Grant for Universities and Higher Education Institutions
Over 4 million (registered) refugees have fled Syria and it is estimated that 400.000 of them are in the age group 18-24. Of this 400.000, less than 5% has access to higher education. Syrian education system is broken, Syrians who fled the country are struggling to find the financial means to survive and an unprecedented level of dropout among Syrian students in the neighboring countries left an entire generation that can’t afford to continue their education.
SPARK has 20 years of experience in scaling education in over 15 fragile states. Now, SPARK tackles this acute need with a regional approach in Syria, Iraq (KRG), Jordan, Turkey and Lebanon with the ‘Higher Education for Syrians’ project (HES-Scholarship). SPARK aims to enroll Syrians in higher education, in order to provide them with the skills needed to reconstruct Syria in the long-term, and give back to their host communities in the short term.
SPARK Scholarship Grant
SPARK is inviting Higher Education institutions in HES Program countries (Jordan, Lebanon, Turkey and KRG-Iraq) that are interested in enrolling Syrian students within their campuses and can offers them variety of short and long term academic and vocational courses to submit their letter of interest. SPARK Scholarship grant offers covering student’s tuition fees. Other partial or full student expenses might be subjected, depending on curriculum and financial offer proposed by the interested Higher Education Institution.
Interested Higher Education institutions must fulfill the following criteria
• Registered and accredited Higher Education Institute
• Based in one of the HES programme countries (Jordan, Lebanon, Turkey, KRG-Iraq)
• Offers vocational degree, I.e. mechanics, nursing and/or relevant subjects,
• Or, Bachelor degree such as banking, project management and/or relevant subjects.
• Arabic as language of study
Letter of Interest Requirement
Interested Higher Education Institution should consider the following requirements while submitting their letter of interest:
• Reference of Higher Education institution’s accreditation
• List of courses offered, stating the language of study
• Start date of enlisted courses and duration per course
• Number of Syrians that the institution can accommodate per course
• Tuition fees per course and total amount for the total number of students that can be accommodated
• HE institution’s selection criteria of Students (optional)
• Contact information of an applicant representing the interested HE institution
• Letter to be signed by applicant and stamped by the HE Institution
• Any other supporting information as the interested HE institution might anticipate
Interested Higher Education Institution should send their letter of interest to firstname.lastname@example.org