Financial assistance for primary and secondary education

A new financial support programme for education has been launched, called the Conditional Cash Transfer for Education (CCTE)!

It will replace UNHCR’s existing financial assistance programme for primary and secondary education. Pending applications (for semester 2 2016/2017) will be processed, but no new applications will be accepted.

For financial assistance for schooling, please instead apply for the Conditional Cash Transfer for Education.

About the Condition Cash Transfer for Education:

The Ministry of Family and Social Policies (MoFSP), the Ministry of National Education (MoNE), Turkish Red Crescent (TRC) and United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF) are implementing a nationwide social assistance programme called the ‘Conditional Cash Transfer for Education’ (CCTE) for refugees. This is an extension of the CCTE programme implemented by MoFSP since 2003 for Turkish citizens as well as foreigners residing in Turkey. All refugees who are residing in off-camp settings, regardless of nationality, can benefit from this assistance (if they meet the eligibility criteria). The CCTE provides cash payments to eligible families conditional on regular school attendance of their children (from kindergarten to Grade 12).

The CCTE programme is open to refugees of all nationalities. Applicants for the CCTE must be registered with the Directorate General of Migration Management (DGMM) and have a foreigner’s ID number beginning with the number 99 and be registered in the MERNIS database. Applicants must meet the eligibility criteria for the CCTE programme and send their children to school regularly in order to receive CCTE payments regularly.

More information on CCTE for refugees (including application procedures and eligibility criteria) is available in the CCTE brochure.


Related information

Education (information for non-Syrians)
Education (information for Syrians)
Social and financial assistance