How We Support Scholarships

The Asfari Foundation does not award scholarships, fellowships or bursaries[1]. Instead, through flexible grant funding, we support the resilience and sustainability of multiple organisations that provide scholarships.

If you are interested in applying for scholarships, please do not contact the Foundation directly. We recommend that you look at the list below which includes a wide variety of scholarship opportunities (please note: the Foundation does not have direct links to these organisations):

For information about higher education opportunities for Syrian refugees in Turkey please click here.

If you are an organisation providing scholarship opportunities for Lebanese, Palestinian or Syrian young people and would like us to share your details on this page, please contact 


[1] Historically the Foundation awarded bursaries and fellowships through partner organisations in the UK and the Arab region and, to a smaller extent, in the USA. Previous fellowship and bursary partners included the Refugee Studies Centre (University of Oxford), the Royal Institute for International Affairs (Chatham House), Oxford Brookes University and Campaign Bootcamp in the UK, and Columbia University in the USA. We also provided scholarships or vocational training for refugees in Turkey and Lebanon, through partnerships with LASER, Jusoor, ULYP and the Child and Mother Welfare Society.