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  • EdX

    Refugee EdTech Program

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    The EdTech Program is designed to help displaced and refugee students pursue advanced education online, from anywhere in the world, without the need to travel to a university campus. The scholarship will be administered as part of IIE’s Student Emergency Initiatives (IIE SEI). Students participating in the first cohort will pursue a MicroMasters® certificate offered through edX, the online education platform built by Harvard and MIT. 

    Application Link:

    This IIE scholarship includes the following benefits: 

    1. Full cost of the student’s selected MicroMasters® certificate  
    2. Flexible, self-paced learning 
    3. A mandatory, virtual leadership program to be held over two days in summer 2021 

    A catalog of the MicroMasters® certificate programs that are open to IIE scholarship recipients can be found on the program website.

    Eligibility: To be considered for this IIE scholarship, students must: 

    1. Be displaced from their home country because of war, armed conflict, persecution and/or threat to their personal safety. Refugees, individuals who meet the refugee convention definition but do not have official refugee status, asylees, and asylum seekers are eligible to apply. 
    2. Select a MicroMasters® certificate program from the list of eligible programs. 
    3. Fulfill the pre-requisites for their intended course of study.  
    4. Be proficient in English to follow coursework in English. 
    5. Be no older than 35 at the time of the application. 
    6. Agree to participate in a 2-day virtual leadership program, scheduled (tentatively) for summer 2021. 

    How to Apply: Students interested in applying for the IIE Refugee EdTech Program MicroMasters® scholarship are required to submit an online application at this link: Students will be able to save and complete their application in multiple sessions. While no supporting documents are required for the application, students must provide accurate information on their personal and educational background and respond to two essay questions.

  • Details at a glance

    Until January 26, 2021
    Full scholarship for the full period of studies
    Applicants up to age 35 are eligible
  • Requirements

    Targeted nationalities
    Targeted Country of Asylum
    Accepted status documentation
    Not required
    Which certificate do you require to prove the required language proficiency?
    Varies depending on micro master's programme selected.
  • More details about this opportunity

    • Duration of support provided
      For the duration of studies
    • What is covered in this program
    • Is the student allowed to work while studying?
    • Are there options to stay after graduation?
      Not applicable
    • Application period
      Specific date (annual opportunity)
  • 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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