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  • World University Service of Canada (WUSC)

    Student Refugee Program (SRP)

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    The Student Refugee Program (SRP) is a unique program that combines private sponsorship for refugees to Canada with access to post-secondary education for young refugees. It is managed by World University Service of Canada (WUSC), a leading non-profit Canadian international development agency. Note that the SRP is NOT a scholarship program - students are sponsored for one year and receive basic financial and social support.

    As an official Sponsorship Agreement Holder in Canada, WUSC has a longstanding agreement with Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada. This agreement enables us to bring refugee students to study in Canada as permanent residents. WUSC identifies refugee students who are in need of resettlement and grants permission to WUSC Local Committees at universities, colleges and CEGEPs across Canada to sponsor in WUSC’s name. Crucial to the program’s success is its unique youth-to-youth sponsorship model which empowers young Canadian students to play an active role in the sponsorship of refugee students. 

  • Details at a glance

    All fields of study
    No deadline has been announced
    Bachelor's, Technical Degrees
    Applicants up to age 24 are eligible
    0.00 USD
    In-person programme delivery
  • Requirements

    Targeted nationalities
    Targeted Country of Asylum
    Jordan, Kenya, Lebanon, Malawi, Pakistan, Tanzania, Uganda
    Accepted status documentation
    Refugee certificate, Asylum seeker certificate, Complementary or temporary /protection status certificate
    Language of Instruction
    English, French
    Language Proficiency Level
    B1, B2, C1, C2
    Which certificate do you require to prove the required language proficiency?
    None, however applicants must take a free pre-interview language assessment administered by WUSC
  • More details about this opportunity

    • Opportunity timing
      Recurring annual opportunity
    • What is covered in this program
      Application fees
      Language training
      Preparation courses
      Monthly stipend (e.g. food allowance)
      Local transportation expenses
      Health insurance
      Mentoring or psycho-social support
      Travel costs to the third country
      Pre-admission exam fees
      Settling in
    • Type(s) of visa/residency permit granted upon arrival
      Permanent Residence
    • 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?
      Permanent residency; citizenship application
    • Application fee
    • Application period
      Varies by country of asylum. Timelines outlined here:
    • Release of the selection decision
      See information specific to country of asylum
  • For further questions contact the scholarship provider

  • Additional note

    World University Service of Canada (WUSC) is a Canadian international development non-profit organization dedicated to improving education, employment and empowerment opportunities for youth, women and refugees in more than 25 countries around the world. For over fifty years, we have empowered our unique network of post-secondary institutions, private sector partners and volunteers to help build a more equitable and sustainable world for youth.

  • 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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