EU funds scholarship programme for Lebanese and refugees from Syria in Lebanon
July 21, 2020
The project HOPES-LEB (Higher and Further Education Opportunities and Perspectives for Syrians and vulnerable youth in Lebanon), funded by the European Union, through the EU Regional Trust Fund in response to the Syrian Crisis, the ‘EU Madad Fund’, has announced the opening of its scholarship programme for Lebanese and refugees from Syria in Lebanon. Applications are received until 31 August 2020 through the online application portal.
The programme provides Lebanese youth and refugees from Syria of post-secondary age with the opportunity to access or continue higher education in Lebanon, thus increasing their chances for a better future.
The sponsorship will initially cover a period of one academic year, i.e. from September 2020 until July 2021, but might be extended.
The European Union has donated more than €70 million to provide young Syrians and disadvantaged youth from Iraq, Jordan, Lebanon, and Turkey with opportunities for higher and further education since 2015. More than 6000 youths, of whom 46% are women, benefit from this support, provided through the EU Regional Trust Fund in response to the Syrian crisis, the EU Madad Fund.