The Syria Consortium for Higher Education in Crisis

Jusoor helps Syrian students looking to complete their studies abroad attain academic scholarships at top universities across the US, Europe and Middle East through the following initiatives.
The Syria Consortium for Higher Education in Crisis offers scholarships to Syrian students through more than 40 universities in the US, UK and the rest of Europe.
This effort is a partnership between the Institute of International Education (IIE), Illinois Institute of Technology (IIT), and EducationUSA. For more information and FAQs, make sure to visit the Additional Help page.

Illinois Institute of Technology Scholarship

Illinois Institute of Technology (IIT) is offering accelerated admission and scholarship assistance for 100 Syrian undergraduate students in various fields.

How to apply

  1. IIE (Institute of International Education) has just launched an initial online survey for Syrian students who are interested in scholarship opportunities that are available via the IIE Syria Consortium for Higher Education in Crisis. You must fill out the survey before December 31st, 2013 to be considered for the scholarships. The survey can be found here:
    IIE will determine whether you are eligible for these opportunities or not, and if you are found eligible, they will notify you in January.
    You may find here some Frequently Asked Questions in Arabic, about the consortium. Please read through them so that you have an idea of how the process will work.


Each university will run their own admissions process and will have a separate timeline and enrollment semester.  There are some opportunities that may be available for Spring semester and others that are only available for Fall semester.  Each university will have their own admission criteria and entry requirements (e.g., TOEFL, IELTS, SAT).  In all cases, students will need to have their latest high school or university transcripts to transfer - so please work on obtaining these from now.

How much is funded

Some of the universities are providing full scholarships while others are providing partial scholarships.  Full details are available on the online portal.  For partial scholarships, students will need to work on obtaining additional funding.

Who chooses applicants

Each university will select students based on their own selection criteria. All applicants will be subject to each university's respected admissions process. No third party will hinder or influence the integrity of this process. We are  grateful to the universities around the world that have come together to support students in Syria at this very trying time.  The global commitment to Syrian students and education is truly heartening.

Frequently Asked Questions
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