The KSE Foundation aims to fund scholarships for 400 students with a fundraising goal of $2 million
Types of grants we raise for
Strategic Aspiration: To apply acquired knowledge in the rebuilding of Ukraine
“We drove across a mined bridge: I closed my eyes and prayed that the car wouldn’t explode. We were lucky – but we saw burnt cars of those who weren’t. Even after leaving the Russian-occupied Kherson, in the first days, I was still afraid to go outside. I thought that people were a threat.”
In 2022, the girl evacuated from Kherson after two months of living under occupation. Today, she dedicates all her time to studying and plans to start working in her field from the second year of her course.
Field of Study: Law
Strategic Aspiration: To become a high-class economist with both essential professional knowledge and unique skills
“KSE stands out for its flexibility in teaching and delivering materials. Teachers observe how students perceive the material and adjust the program accordingly. It resulted in excellent academic performance, and I became more interested and active myself.”
Ivan received a scholarship due to outstanding academic achievements after the first year of study.
Field of Study: Business Economics
Strategic Aspiration: To return to native Mariupol after its de-occupation to uphold justice in the legal field
“My 29-year-old uncle was killed, and the culprits were never punished. After that, I realized that I want to protect myself and my loved ones.”
She spent several weeks hiding with her mother in the basement of a building in the besieged Mariupol, without water and food. The family managed to evacuate to Ireland, and now Myroslava has returned to Ukraine to study.
Field of Study: Law
Strategic Aspiration: Provide psychological support to veterans returning from the front
“I was afraid to come back to Ukraine. My hometown of Mykolaiv looks terrifying after the heavy shelling. But I want to live in my country, and one of the directions I plan to work on is professionally helping war veterans cope with PTSD and emotions.”
After a full-scale invasion, Daria evacuated to Moldova, where she volunteered to help Ukrainian children. Despite the fear of shelling, she returned to Ukraine to pursue higher education.
Field of Study: Psychology
Strategic Aspiration: Develop in the field of psychology and establish her own clothing brand
“When my father was on vacation, we spent all this time together. We never spent as much time together as then. He told how during the liberation of Kherson region, people joyfully welcomed our soldiers.”
Soon after, Lada’s father perished near Bakhmut, defending family and country. Lada decided to pursue a second higher education to cope with her own emotions and help others.
Field of Study: Social Psychology
Not just students, but changemakers
KSE University is among the top educational institutions in Central and Eastern Europe.
● International Education Standards. We have graduated over 1000 master’s students, and every sixth of them has pursued a PhD degree at Western universities.
● World-renowned Faculty and Exchange Programs. Most of our instructors possess unique international experience. Among them is Roger Myerson, a Nobel laureate in economics. Every semester, KSE students participate in exchange programs, visiting top universities worldwide such as the University of Massachusetts in Amherst (USA), the University of Toronto (Canada) or Bocconi University (Italy).
● Secure Campus in Kyiv. We ensure safety and comfort as our campus shelter is fully equipped.