Syrian students have been traveling to Beirut for interviews and tests. That complicated and costly process has gotten tougher with coronavirus lockdowns and new U.S. sanctions in place.
Many students in the Arab region are concerned about losing the chance to continue their higher education abroad because of restrictions related to Covid-19.
Some Arab countries have begun evacuating students from the area under quarantine, but many students feel abandoned and want more help.
Britain’s prestigious Chevening scholarship requires recipients to return home so their countries may benefit from their experience. That’s not easy for those from war zones.
As the need for Russian military aid to the Syrian government appears to wind down, Russia remains intertwined in Syrian higher education.
A Palestinian student and journalist describes the hard work, persistence and passion it took to reach an educational goal.
The Trump travel ban and cuts to a major Saudi scholarship program are among causes of the decline.
The costs go beyond disrupting academic progress. Students also miss out on valuable opportunities for building workplace skills.
Eqbal Dauqan starts a new research and teaching career in northern Europe after losing hope of returning soon to her war-torn country.