OPPORTUNITY: UNICORE Offers Scholarships At 33 Italian Universities For Refugees in Kenya, Niger, Nigeria, South Africa, Uganda, Zambia & Zimbabwe
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
Targeted Country of Asylum
Kenya, Niger, Nigeria, South Africa, Uganda, Zambia, Zimbabwe
Accepted status documentation
Language of Instruction
Language Proficiency Level
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
Recurring annual opportunity
Duration of support provided
For the duration of the studies
What is covered in this program
- Application fees
- Language training
- Monthly stipend (e.g. food allowance)
- Local transportation expenses
- Health insurance
- Mentoring or psycho-social support
- Travel costs to the third country
- 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?
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/
Specific date (annual opportunity)
Opportunity annual timing
Release of the selection decision