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The Lucerne University of Applied Sciences and Arts (HSLU) is taking a firm stand against the war in Ukraine and offers support to students and researchers affected by the conflict. The support currently available is detailed below.
Please consult the information website of the State Secretariat for Migration to find out whether you come under protection status S and what entitlements are associated with it. After entering Switzerland, you have up to 90 days to apply for protection status S. It is recommended that you register quickly to secure your accommodation, support and medical care packages (in addition to your right of abode).
Information on rights of entry and abode can be obtained from the following official bodies:
• State Secretariat for Migration SEM
• Point of contact for Canton Lucerne
• Point of contact for Canton Zug
• Swiss Refugee Council
Students or prospective students from Ukraine should contact the School of their study programme.
All study programmes at the HSLU
All degree programmes taught in English at the HSLU
Researchers from Ukraine interested in coming to the HSLU should get in direct touch with the relevant HSLU institutes.
The HSLU also advertises vacancies at ScienceforUkraine.
The HSLU is a member of Scholars At Risk, an international network of academic institutions that supports and defends the principles of academic freedom and the human rights of academics around the world. Additional funding can be applied for for individual researchers from Ukraine in collaboration with SAR and the Swiss National Science Foundation. This is intended to facilitate the admission of researchers
The guidelines for Scholars At Risk applications must be consulted. There are no deadlines.
Researchers from Russia who are also at risk due to the war should apply to SAR via the usual channels.