Syrian Scholars Initiative

Jusoor is excited to partner with with Japan International Christian University Foundation (JICUF) for students to attend International Christian University (ICU) in Tokyo, Japan. Full undergraduate scholarships will be awarded to two Syrian youths currently residing in Turkey for the 2019-2020 academic year. Students can choose any of ICU’s 31 majors.

Who Is Eligible

Candidates must meet the following conditions:

  • Be a Syrian national currently living in Turkey
  • Be single with no dependents
  • Possess a certificate of graduation from high school
  • Have scored a minimum of 79 on the TOFEL iBT or 6.5 on the IELTS
  • Demonstrate a strong interest in studying in Japan and the Japanese language

How to Apply

Apply to the Syrian Scholars Initiative via the JICUF web site. Further information about the application timeline, required documents, and the application process can be found at this link.

Application for admission in September 2019 will open on June 20, 2018. Shortlisted candidates will be notified on September 25 and interviewed in October, and finalists will be notified in November. If you are a finalist, please note you must then complete a separate application process for International Christian University (ICU) in January 2019 and will receive a decision regarding your acceptance in February 2019.

Value of the Scholarship

The scholarship includes full tuition, health insurance, housing, and living expenses for the duration of the student’s undergraduate program. Japanese language training prior to departure and travel from Turkey to Japan are also included.

For more information, please contact

Christina Peebles

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