Reply To: Scholarship opportunities for refugees and asylum seekers

  • Charlie Grant

    July 28, 2022 at 9:37 am

    International Scholarship Opportunities for Refugees:

    Albert Einstein German Academic Refugee Initiative (DAFI):
    The UNHCR of the United Nations administers the Albert Einstein German Academic Refugee Initiative (DAFI) to help refugees afford the cost of post-secondary education. Through the program, recognized refugees can receive free tuition as well as money for books, transportation, housing and food. The program is open to applicants who hold a secondary school diploma, have demonstrated financial need, enroll in a program where the likelihood of employment is high and are under 28 years of age. Only one DAFI award is given out per family. Applicants must be from one of the countries specified by the UNHCR. A full list is available on their website.

    UNHCR First Country of Asylum Scholarships:
    The UNHCR of the United Nations partners with a number of organizations to offer scholarship programs to refugees who have settled in specific countries. Refugees in Africa who are under the age of 35 and entering a degree program in natural sciences, agriculture, health, education, engineering and social sciences can apply for the Mwalimu Nyerere African Union Scholarship Scheme. The Higher and Further Education Opportunities and Perspectives for Syrians (HOPES) is open to Syrian undergraduate students under 33 years old in Lebanon, Egypt, Iraq, Jordan, Lebanon and Turkey. There are also scholarships available for all refugees currently living in Japan, the United Kingdom and Turkey.\

    World University Service of Canada offers the Student Refugee Program:
    This program makes it possible for qualifying refugees to enter study at select Canadian universities without having to pay for tuition for one year. Applicants must be registered refugees who have been living in Syria, Lebanon, Kenya, Malawi, Tanzania or Uganda for at least three years.,in%20Canada%20as%20Permanent%20Residents.

    The Paul & Daisy Soros Fellowships for New Americans:
    Scholarship program offered to immigrants and refugees in the United States. In order to qualify for the scholarship program, applicants must be planning to attend a graduate-level degree program at an accredited American university on a full-time basis.

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