New scholarships for Ukrainian MPhil students
The prominent businessman Dmitry Firtash has extended his support of Ukrainian studies at the University of Cambridge, with the creation of a scholarship scheme for Ukrainian applicants for Masters courses.
From 2011 the Cambridge-Ukraine Studentship programme will offer five full-cost scholarships to Ukrainian postgraduates in the fields of Arts, Social Sciences and Humanities.
Two years ago Mr Firtash made a donation to the University to help establish Cambridge Ukrainian Studies, based within the University's Department of Slavonic Studies. A further benefaction in 2010 made possible the permanent establishment of two key academic posts central to the initiative: a Lecturer in Ukrainian Studies and a Lector in Ukrainian Language.