Students coming from Ukraine: how to join NOVA School of Law

The armed conflict in Ukraine puts millions of Ukrainian citizens at serious risk, leading to a large-scale humanitarian crisis. This situation has justified an urgent humanitarian appeal by the United Nations for assistance and protection needs in Ukraine and the Regional Refugee Response Plan for Ukraine.

Council of Ministers Resolution No. 29-A/2022 of 1 March set out the specific criteria for granting temporary protection to persons displaced from Ukraine as a result of the recent armed conflicts in that country. Subsequently, the Council of the European Union adopted Implementing Decision (EU) 2022/382 of 4 March 2022, by which it declared, pursuant to Article 5(1) of Council Directive 2001/55/EC of 20 July 2001, the existence of a mass influx into the European Union of persons who had had to flee Ukraine as a result of the armed conflict. In its wake, article 3 of Decree-Law 24-B/2022 of 11 March, consecrated, in the field of higher education, the possibility for beneficiaries of temporary protection under Council of Ministers Resolution 29-A/2022 of 1 March to apply for student status in an emergency situation for humanitarian reasons.

Under the provisions of article 8-A of Decree-Law no. 36/2014, as amended by article 3 of Decree-Law no. 62/2018, of 8 June, international students who are in an emergency situation for humanitarian reasons may apply for international student status.

By law, students in emergency situations for humanitarian reasons enrolled and registered in public higher education institutions are subject to the same regime of fees, charges and emoluments established by the institution for national students. International students who are granted the status of students in situation of emergency for humanitarian reasons also benefit, by law, from all the support foreseen in the scope of direct and indirect social benefits.

Regarding students coming from Ukraine in the present context of humanitarian crisis, it is important to define the terms of verification of the conditions for admission to the various study cycles of NOVA School of Law, as provided in paragraph c) of paragraph 1 of art. 14 of Decree-Law No. 36/2014 of 10 March.

Useful information for Ukrainian people

NOVA Refugee Clinic is providing on its website, which is constantly being updated, some useful links for refugees fleeing the Russian-Ukrainian conflict, who would like to seek protection in Portugal.

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NOVA against violence and war

About the Russo-Ukrainian war, NOVA University has issued a statement and support to students, which you can read here.