2024 University Corridors for Refugees Scholarship Program for Master’s Degree at an Italian University (Fully Funded).

Applications are now being accepted for the University Corridors for Refugees Programme, known as UNICORE 2024.

This initiative provides refugee students with the chance to pursue a master’s degree at an Italian university. Sponsored by Italian universities, in collaboration with UNHCR, the Italian Ministry of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation, Caritas Italiana, Diaconia Valdese, Centro Astalli, and other partners, the UNICORE 6.0 project seeks to broaden educational opportunities for refugees currently residing in Kenya, Mozambique, Niger, Nigeria, South Africa, Tanzania, Uganda, Zambia, and Zimbabwe. By facilitating access to higher education in Italy, the programme aims to empower refugees and enable them to contribute meaningfully to their communities and beyond.

Interested candidates from the specified countries are encouraged to apply for the University Corridors for Refugees

As UNICORE 2024 represents a valuable pathway to academic advancement and socio-economic integration for individuals facing displacement and adversity.

Admission requirementsApplication is open exclusively to candidates who:

Reside in Kenya, Mozambique, Niger, Nigeria, South Africa, Uganda, Tanzania, Zambia, or Zimbabwe and have been granted refugee status in collaboration with UNHCR.

Additionally, meet the following criteria:

Possess a qualification valid for admission to the chosen Second Cycle Degree Programme.- Maintain a Grade Point Average (GPA) of at least 3.0, based on the tertiary education grading system of your country of graduation or its equivalent according to the comparable table issued by the Italian Ministry of Education.

– Hold a degree earned in or after 2019 and no later than the call deadline. Note that some universities may not impose a time limit for graduation; refer to individual call for applications.- Fulfill the specific admission requirements of the Second Cycle Degree Programme.- Have never previously been enrolled in a degree program at any of the Partner Universities

– Demonstrate proficiency in the English language.It is possible to apply to a maximum of 2 universities.La Sapienza University of Rome, on 5 MarchMediterranea University of Reggio Calabria (date of publication to be confirmed)Polytechinic University of Bari, on 8 MarchRoma Tre University (date of publication to be confirmed)University G. d’Annunzio of Chieti

– Pescara, on 4 MarchUniversity of Bergamo, on 15 March University of Bologna Alma Mater Studiorum (date of publication to be confirmed)University of Brescia, on 15 March University of Campania, on 8 March University of Messina, on 27 MarchUniversity of Salento (date of publication to be confirmed)BenefitsBeginning in September 2024, selected students will embark on degree courses with remarkable benefits.


Firstly, they will enjoy the privilege of tuition fee exemption at participating universities, alleviating the financial burden of education. Additionally, they will receive comprehensive support, including coverage for plane tickets and visa-related expenses, facilitating their smooth transition to Italy.

Furthermore, a study grant will be provided to assist them throughout their stay, ensuring they can focus on their academic pursuits without undue financial stress.

This initiative not only promotes access to higher education but also fosters cultural exchange and academic enrichment by welcoming diverse talents from around the world. In essence, it represents a significant investment in the future generation, empowering them to pursue their educational aspirations and contribute meaningfully to global knowledge exchange and innovation.Application documentsStudents are required to submit the following mandatory documentation:Refugee ID card or Proof of refugee registration;A certificate confirming the qualification required for admission to the chosen degree programme;

Transcripts of exams passed and relative grades;

GPA documentation;Curriculum vitaeMotivation letter;

Any relevant and additional document required by the specific programmes chosen.

Application Deadline: 15th April 2024 (noon, UTC+2)

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