Students, please direct all questions related to studying in the U.S. to EducationUSA Syria at firstname.lastname@example.org.
If you have questions related to to studying in schools outside of the U.S., please contact: SyriaScholarships@jusoor-sy.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.
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:
University of Bradford Global Development Scholarship
Formally the Countries in Crisis Scholarship
These scholarships are to aid students in financial hardship due to the fact that they are domiciled in a country that is in crisis as a result of the political situation, war, natural disaster etc. The web application form will be available here on this website from 20 April 2015. The closing date for applications: 15 May 2015
How much do you get?
Full tuition fees and accommodation in The Green will be covered plus £3,500 per annum living costs to be paid in three installments – October, January and April. Each scholarship is worth approximately £20,000.
Visit the University of Bradford Global Development Scholarship website for more information on eligibility and the application process
WMG Bursaries for Syrian Students - University of Warwick
Full-Time Master's Programme. All students with Syrian Nationality applying for a WMG Masters Course to begin October 2015 will automatically be entitled to minimum 20% tuition fee discount. This is a discount of £4,256. The remaining tuition fees for Syrian students are £17,024.
- Students must have an offer to study on one of the WMG full-time MSc courses, starting 5th October 2015
- Students must be classified as overseas fee payers and have Syrian Nationality
- Students should be self funded. In the case where they are part funded and part self funded, the bursary will still apply
- The bursary will be applied to your CAS after the CAS is issued. You will not receive a new CAS - this will be electronically updated prior to your visa interview. Further information will be given at the time of Visa application.
- You are still eligible to apply for a WMG scholarship. Successful students will receive the scholarship in place of the bursary.
Please note that the WMG Scholarship has a deadline of 20th May. The Syria Bursary has a deadline in accordance of course application deadline - 31st August 2015
Visit the WMG website 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.
July 17, 2015
Visit the AMIDEAST webpage for more information on eligibility and the application process
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
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
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