Madrid – IE University and IE Foundation have set up a scholarship fund with a first installment of €1 million to cover up to 100% of tuition fees for bachelor’s and master’s degrees and/or housing and boarding for talented students displaced or affected by the war in Ukraine. The initiative reinforces IE University’s commitment to educating for democracy and working for peace and freedom in the world through teaching, research and international cooperation.
The new scholarship fund is in addition to those that the IE Foundation and IE University allocate each year to outstanding candidates from more than 100 countries who find it difficult to finance their studies.
“This fund is a contribution to our commitment to education. We will use it to provide the education needed to effectively contribute to the personal and professional development of Ukrainian talents, promoting the integration of these young people into a peaceful, democratic and more sustainable world,” said Gonzalo Garland, Vice President of the IE University Foundation IE. .
The scholarship program will be available for Ukrainian applicants and/or war-affected Ukrainian residents. Applicants will be outstanding academic performers and also committed to developing their professional future. These scholarships are also available for undergraduate students who are unable to continue their studies in Ukraine and who request a transfer to an IE degree program, supported by the relevant accreditations in Spain.
Students benefiting from this scholarship will receive financial assistance to cover full tuition and/or room and board while pursuing undergraduate or graduate programs at one of EI’s five schools University.
Through current donors and their contributions to the IE University General Scholarship Fund, the IE Foundation and IE University will support the first installment of up to €1 million for the first scholarships of the academic year starting this fall.
The creation of this new IE University scholarship fund is in addition to the humanitarian aid to Ukraine that the IE Foundation is coordinating with the Spanish Red Cross. The two institutions are joining forces to help people displaced by the war in Ukraine through a campaign to collect donations for the purchase of basic necessities. The Spanish Red Cross will channel the aid received through Red Cross teams in countries hosting Ukrainian refugees fleeing the conflict. https://ie-foundation.ie.edu/ieforukraine