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IGAD Regional Scholarship Program 2024

IGAD Regional Scholarship Program 2024

Partially Funded
Country: Africa
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IGAD Regional Scholarship Program 2024

The IGAD Regional Scholarship Program 2024 aims to enhance economic inclusion and livelihood opportunities for refugees, IDPs, returnees, and host communities while supporting students in completing their post-secondary education, equipping them with relevant skills, and promoting inclusive access to quality higher education.

The Scholarship program aims to:

  • Identify and support academically talented refugee, returnee, and IDP youth pursuing higher education within the IGAD region.
  • Develop a pool of skilled young leaders and graduates equipped with the necessary skills to participate in livelihoods and economic opportunities.
  • Address gender and other disparities in refugees’, returnees’, and IDPs’ access to higher education in the IGAD region, particularly focusing on women and marginalized groups.
  • Promote sustained investment in the education and advancement of refugee, returnee, and IDP youth and their host communities.

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The duration of the IGAD Scholarship is 3 to 4 years.

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  • The Program will cover the financial costs of training (tuition, accommodation, subsistence, and medical cover) up to a maximum of Euros 3,189 per student per year.
  • The exact amount of financial support will be determined based on the costs of training and living expenses.

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Eligibility of Regional Scholarship Program 2024

To be eligible for the Scholarship, applicants must:

  • Belong to a displacement-affected community (refugees, returnees, IDPs) with formal documentation.
  • Be citizens of an IGAD member state, including those in refugee /displacement situations.
  • Be admitted or enrolled in an accredited institution in the IGAD region.
  • Demonstrate financial need.
  • Prioritization of women, persons with disabilities, and other disadvantaged populations, with at least 30% of scholarships reserved for female students. Special consideration will be given to applicants from Somalia and South Sudan, representing the largest long-standing displaced populations in the region.

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Selection Criteria for Regional Scholarship Program 2024

In the interests of equity for all students and accountability in relation to the selection process, IGAD will adhere to the following selection criteria:

  • Demonstrated excellent academic performance throughout primary and secondary education.
  • Enrollment in, or acceptance to, an accredited public or private educational institution in IGAD.
  • The field of study must be relevant to the market needs in the student’s home country.

In addition, the following issues will be determined during the interviews with the potential / shortlisted candidates:

  • Demonstrating thoughtful and coherent educational and career goals.
  • Extra-curricular interests and achievements.
  • Potential to achieve goals and likelihood to succeed in the proposed academic environment.
  • For post-graduate studies, applicants must have at least one year of work experience in relevant fields, either institutional or self-employment.


Type of Opportunity Scholarships and Fellowships
Deadline02 June,2024
Contact the organizer[email protected]



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