First Country of Asylum Scholarships

As the demand for higher education among refugees is growing, UNHCR welcomes and supports the programmes of other scholarship providers. In this section, you can find a list of our partners’ scholarship programmes organized by country of origin, country of study and type of study. These programmes can all lead to recognized university degrees.

Asia & Pacific

Refugee Higher Education Programme

Available in: Japan
Target group:
Refugees in Japan
Type of study: Undergraduate
Organisation:
UNHCR Japan
Website: 
http://rhep.japanforunhcr.org/en/

Europe

STAR Network

Available in: United Kingdom
Target group: Refugees and asylum seekers in the United Kingdom
Type of study: Undergraduate, graduate
Organisation: Several UK Universities
Website: 
http://www.star-network.org.uk/index.php/resources/access_to_university

Middle East and North Africa

Higher and Further Education Opportunities and Perspectives for Syrians (HOPES)

Available in: Lebanon, Egypt, Iraq, Jordan, Lebanon, Turkey
Target group: Syrian refugee students
Type of study: 
Undergraduate, graduate
Criteria: 
Deprived national students
Eligibility: 
Maximum 32 years old
Organisation:
 DAAD, EU, Campus France
Website: http://www.hopes-madad.org/hopes-scholarships/

Higher Education for Syrian Refugees and IDP’s

Available in: Jordan, Lebanon, Turkey, Syria, Kurdish Region of Iraq, Palestine Territories
Target group: 
Syrian refugee students
Criteria: 
Deprived national students
Type of study: Depending on the country: Undergraduate, TVET
Eligibility: 
18-24 years old
Organisation:
SPARK
Website:
 http://spark-syria.eu/home/

Turkiye Burlslari

Available in: Turkey
Target group: Refugee and non-Turkish students in Turkey
Type of study: Undergraduate, graduate, further research
Organisation: 
Turkish Government
Website: https://www.turkiyeburslari.gov.tr/en/turkiye-burslari/basvuru-sartlari/

STEM Scholarship

Available in: Arab countries
Target group: Arab youth
Criteria: 17-30 years old
Type of study: Undergraduate, graduate in Science, Technology, Engineering or Math (STEM)
Organisation: Al Ghurair Foundation
Website: 
http://www.alghurairfoundation.org/en/content/stem-scholars