UNHCR DAFI scholarship program, the Albert Einstein German Academic Refugee Initiative (DAFI). Further, enables access to higher education for refugee students in their country of asylum since 1992.
Moreover, The DAFI program provides undergraduate refugee students with scholarships that cover a wide range of costs. Which is from tuition fees and study materials to food, transport, and accommodation. Further, To support their academic achievements and skill development, UNHCR DAFI scholars receive additional support through. Also, close monitoring, academic preparatory and language classes based on students’ needs, as well as psychosocial support, mentoring and networking opportunities.
The strategic priorities of the UNHCR DAFI program are to:
- Promote self-reliance of sponsored students through opportunities for employment and entrepreneurship;
- Empower students to contribute knowledge, skills, and leadership to the refugee community, and to facilitate peaceful coexistence with host communities during displacement;
- Strengthen the protective impact of education by encouraging lifelong learning for young refugees;
- Foster future role models for refugee children and youth to demonstrate the impact of education on individuals, communities, and societies.
- The scholarship covers a wide range of costs, including tuition, fees, study materials, food, transportation, accommodation, and other expenses.
- To amplify academic achievement and skills development, DAFI scholars receive additional support through close monitoring, academic preparatory and language classes based on students’ needs, as well as mentoring and networking opportunities.
- A candidate must be a refugee with recognized refugee status;
- Have successfully completed secondary schooling to a high standard;
- Have no other means of support for university studies;
- Select a course of study that is likely to lead to employment in the country of origin with a maximum three to four years duration;
- Not be older than 28 years at the beginning of studies;
- Have no other family member receiving a DAFI scholarship.
- Check in the list above if there is a current DAFI Programme in your country of asylum.
- Check if you meet the above-mentioned criteria.
- You can contact the respective office by emailing your country of interest in the following contact form.
- Complete the country-specific application form and submit as indicated on the form.