The Institute of International Education (IIE) is pleased to announce the launch of its Refugee EdTech Program, which is designed to help displaced and refugee students pursue advanced education online, from anywhere in the world, without the need to travel to a university campus. The scholarship will be administered as part of IIE's Student Emergency Initiatives (SEI).

Students participating in the first cohort will pursue a MicroMasters® certificate offered through edX, the online education platform built by Harvard and MIT. These certificate programs typically represent one quarter of a full Master's program. The certificate can help some students who wish to continue their education gain admission to graduate programs, and a growing number of companies - from IBM to Booz Allen to Ford - view it favorably as a hiring credential.

This IIE Scholarship includes the following benefits:

  1. Full cost of the student's selected MicroMasters® certificate
  2. Flexible, self-paced learning
  3. A mandatory, virtual leadership program to be held over two days in summer 2021

Review the eligibility criteria here.

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A catalog of the MicroMasters® certificate programs that are open to IIE scholarship recipients is listed below. To check requirements for pre-requisites, please click on your desired program below:

Marketing Analytics Internet of Things (IoT) Certified Lifestyle Medicine Executive Healthcare Administration Sustainable Agribusiness Analytics: Essential Tools and Methods UX Design and Evaluation Business Management Entrepreneurship Cybersecurity Design Thinking Managing Technology and Innovation: How to Deal with Disruptive Change Humanities & Soft Skills Algorithms & Data Structures MBA Core Curriculum