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  • York University, Kenyatta University, Windle International Kenya

    Borderless Higher Education for Refugees

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    The Borderless Higher Education for Refugees (BHER) Project aims to make educational programs available where refugees need them. Students can apply to the following undergraduate degree programs:

    • Bachelor of Arts in Geography, York University in Canada (brochure link)
    • Bachelor of Education in Science, Kenyatta University in Kenya (brochure link)
    • Bachelor of Education in Arts, Kenyatta University in Kenya (brochure link)
    • Bachelor of Science in Community Health Education, Moi University in Kenya (brochure link)

    Graduate degree programs of study are also available.

  • Details at a glance

    No deadline has been announced
    Bachelor's, Master's
    Full scholarship for the full period of studies
    There is no age limit
  • Requirements

    Targeted nationalities
    All, Congo - Kinshasa, Ethiopia, Kenya, Somalia, South Sudan, Uganda
    Targeted Country of Asylum
    All, Somalia
    Accepted status documentation
    Refugee certificate
    Language of Instruction
    Language Proficiency Level
    Not applicable
    Which certificate do you require to prove the required language proficiency?
    None. However, we have a writing sample on our applications.
  • More details about this opportunity

    • Duration of support provided
      For the duration of studies
    • What is covered in this program
      Application fees
      Monthly stipend (e.g. food allowance)
      Local transportation expenses
    • Is the student allowed to work while studying?
    • Application period
      Dependent on further funding
  • For further questions contact the scholarship provider

  • Additional note

    The Borderless Higher Education for Refugees (BHER) Project aims to make educational programs available where refugees need them. At the end of 2017, the global refugee population, including 5.4 million Palestine refugees under UNRWA’s mandate, was 25.4 million – the highest known total to date.  Many are  caught in refugee situations, often for ten years or more as an outcome of war, human rights violations, and/or persecution in their home countries. Attending university or accessing other tertiary degree programs has been almost impossible. Young women face additional barriers to pursuing an education. To redress this situation our aim is to provide gender equitable teacher training programs to working, untrained teachers who can then contribute back to the community, increasing and improving education in the camps overall.

  • 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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