Jordan: EU signs €15 million grant to support Syrian refugees’ and vulnerable Jordanians’ access to higher education

May 7, 2020
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Her Excellency Ms. Maria Hadjitheodosiou, EU Ambassador to Jordan, and Prof. Manar Fayyad, President of the German Jordanian University, signed today a bilateral grant agreement for €15 million to support 2245 vulnerable Jordanians and Syrian refugees with fully funded scholarships to higher education.

The EU-funded project “Support to Higher Education for Syrian Refugees and Vulnerable Jordanian Youths-EDU-SYRIA III” will give young students the opportunity to pursue higher education (bachelor and master levels), vocational education, technical training, preparing teachers, special entrepreneurial training, labour market oriented courses as well as summer programs for high school students.

The project will extend for a period of four years with the aim to increase the capacity of Jordan’s higher education institutions as well as foster social cohesion and dialogue between Syrian refugees and Jordanian host communities. The EDU-SYRIA scholarship programme, supported by the EU MADAD Fund and implemented by the German Jordan University led consortium, has awarded over 3500 scholarships so far.


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Countries covered:

  • Jordan
  • Syria *