, EPFL has extended its application deadlines for prospective Bachelor’s and Master’s students from Ukraine. Applications to CMS (which before weren’t possible with a Ukrainian diploma) are now open until the end of June. The admission is done through a personal interview. For Bachelor’s and Master’s applications, please write directly to [email protected].
EPFL also offers positions for PhDs, researchers, and non-research jobs for Ukrainians. EPFL collaborates with Unil and various startups to find positions for people if these are not available at EPFL directly. For all inquiries, contact [email protected].
Further plans for AKULA
We are working on organizing a few events in the coming weeks and months:
- A seminar for Ukrainians on finding work in Switzerland
- A series of lectures on Ukrainian culture and history
- A photo exhibition about the war