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The Institute of International Education (IIE) has announced the IIE Scholarship Program for Syrian Students. This scholarship opportunity will provide Syrian students with the unique opportunity to study in the USA. Administered as part of IIE’s Syria Consortium for Higher Education in Crisis, IIE will partner with accredited U.S. higher education institutions that commit to full tuition waivers to support qualified Syrian students. The IIE scholarship will provide placement at an accredited U.S. higher education institution and up to $50,000 to cover students’ living expenses.
Pre-Application Deadline: November 1, 2016. Apply now.
- Applicants must be Syrian citizens or Palestinians with a Travel Document;
- Applicants must have proficiency in written and spoken English to carry out their proposed studies.
- Applicants will be required to the TOEFL or IELTS exam prior to the start of their studies;
- The scholarship is open to undergraduate students "Bachelor" and graduate students "Master." Students seeking a Doctoral degree are NOT eligible for this scholarship;
- The scholarship is open to all academic fields with the exception of medicine, pharmacy, and dentistry. Law is only available on the graduate level;
- Preference will be given to applicants who have clear academic, professional, and personal goals.
Applicants should demonstrate civic engagement and the desire to help rebuild their home country.
How to Apply
Students interested in applying to IIE’s Scholarship Program for Syrian students will need to complete a pre-application and submit any available supporting documents. If you are deemed eligible and fulfill the basic application criteria, you will be asked to submit a formal online application. The pre-application is NOT a guarantee of being awarded a scholarship.
Although not required, we recommend you submit any available supporting documents such as:
- Copies of high school and/or university transcripts;
- TOEFL or IELTS scores if available. Students who do not have TOEFL or IELTS scores available will be required to take one of the two language tests prior to the start of their studies;
- SAT/ACT scores.
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