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  • Jusoor and Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona

    Jusoor-UAB Scholarship


    The Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona (UAB) is a public university located in the city of Barcelona in Catalonia, Spain. UAB ranks second in Spain and is among the 100 best European universities. It is known for its high quality research and teaching. They offer over 36 graduate programs taught entirely in English.

    ‍The Fundació Autònoma Solidaria (FAS) is an NGO affiliated with the university that aims to promote social change. One of their programs is to engage refugee and asylum seeking youth in education. Jusoor has established a partnership with FAS and UAB to support up to two Syrian students to study at UAB. 

    ‍Jusoor is proud to be partners with UAB and FAS since 2021 to support Syrian scholars. The Jusoor-UAB Scholarship will support up to two master’s level awards for Syrian students who wish to pursue their studies at UAB. The scholarship will be to study a one-year master’s degree for the 2023-2024 academic year. The amount will cover tuition fees, living expenses, health insurance and travel costs. 

    ‍The Jusoor - UAB Scholarship will be open for both men and women, applicants should demonstrate financial need and be living either in Syria or a surrounding host country (i.e. Lebanon, Jordan, Turkey, Iraq or Egypt).

    ‍Eligible degrees are listed below and you can read more about them here:

    • Advanced English Studies
    • Advanced Genetics
    • Advanced Nanoscience and Nanotechnology
    • Applied Research in Economics and Business
    • Bioinformatics
    • Economics and Business Administration
    • High Energy Physics, Astrophysics and Cosmology
    • Industrial Chemistry and Introduction to Chemical Research
    • Internet of Things for e-Health
    • Modeling for Science and Engineering
    • Political Science
    • Zoonoses and One Health

    Eligibility Criteria

    • meet the academic requirements of UAB; it is their responsibility to determine whether they do by visiting the respective program pages.
    • be Syrian, Palestinian-Syrian or have a Syrian Travel Document
    • have a GPA of 3.0 or higher
    • not already have a master’s degree
    • demonstrate at least C1 English Language Proficiency according to the European Framework of Reference for Languages (exceptions might be made for a B2 level)
    • Provide an IELTS/ TOEFL exam certificate if they have one 
    • have a strong record of leadership and community engagement, as demonstrated through volunteer and/or work experience
    • demonstrate willingness and intent to contribute to the redevelopment of Syria
    • be willing to engage with the Jusoor and FAS communities
    • be living in Syria, Lebanon, Jordan, Turkey, Egypt or Iraq.

    Language Requirements:

    Candidates must demonstrate at least C1 English Language Proficiency according to the European Framework of Reference for Languages. Please refer to this chart for your self-assessment:

  • Details at a glance

    Arts and humanities, Business Administration, Engineering, Manufacturing and Construction, Health and Welfare
    Until 12/02/2023
    Full scholarship for the full period of studies
    There is no age limit
    0.00 USD
    In-person programme delivery
  • Requirements

    Targeted nationalities
    Targeted Country of Asylum
    Egypt, Iraq, Jordan, Lebanon, Turkey
    Accepted status documentation
    Not required
    Language of Instruction
    Language Proficiency Level
    Which certificate do you require to prove the required language proficiency?
  • More details about this opportunity

    • Opportunity timing
      Recurring annual opportunity
    • Duration of support provided
      1 year
    • What is covered in this program
      Application fees
      Language training
      Monthly stipend (e.g. food allowance)
      Local transportation expenses
      Health insurance
      Travel costs to the third country
      Settling in
    • Type(s) of visa/residency permit granted upon arrival
      Student visa
    • Is the student allowed to work while studying?
      Not applicable/Not specified
    • Can the nuclear family accompany or join the main applicant?
    • Who is responsible for the cost of the family members?
      The student
    • Are there options to stay after graduation?
      Work permit/temporary residency
    • How to apply?

      Apply here:

    • Application fee
    • Application period
      Specific date (annual opportunity)
    • Opportunity annual timing
    • Release of the selection decision
      April 2023
  • For further questions contact the scholarship provider

  • Disclaimer

    The content presented on this site has originated from the third party providers. UNHCR is not responsible for the application process or oversight of the opportunities presented here. Questions on a particular opportunity should be directed to the relevant provider.

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