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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 65 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.
There are 68 million displaced persons world wide and only 1% have access to higher education.
These are the often-recited statistics of the global forced displacement crisis. While important, they miss a key point - why higher education accessibility matters.
Through the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation's Program in Higher Education and Scholarship in the Humanities, Columbia Global Centers in Amman has established a fellowship program starting on January 1, 2019 that offers 12-month fellowships for emerging displaced scholars interested in the humanities to continue and further develop their scholarly pursuits. This opportunity can serve as a vital component in ensuring that emerging displaced scholars residing in Jordan obtain relevant skills and embark on viable career paths in academia or other sectors serving the public good.