DAFI (Albert Einstein German Academic Refugee Programme)



UNHCR’s higher education scholarship programme, best known by its acronym DAFI, plays an integral role in enabling refugees worldwide to access higher education. Since its inception in 1992, the DAFI programme has grown considerably, enabling more than 13,500 refugee students to study at universities and colleges in 50 countries of asylum.
Bursary Fields

All Fields of Study
Bursary Levels

Learners / Pupils at School, School leavers (Year 12), Undergraduate
Which Countries can Apply?

South Africa

The DAFI programme enables young refugees to unlock their potential by addressing key barriers to higher education. Undergraduate refugee students are provided with scholarships that cover a wide range of costs, from tuition fees and study materials, to food, transport, accommodation and other allowances. To support their academic achievements and skill development, DAFI scholars receive additional support through close monitoring, academic preparatory and language classes based on students’ needs, as well as psychosocial support, mentoring and networking opportunities.
Closing Date

26 November 2023
Contact Details

Application Address


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