Students, please direct all questions related to studying in the U.S. to EducationUSA Syria at email@example.com.
If you have questions related to to studying in schools outside of the U.S., please contact: firstname.lastname@example.org.
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.
Global Platform for Syrian Students
The Global Platform for Syrian Students is a non-profit multi-stakeholders organization, founded in November 2013, by Jorge Sampaio, former President of Portugal, with the support of a core group of institutional partners, namely the Council of Europe, the League of Arab States, the International Organization of Migrations (IOM) and the Institute of International Education (IIE).
This initiative is unique in that it effectively brings together the efforts and the contributions of the various stakeholders willing to back an emergency mechanism to support Syrian students: governments, international and regional organisations, donor agencies, universities, foundations, NGOs of different cultural backgrounds and faith-based organizations, the private sector and individuals. Through a Network of Partners, an Academic Consortium, and a Special Emergency Fund, the Global Platform for Syrian Students works in a collaborative way.
For more information on this initiative, please visit the program website
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:
مرحبا بكم في موقع اليونسكو جامعتي.
يوفر هذا الموقع منصة واحدة على الانترنت لنشر المعلومات ذات الصلة لمن يسعى أو من يوفر فرص أو خدمات التعليم العالي. يتناول موقع جامعتي الحاجة إلى فهم أفضل لمتطلبات التعليم العالي للشباب السوريين النازحين في الأردن.
إذا كنت لاجئا سوريا تسعى للحصول على فرص للتعليم العالي، يمكنك التسجيل على موقع جامعتي للحصول على امكانية الوصول إلى دليل مؤسسات التعليم العالي في جميع أنحاء العالم، وكذلك مراجعة فرص المنح الدراسية المقدمة.
إذا كنت من المؤسسات المهتمة في الإعلان عن فرص التعليم العالي، يرجى التكرم بالاتصال بنا لتفعيل حسابك.
Visit the Jani3ti Initiative website
DAAD Scholarships in Germany for Development-Related Postgraduate Courses
The German Academic Exchange Service (DAAD) provides scholarships in Germany for international students for a range of postgraduate courses at German Universities which aim at providing academically educated young professionals from developing countries with further specialized studies.
The scholarship are towards eligible development-related courses. See the list of eligible postgraduate courses for 2016/2017.
- Works either for a public authority or a state or private company in a developing country and, as such, is engaged in the planning and execution of directives and projects with emphasis on development policies having a bearing on technological, economic or social areas
- Holds a Bachelor’s degree (normally four years) in a related subject.
- Has completed an academic degree with far above average results (upper third) and at least two years of related professional experience
- His/her academic degrees should normally not be more than six years old
- For courses in German: DSH 2 or TestDaF 4; at time of application German skills at completed level A2 are required. In addition, German language courses at level A2 or B1 are highly recommended
- For courses in English: IELTS (Band 6) certiﬁcate or TOEFL (minimum score: 550 paper based, 213 computer based, 80 internet based).
Deadline: Aug-Oct 2015 (annual)
Visit the DAAD program website for more information on eligibility and the application process
DAAD: New Perspectives for Young Jordanians and Syrians” Programme
The German Federal Ministry for Economic Cooperation and Development (BMZ), as part of its global special initiative “Refugees” has commissioned the Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ) GmbH to implement the project “New Perspectives through Academic Education and Training for Young Jordanians and Syrians”. The project provides scholarships for Master studies at Jordanian universities for Syrian refugees and disadvantaged Jordanians in hosting communities.
Who can apply?
- Highly qualified Jordanian and Syrian graduates holding a Bachelor degree with a minimum GPA of 70%.
- No more than 6 years should have passed since the completion of the Bachelor degree. At the time of application, candidates shall not have commenced studies for a Master degree at another university. Applicants shall intend to actively contribute to the peaceful co-existence of Syrian refugees and Jordanian communities.
