Thirty years of hope and higher education for refugees in West Africa

For the last three decades, DAFI scholarships have given refugees the chance to earn a university degree, providing the gifts of education, hope and a brighter future.

17 Oct 2022

Stronger international support urgently needed to improve access to higher education for young refugees

28 May 2021

'If I couldn't study, I would feel paralyzed'

A DAFI scholarship from UNHCR allows Kobra Yusufy, 27, returned refugee, to study software engineering at Kabul University and pursue her dream of teaching.

24 Apr 2020

Refugee nurse on the front line against coronavirus in Iran

After earning a nursing degree on a UNHCR scholarship, Iraqi nurse Moheyman is working tirelessly to assist Iranians and fellow refugees in current COVID-19 crisis.

7 Apr 2020

Award puts Malian refugee on road to university in Mauritania

Fatimetou is the only woman among this year's 18 recipients of DAFI scholarships at Nouakchott University, which enable young refugees to enrol in higher education.

23 Jun 2017

Syrian refugees face tough odds in quest for higher education

Despite the assistance of UNHCR's DAFI scholarship programme in Lebanon, Syrian refugees in higher education are the exception to the rule.

22 Mar 2017

Syrian teenager flees guns and wins chance to study in Turkey

Would-be chemical engineer Rawan Batal learned Turkish and gained a university place in the central Anatolia province of Konya.

21 Oct 2016

German-funded scholarships give young refugees hope and an education

Germany will offer 1,700 scholarships over four years for Syrian students – 1,000 of these will be in Turkey, making it the country with the most DAFI scholars.

4 Apr 2016

Making a difference in refugees' lives through education

Struggle of an Afghan youngster for a brighter future through DAFI scholarship

5 Oct 2015