Free education, meals and counseling for Ukrainian vet students in Zagreb

Free education, meals and counseling for Ukrainian vet students in Zagreb

The Faculty of Veterinary Medicine of the University of Zagreb will help refugees to complete their studies

Since Russia launched its invasion of Ukraine two weeks ago, around 2 million people have fled the country. European countries and cities immediately took action, welcoming refugees, opening reception centres, offering housing, donating humanitarian aid and providing free public transport, among others.

Earlier this week, the Faculty of Veterinary Medicine at the Croatian University of Zagreb also took a step towards supporting refugees. Specifically, he announced that he was offering Ukrainian veterinary students have the opportunity to continue their studies for free in English or Croatian. Alternatively, they can complete part of their studies at the Veterinary Faculty in Zagreb as part of a student exchange program.

In addition to helping refugees access and continue their studies, the faculty will also enable students to complete his clinical practice and work in his clinics.

Beyond Education

Understanding that fleeing one’s homeland because of war is a traumatic experience, the University of Zagreb offers refugees more than the opportunity to continue studying for free. That is, it will also provide them free meals in the form of lunches and dinners in its catering establishments.

Additionally, it will provide students who need assistance with both school and psychological counselling. Individuals interested in accessing such support may call the Faculty Office of Career Development, Academic Guidance and Psychology at +358 1 2390 330 or email them at [email protected]

Last but not least, the university will use an individual approach with studentsconsidering their circumstances when accounting for absences and resolving issues.

Those who wish to continue their studies at the Faculty of Veterinary Medicine of the University of Zagreb should contact the institution using the above-mentioned email address.

Helen D. Jessen