Scholarship at University of Northern British Columbia
Level of Funding
The University of Northern B.C. and its partners have pledged full scholarships for five Syrian refugees. The Student Refugee Program (SRP) is a very small resettlement program that provides opportunities for refugees where it operates to continue their post-secondary studies in Canada. It is managed by World University Service of Canada (WUSC), a leading non-profit Canadian international development agency. Note that the SRP is NOT a scholarship program. The SRP is supported by WUSC Local Committees (made up of university and college students, staff and faculty) on campuses across Canada. Through its agreements with the Government of Canada and the Government of Québec (a Canadian province), WUSC enables students sponsored through the program to enter Canada as permanent residents. Volunteer members of the WUSC committees arrange financial and social support for each sponsored student during their first year of study in Canada. Financial assistance is provided "in kind" - such as reduced or free tuition and accommodation fees - plus a very small sum of money to buy basic necessities. Sponsored students do not receive cash to study.