Solidarity with Ukraine

The University of Fribourg strongly condemns Russia's military intervention in Ukraine, which massively violates the international law. It fully supports the declarations of swissuniversities and its partner institutions and networks.

Unifr commits itself, within the scope of possibilities, to helping and welcoming researchers and students from Ukrainian universities. Unifr also offers its support to Russian students and researchers who find themselves in a difficult situation through no fault of their own.

For those already at Unifr

Unifr can support students and researchers who are facing financial difficulties due to the crisis (e.g. due to difficulties in getting money transfers from their home country, extension of scholarships…).

If you need financial support, please do not hesitate to contact the International Relations Office:

If you need to talk with someone about the current situation, do not hesitate to contact the Unifr Psychological Council:
+41 26 300 70 41

For those who need to leave Ukraine

For researchers

Unifr is a member of Scholars at Risk and is willing to host Scholars at Risk from Ukraine. The SNSF offers funding possibilities:
Guidelines for Scholars at Risk Applications

Researchers can apply directly to Scholars at Risk: Scholars at Risk Network

Contact for Scholars at Risk at Unifr:

Contact for Scholars at Risk at Swiss universities:
Scholars at Risk - Switzerland Section

For students

BA, MA and PhD students may come to Unifr as host students. Study fees are waived.

For more information, please contact: