Hampton University to Offer Free Room, Board and Tuition to Ukrainian and International Students Studying in Ukraine Displaced by Ongoing Conflict

03/16/2022 – #84

HAMPTON, Va. (March 16, 2022) — In a humanitarian effort to help those college students and families affected by the current conflict in Ukraine, Hampton University President Dr. William R. Harvey has announced that it will invite 50-100 Ukrainian and international college students presently studying in Ukraine to continue their education on HU’s campus this summer. 

“The collective Hampton University faculty, staff and students are heart-broken because the war-torn country of Ukraine must deal with atrocities like the bombing of maternity wards, hospitals and other civilian areas,” said Hampton University President, Dr. William R. Harvey. “I think this partnership is something that can be beneficial to a great number of students and families.  My entire career has been focused on helping people to achieve and meet their goals.” 

Ukrainian and international college students affected by the combat will be able to attend classes at Hampton for the 2022 Summer Session, receive room, board and tuition for the summer, and have the option to stay at Hampton at the regular tuition and fees rates once the Summer Session is over. 

In 2019, Dr. Harvey reached out to Dr. Rodney Smith, the President of the University of the Bahamas, the former Vice President for Administrative Services at Hampton University, and offered a similar agreement to students from the University of the Bahamas who had their north campus obliterated because of Hurricane Dorian. 

The Hampton University Ukrainian Initiative invites international and Ukrainian students forced to flee Ukraine to continue their studies at Hampton University. We are accepting applications for the six-week summer session, which begins June 14, 2022. The University is offering tuition, room and board for the six-week summer session, only.

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Please note the following:

  • The deadline for applications and medical records is Monday, May 16, 2022.
  • Medical records must be emailed to healthcenter@hamptonu.edu
  • Admitted students may enroll in up to nine credit hours – three of which will be a required, special topics course developed especially for international and Ukrainian students.

All inquiries should be sent to: Ukrainianinitiative@hamptonu.edu

Inquiries should include student’s: 1. academic discipline (major); 2. academic level (professional, graduate, or undergraduate school); 3. an active email address.