Our Sindyan Scholarship Programme supports excelling students from the most disadvantaged Palestinian communities to obtain a university education. Graduates from the Sindyan Programme will be empowered academically as well as socially to achieve the best for themselves and their communities.
The deteriorating economic conditions of many Palestinian localities and refugee camps make the cost of higher education an unbearable burden for most families. Consequently, thousands of students are unable to enrol or continue their studies because they can’t pay tuition fees.
The Sindyan Programme offers scholarships that cover tuition fees and a monthly living stipend. A range of training workshops are also integrated in the scholarship focused on personal, academic and professional skills, community services and much more.
Our philosophy in the programme is to instil a sense of dignity and social responsibility within our students; that is to be a support provider not only a receiver. To this end, our students will be required to annually design and implement projects that benefit their local community. The Programme will provide training to students on project planning and implementation to help them in the process. By the time of graduation, each student would have designed and implemented three community projects.
To ensure sustainable impact, the Programme supports each student for up to four years or until they finish their undergraduate degree; provided they continue to meet the requirements of the Programme.
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Sindyan in 2020/2021
In its first year due to limited funds, the Programme will only support students from the Gaza Strip. We will gradually expand to support students from other Palestinian geographies.
When selecting students for the scholarship, the Programme will take the following into account:
Academic achievements of the applicant;
Overall income of the family;
Number of siblings (and ages) and other dependants on family income;
Other siblings studying at university level;
Any special circumstances that affect family income and its overall welfare;
Course of study
Application and selection The applications of eligible applicants will be reviewed by the Selection Committee and short-listed students will be invited for an interview after which a decision will be made regarding the successful applicants.