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Concordia University will Sponsor the Post-Secondary Education of Two Syrian Refugees

7 OCT 2015
Career Path : Education News

This week, the Montreal-based University has announced that it will be waiving tuition fees for two Syrian refugees for a minimum of one year. The students will be able to choose the programs they’d like to pursue and funding can potentially be renewed once the year is complete.

Concordia University has partnered with the Syrian Kids Foundation (SKF) for the project. SKF is a Montreal-based non-profit organization that offers social services to Syrian refugees. While Concordia will cover the costs of their education, by waiving tuition fees, SKF will pay for the living expenses and transportation costs of the two students.

The students, who are coming to Concordia from Al Salam School in Reyhanli, Turkey, will arrive—ready to pursue their post-secondary studies—in approximately 6 to 12 months time.

Concordia president Alan Shepard says this initiative is about “being a good neighbor,” stating:

“In an increasingly global world, being a good neighbour means looking beyond the borders of our city and embracing the world. Giving two smart and motivated young people access to a quality education means they will have more tools to help build a better world.”


Source: Concordia News