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The Global Platform for Syrian Students will attend the Ignite 2016 Conference on "Tackling Instability, Radicalisation and Forced Migration" organised by SPARK in Amsterdam. 


Wednesday, 02 November 2016 13:31

Delivering Higher Education for Syrian Refugees

GP4SYS participated in the last workshop on "Delivering Higher Education for Syrian Refugees" organised by SPARK, the British Council and Al Fanar Media in partnership with Luminus Edu


19 September 2016 | United Nations (Conference Room 12), NY.


9 September 2016 | Dublin City Council, Ireland


10 - 16 July 2016 | Lisbon (Portugal)


Thursday, 28 July 2016 00:00

Syrian Students at Porto Academy 2016

20 - 27 July 2016 | Lisbon (Portugal)


Monday, 08 February 2016 00:00

ARTE meets Syrian students

Marion Touboul, ARTE | 6 February 2016


Thursday, 31 March 2016 00:00

A Dream to Rebuild

"As war destroyed lives and buildings in Syria, Alaa had to interrupt her architecture studies. Now a scholarship is helping her finish her degree in Portugal". Read Alaa´s story. 


Friday, 13 May 2016 00:00

Ban Ki-moon met Syrian students

"Expertise, skills, knowledge gained in Portugal will help rebuild your own country", UNSG told to Syrian students.


12 May 2016 | Lisbon (Portugal)


23 - 24 May 2016 | Istanbul (Turkey)


13 & 14 July 2016 | United Nations


24 May 2016 | Istanbul (Turkey)


Nour, student supported by the GP4SYS, is a Syrian young Architect living in Portugal interested in the dialogue between civilizations and cultures. He has participated in different events and made several talks in Portugal. Here you will find his testimonial and some pictures.


Testimonial: "I would like to tell every person who believes in his/her dreams, just don’t let any weak or trouble disappoint or give you up, cause life is challenge and battle to reach our dreams...."


Tuesday, 24 November 2015 11:12

Proud of our Students

Syrian students supported by the GP4SYS achieved a great step in their academic lives. 


Thursday, 05 November 2015 16:38

2015 WISE Summit!

3 - 5 November 2015, Doha, Qatar


Testimonial: "Eventually, I hope that in the near future, I would be able to translate the knowledge I have gotten here into an effective practice in Syria’s political life."


Testimonial: "let’s do a series of activities in refugee camps in “Jordan, Lebanon, and Turkey...."


Wednesday, 28 October 2015 14:35

We all felt proud and happy

Testimonial: "Aram’s enthusiastic tone reappeared in his phone calls, which relieved us even in our most stressful days...."


Wednesday, 28 October 2015 14:18

Benefit Lunch for Syrian Students

25 November 2015, Hotel Double Tree (Portugal)


"I’ve felt a duty to broaden my expertise and subsequently contribute to addressing the health crisis affecting my country.”


Wednesday, 14 October 2015 09:14

Benefit Concert for Syrian Students

31 October 2015, Music Conservatory of Coimbra (Portugal)


Are you a 2nd , 3rd, 4th or 5th year Medical Student ?

Would you like to continue your Medical studies in Portugal ?


Rapid Response Mechanism for Higher Education in Emergencies



The failure to prioritize higher education in humanitarian response renders entire generations uneducated, developmentally disadvantaged, and unprepared to contribute to their society’s recovery.


It is proposed to set up a Rapid Response Mechanism for Higher Education in Emergencies in order to support Higher Education among refugees and displaced people.

How does it work?

The core component of this Rapid Response is a Global Fund for Higher Education in Emergencies.


Download and know more about why a Rapid Mechanism for Higher Education in Emergencies.



Tuesday, 06 October 2015 10:53

2014 Annual Report

2014 Annual Report


Download the 2014 Annual Report or contact us at: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.


Thank you.



What Will Become of Syria's Students and Scholars?



Press Article by Allan E. Goodman (President and Chief Executive Officer, Institute of International Education) and Jorge Sampaio (President of the Portuguese Republic from 1996 to 2006; Chairman of the Global Platform for Syrian Students).


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16-17 December 2014, Brussels (Belgium)


1-2 June 2015, London (UK)


Thursday, 24 September 2015 17:34

Prioritizing Education in Emergency Response

26-29 September 2015, New York (USA)


Thursday, 24 September 2015 16:34

Breaking News!

40 new Syrian Students resuming soon their Higher Education in Portugal!


30 September 2015, New York (USA)


Wednesday, 23 September 2015 11:18

Barenboim: Benefit Concert for Syrian Students

28 September 2014, Brussels (Belgium)


Tuesday, 15 September 2015 23:51

They always told me how glad they are

Testimonial: "...they always told me how glad they are that I had the chance to continue my studies..."


Tuesday, 15 September 2015 23:49

It has inspired me to help others

Testimonial: " has inspired me to help others and to give back to the community..."


Tuesday, 15 September 2015 23:45

A chance for us to feel we are still alive

Testimonial: "This scholarship was not just a chance for us to complete our studies, but it was also a chance to feel we are still alive..."


Tuesday, 15 September 2015 23:29

Getting together!

Syrian scholars supported by the Global Platform for Syrian Students get together in Fundação  O Século, Estoril, last Friday 21st August. 


Tuesday, 15 September 2015 16:48

The dream of every ambitious student

Testimonial: "It stands by us and let us draw our route in life, and helped us to achieve our dream that was nearly impossible after the war..."


In partnership with Dialogue Cafe Network, the Global Platform for Syrian Students organised an WIHW join event on the 8th of February 2014 in order to support Syrian students.


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