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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.

Highlighted Education Opportunities

  • All fields of study

    Refugee Vocational Education Programme

    Location: Japan
    Deadline: Continuous enrolment/registration
    Degree type: Technical Degrees
    Funding: Full scholarship for the full period of studies
  • Health and Welfare

    The Westheimer Scholarship

    Location: United Kingdom
    Deadline: Specific date (annual opportunity)
    Degree type: Bachelor's
    Funding: Full scholarship for the full period of studies
  • Agriculture, Forestry, Fisheries and Veterinary , Arts and humanities , Business Administration , Education , Engineering, Manufacturing and Construction , Health and Welfare , Information and Communication Technologies , Natural Sciences, Mathematics and Statistics , Social Sciences, Journalism and Information

    Leadership for Africa - Scholarship Programme for Ethiopia, Kenya, Tanzania and South Sudan

    Location: Germany
    Deadline: Specific date (one-time opportunity)
    Degree type:
    Funding: Full scholarship for the full period of studies

Latest Education Opportunities

  • All fields of study

    Refugee Vocational Education Programme

    Location: Japan
    Deadline: Continuous enrolment/registration
    Degree type: Technical Degrees
    Funding: Full scholarship for the full period of studies
  • Health and Welfare

    The Westheimer Scholarship

    Location: United Kingdom
    Deadline: Specific date (annual opportunity)
    Degree type: Bachelor's
    Funding: Full scholarship for the full period of studies
  • Agriculture, Forestry, Fisheries and Veterinary , Arts and humanities , Business Administration , Education , Engineering, Manufacturing and Construction , Health and Welfare , Information and Communication Technologies , Natural Sciences, Mathematics and Statistics , Social Sciences, Journalism and Information

    Leadership for Africa - Scholarship Programme for Ethiopia, Kenya, Tanzania and South Sudan

    Location: Germany
    Deadline: Specific date (one-time opportunity)
    Degree type:
    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?

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