Delegation of the European Union to Jordan

EDU-SYRIA/EDU-JORDAN Scholarship Programme Offers new set of scholarships

Amman, 16/09/2020 - 08:23, UNIQUE ID: 200916_1
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Amman, September 16, 2020: The EDU-SYRIA/EDU-JORDAN programme, funded by the European Union (EU) through the EU Regional Trust Fund in Response to the Syrian Crisis, the EU Madad Fund, and managed by the German Jordanian University, announced a new set of fully funded scholarships for vulnerable Jordanian and Syrian refugee youths for the upcoming academic year 2020/2021.

The new set includes 250 scholarships for technical diploma and bridging for BA at Luminus technical University College, 300 Bachelor’s Degree scholarships at Zarqa University for Syrian refugees, in addition to 100 scholarships for the Queen Rania Teacher Academy’s Teacher Education Professional Diploma for Jordanian teachers. These scholarships cover a wide variety of majors at the partner educational institutes.

The registration for the scholarships started at the beginning of September and it will continue until the end of the month, Wednesday 30 September 2020.

The EDU-SYRIA/EDU-JORDAN programme is part of the EU-funded project to support higher education for Syrian refugees and vulnerable Jordanian youth, aiming to provide young students with opportunities to pursue higher education (bachelor and master’s degrees), vocational education, technical training, special entrepreneurial training, and labour market-oriented courses, as well as summer programmes for high school students. The EDU-SYRIA/EDU-JORDAN scholarship project, led by the German Jordanian University in partnership with multiple institutes, has awarded over 1,800 scholarships so far, with the aim of providing 3,000 scholarships by the end of the project’s tenure.



About the EU Regional Trust Fund in response to the Syrian crisis, the EU 'Madad' Fund:

Since its establishment in December 2014, an increasing share of the EU’s humanitarian aid for Syria’s neighbouring countries is provided through the EU Regional Trust Fund in Response to the Syrian Crisis, the EU 'Madad' Fund. The Trust Fund brings a more coherent and integrated EU aid response to the crisis and primarily addresses longer term economic, educational, protection and social needs of Syrian refugees in neighbouring countries such as Jordan, Lebanon, Turkey and Iraq, and supports overstretched host communities and their administrations. Today, the EU Regional Trust Fund is also one of the key instruments through which the new EU partnership priorities with Jordan are implemented.


EDU-SYRIA is a series of EU-funded projects through the EU Regional Trust Fund in Response to the Syrian Crisis (Madad Fund), and the Neighbourhood Instrument (ENI), which helps Syrian refugees in Jordan and vulnerable Jordanians from host communities get access to higher education through a set of scholarship programs.

With the recent fund of EUR 15 million, the EU granted the German Jordanian University (GJU) a total of EUR 32.6 million, providing over 3000 scholarships and 4000 beneficiaries.

The project is managed by GJU in partnership with Jordan University of Science and Technology, Yarmouk University, Mutah University, Zarqa University, Luminus Technical University College, in addition to the new partners: DAAD (German Academic Exchange Service), Nuffic (The Dutch Organisation for Internationalisation in Education), and Queen Rania Teacher Academy. The Project also cooperates with Jordanian aid funds: National Aid Fund, Tkiyet Um Ali, Al-Aman Fund, and Zakat Fund.


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