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IGAD Regional Scholarship Program 2024 For Refugees, Returnees And IDPs


The IGAD Regional Scholarship Program aims to provide access to higher education for refugee, returnee, and IDP youth, promoting self-reliance and regional integration. As a flagship initiative of the IGAD Executive Secretary, the program will financially support 35 students admitted or enrolled in accredited higher education institutions in their host community or place of origin. By nurturing future leaders equipped with quality education and training, the program endeavors to promote self-reliance and regional integration.


  • The Program will cover the financial costs of training (tuition, accommodation, subsistence, and medical cover) up to a maximum of Euros 3,189 per student per year.

  • The exact amount of financial support will be determined based on the costs of training and living expenses.


To be eligible for the Scholarship, applicants must:

  • Belong to a displacement-affected community (refugees, returnees, IDPs) with formal documentation.

  • Be citizens of an IGAD member state, including those in refugee /displacement situations.

  • Be admitted or enrolled in an accredited institution in the IGAD region.

  • Demonstrate financial need.

  • Prioritization of women, persons with disabilities, and other disadvantaged populations, with at least 30% of scholarships reserved for female students. Special consideration will be given to applicants from Somalia and South Sudan, representing the largest long-standing displaced populations in the region.

Deadline: June 2, 2024

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