The main objective of UniRef is to provide free access to higher education and professional vocational training to refugees in regions affected by armed conflicts where humanitarian help is essential, being a priority for us their social and professional integration.

All academic programs are completely free of charge for the students. As the burden of tuition fees is removed, the access to the labor market reduces the population’s vulnerability and poverty.

Between 2014 and 2017, UniRef deployed its first mission in Burundi in partnership with the United Nations High Commissionner for Refugees (UNHCR).

Since 2018, UniRef has implemented, in partnership with the Jordan Red Crescent (JRC) and the International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies (IFRC), its current mission in Jordan in favor of Syrian refugees.

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Our Academic Innovative Approach

Our programs were created alongside our university partners. They tackle the most important sectors of the host country where we establish our mission… learn more about our innovation process

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Our Projects

Two different missions, two different countries and a common goal: providing access to higher education to avoid a “sacrificed generation”… learn more about our projects


Since 2013, UniRef has been devoted to bringing tertiary education to refugees. 

We would like to implement new projects wherever our humanitarian support is needed.

This is why we ask for your help to keep developing our contribution to a peaceful and sustainable world.

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