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The DAFI Scholarship Programme

The United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) provides, on a limited basis, scholarships for refugees at the tertiary level in universities and polytechnic institutions through the “Deutsche Akademische Flüchtling Initiative” (DAFI) also referred to as the Albert Einstein German Academic Refugee Initiative Fund (DAFI).

DAFI is a fund the German Foreign Office provides to the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) yearly to help refugees fulfil their academic ambition. Although the purpose of the fund is to support needy refugee students who qualify for academic studies in their country of asylum, it is also intended to contribute to the self-reliance of refugees by helping them gain a professional qualification.

Since 1992, the Albert Einstein German Academic Refugee Initiative (DAFI) Programme provides scholarships for qualified refugees to study at universities and colleges in their host country and recently their country of return. Financed by the Government of Germany, DAFI has been and remains, by and large, a crucial option widely available for refugees to continue to tertiary education. DAFI has provided vital support towards the reconstruction of conflict countries, and is essential in UNHCR’s mandate and UNHCR’s search for durable solutions.

Infromation Credit: UNHCR

>> Click here: Primary objective of the DAFI Programme.