The International Office team has managed within the space of just two weeks to arrange for three female students from the Ivan Franko National University of Lviv to continue their studies at SRH University Heidelberg.
The International Office team has managed within the space of just two weeks to arrange for three female students from the Ivan Franko National University of Lviv to continue their studies at SRH University Heidelberg – thanks to a scholarship from the Baden-Württemberg Stiftung.
The Baden-Württemberg Stiftung announced scholarships for Ukrainian students on 23 March – on 8 April, three students from the Ivan Franko National University of Lviv arrived at SRH University Heidelberg. Here, they are able to continue their studies of business law and business administration. “Our team organised their stay in record time, got them enrolled, informed all those concerned, arranged dorm rooms on campus, and even managed to have their scholarships extended,” reported Bettina Pauley, Head of the International Office at SRH University Heidelberg. Instead of the originally planned period of three months, the students will now be financed for five months through the Baden-Württemberg Stiftung’s emergency aid scholarship. The university in Lviv has been a partner university of SRH University Heidelberg for almost ten years now. “We are delighted that it worked out and are grateful to be able to give a little assistance to students from our partner university,” commented Iris Ulbrich, who is responsible for coordinating Erasmus+ and scholarships at the university. Irrespective of the Baden-Württemberg Stiftung scholarship, SRH University Heidelberg has also announced four scholarships for Ukrainian students to start studying in winter semester.
In the meantime, we continue to be in very close contact with our partner university. The International Office in Lviv reported: “Basically, it’s relatively calm in Lviv, but air raid alerts go off at least twice a day. So we have to hide in university basements and then get back to work.”