The collaboration between the School of Health, University of Edinburgh and the California-based University of the People.
The collaboration between the University of Edinburgh and the California-based University of the People aims to support those uprooted by war, famine and natural disasters.
Health Science graduates from the University of the People – the world’s first non-profit, tuition-free, accredited online university – will be eligible to apply to Edinburgh to complete a bachelor’s degree in Health, Science and Society. The initiative will later be expanded to include other subjects.
Refugees living in Scotland can begin learning online with the University of the People (UoPeople). Once they have achieved their qualifications, students may have the opportunity to transfer to Edinburgh.
The programme is open to students with permission to stay in the UK as a refugee and domiciled in Scotland, and Syrian nationals domiciled in Scotland with humanitarian protection in the UK.
Read more about the programme: https://www.ed.ac.uk/news/2017/partnership-opens-doors-for-students-from-adverse