'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

Za'atari student wins distinction despite trials of camp life

On the third anniversary of the opening of Jordan's Zaatari camp, one student's achievements against the odds reveal the growing importance of higher education to young Syrian refugees.

28 Jul 2015

Higher education programme helps refugees in Syria continue studies

Meet Fatima, one of 31 outstanding refugee students living in Syria who have received university scholarships this year under a UNHCR higher education programme.

22 Dec 2014