The University of Florence is participating again this year in the project UNICORE - University Corridors for Refugees, an initiative of the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) to give refugee students the opportunity to pursue their academic careers in Italy.
Now in its fifth year, UNICORE 5.0 boasts the membership of 35 Italian universities and offers the opportunity for 61 refugees to pursue their academic careers in Italy. The students, currently refugees in Kenya, Niger, Nigeria, South Africa, Uganda, Zambia and Zimbabwe, will be selected based on merit and motivation through an open call for applications.
The University of Florence, which joined the UNHCR project in 2020, is publishing a call for applications for two scholarships and hosting services to refugee students enrolling in the master's degree programs taught in English for the academic years 2023/24 and 2024/25. The call for applications will close on May 19 (Learn more).
UNICORE collaborates with the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation, Caritas Italiana, Diaconia Valdese, Centro Astalli, Banca Etica and Gandhi Charity.