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Jusoor - TMU Scholarship

Toronto, Canada
Master's Degree
1 Year (3 terms)
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Last Day to Apply: 
January 22, 2023
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About the Scholarship

Jusoor is proud to partner with Toronto Metropolitan University (TMU) to support one Syrian scholar to pursue a master’s degree in an Engineering program starting in Fall 2023.

To be considered for the scholarship, candidates must apply to Jusoor by 22nd January, 2023 using the application in the ‘How to Apply’ section of this webpage. 

Selected candidates must then apply to TMU through the Ontario Universities’ Application Centre by 15th March, 2023. You can read more about this here. We will inform you if you have been selected by 10th February, 2023.

IMPORTANT NOTE: Being selected by Jusoor DOES NOT guarantee  that you will be admitted to TMU, nor does it guarantee you a scholarship, even if you are admitted to TMU. Selected applicants will be ranked by Jusoor according to their performance on their applications and interviews and we will offer only 1 scholarship. For example, if Jusoor awards three application waivers and all three of those students are admitted to TMU, the one who scored the highest on their Jusoor application and interview will be selected for the final scholarship. 

This year, one Jusoor-TMU scholarship will be awarded in one of the following fields of study:

MEng Aerospace Engineering 

MEng Biomedical Engineering

MEng Chemical Engineering

MEng Civil Engineering

MEng computer Networks

MEng Electrical and Computer Engineering

MEng Mechanical and Industrial Engineering
Please see the Faculty of Engineering and Architectural Sciences website to learn more about the eligible programs listed above.

Eligibility Criteria

Candidates must:

  • Be a Syrian or Palestinian from Syria holding either a Syrian passport, Syrian national ID card, or Palestinian travel papers.
  • Hold at least a bachelor’s degree; applications from students currently enrolled in a bachelor’s program are also welcome.
  • Have graduated from a bachelor’s degree program with a GPA of 3.0 or better
  • Not already have completed a master’s degree.
  • Have a strong record of leadership and community engagement, as demonstrated through volunteer and/or work experience. This can be a formal or informal volunteer experience.
  • Demonstrate willingness and intent to contribute to the redevelopment of Syria.
  • Demonstrate willingness and intent to be an active member of Jusoor’s community.
  • Live in Syria, Lebanon, Jordan, Turkey, Egypt or Iraq at the time of selection.
  • Be a level C1 in the English Language as demonstrated by TOEFL or iELTS exams You can read more about this requirement here. You MUST take the exam before applying to TMU. 
  • It is your responsibility to ensure that you meet the admissions criteria of the program to which you are applying. 

You must be admitted to TMU to be considered for the scholarship.

Selection Criteria

  • Academic achievement
  • Personal achievement and leadership
  • Financial need
  • Interest in and commitment towards rebuilding Syria

Funds Coverage

This is a full scholarship that will cover tuition, living expenses and roundtrip travel and visa fees to Canada.

How to Apply

In order to be considered for the scholarship and the application fee waiver, candidates must apply through this application by 22nd January, 2023. We will inform you by 10th February, 2023 whether you have been accepted for the scholarship.

Candidates should apply to TMU through the Ontario Universities’ Application Centre by 15th March, 2023. You can read more about this here and here.

Frequently Asked Questions

How many awards will be given?  

For this selection cycle, one master’s degree will be funded.

Is there an age limit to be eligible?

No. Although our mission focuses on empowering Syrian youth, we welcome applicants of all ages.

If awarded the scholarship, can the funding support my spouse and/or children?

Unfortunately not. The scholarship is intended to support only the scholar.. Due to limited resources, Jusoor and TMU cannot provide any financial or relocation assistance for your family, including help with visa arrangements.

Which study programs are eligible?

For this application cycle, only certain fields of study are eligible for the scholarship:

MEng Aerospace Engineering

MEng Biomedical Engineering

MEng Chemical Engineering

MEng Civil Engineering

MEng computer Networks

MEng Electrical and Computer Engineering

MEng Mechanical and Industrial Engineering

Do I need to apply for admission to TMU before submitting my application?

You must apply to Jusoor first by 22nd January, 2023. We will inform you by 10th February weather you are being considered for the Jusoor scholarship. Then you must apply to TMU by 15th March, 2023.

