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

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

Kenyan, Mozambican, Nigerian, Nigerian, South African, Tanzanian, Ugandan, Zambian, and Zimbabwean refugees are eligible to apply for 68 scholarships at 41 Italian colleges. In September 2024, one student will begin the two-year Master in Transnational Governance program at the Florence School Transnational Governance (STG).

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“The European University Institute is delighted to help bridge the education gap for refugees through the UNICORE initiative, which is one of the Institute’s priorities of its internationalization and inclusion strategies,” stated Professor Emma Lees, Director of the Master in Transnational Governance program


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At the Florence STG, we support inclusive learning environments that embrace a range of viewpoints and life experiences because we think that education has the capacity to alter lives. This benefits the academic journeys of our refugee students as well as the larger academic community.

Since 2019, UNICORE has given approximately 250 scholarships to people from several African nations who are facing violence and displacement, with the involvement of 45 Italian institutions.

To whom is the UNICORE Award open?

Each participating university releases calls outlining the requirements for applications using a predetermined structure. A specific amount of study courses are available from each university’s academic offerings.

Which nations are qualified?

Candidates from Kenya, Niger, Nigeria, South Africa, Uganda, Zambia, and Zimbabwe are now eligible to apply.

Where Will the Award Be Given Out?

Italy (Università statale di Milano, Università di Milano Bicocca, Università’ 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, Università di Milano Bocconi Milano

Università di Palermo, Università degli Studi di Padova, Università di Parma, Università degli Studi di Modena e Reggio Emilia, Università degli Studi di Napoli L’Orientale, 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 (Luiss Guido Carli, Roma, Università di Sapienza, Università degli Studi di Siena, Università di Torino, Torino Politecnico)

How Many Awards Will There Be?
Not stated

What Advantages Does the UNICORE Award Offer?
Thanks to this initiative, students who arrive in Italy can take advantage of a multitude of benefits, including the monthly scholarship offered by Sapienza, academic tutoring and orientation, free local transportation and lodging, teaching materials, computers, phones, SIM cards, legal aid, listening spaces, pocket money, and more.

How Can I Apply For A Scholarship?
You may submit applications to no more than two universities.

The individual institutions will handle and are solely responsible for the admissions selection process. Please visit the corresponding page at this link to gain further knowledge about the selection criteria.


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