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Are you a displaced Syrian student looking for scholarships, online and language learning opportunities? PEER recognizes the importance of higher education for students affected by crises and strives to help you continue your studies. Click below to start browsing through the PEER database and find the right opportunity for you!
The crisis in Syria has created an academic emergency. Today there are over 200,000 university-aged Syrian students around the world whose education had been disrupted due to the conflict in their home country. Thousands seek the right opportunity to continue their studies in safe and welcoming higher education communities. Connect to PEER to feature your university’s opportunity on our website and learn more about our initiative.
Organizations around the world are taking action to address the Syrian higher education emergency. Hundreds of organizations offer scholarships, online and language learning opportunities. If your organization is one of them or if you offer other services and resources for Syrian students,connect to the PEER community and learn more about our initiative.
The Institute of International Education wants every one of the 15,000 universities around the world to offer a tuition-free place to one Syrian student and rescue one Syrian academic displaced by the civil war. IIE president Allan Goodman made the call to help alleviate the brain drain of people needed to rebuild Syria once the conflict is over at the International Higher Education Forum organised by Universities UK in London this week. Read more.
“We are the lucky ones. Most had to give up their dreams of higher education” says 19-year-old Reema Nasser Al Hamad, whose family fled to Jordan five years ago when bombs destroyed her home in Dara’a, Syria. She shudders to think of the alternatives: aimless days spent sitting in a crowded caravan, or early marriage. “After the war, students in Syria lost their cities, their opportunities, and their futures, so many of the girls just married when they got here.