FAQs

Students

Question: I am a Syrian student looking for scholarship opportunities. Am I eligible for all scholarships listed in the PEER database?

Answer: As a Syrian student you are eligible for all scholarship opportunities listed in the PEER database. Please note, the database includes opportunities that are open to students from countries other than Syria. Please be aware that the availability of scholarship opportunities and the information provided may be subject to change.

 

Question: I am a Palestinian with a Syrian travel document. Am I eligible for all scholarships listed in the PEER database?

Answer: Many of the scholarships listed in the database are open to Palestinian citizens with Syrian travel documents. Please contact the opportunity provider for additional information on eligibility criteria.

 

Question: I am a displaced student but I am not from Syria. Can I use PEER to search for scholarships, language classes, and online courses?

Answer: While the PEER database focuses on opportunities for Syrian students, many of the scholarships, language classes, and online courses listed are open to students from other countries as well. Please make sure to read the opportunity description and contact the opportunity provider for additional information on eligibility criteria.

 

Question: Are all educational opportunities listed in PEER fully funded?

Answer: The PEER database includes educational opportunities that are fully funded as well as opportunities that might include a fee or a partial tuition waiver. Please make sure to read the opportunity description and reach out to the opportunity provider for additional information on financial support.

 

Question: Does the PEER database include educational opportunities other than scholarships, language classes, and online learning?

Answer: At this moment the PEER database focuses on scholarships, language classes and online learning. Please take a look at the student resource section for additional services and information that might be helpful for you.

 

Question: I found an opportunity I am interested in. How can I apply to this opportunity?

Answer: To learn more about the opportunity as well as application details, please click on “More Information” on the opportunity page. This will connect you to the website of the opportunity provider. For detailed information on the application process and requirements, please contact the opportunity provider.

 

Question: Will PEER be able to assist me with the application process?

Answer: PEER does not provide assistance with the application process. To learn more about the application requirements and process, please contact the opportunity provider.

 

Question: I am a Syrian student and was accepted/am enrolled in a degree program and need financial support. Does PEER offer any funding opportunities I can apply to?

Answer: The PEER platform aims at providing students with information on educational opportunities available to them. PEER does not offer funding to individuals who wish to apply, are accepted or enrolled in university studies.

 

Question: I didn’t find anything that matches my academic profile or interest on PEER. Are there any other websites or resources I can use?

Answer: We are sorry that you didn’t find an opportunity that matches your academic goals. There are a variety of providers that offer scholarships and other opportunities for Syrian students. Here are a few other resources that might be helpful: 

 

Question: I don’t have the documentation that would allow me to apply for university? Is there an agency or a program that can assist by testing my education and or evaluating my credentials?

Answer: To learn more about credential evaluation and other ways to assess your academic credentials, please refer to our resources section.

 

Universities & Organizations

Question: How can I submit educational opportunities my university/organization is offering to Syrian students to be included in the PEER database?

Answer: If your university or organization would like to submit an opportunity to PEER, please sign-up here to become a PEER supporter. Once you received a confirmation email that your university submission has been reviewed you will be able to go to the “Submit an Opportunity” page to enter your educational opportunity.

 

Question: My university/organization does not offer scholarships, language classes, or online courses for displaced Syrian students. Can I still sign-up to PEER and what type of services and resources can we offer?

Answer: The PEER database currently lists three opportunity types: scholarships, language classes and online courses. We however encourage you to share any other type of educational resources or services that might benefit displaced students with our team. You can do so through the “Submit an Opportunity” page or by reaching out to us at peer@iie.org.

 

Question: My university/organization offers educational opportunities for refugee and displaced students but they don’t specifically target displaced Syrian students. Can I still submit these opportunities to PEER?

Answer: Yes, as long as your opportunities are open to applications from Syrian students, we encourage you to submit your opportunities to PEER.

 

Question: An opportunity my university/organization submitted is outdated. How can I make changes to this opportunity?

Answer: Please contact the PEER team at peer@iie.org to update your opportunity.

 

Question: My university/organizations would like to explore partnerships with PEER. How can we contact the PEER team?

Answer: We are thrilled that your university/organization is interested in exploring a partnership with PEER. If you are a university/organization looking to submit an educational opportunity to PEER, please refer to the “Submit an Opportunity” page. If you would like to explore other areas of collaboration, please contact us at peer@iie.org.

 

Question: Will PEER include other refugee and displaced student populations in the future?

Answer: While PEER focuses on higher education opportunities for Syrian students in its initial phase, the platform will include opportunities for other refugee and displaced student populations in the future.

 

Question: My university/organization is developing a new program for refugee and displaced students. Can I submit a proposal for funding to PEER?

Answer: PEER does not have the ability to provide funding to new initiatives or programs but we would love to learn more about your work!