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«In good time, President Jorge Sampaio decided to establish the "Global Platform for Syrian Students", consolidating Portugal as a host State for the victims of the war, in the vein of our national tradition, committed to upholding the values of humanity, peace and openness to other peoples and cultures.», said National Defense Minister

H.E. Mr. Azeredo Lopes, Minister of National Defense of Portugal and Mr. Jorge Sampaio, President of the Global Platform for Syrian Students, received Syrian students recently arrived to Portugal at the Fort of São Julião da Barra (Oeiras) on 27 June 2018. During the ceremony, two female students, Joumana and Majd shared few words with the participants in the meeting. 


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For Azeredo Lopes, this initiative has an important characteristic: the Platform allows young people to continue their studies. In this way, Portugal not only offers shelter and removes them from a hostile scenario, but gives them the possibility to continue their life project. 

Read the speech of Portuguese Minister of Defense here.

The group of new students arrived to Portugal on 26 May 2018, who are attending a Portuguese Language intensive course, were installed at the Military Academy (until June 30) thanks to the support of Armed Forces. 


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This Summer School is not held as a for profit activity. Therefore “Tuition Costs” are free as most speakers, tutors and mentors are participating on a voluntary basis. However regular participants will be requested to cover the costs of their accommodation, meals, materials, social programme and field visits. Two fee packages are available for this Summer School depending on the accommodation option:

Package A – It includes meals, materials, social programme and field visits as well as accommodation at the University residence on the basis of a shared room: Total – 195 euros.

Package B – It includes meals, materials, social programme and field visits only. Participants who will choose this package will not require accommodation from the organizers preferring to make their own bookings: Total - 135 euros.

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  • Source: Governments, Global Platform for Syrian Students
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