Crowdfunding for Ukrainian, Russian and Belarussian students in need

  • €102.753
  • €20.000
    Matching van Universiteit van Amsterdam

With the Russian invasion of Ukraine on February 24 the world as we know it has changed. 

The UvA is closely monitoring the situation in the affected areas and is in contact with staff and students who are currently in Ukraine or Russia, and with students and staff from the region who study or work here in Amsterdam. We feel a responsibility towards all affected students, regardless of their origin or nationality.  

We want to offer help and we support students and staff who also wish to do so. At this time, the situation in Ukraine is causing acute problems among Ukrainian, Russian and Belarussian students in terms of finances, study progress and residency status/visas. To help these students continue their studies in Amsterdam, we are starting an emergency fund. 

Would you like to support UvA students who are affected by the situation in Ukraine? Donate now!  

All contributions, in whatever size, shape or form, are valuable and are greatly appreciated. You can also start a fundraiser to get others involved, and you can share this crowdfunding campaign via social media.  

On behalf of all of our students affected by this crisis, we would like to thank you very much for your support! 

More information and support from the UvA, click here.

Where does my donation go to?
All donations are collected by the Amsterdam University Fund and are allocated to the Emergency Fund. 

What is the Amsterdam University Fund (AUF)?
The Amsterdam University Fund is the independent support foundation of the University of Amsterdam. Each donation is entirely for the benefit of the chosen cause. The University Fund is recognized as a charity by the Central Bureau for Fundraising (CBF) and is considered by the tax authorities to be an Institution for Public Welfare (Algemeen Nut Beogende Instelling, ANBI).

Go to for more information.

Is my donation to the Amsterdam University Fund tax-deductible?
Yes, the Amsterdam University Fund Foundation is a recognized charity and designated as an ANBI by the tax authorities. Donations are tax-deductible from income or corporation tax. This also applies to donations through crowdfunding. Click here for more information.