Support the welcoming and assistance of Ukrainian academics refugees at the Maison de l'Ukraine

In solidarity with the Ukrainian people, the Cité internationale universitaire de Paris is calling on your generosity to help welcome students, researchers and academics affected by the war in Ukraine. During a year, a number of concrete actions have been put in place.

The House of Ukraine is for all those affected by the war

The Cité internationale universitaire de Paris has been the leading venue for international students and researchers in Paris for almost 100 years, and stands in solidarity with the Ukrainian people. Together with architect Jean-Michel Wilmotte, it has designed a Virtual House of Ukraine. This highly symbolic project has become a tangible reality. Since the beginning of the conflict, 180 Ukrainian students and researchers have been welcomed in several of the 43 houses on campus.

Welcoming talents

Currently, 140 Ukrainian university refugees are housed at the Cité internationale. They are housed in several of the 43 houses under the Maison de l'Ukraine banner. A streamlined and accelerated accommodation procedure has been put in place for a large number of applications to enable refugees to be admitted as quickly as possible, including on the same day for emergency situations. The Cité internationale covers the rent for many students who do not yet have the resources to pay it.

Supporting their success

Students, researchers and academics affected by the war are supported in their efforts. They benefit free of charge from our full range of support services: financial aid, social, psychological and medical support, access to services made available to them (central library, sports activities, music studios, etc.), learning French as a foreign language, guidance in their university career, assistance from the emergency collection and reception centre set up on campus at the start of the conflict, access to campus sports facilities and activities. They can also enjoy a wide range of cultural and artistic activities on campus.

Preserving their future

Students, researchers and academics affected by the war can flourish in a particularly privileged environment, with strong values, by sharing the daily life of nearly 7,000 residents of 150 nationalities. They should not be prevented from achieving their personal and professional goals. We support their success with a medium-term perspective: this time on campus should enable them to create the conditions to flourish and emerge stronger to better rebuild the university in Ukraine.

Jean-Michel Wilmotte's talent at the service of a collective work
I couldn't help but accept this project, which appeared to me as an obvious choice. The House of Ukraine is a highly symbolic project, which evokes the drama of a country I am particularly fond of. I wanted to suggest a place where students could live and work. The House of Ukraine is a positive perspective on the future.
Jean-Michel Wilmotte, architect, President of Wilmotte & Associés
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To continue to welcome and support Ukrainian university refugees, the Cité internationale has launched an appeal for donations. The funds raised will be used to house and support students, researchers and academics affected by the war, and to set up an emergency aid fund.

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Companies that support us

Habitat Rauni
Fondation Rothschild
College Neerlandais
Fondation Sisley
Toit et Joie
Pierre et Lumiere
Fondation ENGIE FR
Institut de France
Federation Andre Maginot
College Neerlandais
Casa Mexico
CS Translation

Our residents from around
the world get involved

We are looking forward to welcoming students from Ukraine in the near future. We are rolling up our sleeves to fit out 4 new rooms.

Fondation Biermans-Lapôtre, Luxembourg

The day the war started, my heart was broken and my life was changed forever. Being able to accommodate Ukrainian students and researchers would save their live and provide them with the safety to resume work and continue contributing to the world of education and science.

Maison de l’Île de France, Ukrainian

Because of the war in Ukraine I know I can lose my home any minute. I feel at home in the Maison du Portugal and I wish that every Ukrainian student who has lost theirs could find a home. The idea of a virtual House of Ukraine will become a powerful display of solidarity.

Maison du Portugal-André de Gouveia, Ukrainian

The ideal and utopia represented by the Cité internationale at the end of the Great War still persists when conflicts are renewed and fear is growing everywhere. Despite the troubled and difficult context, the great and beautiful ideas of peace, culture, tolerance and solidarity still live here.

Maison des étudiants canadiens, French-Canadian

The residents of the House of the Canadian Students are therefore honoured to share their living environment with students and researchers fleeing the war in Ukraine. We stand together!

Maria et Jean-François
Maison des étudiants canadiens, Canadian

The best we can do now to help from here is to welcome people in need to the Cité Internationale and give them all our support so that they feel welcome and find the strength to move forward.

Maison de l’Argentine, Argentinian

The idea of a virtual House of Ukraine seems to me an incredible idea and I would like it to be open to all refugee students and researchers in the world.

Fondation de Monaco, Venezuelan

This mobilisation shows our attachment to peace and cohesion. These are values that must be defended at all times through concrete actions!

Maison des étudiants suédois, Swedish

A terrible war has knocked on the door of the Ukrainians. I think of my family. My heart bleeds, my soul aches. The House of Ukraine is a warm gesture from the Cité internationale. Thank you for giving a glimmer of hope to our young people. Your support is precious to me.

Fondation Deutsh de la Meurthe, Ukrainian

I lost my home without reason. The idea to create a virtual Ukrainian house is really good and important. It might help lots of Ukrainian people find the ‘‘home’’ in a dialog with compatriots. Also it’ll be a good experience for all of us to exchange our cultural identity.

Fondation Deutsh de la Meurthe, Ukrainian

I live the tragedy from one of the most emblematic places for peace between peoples and nations. I participated in the organisation of a collecting point but we should not forget that it is the people who make the country. The House of Ukraine is a concrete action to contribute to the revival of Ukraine and to spread European values.

Collège franco-britannique, Ukrainian
Standing with the youth of the world
Faithful to its founding values, the Cité internationale universitaire de Paris has always been committed to peace with the world's youth, students and researchers. It has a long tradition of welcoming student refugees. Today, we need your support to welcome and support Ukrainian academics refugees and prepare their future when they can contribute to the reconstruction of their country.
Jean-Marc Sauvé, President of the National Foundation Cité internationale universitaire de Paris

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