Scholarship Opportunities for Refugees

Are you dreaming of higher education Abroad? This platform helps you find accredited academic or scholarship programs to allow you to pursue advanced study, skills, and professional development.

Albert Einstein German Academic Refugee Initiative (DAFI)

To help refugees afford post-secondary education, the UNHCR administers the Albert Einstein German Academic Refugee Initiative (DAFI). Recognized refugees can receive free tuition, books, transportation, housing, and food through the program. It is open to applicants who have a secondary school diploma, demonstrated financial need, are enrolled in a program where there is a high likelihood of employment and are under the age of 28. Each family is only eligible for one DAFI award. The UNHCR specifies which countries applicants must be from. Their website has a complete list.

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UNHCR First Country of Asylum Scholarships

The United Nations’ UNHCR partners with a number of organizations to offer scholarship programs to refugees resettled in specific countries, particularly in Africa, who are under the age of 35 and who are studying natural sciences, engineering, and education. Want to take admission to a degree program in Social Sciences Syrian undergraduate students under the age of 33 living in Lebanon, Egypt, Iraq, Jordan, Lebanon, and Turkey are eligible for Higher and Further Education Opportunities and Perspectives for Syrians (HOPES). Scholarships are also available for all expatriates currently residing in Japan, UK and Turkey.

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UNHCR Third Country Scholarships

The United Nations partners with UNHCR organizations through programs known as Third Country Scholarships to provide refugees who meet certain criteria with either free or little One such program, Japanese Name for the Future of Syrian Refugees, is available at the university in the country where they have settled after their migration, for Syrian refugees between the ages of 22 and 29 who hold a bachelor’s degree. and want to enroll in a graduate program in Japan.

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UNHCR Student Refugee Program

In partnership with UNHCR, the World University Service of Canada offers a one-year student refugee program that allows refugees who qualify to study at selected Canadian universities without paying tuition. Applicants must be registered and have lived in Syria, Lebanon, and the world for at least three years to be considered for this program and must be between the ages of 18 and 24. Only those who are not ours and who appear to be fluent in English or French will be considered

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The Paul & Daisy Soros Fellowships

The Paul & Daisy Soros Fellowships is a scholarship program offered to immigrants and refugees in the United States to qualify applicants planning to attend a degree program of graduate study at an accredited American university on a full-time basis. The scholarships can be awarded to US citizens whose parents were born outside the country or who are not US citizens. In addition, scholarships may be awarded to individuals who were born abroad but are naturalized citizens, adopted US citizens, are green card holders, or have refugee status, and those who were born abroad but graduated from an American high school.

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