The project University Corridors for Refugees UNICORE 6.0 is promoted by Italian universities with the support of UNHCR, Italian Ministry of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation, Caritas Italiana, Diaconia Valdese, Centro Astalli and other partners. It aims to increase opportunities for refugees currently residing in Kenya, Mozambique, Niger, Nigeria, South Africa, Tanzania, Uganda, Zambia and Zimbabwe to continue their higher education in Italy.



Calls for applications for UNICORE 6.0 are closed.

Stay tuned for next year’s edition of UNICORE





Please consult courses offered and apply by 15th April 2024 (noon, UTC+2)*

It is possible to apply to a maximum of 2 universities.

*Please note that the call for applications of some Universities will be published after 1 March. See admission criteria for details.


The students will be selected to begin degree courses in September 2024, and will be exempt from tuition fees at the universities participating in the programme and will receive financial support for plane tickets and visa-related expenses, as well as a study grant to help them during their stay in Italy.

The selection process for admission will be carried out by and is the sole responsibility of the individual universities. To learn more about the selection criteria please also visit the dedicated page at this link.

Universities providing scholarships to refugee students present in Kenya, Mozambique, Niger, Nigeria, South Africa, Tanzania, Uganda, Zambia and Zimbabwe.

Presenting any fraudulent school certificates or university diplomas is a crime. All the documents that you submit will be carefully checked by experts. Should you present fraudulent documents there will be serious consequences including your disqualification from this and other opportunities. UNHCR may also report the incident to the police authorities.