Amman, Tuesday, July 21, 2020 – Her Excellency Prof. Manar Fayyad, President of the German Jordanian University and Dr. Ayman Maqableh, the Dean of Luminus Technical University College, signed the agreement of EDU-SYRIA/EDU-JORDAN scholarship program, funded by the European Union, to support 310 vulnerable Jordanians and Syrian refugees. The fully funded scholarships are granted to students to obtain the British Diploma, as well as to support 250 vulnerable Jordanians and Syrian refugees to enroll in the training diploma programs in the technical fields that are most required in the labor market. In addition, the project will provide financial support for the establishment of 40 pioneering projects in the Luminus Business Incubator, Luminus ShamalStart.
This agreement comes within the project “Supporting Higher Education for the Disadvantaged Syrian Refugees and Young Jordanians – EDU-SYRIA III” funded by the European Union through the European Union Regional Trust Fund to Respond to the Syria Crisis, the “Madad” Fund, which will provide young people with the opportunity to pursue higher education (Bachelor’s and Master’s), vocational education and technical training, in addition to teacher training, entrepreneurship, job-oriented courses and summer programs for high school students. The EDU-SYRIA Scholarship Program, supported by the European Madad Fund and implemented by the Federation of Several Authorities under the leadership of the German Jordanian University, has provided more than 3,000 scholarships so far.
It is worth metioning that the EDU-SYRIA III project is a consortium of 9 local and international partners: The German Jordanian University (consortium leader), DAAD (German Academic Exchange Service), Nuffic (The Dutch Organisation for Internationalisation in Education), Queen Rania Teacher Academy, Jordan University of Science and Technology, Yarmouk University, Mutah University, Zarqa University and Luminus Technical University College. The project also cooperates with Jordanian aid funds: National Aid Fund, Tkiyet Um Ali, Al-Aman Fund, and Zakat Fund.