DAFI Scholarship Programme: The Albert Einstein German Academic Refugee Initiative

UNHCR’s scholarship programme, the Albert Einstein German Academic Refugee Initiative (DAFI), enables access to higher education for refugee students in their country of asylum since 1992.

The DAFI programme provides undergraduate refugee students with scholarships that cover a wide range of costs: from tuition fees and study materials to food, transport, and accommodation.



Scholarships Number and Award:

The scholarship covers:

-Tuition fees

-Study materials





Education Level & Subject:

Undergraduate degree



In order to be eligible, a candidate must:

-be a refugee with recognized refugee status;

-have successfully completed secondary schooling to a high standard;

-have no other means of support for university studies;

-select a course of study that is likely to lead to employment in the country of origin with maximum three to four years duration;

-not be older than 28 years at the beginning of studies;

-have no other family member receiving a DAFI scholarship.


How to Apply:

-Check in the list above if there is a current DAFI Programme in your country of asylum.

-Check if you meet the above-mentioned criteria.

-You can contact the respective office by emailing your country of interest in the following contact form.

-Complete the country-specific application form and submit as indicated on the form.

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