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Students Impacted by the Ukrainian Crisis

Students being impacted by the Ukrainian crisis will be supported by the university and may have financial assistance available.

The Scottish Government and RGU are responding to the situation in Ukraine in a number of ways.

RGU Support Services

All our support services, including access to trained counsellors and wellbeing staff, are available to students, regardless of their location or mode of study. These can be accessed from RGU’s Counselling and Support Service.

Financial Assistance

If you are an RGU student being impacted by the Ukrainian crisis, there may be financial assistance available to you.

In addition, RGU strongly welcomes the Scottish Government’s announcement around tuition and living cost support for Ukrainian students seeking refuge from the war and commencing studies in Scotland in the new academic year (2023-24). We also welcome the announcement of hardship support for students affected by the conflict who are already studying with us, which will complement the University’s own work to offer practical and pastoral support.

Under the new proposals, Ukrainians wishing to embark on a further or higher education course from academic year 2023-24 would be eligible for tuition and living cost support, providing they have submitted an application to the Homes for Ukraine, Ukraine Family or the Ukraine Extension schemes. More information on these schemes is available on the Scottish Government’s website.

The full requirements to be eligible for free tuition and living cost support were set out by the Scottish Government.

For more information on the announcement, please see the Scottish Government’s web page on displaced Ukrainian students.

Course applications and admissions

We are supporting prospective students who have been affected by this crisis, acknowledging that they may have difficulties gaining the qualifications and English language tests required to meet any offer conditions.

If you are a new applicant

As a new applicant or a transfer please review and select your chosen programme. If you are looking to transfer onto a similar programme with us you will need to try and match your interrupted programme with the modules we offer here at RGU. You should then indicate in the application that you are seeking ‘advanced entry/transfer’ status. We would ideally need to see some evidence of what you have completed and studied to date.

Undergraduate (Bachelor's) courses

You can apply using our Online Application System or via UCAS. UCAS is the centralised application system here in the UK and by completing one application this may allow you to select several programmes via the same application.

Taught postgraduate (Master's) courses

You can apply using the Online Application System

Research postgraduate (PhD)

Please contact the Student Admissions Service Research Degree Team: researchdegrees@rgu.ac.uk

We understand that it may be difficult for you to access academic transcripts or English language proficiency tests at the moment. We may need some form of documentary evidence for admission, but we will make concessions as to how official these documents are or as to how they are provided to us (online screenshots of transcripts for example). Many applicants are able to access a school account or university portal account they have in the Ukraine so this may be an option for you too. In other cases we may choose to hold an assessment or interview with you. We will try to accommodate all circumstances, wherever possible.

If you do not have any documents or evidence of previous schooling or qualifications gained please email admissions@rgu.ac.uk and outline your position with as much detail as possible including the course you are interested in, from our course listing. It is important to give as much information about what you have studied already so that we can review the modules you have completed and ensure we match you with the most appropriate course. One of our dedicated Admissions Officers will then get in touch to discuss you options to join RGU.


If you are impacted by the Ukrainian crisis and have any questions about the applications and admissions process or support available please contact studentrecruitment@rgu.ac.uk

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