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Applications are open for the UNHCR DAFI Scholarship Program 2019 The DAFI (Albert Einstein German Academic Refugee Effort) scholarship program uses refugee trainees the possibility to make a bachelor’s degree in their nation of asylum. Through the devoted assistance of the German Federal government, and personal donors, the program has actually supported over 14,000 young refugees to carry out tertiary research studies because 1992.

The tactical concerns of the DAFI program are to:

  • Promote self-reliance of sponsored trainees through chances for work and entrepreneurship;-LRB- **************).
  • Empower trainees to contribute understanding, abilities and management to the refugee neighborhood, and to assist in tranquil coexistence with host neighborhoods throughout displacement;-LRB- **************).
  • Enhance the protective effect of education by motivating long-lasting knowing for young refugees;-LRB- **************).
  • Foster future good example for refugee kids and youth to show the effect of education on people, neighborhoods and societies.


  • The scholarship covers a large range of expenses, consisting of tuition, charges, research study products, food, transport, lodging and other expenditures.
  • To magnify scholastic accomplishment and abilities advancement, DAFI scholars get extra assistance through close tracking, scholastic preparatory and language classes based upon trainees’ requirements, along with mentoring and networking chances.


  • A prospect should be a refugee with identified refugee status;-LRB- **************).
  • Have actually effectively finished secondary education to a high basic;-LRB- **************).
  • Have no other ways of assistance for university research studies;-LRB- **************).
  • Select a core curriculum that is most likely to cause work in the native land with optimal 3 to 4 years period;-LRB- **************).
  • Not be older than 28 years at the start of research studies;-LRB- **************).
  • Have no other relative getting a DAFI scholarship.

Qualified Nations

In 2019, DAFI scholarships are readily available in 52 nations, specifically:

  • Sub-Sahara Africa: Benin, Botswana, Burkina Faso, Burundi, Cameroon, Chad, Cote d’Ivoire, Eritrea, Ethiopia, Gambia, Ghana, Guinea, Guinea Bissau, Kenya, Liberia, Mali, Malawi, Mozambique, Namibia, Niger, Nigeria, Rwanda, Senegal, South Africa, South Sudan, Sudan, Tanzania, Togo, Uganda, Zambia & Zimbabwe.
  • Middle East & Northern Africa (MENA): Algeria, Egypt, Kurdistan Area of Iraq, Jordan, Lebanon, Mauritania, Morocco, Syria & Yemen
  • Asia & Pacific: Afghanistan, Bangladesh, India, Iran, Kyrgyzstan, Pakistan & Tajikistan
  • The Americas: Ecuador & Mexico.
  • Europe: Azerbaijan, Russian Federation, Turkey & Ukraine.

Choice Requirements

The DAFI Program supports socio-economically disadvantaged and academically deserving refugee trainees in the very first nation of asylum. Concern is provided to:

  • certified refugees who have no ways of financial backing for university research studies, or who are left out from application for scholarships readily available to nationals;-LRB- **************).
  • trainees whose research studies were disturbed due to displacement, and who have evidence of previous university or college research studies in their native land;-LRB- **************).
  • refugee trainees who have efficiency in the language of guideline at universities or colleges in their nation of asylum;-LRB- **************).
  • trainees who pick much shorter and economical courses with high opportunities of work (such as computer system research studies, paramedical and mentor occupations, etc).

Other elements considered throughout the choice are:

  • goal to attain gender parity;-LRB- **************).
  • people with various requirements;-LRB- **************).
  • trainee dedication to neighborhood assistance, voluntary work and so on;-LRB- **************).
  • reasonable circulation of scholarships amongst city and camp-based refugees;-LRB- **************).
  • ethnic and spiritual variety.


  • Sign in the list above if there is an existing DAFI Program in your nation of asylum.
  • Inspect if you fulfill those requirements.
  • You can call the particular workplace by emailing your nation of interest in the following contact kind
  • Total the nation particular application and send as shown on the kind.

To learn more, go to UNHCR

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