Each Jusoor scholarship has a different application process, so you must check the “How to Apply” section on the individual scholarship page on our website.
For some Jusoor scholarships, you are required to apply to the university first and for some you are requested to apply to Jusoor first. Please read instructions carefully.
What advice can you give for responding to the application essay questions?
While each partner university has their own essay question and/or motivation letter requirements, Jusoor’s application includes 5 essay questions around the following themes:
- Short and long-term career goals with a detailed, realistic plan.
💡Pro tip: Consider mentioning whether you would like to pursue further education, where you see yourself in 5 years and how you will get there as well as what kind of networks and resources you could leverage to accomplish your goals.
- How you have helped others in the past 2 years.
💡Pro tip: Consider official volunteer experience, extracurricular activities in some cases, as well as how you have helped your family, friends and local community.
- How you will make the most of your experiences as a Jusoor scholar.
💡Pro tip: Do some research about Jusoor and about the university you will attend. How could you contribute to Jusoor’s mission of maximizing the potential of Syrian youth through education? What kind of clubs does your university of interest offer that you would participate in? Who are the professors that you are most interested to learn from and what courses do they teach? What would you do in your free time and how would you get to know your country of study and its culture?
- How you will undertake the responsibility of being an ambassador of Jusoor and Syrian scholars at your university.
💡Pro tip: Think about how you will contribute to Jusoor’s mission to maximize the potential of Syrian youth. What can you do for the Syrian community? How will you represent your culture and community?
- How you intend to impact the Syrian community during and after your studies.
💡Pro tip: We encourage you to think critically and creatively about your academic and career goals and how you might use them to contribute to the Syrian community.
Here are some examples about how Jusoor scholars have noted their intent to contribute to the Syrian community in their applications:
- A current scholar is studying biomedical engineering and intends to build artificial limbs for Syrians who lost theirs in the conflict.
- A current scholar is studying Housing and City Planning and intends to build affordable housing projects for Syrian refugees and IDPs.
- A current scholar studying Development Studies is the CEO of a capacity-building organization
- A current scholar is studying Microbiology and Infection and intends to become an advisor to the Syrian Ministry of Health and establish an epidemiology center to conduct research on infectious diseases and how to control and prevent their spread.
Here are some examples about how Jusoor alumni impacted the Syrian community:
- The Chairman of Jusoor’s Board of Directors is a Jusoor Scholarships alum.
- An alum who studied Psychology developed a Mental Health Resource Guide for Jusoor scholars and alumni.
- An alum who studied International Conflict Resolution is now working on developing practical strategies against gender-based violence and enhancing human rights protections as part of her larger interest in peace-building and conflict resolution.
- The founders of Syrian Youth Empowerment (SYE) are Jusoor alumni.
- Many alumni have volunteered in Jusoor’s Academic Mentorship Program or to assist with selection of new scholars.
We encourage you to fully address each question while being clear, concise, and providing relevant examples. The questions are subjective with no “right” or “wrong” answer.
Jusoor uses the Open AI Text Detector; applications that use generative AI (ChatGPT, Bing Chat, Bard) will be penalized.