Mzansi Profiles! Local OPPORTUNITY: UNICORE Offers Scholarships At 33 Italian Universities For Refugees in Kenya, Niger, Nigeria, South Africa, Uganda, Zambia & Zimbabwe

OPPORTUNITY: UNICORE Offers Scholarships At 33 Italian Universities For Refugees in Kenya, Niger, Nigeria, South Africa, Uganda, Zambia & Zimbabwe

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OPPORTUNITY: UNICORE Offers Scholarships At 33 Italian Universities For Refugees in Kenya, Niger, Nigeria, South Africa, Uganda, Zambia & Zimbabwe

 

About

The project University Corridors for Refugees UNICORE 5.0 is promoted by 33 Italian universities with the support of UNHCR, Italian Ministry of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation, Caritas Italiana, Diaconia Valdese, Jesuit Refugee Service and other partners. It aims to increase opportunities for refugees currently residing in Kenya, Niger, Nigeria, South Africa, Uganda, Zambia and Zimbabwe to continue their higher education in Italy.

 

Details at a glance

  • Location For Study: Italy
  • Fields Of Study: All fields of study
  • Deadline: Open Until 19/05/2023
  • Academic Level: Master’s
  • Amount of Funding: Full scholarship for the full period of studies, Full scholarship for the first year, renewable
  • Number of opportunities available per year: 61
  • Age Limit: There is no age limit
  • Cost: 0.00 USD
  • Delivery Format: In-person programme delivery

Requirements

 

Targeted nationalities

All

Targeted Country of Asylum

Kenya, Niger, Nigeria, South Africa, Uganda, Zambia, Zimbabwe

 

Accepted status documentation

Refugee certificate

Language of Instruction

English, Italian

 

Language Proficiency Level

B2

Which certificate do you require to prove the required language proficiency?

Language proficiency is assessed through the interview, and some universities can ask for a certificate issued by the University of the Bachelor or another language institute (ex. EF set/Duolingo). Please consult the call for application for specific detail

 

 

More details about this opportunity

Opportunity timing

Recurring annual opportunity

Duration of support provided

For the duration of the studies

What is covered in this program

  • Application fees
  • Tuition
  • Books
  • Language training
  • Monthly stipend (e.g. food allowance)
  • Housing
  • Local transportation expenses
  • Health insurance
  • Mentoring or psycho-social support
  • Travel costs to the third country
  • Visa
  • Pre-admission exam fees
  • Settling in
  • Transition of documents
  • Work-study or part-time employment expected/permitted

Type(s) of visa/residency permit granted upon arrival

Visa for study and residence permit for study

 

Is the student allowed to work while studying?

On a part-time basis, up to 20 hours per week

 

Can the nuclear family accompany or join the main applicant?

No

Are there options to stay after graduation?

Work permit/temporary residency; asylum application

How to apply?

You should consult the courses and universities available before applying in the following: https://universitycorridors.unhcr.it/courses/

Detailed admission criteria and selection process is available in the following link: https://universitycorridors.unhcr.it/admission-criteria/

Application fee

$0

 

Application period

Specific date (annual opportunity)

 

Opportunity annual timing

April

 

Release of the selection decision

June/2023

 

For further questions, contact the scholarship provider

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