The war in Ukraine has displaced more than 16,000 African students who were pursuing graduate and undergraduate education in Ukraine. Most of them were in STEM programs and in medical school. Their evacuation from the country was fraught, and their study prospects for the coming academic year are in limbo.
Because we exist to enable African brilliance to have a global impact, we have built a one-stop-shop to serve Africa’s globally mobile students, including African students displaced in Ukraine. We are therefore connecting them with universities, financing, and information they need to continue their global education.
What is 8B doing to help displaced students?
8B is doing three things:
1. Actively asking colleges and universities in North America and elsewhere to provide spaces for displaced African students.
2. Compiling resources to help displaced African students identify new universities and programs in other countries, full & partial scholarships, sources of affordable student loan financing, and other support to enable them to continue their studies.
3. Helping many of our partner universities shortlist applicants from the African continent.
I am a displaced African student. How do I apply?
Have your studies in Ukraine been interrupted by the war? Please click here to apply for opportunities provided by universities.
Please check often for updates to the Ukraine effort and other opportunities for which you may be eligible to apply.
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