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Higher Education for Syrians under Temporary Protection and Disadvantaged Host Communities in Turkey

General Information

Title of the action

Higher Education for Syrians under Temporary Protection and disadvantaged host communities in Turkey

Priority areas

Education

Focus priority area

Education

Implementing Partner (contract signatory)

Stichting SPARK (SPARK)

Action Implementing Partner(s)

Republic of Turkey Ministry of Culture and Tourism Presidency for Turks Abroad and Related Communities (YTB), Council of Higher Education (YOK), University of Gaziantep, Harran University in Sanliurfa, Mustafa Kemal University in Hatay, Osmaniye Korkut Ata University, Kilis 7 Aralik University, and Mersin University.

Duration (months)

24 (Starting date: 31/12/2017)

EU Contribution (EUR)

EUR 5.000.000 Contracted under FRIT1 - EUTF funding.

   

Summary of the Action

Overall objective

To increase participation in higher education programmes of Syrians under Temporary Protection (SuTP) and disadvantaged youth from host communities in Turkey with EUTF scholarships.

Specific objective(s)

The specific objectives are:

1) To improve Turkish language skills of SuTP,

2) To enhance access of SuTP and vulnerable students from Turkish host communities to Bachelor and higher vocational university programmes,

3) To improve student support services.

Location

Osmaniye, Kilis, Karamanmaras, Sanliurfa, Hatay, and others to be identified with Turkish authorities

Target groups

Higher and vocational education students from Syrians under Temporary Protection (SuTP), refugees and disadvantaged youth in host communities.

Expected results

1. 385 SuTP selected and enrolled for the TÖMER programme.

2. 350 SuTP/Turkish students selected and enrolled in bachelor programmes, 175 SuTP/Turkish students selected and enrolled in higher vocational university programmes.

3. 385 students will have easy access to counselling and support throughout their study period provided by 15 trained university staff and 3 SPARK student counsellors.

Main activities

1. Provision of Turkish courses with the aim of enrolling SuTP in bachelor courses.

2. Provision of full scholarship at bachelor level including transport and subsistence allowance.

3. Improvement of student support services.

   

Progress of Action as of 30 December 2019

State of progress

Completed

Progress against Facility Results Framework

TOTAL VALUE SINCE THE BEGINNING OF THE ACTION (Cumulative Indicators²)

• 327 higher education scholarships granted to Syrian refugee students

• 162 educational personnel trained

• 335 Syrian refugees who completed a Turkish language course outside the formal education system

• (Not Reported) SMEs that received Facility financing (e.g. financial incentives, micro-grants)

• 428 Syrian refugees and host community members who participated in employability skills training programmes

• 42 SMEs that received Facility financing (e.g. financial incentives, micro-grants)

¹ The data in this Factsheet is sourced from the SUMAF Data Management System. SUMAF is a Facility monitoring and evaluation services project managed by the European Union Delegation to Turkey.

² A ‘cumulative’ indicator reports the total value of the indicator since the start of the Action.