Scholarship Programme "Сambridge Ukraine Studentship"
The Ukrainian Scholarship programme at the University of Cambridge was established in 2010 under the patronage of Dmitry Firtash. The programme aims to provide talented, active Ukrainian youth with the opportunity to complete a one-year Master’s Degree without financial burden at one of the world’s most prestigious universities. The scholarship covers tuition and accommodation costs at the University. Additional financial aid is available for visa fees and travel to the United Kingdom. Students can choose from approximately 50 different fields of study. The scholarship is open to citizens of Ukraine who are eligible to apply for a Master’s degree after having completed previous post-secondary studies, and who have advanced knowledge of the English language. The first five successful candidates completed their Master’s degree in July 2012. These first graduates of the Ukrainian Scholarship programme were studying in promising specialisations such as Leadership in Environmental Protection, Contemporary Society and global Change, Law, European Literature, and Linguistics. The deadline for applications for the academic year 2012-2013 was in December 2011. 88 applications for the scholarship were received and the five top candidates arrive in the United Kingdom in September 2012 to begin their studies at the university. Their chosen subjects included Modern European History, Gender Studies, Economics, and also research in the field of Development. Application process for the Ukrainian Scholarship programme Applications for the academic year 2013-2014 were accepted from 3 September 2012 to 4 December 2012. The University of Cambridge established an adhoc scholarship committee to review the applications, chaired by the Head of Slavonic Studies at the University of Cambridge, Dr. Emma Widdis. Preference is given to students who demonstrate outstanding academic achievement and a high level of proficiency in English, and who also possess the personal qualities that distinguish them as potential leaders who can contribute to society. The successful candidates of the programme will be notified by the University of Cambridge between May and July 2013. We hope that participants in the Ukrainian Scholarship programme will return to Ukraine, achieve significant success in their professional and social endeavours, and use their knowledge for the good of their country.