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  • Jusoor and Bard College Berlin

    Jusoor-Program in International Education and Social Change Scholarship at Bard College Berlin


    Jusoor is proud to announce a new partnership with Bard College Berlin, where we will offer scholarships beginning in Fall 2023 for two Syrian students to complete their bachelor’s degrees. 

    Bard College Berlin is a private, nonprofit, German-American liberal arts college offering four-year BA degree programs. On a residential campus in former East Berlin, student study the social sciences, arts, and humanities. A student to faculty ratio of 5:1 allows the college to provide an education of the highest quality that is based on small-group teaching and individual advising. Bard College Berlin is part of the Bard College and OSUN networks, which offer students a global network of study opportunities.

    The Program in International Education and Social Change (PIESC) was introduced at Bard College Berlin in 2015 and has supported over 60 students from areas of crisis including Afghanistan, Eritrea, Iraq, Syria, and Ukraine with full scholarships. Further information on the PIESC program is available here

    Bard College Berlin offers three bachelor’s degrees:

    BA in Economics, Politics and Social Thought with concentrations in Economics and Politics.

    BA in Humanities, the Arts and Social Thought with concentrations in Art and Aesthetics, Ethics and Politics, or Literature and Rhetoric.

    BA in Artistic Practice and Society (new program due to start in Fall 2023)

    Candidates must apply directly to the university, not to Jusoor. Please see BCB’s admissions page for more information.

    Eligibility Criteria

    • Be Syrian, Palestinian-Syrian or have a Syrian travel document
    • 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
    • Have a strong academic record
    • Demonstrate financial need
    • Demonstrate a willingness to be engaged with Jusoor’s community.
    • Be living in Syria, Lebanon, Jordan, Turkey, Iraq or Egypt at the time of selection.
    • Be admitted to Bard College Berlin.

    Language Requirement

    • C1 English
  • Details at a glance

    Arts and humanities
    Until 15/01/2023
    Full scholarship for the full period of studies
    Applicants up to age 25 are eligible
    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?
    IELTS Academic, Cambridge, TOEFL Essentials, TOEFL (iBT) or Duolingo English Test
  • More details about this opportunity

    • Opportunity timing
      One-time opportunity
    • Duration of support provided
      For the duration of studies
    • What is covered in this program
      Application fees
      Language training
      Local transportation expenses
      Health insurance
      Mentoring or psycho-social support
      Travel costs to the third country
      Pre-admission exam fees
      Settling in
      Work-study or part-time employment expected/permitted
    • 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?

      Candidates must apply through the university. Please see BCB’s admissions page for more information. In addition to submitting their application, students should fill out this financial statement form and make sure to mark PIESC. 

    • Application fee
    • Application period
      Specific date (annual opportunity)
    • 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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