The European Humanities University students have received support for their studies from The Nordic Council of Ministers Office in Lithuania

The European Humanities University (EHU) is pleased to announce that it has been granted financial support amounting to 250,000 euros from The Nordic Council of Ministers Office in Lithuania. This substantial grant has been allocated to the EHU Trust Fund in order to cover the entire annual tuition fees for 20 students from Belarus and 20 students from Ukraine.

This financial aid provided by The Nordic Council of Ministers Office in Lithuania will encompass not only the tuition fees paid by the students but will cover full study cost  amounting to 6,400 euros per year per student. This is the first example when a concrete donor selects the student group and dedicated finances to cover the full cost of their studies. In a way, this is also a first step in the process of the gradual transition of the EHU into the student scholarship-based financial model.

We are proud to stand alongside the European Humanities University in providing transformative support for students facing adversity. Education is a powerful catalyst for change, and through this partnership, we affirm our commitment to fostering resilience, academic excellence, and a brighter future for those overcoming challenges in Belarus and Ukraine, – commented Helén Nilsson, Director of the Nordic Council of Ministers Office in Lithuania.

The selection process for grant applications adhered to the criteria outlined in the grant agreement between the Trust Fund of European Humanities University and The Nordic Council of Ministers Office in Lithuania:

  • For Belarusian students, the criteria were political persecution and academic performance, evaluated based on the average grade for the preceding semester. 
  • For Ukrainian students, the primary criterion was financial hardship resulting from the on-going full-scale war in Ukraine.

The European Humanities University extends its heartfelt gratitude to The Nordic Council of Ministers Office in Lithuania for their magnanimous support. This support not only facilitates the continuation of education for these students but also empowers them to realize their academic potential in a nurturing and conducive environment. This collaboration exemplifies our shared commitment to fostering educational opportunities and academic excellence.

“We would like to express our deep appreciation to The Nordic Council of Ministers Office in Lithuania for their valuable contribution and efforts aimed at providing access to higher education for students facing challenging circumstances, including political pressure and financial difficulties. We highly value the solidarity of organizations and countries that support the education, research, and cultural development of our students. We are confident that this support contributes to the development of future leaders ready to address global challenges and make their intellectual, creative, and professional contributions to a peaceful and prosperous future,” Dr. Vilius Šadauskas, EHU Chancellor, emphasized.

Thanks to donor support, the European Humanities University continues its mission to promote civil society development in Belarus and the region.

The Nordic Council of Ministers is an international organization consisting of Denmark, Iceland, Norway, Finland, and Sweden, as well as autonomous regions such as the Faroe Islands, Greenland, and Åland Islands. They provide support for cultural, scientific, educational projects and initiatives that enhance cooperation between countries and promote the prosperity of the region.