UNHCR’s scholarship programme, the Albert Einstein German Academic Refugee Initiative (DAFI), enables access to higher education for refugee students in their country of asylum since 1992.
The DAFI programme provides undergraduate refugee students with scholarships that cover a wide range of costs. To support their academic achievements and skill development, DAFI scholars receive additional support through close monitoring, academic preparatory and language classes based on students’ needs, as well as psycho-social support, mentoring and networking opportunities.
The scholarship covers:
- Tuition fees
- Study materials
In order to be eligible, a candidate must:
- Be a refugee with recognized refugee status;
- Have successfully completed secondary schooling to a high standard;
- Have no other means of support for university studies;
- Select a course of study that is likely to lead to employment in the country of origin with maximum three to four years duration;
- Not be older than 28 years at the beginning of studies;
- Have no other family member receiving a DAFI scholarship.
- Check in the “eligible regions” if there is a current DAFI Programme in your country of asylum.
- Check if you meet the above-mentioned criteria.
- You can contact the respective office by emailing your country of interest.
- Complete the country specific application form and submit as indicated on the form.