The Techfugees Global Challenges

Innovators who have developed tech projects aimed at displaced people are invited to submit entries for the Techfugees Global Summit Challenges 2018. The submitted projects must offer innovative digital solutions addressing 1 or more issues that displaced people are confronted with: access to rights and information, health, education, employment and social inclusion. Twenty-five finalists will be chosen to participate and present at he Competition Finals, which will take place in Paris, France, on 25 and 26 October 2018 at the 2018 Techfugees Global Summit. Two airline tickets and 2 entry tickets for the Summit will be given to each finalist project team.

The Graduate Institute Geneva Refugees Scholarships

Deeply concerned by the magnitude of the migratory crisis and the fate of tens of thousands of people in war zones who are seeking refuge in places such as Switzerland, the Graduate Institute has decided to support refugees in Switzerland holding a B or F permit and wishing to pursue their studies by offering them a full annual scholarship amounting to CHF 20,000 to cover living expenses, with the possibility of a tuition fee reduction depending on the candidate’s financial means. The scholarship may be renewed on the basis of a documented application.

Monash Asylum Seekers Scholarship

Monash University is making available 2 Monash Asylum Seekers Scholarships for international students who are asylum seekers and who are applying for undergraduate studies at the university commencing AY 2019. Applicants should be high-achieving students with the ambition to change their future. The scholarship covers full international student course fees for the duration of the degree and the provision of an allowance of $5000 per year (48 credit points of study) until the minimum points for the degree are completed.


The Guy S. Goodwin-Gill Scholarship in Refugee Protection and Forced Migration Studies at University of London

The University of London invites, in particular, nationals from low and middle-income countries, who wish to pursue the MA in Refugee Protection and Forced Migration Studies by distance learning, to apply for the Guy S. Goodwin-Gill Scholarships. The scholarship cover the entire fee for the 2-year part-time distance learning MA programme, which comprises 2 Core Module fees, 4 Elective Module fees, and 2 Dissertation module fees. This is equivalent to total fees of £8220.

Harvard Program in Refugee Trauma Scholarships

The Harvard Program in Refugee Trauma (HPRT) is offering scholarships to nationals of low-income and lower middle-income countries to attend The Global Mental Health: Trauma and Recovery Certificate Program 2018-2019, which comprises on-site learning at Orvieto, Italy, from 4 to 16 November 2018, and web-based learning from November 2018 to May 2019. The Global Mental Health: Trauma and Recovery Certificate Program provides training for health care practitioners, humanitarian relief workers and policy planners addressing the health and mental health sequelae of trauma. Limited scholarships are available, covering up to the full tuition fee, which is US$4,800.

UNHCR’s Nansen Refugee Award

UNHCR, the UN Refugee Agency has an annual award recognizing individuals, groups or organizations with outstanding dedication and service to the displacement cause. The Nansen Refugee Award aims to showcase the values of perseverance and conviction in the face of adversity. Nominees should be heroes making a difference to the lives of families forced to flee their homes, or people/organizations which deserve recognition for selflessly devoting their time to the displacement cause.  The winner of the UNHCR Nansen Refugee Award, as well as 5 runners-up will be awarded and recognized.

Access Opportunity Scholarship at University College London

University College London (UCL) is making available the Access Opportunity Scholarship to asylum seekers who because of their immigration status, are not able to secure student loans for their higher education. The scholarships are for asylum seekers holding an offer of a place on a UCL undergraduate programme. Studies can be in any field offered by UCL. The scholarship provides for full tuition fees and a living allowance of £11,000 per year for the duration of the Bachelors degree programme at UCL.

University of Bradford Sanctuary Scholarships

The University of Bradford is offering Sanctuary Scholarships to forced migrants seeking asylum and those already granted refugee status, who wish to undertake undergraduate or postgraduate taught degree programmes at the University. Both part-time and full-time courses are included under this award.  The scholarship award includes a tuition fee grant, a travel and course costs grant, personal support and English language tuition.

Sanctuary Scholarship at the University of Exeter

The University of Exeter is offering the Sanctuary Scholarship to individuals seeking asylum and refugees who are not able to obtain student finance, but who wish to undertake undergraduate or doctorate level studies at the University. For undergraduate students, the scholarship covers the full tuition fee waiver plus a grant for living costs of £9500 for each year of study. For doctorate students, it covers the full tuition fee waiver, an annual living cost grant of £14,500 and a research allowance of £750-5000 per year.  All funding is normally be for a maximum of 3.5 years.

Humanitarian Scholarships at the University of Glasgow

The University of Glasgow is offering Humanitarian Scholarships for university applicants who are currently staying in the UK on humanitarian grounds and are facing challenges in progressing onto Higher Education. These scholarships are for undergraduate and postgraduate studies, in any subject. There are also 4 scholarships available for those who hold refugee status. The scholarship for those staying in the UK on humanitarian grounds covers the full cost of tuition fees for the duration of the programme as well as provides an additional £5,000 per year stipend.

UNHCR Internships

UNHCR’s Internship Programme offers eligible students and recent graduates, like you, the opportunity to gain experience in the humanitarian sector in an international environment, in line with your academic programme or future work in a field related to UNHCR’s mission. Internships are offered at various locations depending on the needs and capacity of offices to receive and supervise interns and provide them with meaningful assignments. Interns who do not receive financial support from an outside party will receive an allowance to support costs related to cost of food, local transportation and living expenses. Interns should be ready to cover their own travel to the duty station as well as any additional costs above and beyond any allowance they may receive from UNHCR.

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