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 sector

Education

Implementing partner

Stichting SPARK

Beneficiary(ies)

Council for Higher Education (YÖK), Harran University, Mustafa Kemal University, others to be identified with Turkish authorities

Duration (months)

24 (Starting date: 31/12/2017)

EU Contribution (EUR)

EUR 5,000,000 Contracted under FRIT-EUTF funding.

   

Summary of the Action

Main objectives

The overall objective is to increase participation in higher education programmes of Syrians under Temporary Protection (SuTP) and disadvantaged youth from host communities in Turkey with EUTF scholarships. The specific objectives are:

  • To improve Turkish language skills of SuTP,
  • To enhance access of SuTP and vulnerable students from Turkish host communities to Bachelor and higher vocational university programmes,
  • To improve student support services.

Location

Gaziantep, Şanlıurfa, Hatay, and others to be identified with Turkish authorities

Target Groups

Higher and vocational education students from SuTP, refugees and disadvantaged youth in host communities.

Expected results

  • 385 SuTP selected and enrolled for the TÖMER programme.
  • 350 SuTP/Turkish students selected and enrolled in bachelor programmes, 175 SuTP/Turkish students selected and enrolled in higher vocational university programmes.
  • 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

  • Provision of Turkish courses with the aim of enrolling SuTP in bachelor courses.
  • Provision of full scholarship at bachelor level including transport and subsistence allowance.
  • Improvement of student support services.
   

Progress of Action as of July 2018

State of progress

Ongoing