UNICORE Project – United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) 2022 For African Students

The UNICORE project is being promoted by the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR), UNHCR was created to give refugee students in African territories the opportunity to continue their academic careers at Italian universities.


 About UNICORE project

Currently, UNICORE project is in its fourth edition, the project offers young refugees, often unable to continue their studies in their home country, the opportunity to obtain visas for study purposes in third countries.

The UNICORE Project initiative was established in 2019, the program seeks to allow refugee students in Ethiopia to arrive in Italy with a regular and safe path to further their studies. Since its inception, the program has experienced an increasing number of participation from Italian universities.

UNICORE Project stands out for its inclusive dimension, thanks to a wide network of territorial partners who support students in entering academic life and integrating into the local social fabric. Specifically, Caritas, Diaconia Valdese, and Centro Astalli actively participate in the project, as well as a large number of other international and local actors.

Details of UNICORE Project

  • The Application Deadline UNICORE Project 2022 : May 29, 2022
  • Type of Scholarship: Postgraduate
  • Eligible Countries: The program is open to Candidates from Cameroon, Nigeria, Malawi, Niger, Mozambique, South Africa, Zimbabwe, and Zambia
  • Awards to be taken: Italy
  • Number of Scholarships given: Not Specified

Eligibility Criteria for UNICORE Project Participation

  • The criteria/requirements for applying for the UNICORE Project are stated in the calls that each of the participating universities publishes on the basis of an agreed format.
  • Note that each of these universities provides a specific number of study courses from its own academic offer.

Benefit of Scholarship

  • The benefits range from the monthly scholarship provided by Sapienza to orientation and academic tutoring activities
  • Additionally, free local transport and accommodation, teaching material, computers, telephones, SIM cards, legal assistance, listening spaces, pocket money, etc.

How to Apply For UNICORE Project – UNHCR University Corridors for Refugees

Interested and eligible applicants are required to submit their application form by email adhering to the instructions and using the application form provided in the call. There are about 13 MSc programmes that students can apply for

  • Business Management

Official webpage

Alternatively, you can write to: internationalstudents-eco@uniroma1.it

  • Economics and Communication for Management Innovation

Visit the Department website https://web.uniroma1.it/dip_management/economia-e-comunicazione-il-management-e-l-innovazione-ecomi-lingua-inglese/economia-e-comunicazione

Alternatively write to: internationalstudents-eco@uniroma1.it

  • MA English and Anglo-American Studies

englishangloamericanstudies.lm37@uniroma1.it; iolanda.plescia@uniroma1.it; irene.ranzato@uniroma1.it

  • MA Mediterranean Archeology

medarch.dsa@uniroma1.it; paolo.carafa@uniroma1.it

  • Architecture


Or architectureconservation@uniroma1.it

  • Computer Science

info-computer-science-degrees@di.uniroma1.it; casalicchio@di.uniroma1.it;

  • Development and International Cooperation Sciences  


  • Electronics Engineering

ingegneria_elettronica.lm29@uniroma1.it; antonio.dalessandro@uniroma1.it; paolo.burghignoli@uniroma1.it

  • Genetics and Molecular Biology


  • Product and Service Design




Alternative write to: msproductdesign@uniroma1.it

  • Science & Technology (Conversation of Cultural Heritage)

Official website

info: scienzebc@uniroma1.it

  • Nanotechnology Engineering  

Get the details and info here

Additional  info: ingegneria_nanotecnologie.lm53@uniroma1.it

  • Design, Multimedia, and Visual Communication



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