First, visit the programmes’ page or the universities’ pages on this website and choose the programme that best suits you. When you have found the programme that you wish to apply for, please consult the call for applications of the university which you will find on the page dedicated to them on this website. For any doubt or question, you will find specific email addresses for each university on their page, or you can also use the generic contact form on the website which includes a phone number that you can reach through whatsapp.
Yes, however please check individual application calls of the universities. Some of them can have put some limitations on this, restricting access to refugee graduated in their countries of asylum. Note that in order to qualify you must have obtained a qualification eligible for admission to the Second Cycle Degree Program in Italy.
Universities providing scholarships to refugee students present in MALAWI, MOZAMBIQUE, SOUTH AFRICA, ZAMBIA E ZIMBABWE:
Universita’ di Bari, Universita’ di Bergamo, Universita’ di Brescia, Università di Cagliari, Università degli Studi della Campania “Luigi Vanvitelli”, Università del Salento-Lecce, Universita’ di Milano Bocconi, “Università degli studi di Modena e Reggio Emilia”, Università degli Sudi di Napoli L’Orientale, Universita’ di Palermo, Universita’ di Parma, Sapienza University of Rome “La Sapienza”, Luiss Guido Carli Roma, Università per Stranieri di Siena, Universita’ di Torino, Politecnico di Torino, Universita’ di Verona, “Università degli Studi della Tuscia Viterbo”
Universities providing scholarships to refugee students present in CAMEROON, NIGER and NIGERIA:
Università degli Studi di Padova, Università di Firenze, Università degli Studi di Milano-Bicocca, Università di Milano Statale, Università Iuav di Venezia (Iuav – University of Venice), Università degli Studi del Piemonte Orientale “Amedeo Avogadro”, Università degli Studi “G. d’Annunzio” Chieti – Pescara, Sapienza University of Rome “La Sapienza”, Università del Sannio, University of Catania, Politecnico di Milano, Università degli Studi di Siena, Università di Pisa, Università degli Studi dell’Aquila, Università degli Studi di Messina, Universita’ di Bari, Universita’ di Bergamo, Universita’ di Brescia, Università di Cagliari, Università degli Studi della Campania “Luigi Vanvitelli”, Università del Salento-Lecce, Universita’ di Milano Bocconi, “Università degli studi di Modena e Reggio Emilia”, Università degli Sudi di Napoli L’Orientale, Universita’ di Palermo, Universita’ di Parma, Luiss Guido Carli Roma, Università per Stranieri di Siena, Universita’ di Torino, Politecnico di Torino, Universita’ di Verona, “Università degli Studi della Tuscia Viterbo”
The UNICORE 4.0 project is open to students who:
– Have been recognized as refugees in Cameroon, Niger, Nigeria, Malawi, Mozambique, South Africa, Zambia, Zimbabwe and are residing in one of those countries. Please note that candidates are strongly advised to check individual university pages as country of residence criteria may vary;
– Have obtained a qualification eligible for admission to the Second Cycle Degree Program;
– Have obtained a degree in or after 2017 and no later than April 30 2022
– Have never been enrolled by one of the partner universities. Have Grade Point Average (GPA) of at least 3.0 according to the Ethiopian tertiary education grading system or equivalent.
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.
No, a certificate is not a requirement but please consider that if the programme you are applying for is in English you should have a good command of it. In some cases, proficiency in English will be assessed during the interview.
The program provides a series of services and benefits, including: accommodation, meals, expenses related to the residence permit for study reasons in Italy, health insurance, legal/social/psychological support, study materials (laptops, books, etc.). The renewal of the scholarship as well as the residence permit for study is subject to the passing of a minimum number of exams
No, however we strongly encourage you to learn Italian as soon as possible if you are selected, as this will facilitate your path to inclusion in Italian society.
The UNICORE 4.0 project concerns the entry into Italy of refugee students who can benefit from a two-year scholarship until their graduation. Once you graduate, you can go back to Cameroon, Niger, Nigeria or, if you have the requirements, you may consider applying for another residence permit to continue your stay in Italy. The selected students will get an information sheet with detailed information related to their stay in Italy.
Yes, but only on part time basis up to 20 hours per week.
The call expires on May 31st. The winners will be contacted by email or phone directly by the universities. The final ranking will be published on the website https://universitycorridors.unhcr.it/ Your name will not be made public, we will use the number of the ration card or ID refugee card that you provided in the application.
Participation in University Corridors, including the application process, is free. Should you encounter any difficulties in proceeding with your application, please do not hesitate to contact us.
You may submit a maximum of 2 applications. If you submit more than two, only the first two applications in chronological order will be taken into consideration.
You may reach out to the university that you wish to apply for and inform them that some of the documents are missing.
Courses will start in September/October 2022. However, considering the current COVID-19 emergency, there may be some postponements that are currently not foreseeable.
It depends on the specific programme. However, if not mandatory, attendance is strictly recommended.
No, there is no resettlement programme to a third country from Italy.