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Are you a 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!
According to the UNHCR, only 1% of the 70.8 million forcibly displaced people enter or reenter higher education. Armed conflicts around the world have created academic emergencies leaving thousands of students seeking for opportunities to continue their higher education. Connect to PEER and feature your university’s opportunity to help displaced and refugee students or search the PEER university directory to identify other universities working in this field.
Organizations around the world are taking action to assist students affected by crises. 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 displaced and refugee students, connect to the PEER community and learn more about our initiative, or search the PEER organization directory to identify other organizations working in this field.
When IIE launched the IIE-Julia Stasch Scholarship for Refugees in spring 2019, supporting students studying at one of the City Colleges of Chicago or a community college in Chicagoland, we embarked on a journey that allowed us to meet 39 inspiring students who came to the United States as refugees or received asylum.
Each week, we feature some of the key news stories concerning the intersection of higher education and the refugee crisis. Click the links below to access each story.