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Stony Brook University Efforts for Ukrainian Scholars & Students

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Hosting Ukrainian Scholars

Ukrainian faculty/scholars may apply to continue their research at Stony Brook University (SBU) initially for up to 6 months. Individuals must be hosted by a comparable academic department. SBU will provide free housing for up to 6 months (subject to budgetary/space constraints). Scholarships and funds for living expenses may be available (subject to budgetary constraints). 

Support for Ukrainian Post-Doctoral Scholars

Ukrainian post-doctoral scholars whose research has been severely impacted or halted based on the situation in Ukraine may apply to continue their research at SBU initially for up to 6 months. Individuals must be hosted by a comparable academic department. SBU will provide free housing for up to 6 months (subject to budgetary/space constraints). 

Support for Ukrainian undergraduate students

Current, active Ukrainian undergraduate students who are studying in the Ukraine or Russia, may apply to study at SBU initially through the Fall 2022 semester. Application fees will be waived and the Admissions Office will be flexible regarding application materials required otherwise (e.g., official transcripts) and admissions criteria. Language proficiency may be evaluated based on an oral interview administered through the Intensive English Center. These students may initially be admitted as non-matriculated students; however they may apply to transfer to SBU at the end of the fall 2022 semester. Tuition waivers initially will be offered for the summer 2022 and fall 2022 semesters, as well as free on campus housing and standard meal plan (subject to budgetary/space constraints). 

Support for Ukrainian graduate students

Current, active Ukrainian graduate students who are studying in Ukraine or Russia, may apply to study at SBU initially through the Fall 2022 semester. Application fees will be waived and the Admissions Office will be flexible regarding application materials required otherwise (e.g., official transcripts) and admissions criteria. Language proficiency may be evaluated based on an oral interview administered through the Intensive English Center.  These students may initially be admitted as non-matriculated students. The ability to transfer to SBU as a degree-seeking student will be dependent on the academic discipline. Tuition waivers will initially be offered for the summer 2022 and fall 2022 semesters, as well as free on campus housing and standard meal plan (subject to budgetary/space constraints). 

English Language Training for Ukrainians

Residents of Ukraine may apply to enroll in the Intensive English Center program for the summer 2022 and fall 2022 semesters.  Application fees will be waived.  The program fee will be waived for accepted participants, and free housing will be provided (subject to budgetary constraints). Visa application costs (paid to the U.S. government) will be reimbursed upon arrival to campus. The support for this program will be provided by the Intensive English Center, Program on Writing and Rhetoric, and the Department of Linguistics.

Immigration support

Individuals coming for academic research/study or language training may be supported by SBU in the F-1 or J-1 non-immigrant categories. These categories require full-time enrollment each semester for students, and in-person learning/activities. The logistics of obtaining visas may be complicated, but SBU will support and advocate through all available means. 

Additional Considerations

Current SBU students from the Ukraine may apply for an extension of payment deadlines initially through the Fall 2022 semester.

SBU will join the Scholars at Risk (SAR) Network, a global network of higher education institutions.  SAR arranges short-term, temporary research and teaching positions for threatened scholars.  No SUNY institutions are currently members of SAR.  Approximately 50% of public AAU institutions are members, including all University of California AAU schools, the University of Texas at Austin, Penn State, and Rutgers.  From New York, NYU and Columbia are both members.

 

For more information, please contact globalaffairs@stonybrook.edu.