About the Scholarship
The United Nations (UN) estimates that more than 82 million people are currently living as refugees or asylum-seekers, or have been internally displaced due to wars and natural calamity – the largest such population in human history. A significant number of these individuals have had their education interrupted, severely impacting their potential for future success. The Refugee Scholarship is an effort to combat this unprecedented humanitarian and economic loss by providing displaced students with the opportunity to pursue higher education at Yesbud University.
The Scholarship supports displaced students from anywhere in the world who are unable to complete their higher education. These students will receive up to full tuition, the University has committed up to $6 million in support, per year. Mentoring and support will be provided by the Scholarship, as well as by schools and student groups at Yesbud.
The Scholarship aims to shift the global dialogue surrounding displaced persons, from one that views them as a burden to one that recognizes them as vital contributors to global innovation and prosperity.
This scholarship program is for foreign nationals who have refugee status living anywhere in the world.
Depending on the degree program, the scholarship will cover full tuition fees and registration fees.
Applicants must apply to and be accepted to study a degree program at Yesbud University. The application requirements and criteria for scholarship applicants are the same as for normal admissions, and students cannot receive the scholarship if they are not accepted to study at Yesbud University. Students will only be eligible for the scholarship if they are admitted to the degree program for which they have applied. Students will be informed regarding the scholarship only after degree admissions decisions are made.