Jordanian applicants must fulfill the following conditions:
- Jordanian citizenship
- Permanent residence in Jordan
- Residence in an area affected by the influx of Syrian refugees
Syrian applicants must fulfill the following conditions:
- Syrian citizenship or permanent residence in Syria PRIOR TO 2011
- Residence in Jordan at the time of application
- UNHCR Registration
Visit the DAAD program website for more information on eligibility and the application process
Said Foundation Scholarships
Type: Master's Degree, Ph.D. or other doctoral degree
Who: Syrians, Palestinians (including Palestinian in Israel), Jordanians and Lebanese
What: Full scholarships (Master's Degrees and 1-2 PhDs per annum). This covers tuition fees, a maintenance allowance for a single person, arrival allowance, thesis allowance, flights and visa application fees.
When: Every academic year
Where: UK only. The Said Foundation has 24 partner universities in the UK. Please see the Foundation’s website for a full list of partners. Applicants must apply to a partner university. Applicants for study in other parts of the world cannot be considered.
Program Length: primarily offered for one year postgraduate courses but in exceptional circumstances it may be possible to consider applicants for two year courses. The Foundation also supports 1-2 PhD scholarships a year at Oxford and Cambridge universities. Applications for PhDs at other universities cannot be considered
Applications for 2016/17 scholarships opened on July 31 2015.
Application Deadline: November 30, 2015
Visit the Said Foundation Scholarship website
Chevening Awards in Syria
Applications for the 2016/2017 Chevening Awards are now open!
Chevening Scholarships in Syria are awarded to outstanding emerging leaders to pursue a one-year Master’s at any UK university. The scholarship programme provides a unique opportunity for future leaders, influencers, and decision-makers from all over the world to develop professionally and academically, network extensively, experience UK culture, and build lasting positive relationships with the UK
Application Deaedline: November 3, 2015
Visit the Chevening Awards webiste for more information on eligibility and the application process
University of East London (UEL) offers postgraduate scholarships to Syrians fleeing conflict
UEL has responded to the refugee crisis currently gripping Europe by committing to offer ten postgraduate scholarships to Syrians sheltering in camps after fleeing their civil war. The scholarships will cover all academic fees.
To qualify for a scholarship under UEL's Syrian Postgraduate Scholarship Scheme, an applicant must be:
- Of Syrian nationality; and either,
- Hold the status afforded by the UK government of 'humanitarian protection', or
- Hold full refugee status (granted by the UK government) from a date on or after 1 January 2015 (with at least 12 months of unexpired leave to remain in the UK from the date of commencement of any PG programme for which they are applying)
Visit the UEL website for more information on eligibility and the application process
Warwick University to provide 20 scholarships for refugees
We can now announce that Warwick will immediately offer 10 student scholarships for refugees seeking a place at university to study or research in this academic year (2015-16). We will continue to offer a further 10 student scholarships for refugees for the following academic year (2016-17), and we will then review the impact of these scholarships.
The scholarships will be a mix of postgraduate and undergraduate studentships, though in the first year the majority are likely to be postgraduate opportunities as recruitment will run beyond the imminent start of the new academic year.
Anyone wishing to register an interest in receiving more details on the scholarships as they develop should contact:
Visit the Warwick University website for more information on eligibility and the application process
Oxford Jusoor Graduate Scholarship
St Antony’s College and the University of Oxford, in partnership with Jusoor, are offering one scholarship a year for entry in 2016/17 and 2017/18 to a student who is a Syrian citizen or a stateless person residing in Syria to study for a one year Master’s degree at St Antony’s College in the University of Oxford.
The scholarship is open to applicants who are Syrian citizen or a stateless person residing in Syria, and who have applied for a one year Master’s degree in any subject offered at St Antony’s College (please see below for a full list).
The scholarship covers course fees, college fees and a grant for living costs of at least £14,057. Awards are made for the full duration of your fee liability for the agreed course. The scholarship is jointly funded by the University and by Jusoor. Jusoor is a UK-based charity supporting development of Syrian youth through various initiatives in the fields of education, scholarship, mentorship, entrepreneurship, career development and global community engagement.
