Jusoor Hardship Fund


The Jusoor Hardship fund aims to retain students in higher education in order to invest in the future of Syria and the region. This program is open to Syrian university students at the undergraduate and master’s levels who are enrolled at academic institutions outside Syria and are at risk of dropping out due to financial need.

The program provides one-time financial assistance of up to $5,000, which the student can use towards university tuition and fees. The funds are awarded as a loan without interest, with an individual repayment plan developed for each student. Loans must be repaid in full no later than two years after graduation. Returned funds will support new students in the future.


  • Be Syrian or have a Syrian travel document
  • Have already started an undergraduate or master’s program outside of Syria
  • Be within two years of program completion
  • Willing to be featured in a crowdfunding campaign


Selection Criteria:

  1. Academic achievement
  2. Personal achievement
  3. Financial need
  4. Interest in and commitment to rebuilding Syria

How to apply

At this time there is no planned scholarship offering for the 2019-2020 academic year. Please subscribe to our newsletter and follow us on Facebook to receive all scholarship updates. This page will also be updated as soon as this information is available.

Previous Jusoor Hardship Fund grants

We have recognized the need to extend help to students who are already enrolled at the university and facing financial difficulties. In 2012, we partnered with the Institute of International Education and the Syrian expatriate community to award 46 grants to help Syrian students at US universities. In 2016, we helped 52 students through a similar effort.

For more information, please contact

Christina Peebles

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