UNHCR University Corridors For Refugees (UNICORE) Project 2024 For African Students

UNHCR University Corridors for Refugees (UNICORE) Project 2024 for African Students

When Was Application Deadline?

15th April 2024

Tell Me About UNICORE Award:

Refugees residing in Kenya, Mozambique, Niger, Nigeria, South Africa, Tanzania, Uganda, Zambia and Zimbabwe can apply for one of the 68 scholarships in 41 Italian universities. The Florence School Transnational Governance (STG) will welcome one student to its two-year Master in Transnational Governance programme in September 2024.

Professor Emma Lees, Director of the Master in Transnational Governance programme, said: “The European University Institute is delighted to help bridge the education gap for refugees through the UNICORE initiative, which is one of the priorities of the Institute’s internationalisation and inclusion strategies.

“At the Florence STG, we believe in the transformative power of education and in fostering an inclusive learning environment that welcomes diverse perspectives and experiences. This enriches the educational journey for both our refugee students and our wider academic community.”

With participation from 45 universities in Italy, since 2019, UNICORE has already awarded over 250 scholarships to individuals from various African countries experiencing conflict and displacement.

What Type Of Scholarship Is This?


Who Can Apply For the UNICORE Award?

The requirements for applying are described in the calls that each of the participating universities publishes on the basis of an agreed format. Each university offers a certain number of study courses from its academic offer.

READ MORE: Graduate Institute’s Geneva Challenge 2024 For Graduate Students Worldwide

Which Countries Are Eligible?

Now open to candidates from Kenya, Niger, Nigeria, South Africa, Uganda, Zambia and Zimbabwe

Where Will Award Be Taken?

Italy (Universita’ di Bari, Università di Bergamo, Università del Sannio di Bevenento, Università di Bologna, Universita’ di Brescia, Università di Cagliari, Università di Catania, Università degli Studi “G. d’Annunzio” Chieti – Pescara, Università di Firenze, Università degli Studi dell’Aquila, Università del Salento-Lecce, Università degli Studi di Messina, Università Statale di Milano, Università di Milano Bicocca, Universita’ di Milano Bocconi Milano

Politecnico, Università degli studi di Modena e Reggio Emilia, Università degli Studi di Napoli L’Orientale, Universita’ di Palermo, Università degli Studi di Padova, Universita’ di Parma, Luiss Guido Carli Roma, Università di Roma “La Sapienza”, Università degli Studi di Siena, Universita’ di Torino, Torino Politecnico, Università di Trento, Università di Urbino, Università Iuav di Venezia, Università degli Studi del Piemonte Orientale “Amedeo Avogadro”, Università di Verona, Università degli Studi della Tuscia Viterbo)

How Many Scholarships Will Be Given?

Not specified

What Is The Benefit Of UNICORE Award?

The benefits enjoyed by students arriving in Italy thanks to this initiative are many and range from the monthly scholarship provided by Sapienza to orientation and academic tutoring activities, to free local transport and accommodation, teaching material, computers, telephones, SIM cards, legal assistance, listening spaces, pocket money, etc.

How To Apply For Scholarship?

It is possible to apply to a maximum of 2 universities.

The selection process for admission will be carried out by and is the sole responsibility of the individual universities. To learn more about the selection criteria please also visit the dedicated page at this link.


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