Fugee HiEd Scholarship: Increasing Access to Higher Education through Reducing Financial Barriers.

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Fugee HiEd Scholarship: Increasing Access to Higher Education through Reducing Financial Barriers.

Fugee HiEd Scholarship: Increasing Access to Higher Education

The current access rate to higher education for refugees is 3% compared to the 37% global average. While ample evidence has illustrated the social and economical benefits for the origin and the host country when allowing refugees, migrants, and stateless individuals to access education, the disparity in statistics remains a gap to be addressed

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Source: UNHCR

The current access rate to higher education for refugees is 3% compared to the 37% global average. While ample evidence has illustrated the social and economical benefits for the origin and the host country when allowing refugees, migrants, and stateless individuals to access education, the disparity in statistics remains a gap to be addressed.

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Source: UNHCR

The UNHCR has put forward the 15by30 Roadmap, expecting an increase to 15% in enrolment of young refugees in higher education by 2030 (i.e., a total estimate of half a million refugees). Following this trajectory is the integration of displaced populations to the economic structure of the host country through improved qualifications and employability. In such a future, negative stereotypes towards displaced populations will fall apart as education promotes social adaptation and increases acceptance by the host society.

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At Fugee, we recognise that apart from systemic barriers, financial difficulty is the main hindrance to accessing higher education among the displaced community. In maintaining our efforts and commitment to advocate for refugee’s education, we are in the process of fundraising for the Fugee HiEd Scholarship to support at least five stellar recipients’ entry at any tertiary education institutions in Malaysia or online. Through quality education, our recipients can leverage on professional skill sets to embark on better career paths. 

Fugee HiEd Scholarship will only be made possible by YOU. If you believe one’s potential should not be limited by their circumstances.

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