Helping displaced and refugee students build a sustainable future through educational opportunities.
In response to the world's global education emergencies, the Institute of International Education (IIE) supported by the Catalyst Foundation for Universal Education developed the Platform for Education in Emergencies Response (PEER), an online clearinghouse enabling displaced and refugee students to connect with educational opportunities so they may continue formal and informal higher education.
Opportunities For Students
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.
The IIE Refugee EdTech Application is now open. Funding is available to pursue a MicroMasters program in one of six online programs.
Deadline: February 14, 2023.
Every month IIE PEER sends out a newsletter listing the latest initiatives in higher education in emergencies, sharing education in emergencies news, and featuring opportunities in higher education.
In the July 2022 edition, you can read about: