Scholarship Opportunities for Refugees

Are you a refugee striving for higher education?

This platform helps you to find accredited higher education academic or scholarship programmes verified by UNHCR to allow you to pursue advanced study, skills and professional development.

Latest Education Opportunities

  • Undergraduate Bursary

    Location: South Africa
    Deadline: Specific date
    Degree type: Bachelor's
    Funding: Partial scholarship
  • Agriculture, Forestry, Fisheries and Veterinary

    Agricultural Sciences (Engineer in Agronomy)

    Location: Costa Rica
    Deadline: Continuous enrolment/registration
    Degree type: Bachelor's
    Funding: Full scholarship for the full period of studies
  • Article 26 Award

    Location: United Kingdom
    Degree type: Bachelor's
    Funding: Full scholarship for the full period of studies

Seeking a Scholarship Abroad?

There are a number of factors to consider when seeking a scholarship to study abroad. As a refugee student you will need clear information about what the scholarship covers, its requirements and the qualification that you will receive at the end of your studies.

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Education Providers

Scholarship programmes for refugee students are similar to scholarship programmes for non-refugee students, with some additional considerations pertaining to the specific protection aspects that affect some refugees.

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Have some questions?

For more information, please consult the FAQ

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