HER Future in University

Young Women in Ethiopia Share Impact of IIE’s Higher Education Readiness Program in New Report

HER Program Impact Report

The Institute of International Education’s Higher Education Readiness program (HER) provides young women in secondary school from underserved communities with a pathway to university. HER provides 100 girls entering the 11th grade with scholarship support to help them complete their secondary education and equip them with the tools needed to continue on to university.

“HER Future in University” report follows the path of HER students who graduated in 2015 and are now pursuing university education. We follow HER students who entered free public university and also those who did not pass the prerequisite 12th grade exam. Amazingly, we found that the girls who did not pass the exam found other ways to pursue their academic goals!

Program Results

Read impact reports documenting the progress of IIE’s Higher Education Readiness program (HER). Three impact reports have been published to date.


Mirka Martel

Head of Research, Evaluation and Learning