Scholarships for Refugees 2021

Scholarships for Refugees 2022

The objective of the initiative is to offer a group of student-refugees to take part in the summer school and gain knowledge in EU immigration and asylum law and to complete their education, which may have been interrupted by their forced departure from their home country. A number of refugees working in NGOs have already benefited from it since the launch of this initiative in 2016. The initiative RefYOUgees organised with the support of the Université libre de Bruxelles is based on crowdfunding. We will this year try to welcome refugees from Ukraine and Afghanistan. 

Due to a crowdfunding campaign, we hope to be able to fund like last year the full participation of around ten participants who hold refugee or subsidiary protection status in Europe. The funds cover registration fees and transportation costs, accommodation and living expenses for the entire duration of the Summer School. In order to support this year’s campaign, we created #refYOUgees a social media platform to share faces and stories of persons who believe that a different model of integration is possible. Join us on Twitter by following the hashtag #refYOUgees!

Have a look at our ‘Refugee Voices’ booklets wherein the refugee students of the past Summer School editions present themselves:







Summer School on EU Immigration & Asylum Law and Policy

The Summer School has been designed to provide participants with a comprehensive understanding of the immigration and asylum policy of the EU from a legal perspective. The classes combine theoretical and practical elements while also leaving space for question time and class discussion. They tackle the most recent legislative, jurisprudential and political developments at EU level.

Eligibility criteria

How to apply:

1. Complete the online registration form for the summer school, available here. Please select the ‘student option’ under course fees for administrative purposes.

2. In the same time, send, via email to odysseus@ulb.be the following documents, prior to the deadline of 13 June 2022:



For further information, please contact the Odysseus Network by email: odysseus@ulb.be

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