The Office of International Education and the broader UB community want to ensure that international students, regardless of where they’re from, have the financial support they need during times of crisis and emergency.
The tragic earthquake in Turkey and Syria has impacted thousands, and is of very serious concern to UB students, faculty, staff and alumni who have loved ones in the regions.
To help the victims of the earthquakes impacting Turkey and Syria, please consider donating. A list of organizations to consider is available here.
University at Buffalo is home to more than 4,500 international students from all over the world. These students’ participation in the classroom and presence on campus contribute to a diverse and inclusive educational experience that benefits all students, helping to prepare them for an increasingly global society.
The Office of International Education and the broader UB community want to ensure that international students, regardless of where they’re from, have the financial support they need during times of crisis and emergency. The International Student Emergency Fund provides emergency assistance to international students in financial distress.
Expenses covered by the emergency fund include (but not limited to):
The award amount is based on a review of your application materials. The amount of financial assistance awarded is typically US $500 per student per calendar year. Awards are based on the availability of the funds and strength of the application. Applications are reviewed on a rolling basis once an application is complete.
Each request is reviewed individually. Many factors will be considered in making a decision to approve or deny a request. These factors include, but are not limited to:
If the above fund does not match your situation or needs you may be eligible for other funds at UB. For details on those and other helpful resources, please visit the Student Life Gateway and Financial Aid websites.
Are you looking to help support students in need of funding? Your contribution can have an immediate, tangible impact on students and can help them continue in their studies at UB.