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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!

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Universities Connect

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.

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Organizations Connect

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.

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Latest News

As the number of forcibly displaced persons rise every year, so does the gap to higher education accessibility. Advocates in higher education in emergencies are working to increase awareness and solutions to tertiary education for students worldwide. Still, the umbrella of accessibility has a variety of barriers that professionals and education providers should better understand to join in solution building. 

11 May, 2021

Join us on Tuesday, May 25 as IIE-SRF alumni from Iraq, Kenya, Russia, and Syria share their experiences: Register here

Every day, scholars improve our world through their work as experts, educators, and change agents. IIE-SRF and its partners strive to ensure that academics threatened by persecution and violence are able to continue advancing scientific knowledge and striving for more just societies, both during and after their fellowships.

06 May, 2021