Support for the Student Community Affected by the Russian-Ukrainian Conflict

Sorbonne University fully supports its student community affected by the Russian-Ukrainian conflict, in particular via the emergency assistance and psychological support services offered by our institution.
You can find all the support services available in our FAQ on the Ukrainian situation.

For students in Ukraine, Russia and Belarus, here are the recommended actions from the Ministry of Higher Education, Research and Innovation:

“The census of staff and students who are in Ukraine and Russia has been carried out and is still in progress by the ministries. The Ministry of Higher Education, Innovation and Research is working on their safety with other ministerial departments, first and foremost the Ministry of Europe and Foreign Affairs, which issues the following instructions that we ask you to implement:

– French nationals present in Ukraine should contact the diplomatic post, which has set up a crisis unit whose top priority today is to accompany the French community and the evacuation of French nationals to France. The French Embassy in Ukraine has opened a telephone hotline for French citizens in Ukraine: +380 44 590 36 39.

– It is recommended that French citizens present in Russia; students, researchers, teachers and researchers, leave Russian territory. A dedicated telephone line has been opened (+7 495 937 14 91) to answer the most urgent concerns of French nationals present in Russia. Furthermore, it is advisable to postpone all travel to Russia.

– French citizens in Belarus are advised to leave the country by road, via the border crossing points with Lithuania, Poland or Latvia. If necessary, passengers arriving by air must apply for an exit visa from the Belarusian Ministry of the Interior. The Embassy can be reached at +375 17 229 18 00; +375 17 229 18 01 and

– It is recommended that you keep up to date with the latest travel advice. “

Consult our FAQ

Read the MESRI flyer (in French)

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