I learned my undergraduate degree in Syria. Am I still eligible to apply? 

Yes, absolutely

I learned my undergraduate degree in Syria and am having trouble obtaining my degree documents as proof of attendance/graduation. Can Jusoor help?

Unfortunately not. Through experience in this matter, we have learned Jusoor cannot be of assistance. This issue must be resolved with your university and the Ministry of Education where applicable.

Do I need to pay a fee to apply to Toronto Metropolitan University?

Yes, there is a $110 application fee. However, Jusoor is offering three application fee waivers.

Can Jusoor offer to fund any English exam or graduate school testing I might require?

Yes, Jusoor will offer a waiver for up to three candidates who are selected for the application fee waiver.

I already hold a master's degree.  Am I eligible for the scholarship?  

No, all applicants must be applying to complete their first master’s degree.

What documents do I need to apply to Jusoor?

We encourage all applicants to prepare these documents as early as possible. Both black and white and color copies are accepted. All files must be PDFs.

  • Copy of passport or national ID
  • Copy of undergraduate program transcripts (official if available), or current master degree program transcripts
  • CV
  • Academic letter of recommendation (from a professor)
  • Professional reference (from your current or previous work or volunteer experience)
  • Copy of TOEFL or IELTS scores if you’ve taken either exam 

What documents do I need to apply to TMU?

Kindly check the university’s website for this information. 

What requirements does my CV need to meet?

Your CV may be in any format you like but we ask you to keep it concise. There is no maximum page length.

What requirements does my academic letter of recommendation need to meet? 

This letter should be written by a current or previous university professor, academic advisor, or other similar faculty members of yours. The letter must be on official university letterhead, dated and signed with the recommender’s 

e-mail address included. There is no limit to the letter’s length. You may only submit one academic letter of recommendation.

What requirements does my professional reference need to meet? 

This reference should be written by a current or previous professional supervisor/manager of yours while you were employed in a paid or volunteer position. The letter must be on the letterhead of the organization, dated and signed with the reference’s email address included. There is no limit for the reference length. 

What do you look for in the ideal applicant?

  • Strong GPA and record of academic achievement
  • Volunteer and/or work experience relevant to your field of study
  • Proven leadership ability as demonstrated through volunteer and/or work experience
  • Willingness and demonstrated intent to contribute to the redevelopment of Syria
  • Willingness to participate in Jusoor’s community
  • A clear and realistic plan for personal and career success post-graduation
  • A motivated, self-starter attitude 
  • Preference will be given to candidates who demonstrate financial need

What advice can you give for responding to the application essay questions?

We encourage you to fully address the question while being clear, concise, thoughtful, and providing relevant examples.  The questions are subjective with no “right” or “wrong” answer. In fairness to other applicants, we cannot offer specific advice on the essay questions.

What is the interview process like? 

If selected as a finalist, you will be virtually interviewed by a panel of Jusoor team members to assess your suitability for the stipend fee waiver and scholarship. We may ask you to elaborate on the information provided in your application, and will also ask you to respond to a series of questions based on real-life scenarios which scholars face during their academic programs. We are interested to see how you might respond to typical challenges faced by scholars and how you would contribute to furthering Jusoor’s mission while fulfilling your personal goals. Interviews generally last for 30 minutes to 1 hour and are conducted in English.

When will I be notified of my application status?

We try to be as transparent with our selection process as possible. We expect to conduct interviews with shortlisted candidates by the end of January 2023 and finalize the selection of awardees for the stipend soon after. You will be notified of your status for the scholarship after TMU has conducted its admissions process. All applicants will be notified via e-mail of their status after each stage of the selection process.

What are my chances of obtaining a Canadian visa if awarded the scholarship?

The scholarship award is conditional on the awardee receiving their visa. If the awardee is not granted admission or does not receive their visa, the scholarship will be awarded to the next highest-scoring applicant. 

When are scholarship funds disbursed?

Scholarship funds cannot be disbursed until the awardee arrives in Canada. The fee waivers will be provided upon application to TMU.


Applications Open
21st December, 2022
Applications Close
22nd January, 2023
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