|October 12, 2017||The first round of participants arrive in Japan under the Japanese Initiative for the future of Syrian Refugees (JISR)|
Many thousands of Syrians have been forced to leave their home country and flee to neighboring countries since the conflict started in 2011, and the majority of these refugees have been staying in host communities. Under their severe and inconvenient living conditions, the international community is required to support those refugees from a humanitarian standpoint. The protracted crisis deprives the refugees of their opportunities to study, which it is feared will result in a huge loss of human resources for the reconstruction of the Syrian Arab Republic (hereinafter referred to as "Syria") in the future.
Against this backdrop, the Japanese government announced in May 2016 that Japan would accept a maximum of 150 Syrian young personnel as students over five years with the aim of offering educational opportunities to Syrian youths who will contribute to Syria's future reconstruction. Accordingly, the Japan International Cooperation Agency (JICA) established the program "Japanese Initiative for the future of Syrian Refugees" (hereinafter referred to as "JISR") in cooperation with the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) for a maximum of 100 Syrian refugees who are staying in neighboring countries to study for a Master's degree at Japanese universities.
The objective of JISR is to support Syrian refugees who have the potential to contribute to the reconstruction of Syria in the future. This program offers opportunities for young Syrian refugees (hereinafter referred to as "Participants") to study Master's courses at Japanese universities. This program intends to foster capable Syrian individuals to lead Syria's peacebuilding and reconstruction at an appropriate time in the future, while enhancing their understanding of Japanese people, society and systems so as to strengthen the mutual friendship between Syria and Japan.
This program targets Syrian refugees who are known to UNHCR, who are currently residing in Jordan and Lebanon, and who will play leading roles in Syria's reconstruction and peacebuilding in the private, governmental, or educational sectors in the future.
Engineering, Agriculture, Information and Communication Technology (ICT), Business Administration, Social Science (Peacebuilding, Political Science, Public Administration, etc.), and Japanese Language and Culture are specified as key fields of study.
Applicant must satisfy the following requirements:
|(3) Refugee Status / UNHCR Status||
|(5) English - language Proficiency||
|(6) Academic Ability||
|(7) Understanding of the Program||
|(8) Others||Applicant must:
as of October 9, 2017
Promotion Seminar Schedule for JISR Program (in Jordan)
|UNHCR||Zaatari Camp, District 9, IRD Community Center||Mafraq|
|UNHCR||Azraq Camp, Community Centers in Village 6 and Village 2||Zarqa|
|04/10/2017||Wednesday||10:30-12:30||UNHCR||Princess Basma Community Development Center||Mafraq|
|16/10/2017||Monday||10:00-12:30||The Hashemite University||The Deanship of Students' Affairs Building||Zarqa|
|17/10/2017||Tuesday||10:30-12:30||UNHCR||Field Office in Irbid||Irbid|
|21/10/2017||Saturday||10:30-12:30||UNHCR||Nuzha Community Service Center||Amman|
|25/10/2017||Wednesday||11:00-12:30||Yarmouk University||To Be Determined||Irbid|
Promotion Seminar Schedule for JISR Program (in Lebanon)
|10/10/2017||Tuesday||18:30-20:30||T-Marboutah (Open to public)||Hamra, Beirut|
|11/10/2017||Wednesday||15:00-17:00||Arab Open University||Glass Bldg. 3rd FL, Room 307,
Arab Open University
(AOU students only, not open to public)
|12/10/2017||Thursday||11:00-13:00||UNESCO||Multipurpose Center, Ground Floor, UNESCO
(open to public with pre-registration)
* Please pre-register by sending your full name to email@example.com and show your ID at the gate. Preregistration is a MUST.
|facing Cité sportive,
Bir Hassan, Beirut
|14/10/2017||Saturday||14:00-16:00||Riwaq Beirut (Open to public)||Mar Mikhael, Beirut|
|18/10/2017||Wednesday||16:00-18:00||SB Overseas||Bukra Alahla Center, Al Rabea Project, Bloc 6 (1st floor)||Ard Jalloul-Sabra, Beirut|
Schedule of other promotion seminars will be updated accordingly.