IGAD Regional Scholarship Program 2024 for Refugees, Returnees and IDPs

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IGAD Regional Scholarship Program 2024 for Refugees, Returnees and IDPs. Apply below.

When is Application Deadline:

Deadline: June 2, 2024, midnight (East Africa Time)

Tell Me About IGAD Regional Scholarship Program:

The IGAD Regional Scholarship Program aims to provide access to higher education for refugee, returnee, and IDP youth, promoting self-reliance and regional integration. As a flagship initiative of the IGAD Executive Secretary, the program will financially support 35 students admitted or enrolled in accredited higher education institutions in their host community or place of origin. By nurturing future leaders equipped with quality education and training, the program endeavors to promote self-reliance and regional integration.

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The IGAD Regional Scholarship Program for Refugees, Returnees, IDPs and their Host Communities is an integral part of the Djibouti Declaration on Education for Refugees, Returnees and Host Communities adopted by the IGAD Ministers of Education in December 2017. The Scholarship is anchored on a decision of the IGAD Heads of State and Government Summit of March 2017, the Comprehensive Refugee Response Framework (CRRF) Agenda 2063, the SDGs, and the Global Compact on Refugees.



Who can Apply for IGAD Regional Scholarship Program?

To be eligible for the Scholarship, applicants must:

  • Belong to a displacement-affected community (refugees, returnees, IDPs) with formal documentation.
  • Be citizens of an IGAD member state, including those in refugee /displacement situations.
  • Be admitted or enrolled in an accredited institution in the IGAD region.
  • Demonstrate financial need.
  • Prioritization of women, persons with disabilities, and other disadvantaged populations, with at least 30% of scholarships reserved for female students. Special consideration will be given to applicants from Somalia and South Sudan, representing the largest long-standing displaced populations in the region.

How are Applicants Selected?

In the interests of equity for all students and accountability in relation to the selection process, IGAD will adhere to the following selection criteria:

  • Demonstrated excellent academic performance throughout primary and secondary education.
  • Enrollment in, or acceptance to, an accredited public or private educational institution in IGAD.
  • The field of study must be relevant to the market needs in the student’s home country.

In addition, the following issues will be determined during the interviews with the potential / shortlisted candidates:

  • Demonstrating thoughtful and coherent educational and career goals.
  • Extra-curricular interests and achievements.
  • Potential to achieve goals and likelihood to succeed in the proposed academic environment.
  • For post-graduate studies, applicants must have at least one year of work experience in relevant fields, either institutional or self-employment.

How Many Awards?

Not specified

What is the Benefit of IGAD Regional Scholarship Program?

  • The Program will cover the financial costs of training (tuition, accommodation, subsistence, and medical cover) up to a maximum of Euros 3,189 per student per year.
  • The exact amount of financial support will be determined based on the costs of training and living expenses.

The Scholarship does not cover the following:

  • Extra support for family members/dependents, including children and spouses.
  • Application costs to partner institutions, including certifying and equating certificates.

How Long will Award Last?

The duration of the IGAD Scholarship is 3 to 4 years.

How to Apply for IGAD Regional Scholarship Program:

Click here to apply.

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