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  • Jusoor and International Students Overcoming War

    Jusoor-ISOW Scholarship at Wilfrid Laurier University


    Since 2016, Jusoor has proudly partnered with International Students Overcoming War (ISOW) at Wilfrid Laurier University to provide scholarships to outstanding Syrian women pursuing their bachelor's and master's degrees under our 100 Syrian Women, 10,000 Syrian Women Scholarship Program. From our 41 current 100 Syrian Women scholars, 18 have studied at Wilfrid Laurier University and have found a welcoming second home thanks to ISOW’s generous support. Jusoor is especially grateful to ISOW’s Faculty Advisor, Dr. Gavin Brockett, intern Taryn Tufford and ISOW President Saja Saymeh for providing such attentive care to all Jusoor-ISOW scholars.

    As a Jusoor-ISOW scholar, you will not only join Jusoor’s 100 Syrian Women network but embark on a life-changing experience among your scholar peers at Laurier University. Although Jusoor-ISOW scholars each have their own story and specialized discipline of study, they all bring unique talents to their cohort through community volunteering and extracurricular activities.

    In general, 100 Syrian Women demonstrate exemplary social service with leadership, academic excellence, and civic responsibility, have characteristics reflecting the importance of empathy, humility, courage, and resilience, and have the potential to serve as global leaders. 

    One scholarship will support a female Syrian scholar to complete her bachelor's degree in a scientific field of study at Wilfrid Laurier University. A second scholarship will support a female Syrian scholar to pursue a master's degree in one of the following fields of study:

    (MEd) Education

    (MIPP) Masters in International Public Policy

    (MAP) Applied Politics

    (MA) Cultural Analysis and Social Theory

    (MA) English

    (MA) History

    (MSc) Mathematics

    (MA) Philosophy

    (MA) Religion, Culture, and Global Justice

    Applicants must meet the following criteria

    • Be a female.
    • Be a Syrian or a Palestinian from Syria, holding either a Syrian passport, Syrian national ID card, or Palestinian travel papers.
    • Hold at least a high school diploma; applications from students currently enrolled in their last year of high school are also welcome.
    • Have a GPA of 3.0 or better.
    • Not already have completed a bachelor’s degree.
    • Have a strong record of leadership and community engagement, as demonstrated through volunteer and/or work experience. This can be formal or informal volunteer experience.
    • Demonstrate willingness and intent to contribute to the redevelopment of Syria.
    • Demonstrate willingness and intent to participate in ISOW initiatives on campus and to be an active member of Jusoor’s community.
    • Preference will be given to candidates who demonstrate financial need.
    • Must be living in Syria, Lebanon, Jordan, Turkey, Egypt or Iraq.

    For more information on the master's degree scholarship and FAQ please visit:

    For more information on the bachelor's degree scholarship and FAQ please visit:

  • Details at a glance

    Arts and humanities, Education, Health and Welfare, Natural Sciences, Mathematics and Statistics, Social Sciences, Journalism and Information
    Until 08/01/2023
    Bachelor's, Master's
    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
    B2, C1, C2
    Which certificate do you require to prove the required language proficiency?
    TOEFL or iELTS
  • More details about this opportunity

    • Opportunity timing
      Recurring annual opportunity
    • Duration of support provided
      For the duration of studies
    • What is covered in this program
      Application fees
      Monthly stipend (e.g. food allowance)
      Health insurance
      Mentoring or psycho-social support
      Travel costs to the third country
    • Type(s) of visa/residency permit granted upon arrival
    • Is the student allowed to work while studying?
    • Can the nuclear family accompany or join the main applicant?
    • Are there options to stay after graduation?
      Work permit/temporary residency
    • How to apply?

      Apply for the Bachelor's Scholarship here:

      Apply for the Master's Scholarship here:

    • Application fee
    • Application period
      Specific date (annual opportunity)
    • Release of the selection decision
      March 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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