Get Involved in IIE's Emergency Inititatives

According to this UNESCO report, since the start of the war in Ukraine on 24 February, more than 3.5 million people have fled the country, with estimates suggesting that at least 1.5 million of them are children. As more people are forced to leave their countries, IIE’s Platform for Education in Emergencies Response (IIE PEER) can be leveraged in multiple ways by different groups of people.

Universities & Organizations

Universities and other organizations that are offering educational support to Ukrainian refugees can email us at to get their opportunities listed on the database. Alternatively, you can use the Contact Us form to submit your opportunity.

We welcome listings for all online courses, language learning courses and scholarship opportunities your university or organization may provide.


Students can head to the Opportunities page to browse over 500 educational opportunities for refugee students all around the world. You can filter your search results based on the opportunity you’re looking for, where you’re from, and where you’re currently located.

Please note that you will be taken to the university or organization website page, and will apply to the opportunity through there.

Scholar Rescue Fund

IIE’s Scholar Rescue Fund is committed to supporting Scholars from Ukraine. Read their statement on the war in Ukraine here to learn more about IIE-SRF, the IIE-SRF Alliance, how to apply (if you’re a scholar), and how to join the alliance (if you represent a university).

Artist Protection Fund

IIE’s Artist Protection Fund provides relief and safe haven to artists around the world on a large scale, and for extended periods. Visit the APF Program Page to find out how to apply (if you’re an artist), and how to host (if you represent a university).