There is no separate application process for this scholarship: to be considered, submit your application for graduate study by the relevant January deadline (8 or 22 January 2016, depending on your course). Selection is expected to take place in April 2016. Please see the Standard scholarship selection terms for more information about the application and selection process.
Visit the Oxford Jusoor scholarship website for more information on eligibility and the application process
SOAS University of London
Seven new scholarships extend SOAS engagement with migration and refugees
SOAS, University of London today announced the creation of seven new scholarships for refugee students wishing to study at SOAS. These are in addition to the Cultures of Resistance scholarships that have been offered by the School since 2013 to MA students from countries affected by war and extreme poverty
The new scholarships are available for four undergraduate and three postgraduate students starting in 2016/17. SOAS Development Team will be seeking philanthropic donations to cover scholarship students' living expenses.
Visit the SOAS scholarship website for more information on eligibility and the application process
University of Sussex
A new scholarship to support 50 Syrian refugees to prepare for university study has been established by the University of Sussex.
Each scholarship is worth up to £10,000 per student and will cover the full course tuition fees together with £100 per week contribution towards living costs.
The Sussex Refugee Scholarship will enable Syrians newly arrived in the UK to take an intensive English language course in preparation for university study.
Visit the University of Sussex website for more information on eligibility and the application process
MENA Scholarship Programme (MSP)
The Middle East and North Africa (MENA) Scholarship Programme (or MSP) offers scholarships to professionals from ten countries. The scholarships can be used for short courses in the Netherlands. The programme is funded by the Dutch Ministry of Foreign Affairs.
The overall aim of the MSP is to contribute to the democratic transition in the participating countries. It also aims at building capacity within organisations by enabling employees to take part in short courses in various fields of study.
Scholarships are available for short courses with a duration between two and twelve weeks.
Visit the MSP program website for more information on eligibility and the application process.
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 2015-2016 application cycle is now closed and applications are no longer being accepted. For information about future opportunities, please check 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. The 2015-2016 International Scholarship Programme application cycle is now closed and applications are no longer being accepted. Applications for the 2016-17 academic year will be available starting January 2016.
Visit the Aga Khan Foundation 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 2015-2016 application cycle is now closed and applications are no longer being accepted. For information about future opportunities, please check the University of Sheffield website.
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. The 2015-2016 application cycle is now closed and applications are no longer being accepted. For information about future opportunities, please check the AMIDEAST website.
Visit the AMIDEAST webpage for more information on eligibility and the application process
Daughters for Life Foundation
The Daughters for Life Foundation Scholarships Program offers young women in the Middle East scholarships in Canada and elsewhere in order to pursue English language study programs as well as post-secondary studies at the undergraduate and graduate level.
The application cycle for 2015/2016 Scholarships is closed now! For the academic year 2016/2017, please check the Daughters for Life Foundation website in September 2015 to start the application process as early as possible in the fall so that they have time to complete the paperwork for both Daughters for Life and Universities, and to complete and receive official scores for the required English language test (TOEFL or IELTS) and the SAT or ACT test.
Visit the Daughters for Life Foundation webpage for more information on eligibility and the application process
The Google Anita Borg Memorial Scholarship: EMEA
Who can apply?
Female students (all levels) in the fields of computer science, computer engineering, informatics or a closely related technical ﬁeld.
Applications are now closed for 2014/2015. We will start receiving applications for the 2015/2016 program in autumn 2015. Please check in on updates later this year.
Visit The Google Anita Borg Memorial Scholarship webpage for more information on eligibility and the application process
Scholarships for Development: Find International Scholarships for Students from Developing Countries
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Scholar Rescue Fund
If you are an established professor, scholar, researcher, or public intellectual: please visit the Scholar Rescue Fund to see opportunities