In August 2020, UniRef, in partnership with the International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies (IFRC), the Jordan Red Crescent (JRC) and the University of Jordan, opened pilot classes for 100 students for its higher education mission. Among these students, 53% were women and 47% were men.
3000 students spontaneously applied to participate in our pilot classes.
The scholarships for the pilot classes’ students were provided by the European Union’s regional trust fund “MADAD”.
All students who enrol in our classes must have previously successfully graduated with a high school diploma. The selection of students is based on their academic performance.
The graduates of our training programs are awarded, after following our classes, a diploma issued by the University of Jordan and recognized by the Jordanian Ministry of Higher Education.
The courses are taught by accredited teachers from the JRC and the University of Jordan.
The classes take place on UniRef’s premises, specifically allocated by the JRC in their Headquarters’ Offices in Amman. These offices also house the IFRC Representation in Jordan.
UniRef’s premises consist of :
- Classrooms fully equipped with projectors, whiteboards and air-conditioning and three computer rooms for courses and online research
- A prayer room
- A cafeteria
- UniRef’s team offices
Our premises are accessible to people with disabilities.
Due to the current sanitary situation, beneficiaries are provided with masks, hydroalcoholic gel, and classrooms are set up to respect safety distances.
Security is provided by the JRC.
UniRef’s different curricula allow our students to choose their training according to their interests. They develop their knowledge and skills in specific fields and integrate more easily into the formal labour market. They are then able to financially support themselves and their family.