Dear students of Taras Shevchenko National University of Kyiv,

We would like to offer a 5-day program to visit Amsterdam for ‘’war-cation’’ (war + vacation = rest by being away from the war) in the 1st week of July 2024. We invite you to rest, but also to have some fun, while following an educational program at the Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam. You will have an opportunity to study and earn a certificate from one of the best universities in Europe – Free University of Amsterdam, get to see Amsterdam and meet fellow Ukrainians who are already living here since the war has begun.

For whom is the program?

First and foremost, due to the regulations we invite female students as it is easier to pass the border and go abroad. We would like to gather a group of people who are interested in seeing what it is like to study abroad, get to know Dutch educational system, interested in psychology. We hope to attract open-minded, curious young people who will bring & implement new ideas at home in Ukraine! In a nutshell:

  • Currently living in Ukraine
  • Female only
  • Enrolled in T. Shevchenko University
  • English level at least B2
  • Cooperative
  • High interest in Organizational Psychology
  • Experience with travelling

What to expect?

We will have a full program that is balanced between fun & education. You will attend lectures by Dr. Kilian Wawoethat will definitely leave you inspired, and by Ariana Cerkesaite who will walk you through a student life in Amsterdam and possibilities after. For the fun part, we will visit a museum and have a canal tour on the boat with a guide! We hope this sounds good, and trust us, that is not everything. Not to forget, you will definitely have free time and time to rest. You will stay in groups in a shared accommodation – more details will be provided soon.

Expenses covered by us:

  • Tuition fee
  • Accommodation
  • Travel tickets
  • 1-2 dinners
  • Canal tour
  • Museum tickets
  • Painting class materials

Not covered:

  • Personal expenses (food, shopping, extra costs)


Application open from the 3rd to 11th of June 2024.
Selection results: 16th of June – successful applicants will be informed via a common group.
Travel: 3rd or 4th of July to 7th of July (you will be informed upon selection)
APPLY HERE: https://forms.gle/gdM1vW4NJWFeYyW69

Best regards,
Ariana Cerkesaite and Kilian Wawoe