Additional Help

Students, please direct all questions related to studying in the U.S. to EducationUSA Syria at

If you have questions related to to studying in schools outside of the U.S., please contact:

قرأت عن التحالف السوري لدعم التعليم العالي خلال الأزمات باللغة العربية

IIE, IIT and Jusoor will collaborate with the U.S. Department of State's EducationUSA network to help ensure Syrian students are aware of the opportunities that are available through this initiative. EducationUSA-Syria provides accurate, comprehensive and current information about U.S. higher education and guidance to qualified Syrian students to access opportunities for study in the United States.

We are also collecting information on scholarship programs by other countries to help Syrian students. Please let us know if you know of additional resources.

Other Scholarship Opportunities:

Asfari Foundation Scholarships

Asfari Foundation Scholarships are available for students from Syria, Lebanon and Palestine studying selected one-year, full-time taught Masters degrees at the University of St Andrews, University of East Anglia, Imperial College London Business School and the University Edinburgh. Scholarships include tuition fees and a stipend to cover accommodation and living costs. The deadline for applications is 31 March 2015. Further information (including details of how to apply) can be found on the Asfari Foundation website.

Visit the Asfari Foundation website for more information on eligibility and the application process.

Aga Khan International Scholarships Programme

The Aga Khan Foundation provides a limited number of scholarships each year for postgraduate studies to outstanding students from select developing countries who have no other means of financing their studies, in order to develop effective scholars and leaders and to prepare them for employment, primarily within the AKDN. Scholarships are awarded on a 50% grant : 50% loan basis through a competitive application process once a year in June or July. Further information (including details on how to apply) can be found on the Aga Khan Foundation website.

Visit the Aga Khan Foundation website for more information on eligibility and the application process

Master's Programme "Economics of the Middle East (EMEA)"

The Master of Science (M.Sc.) “Economics of the Middle East” (EMEA) is an English speaking programme jointly offered by the Philipps University Marburg and the Lebanese American University/Beirut. It systematically prepares its participants for a career as an economic expert for the countries of the Middle East and North Africa (MENA) region. The language of instruction is English. The programme covers all central aspects of a Master’s programme in economics. In addition, participants engage in a detailed examination of various topics relevant to the economies of the MENA countries. An explicit focus on institutional economics allows students to acquire detailed knowledge in the analysis and design of economic reform processes.

Who can apply?
The target groups of this Master’s programme are young professionals active in the field of economics with some practical work experience (preferably 2 years).

What is supported?
The DAAD supports the participation at the Master´s programme in "Economics of the Middle East" at Philipps-Universität Marburg and the Lebanese American University, Beirut.

Visit the DAAD program website for more information on eligibility and the application process

The University of Sheffield - Scholarships for Students from Syria

There are five Middle East Merit Undergraduate Scholarships, available for students from the Middle East.

Each scholarship is worth 50% of the Undergraduate annual tuition fee. This is guaranteed in the first year of study and is available in each subsequent year, excluding any years in industry or years abroad, subject to achieving 60% or above in the previous academic year – this applies to all undergraduate programmes except Medicine and Dentistry. Students of Medicine or Dentistry will only receive the scholarship for the non-clinical years (Medicine years 1 & 2 and Dentistry year 1).

The scholarship will take the form of a tuition fee reduction only.

To be eligible for the scholarships applicants must be self-funding and classed as 'Overseas' for fee purposes AND a national of or permanently domiciled in the Middle East and apply for a study place by Friday 17 April 2015 for entry in September 2015.

The scholarship will be awarded on the basis of academic merit and the supporting statement. The final decision will be made by an academic panel.

Visit the University of Sheffield website for more information on eligibility and the application process

Tomorrow's Leaders Scholarship Program in Syria

The U.S. Department of State's Middle East Partnership Initiative (MEPI) and AMIDEAST are pleased to announce this year's recruitment for the Tomorrow's Leaders Scholarship Program. The Tomorrow's Leaders Scholarship Program is an initiative for capable and highly motivated high school seniors in the Middle East and North Africa who are from underserved backgrounds. The program will provide four-year university scholarships and internship opportunities at select institutions of higher learning in the Middle East to students who have the potential to become leaders.

Visit the AMIDEAST webpage for more information on eligibility and the application process

The Hope Fund Scholarship for Syrians

The Hope Fund Undergraduate Scholarship is designed to provide talented youth who possess leadership potential with an opportunity to pursue an undergraduate degree in the United States. This year the scholarship will target Syrian refugees living below the poverty line throughout the Mideast, but especially in Lebanon and Jordan where the needs are most urgent. Since its inception in 2000, nearly 66 bright young men and women have begun their undergraduate studies in the United States with Hope Fund scholarships.

Visit the AMIDEAST webpage for more information on eligibility and the application process

Scholarship Opportunity for Syrian Armenian Students

We are pleased to announce that a call for applications is now open for Syrian Armenian students (scholarships for the 2014-2015 Academic Year) as a joint initiative between the Global Platform for Syrian Students and the Calouste Gulbenkian Foundation.

Find additional information posted on the Jorge Sampaio website

Scholarships for Development: Find International Scholarships for Students from Developing Countries

Learn more about "Scholarships for Development"

Scholar Rescue Fund

If you are an established professor, scholar, researcher, or public intellectual: please visit the Scholar Rescue Fund to see opportunities

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