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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

With the United Nations 74th General Assembly in full swing across the street from the Institute of International Education's (IIE) NYC headquarters, the IIE office was the ideal setting for the unveiling UNESCO's new Qualifications Passport. As attendees from all sectors began to arrive on September 26 for the High-Lecel Event on the UNESCO Qualifications Passport for Refugees and Vulnerable Migrants, away form the sirens and security, one could hear the excitement surrounding this innovative and important tool for vulnerable migrant and refugee students.

30 September, 2019

The Institute of International Education's Student Emergency Initiatives team is accepting applications for the Julia Stasch-IIE Scholarship for Refugees on a rolling basis.

IIE SEI team members Nele Feldmann and Krikor Yeretzian will be hosting two information sessions at the IIE office in Chicago. If you would like to learn more about the program, please register through one of the below links:

05 September, 2019