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Nagasaki University Agrees to Accept Students from Ukraine

Nagasaki University has already issued two statements* condemning Russia’s invasion of Ukraine that began on February 24, 2022, and now, as a new humanitarian gesture, we will begin providing learning opportunities to students from Ukraine. We are also in talks with Nagasaki Prefecture and Nagasaki City in an effort to secure housing for these students.

Rebuilding a nation requires numerous people equipped with expert knowledge. Therefore, Nagasaki University has decided to accept Ukrainian students to its graduate schools to provide them with that expert knowledge. We also decided that undergraduate students from Ukraine will be allowed to take classes offered in English on Japanese culture, Nagasaki history, Nagasaki peace studies, and international health.

Learning was essential to the reconstruction of Nagasaki, which suffered tremendous damage from the atomic bomb.And the very existence of young people with aspirations to further their learning became the foundation and the hope for the future of the country. As a university that has suffered the horrors of the atomic bomb and knows the
importance and power of continuing to learn and accumulate knowledge, Nagasaki University has decided to assist Ukrainian students who have been deprived of learning opportunities by this war by providing them with a place where they can continue their studies.

* See the attachment for an outline of our student intake support.

* Nagasaki University’s statements on Russia's invasion of Ukraine
February 25: Statement on the Russian Invasion of Ukraine and Nuclear Risk (Research Center for Nuclear WeaponsAbolition)

March 2: Statement to Condemn the Invasion of Ukraine and "Nuclear Threat” by Russia
Japanese: https://www.nagasaki-u.ac.jp/ja/news/news3550.html
English: https://www.nagasaki-u.ac.jp/en/news/news103.html
Ukrainian/Russian: https://www.nagasaki-u.ac.jp/en/news/news104.html

Outline of Nagasaki University’s Intake Support for Ukrainian Students

1. Eligibility
Ukrainian graduate and undergraduate students who want to study at Nagasaki University
* We are currently discussing methods for recruiting students who want to come to Nagasaki.

2. Number of students
Graduate students: 30, Undergraduate students: 10 Total: Around 40

We have stopped accepting further applications for undergraduate students, as there is no place available.

Please also note that inquiries regarding applications for graduate students who hold Ukrainian nationality are still welcome.

3. Intake start date
Intake will commence before the end of the academic year as soon as preparations have been made.

4. Department in charge of intake
All departments in the university will handle the intake of graduate and undergraduate students from Ukraine.
・For graduate students: We plan to provide education and research opportunities that suit each student’s specialization.
* Graduate schools of Nagasaki University
Graduate School of Global Humanities and Social Sciences, Graduate School of Education, Graduate School of Economics, Graduate School of Engineering, Graduate School of Fisheries and Environmental Sciences, Graduate School of Biomedical Sciences, School of Tropical Medicine and Global Health Total: 7 schools
 ・For undergraduate students: Students will take courses offered in English on in Japanese culture, Nagasaki history, Nagasaki peace studies, and international health.
* Liberal Arts Module: 4 courses + Electives (Global Courses): 7 courses
Total: 11 courses

5. Housing in Nagasaki
Housing owned by Nagasaki University will be provided.
We will also hold discussions with Nagasaki Prefecture and Nagasaki City to secure housing.

6. Other kinds of support
The amount of aid for living expenses, etc. during the period of intake will be discussed based on the needs and number of accepted students.

7. Period of intake
To be determined based on how the situation changes and the national government’s response.
At present, the period of intake is scheduled to last one year.

Inquiries about this release
Center for Public Relations Strategy, Nagasaki University
E-mail: kouhou*ml.nagasaki-u.ac.jp(Please convert * into @)