The Global Platform for Higher Education in Emergencies is a NGO based in Portugal aimed at offering academic opportunities for students from conflict-affected societies, in forced mobility or at risk.
It started its activities in 2013 as the Global Platform for Syrian Students (www.globalplatformforsyrianstudents.org) when it launched an emergency scholarship programme for Syrian Students that is operational since then. Over the past years, it has awarded more than 750 annual scholarships and provided support to around 300 students allowing them to complete their BA, MA or PhD degrees.
Since 2017 it has enlarged its scholarship programme to other nationalities in the framework of the Rapid Response Mechanism for Higher Education in Emergencies (RRM) that is being set up in order to deliver more, better and faster results on the ground.
Against this backdrop, in August 2020 the former Global Platform for Syrian Students became the Global Platform for Higher Education in Emergencies, thus adapting its mission statement to make it matching with its current work on the ground.
We are now preparing a new emergency scholarship programme that aims at providing academic opportunities to Afghanistan’s female students.
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