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  • 33 Italian Universities joining the UNICORE project

    University Corridors for Refugees UNICORE 5.0


    The project University Corridors for Refugees UNICORE 5.0 is promoted by 33 Italian universities with the support of UNHCR, Italian Ministry of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation, Caritas Italiana, Diaconia Valdese, Jesuit Refugee Service and other partners. It aims to increase opportunities for refugees currently residing in Kenya, Niger, Nigeria, South Africa, Uganda, Zambia and Zimbabwe to continue their higher education in Italy.

  • Details at a glance

    All fields of study
    Until 19/05/2023
    Full scholarship for the full period of studies, Full scholarship for the first year, renewable
    There is no age limit
    0.00 USD
    In-person programme delivery
  • Requirements

    Targeted nationalities
    Targeted Country of Asylum
    Kenya, Niger, Nigeria, South Africa, Uganda, Zambia, Zimbabwe
    Accepted status documentation
    Refugee certificate
    Language of Instruction
    English, Italian
    Language Proficiency Level
    Which certificate do you require to prove the required language proficiency?
    Language proficiency is assessed through the interview and some universities can ask for a certificate issue by the University of the bachelor or another language institute (ex. EF set/Duolingo). Please consult the call for application for specific detail
  • 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
      Language training
      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
      Transition of documents
      Work-study or part-time employment expected/permitted
    • Type(s) of visa/residency permit granted upon arrival
      Visa for study and residence permit for study
    • Is the student allowed to work while studying?
      on part time basis, up to 20 hours per week
    • Can the nuclear family accompany or join the main applicant?
    • Are there options to stay after graduation?
      Work permit/temporary residency; asylum application
    • How to apply?

      You should consult the courses and universities available before applying in the following:

      Detailed admission criteria and selection process is available in the following link: 

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