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People from Ukraine

The Université de Sherbrooke (UdeS) wishes to tangibly support Ukrainian people who want to study in, immigrate to, or visit Canada.

This page presents some options that allow UdeS and its university community to facilitate the reception of people affected by the conflict in Ukraine.

Possible Institutional Support to Host a Person from Ukraine

  • Persons wishing to study at UdeS as an exchange student or in a program of study:
    • Expedited processing by USherbrooke International, the Registrar's Office, and Student Life Services (processing of applications, possibility of accommodation considered on a case-by-case basis if the documents cannot be provided; assistance with requests for legal documents, etc.); and help in identifying sources of income or financial aid. To take advantage of this program, contact Marie-France Lafaille by email or on TEAMS.
  • Research and postdoctoral fellows:
    • Fellowship opportunities can be posted on the Science For Ukraine page, which is international in scope. USherbrooke International will also be carrying out a targeted promotion of these offers.
    • Expedited processing by USherbrooke International and the Registrar's Office (possibility of accommodation considered on a case-by-case basis if the documents cannot be provided, assistance with requests for legal documents, etc.).
  • Visiting faculty or researchers:
    • Applications for the institutional program (French content) are accepted on a rolling basis for research professors from Ukraine and other countries affected by the conflict. The requested budget could exceed the normal program limits, subject to review by the assessment committee. The application form will be available soon. For more information, write to
  • Funding for trainees:
    • The Canadian Institutes of Health Research (CIHR), the Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council of Canada (NSERC), and the Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council of Canada (SSHRC) have established the Special Response Fund for Trainees (Ukraine), referred to as SRFT-Ukraine. For more information: 
  • Welcome and integration:
    • USherbrooke International's service offer will be augmented to ensure a reception and integration consistent with the needs. This can take the form of settlement assistance, donations of basic necessities, and emergency financial support in collaboration with Student Life Services. To announce the arrival of a person from Ukraine and to inform you about the available offer, contact Marie-France Lafaille by email or on TEAMS. 
  • Immigration:  
    • The federal government has announced special measures for people with Ukrainian citizenship. While the following is an overview, you should refer to the IRCC website as these measures are subject to change at any time. 
      • Canada–Ukraine authorization for emergency travel, allowing rapid entry into Canada through Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada (IRCC)  
      • Exemption from vaccination requirements for entry into Canada  
      • Mobile equipment and additional personnel for biometric-data collection  
      • Fee waiver for work permits and visas for Ukrainians  
      • In the meantime, there is a dedicated service channel for immigration inquiries from Ukraine accessible from Canada or abroad at 1-613-321-4243 (collect calls accepted) or use the crisis-situation web form with the keyword Ukraine2022 for priority processing.  

Reference: IRCC, Press release, Canada to welcome those fleeing the war in Ukraine

Here is the most recent update. The information can change on a regular basis. For any questions, please contact

Collection of Donations

If you would like to help students who are currently experiencing difficult times due to the crisis in Ukraine, you can make a donation to the UdeS' foundation for the Fonds de bourses d’urgence liées à la crise en Ukraine.

Your donation will allow us to support these students by providing them with quick financial assistance to help them cope with the repercussions of this crisis. Emergency scholarships can be awarded quickly to help them stay in school and succeed despite the context they face. 

Personnel Assistance Program

If you are having personal difficulties related to the crisis in Ukraine, remember that the personnel assistance program can provide support. 

For any information, questions, support, special requests, or offers of involvement in hosting projects, please contact USherbrooke International, specifically by writing to