The UM in solidarity with the Ukrainian people

Message from President Philippe Augé

Our university, founded on democratic and humanistic values, wishes to express its deep dismay and total disapproval of the Russian offensive in Ukraine. We wish to affirm our full solidarity with the Ukrainian people and our unconditional support to the academic and scientific communities affected by this armed conflict.  

Students and UM staff affected by this conflict can contact by email to be directed to support services.

In application of the ministerial instructions, new bilateral collaboration projects with Russia and mobilities to Belarus, Ukraine and Russia are suspended.

We hope that we will soon find the way back to the principles of our civilization - human rights, respect for others, cooperation, knowledge and its sharing, ... - to supplant this warlike frenzy but our concern, in this very dark period for Europe, remains extreme.

Philippe Augé
President of the University of Montpellier

Ukrainian students wishing to come to Montpellier

Please register by email on the Campus France national portal. We will contact you according to your wishes for the host city and the training program.

Civic service

Within the framework of the reception of Ukrainians, mixed pairs composed of a young Ukrainian and a young French person will intervene under the status of civic service in support of the activities of reception of the Ukrainian populations in Occitania.

Under the supervision of the Uniscité association or a mobilized partner, their mission will be to :

  • To hold meetings in the reception and accommodation areas of the Ukrainian population by providing language support,
  • Accompany Ukrainian families in their dealings with public services (town halls, schools, prefectures, CAF, CPAM, etc.) to meet their needs in terms of access to rights, housing, health, etc.

Skills required: English (or Russian or Ukrainian), driving license desired

The contract is for a minimum of 6 months, the training is provided by the association Uniscité, the French leader in civic service, and the young people receive a bonus of 580 € per month.

Contact: rf.et1685408754icsin1685408754u@ein1685408754aticc1685408754o1685408754

National program for the emergency reception of scientists and artists in exile

The Collège de France proposes a specific call via the PAUSE program to finance the reception and stay of researchers threatened by the Ukrainian conflict in French Universities.

The University of Montpellier wishes to support Ukrainian scientists and their families by volunteering to host fellow researchers in danger through this program.

For all inquiries concerning the reception and integration of students and teacher-researchers in connection with the conflict in Ukraine (in particular to prepare a PAUSE support file), please contact: rf.re1685408754illep1685408754tnomu1685408754@noit1685408754arepo1685408754oc1685408754

Ministerial Circular

For information, you can find the circular published by the Ministry of Higher Education, Research and Innovation dated March 22, 2022 concerning the reception of displaced students from Ukraine benefiting from temporary protection at this address.

Euraxess - Resource portal

In addition, the European Commission has also set up a resource portal to help researchers affected by the conflict: EURAXESS - ERA4Ukraine