EDU-SYRIA III Project awards 651 new scholarships

The EDU-SYRIA III program, funded by the EU through the regional trust fund “Madad” in response to the Syrian crisis and managed by the German Jordanian University, awarded 651 fully-funded scholarships for underprivileged Jordanian and Syrian refugee youths for the upcoming academic year 2020/2021.

The new set os scholarships include 217 scholarships for Vocational training diploma and bridging for BA at Luminus technical University College for Syrian refugees and underprivileged Jordanians, 282 Bachelor’s Degree scholarships at Zarqa University for Syrian refugees, 113 master’s degree scholarships for Syrian refugees and underprivileged Jordanians, in addition to 39 scholarships for the Queen Rania Teacher Academy’s Teacher Education Professional Diploma for Jordanian teachers.

The registration for the scholarships started at the beginning of September and it continued until the 15th of October 2020.

The EDU-SYRIA III program is part of the EU-funded project EDU-SYRIA/EDU-JORDAN “support to higher education for Syrian refugees and vulnerable Jordanian youth”, aiming to provide young students with opportunities to pursue higher education (bachelor and master’s degrees), vocational education, technical training, special entrepreneurial training, and labor market-oriented courses, as well as summer programs for high school students.  

With this new set of scholarships, The EDU-SYRIA/EDU-JORDAN scholarship project has awarded over 2,250 scholarships so far, with the aim of providing 3,000 scholarships by the end of the project’s tenure.

The project total fund reached a total of EUR 32.6 million, and is managed by the German Jordanian University in partnership with Jordan University of Science and Technology, Yarmouk University, Mutah University, Zarqa University, Luminus Technical University College, DAAD (German Academic Exchange Service), Nuffic (The Dutch Organisation for Internationalisation in Education), and Queen Rania Teacher Academy. The Project also cooperates with Jordanian aid funds: National Aid Fund, Tkiyet Um Ali, Al-Aman Fund, and Zakat Fund.