Call for expressions of interest for people from Ukraine to obtain an academic opportunity in Portugal

The Global Platform for Higher Education in Emergencies – an NGO based in Portugal, aimed at offering academic opportunities for students from conflict-affected societies, in forced mobility or at risk – is working in close cooperation with Higher Education Institutions, networks of Laboratories and Research Centres in Portugal to offer academic opportunities to students/researchers and scholars from Ukraine, who are fleeing the war and looking for a safe haven and a welcoming environment to make steps through these very challenging times.

NOVA School of Law is joining this initiative, responding to the call for its dissemination and encouraging students in emergency situations as a result of the current humanitarian crisis to apply to pursue their studies in law in the 1st, 2nd or 3rd Cycle. Click to know how students from Ukraine can join NOVA School of Law.

To receive support from the Platform, please fill in the Expression of Interest form, available here.

For further information, click here.

Quoting the NGO, we are all “looking forward to welcoming you in Portugal, fully aware that education provides protection, enhances resilience and builds hope for the future”.

Be resilient, keep hope in the future.

Rapid Response Mechanism for Higher Education in Emergencies (RRM)

The Global Platform for Higher Education in Emergencies started its activities in 2013 as the Global Platform for Syrian Students when it launched an emergency scholarship programme for Syrian Students that is operational since then. Over the past years, it has awarded more than 750 annual scholarships and provided support to around 300 students allowing them to complete their BA, MA or PhD degrees.

Since 2017 it has enlarged its scholarship programme to other nationalities in the framework of the Rapid Response Mechanism for Higher Education in Emergencies and Conflict-affected Societies (RRM) that is being set up in order to deliver more, better and faster academic opportunities in crisis situations

Against this backdrop, in August 2020 the former Global platform for Syrian Students became the Global Platform for Higher Education in Emergencies, thus adapting its mission statement and making it matching its current work on the ground.

“Education is the most powerful weapon to change the world” – Nelson Mandela