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UNICORE 6.0 - Call for applications for 2 study grants and welcome services for refugee students in Niger, Nigeria, South Africa, Zambia, Zimbabwe, Uganda, Kenya, Mozambico and Tanzania a.y. 2024-26

Informazioni generali

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Giovedì, 29 Febbraio 2024

The general aim of the project named University Corridors for Refugees - UNICORE 5.0 (Niger, Nigeria, South Africa, Zambia, Zimbabwe, Uganda,  Kenya, Mozambico and Tanzania 2024-26) is to promote the refugees’ right to higher education through university corridors from Niger, Nigeria, South Africa, Zambia, Zimbabwe, Uganda,  Kenya, Mozambico and Tanzania to Italy. The project is jointly promoted by a consortium:

  • United nations High commissioner for refugees (UNHCR)
  • Italian Ministry for foreign affairs and international cooperation (MAECI)
  • Caritas Italiana
  • Centro Astalli – JRS Jesuits service for refugees in Italy
  • Diaconia Valdese
  • Gandhi Charity
  • Italian universities listed in the National cooperation agreement.

The University of Catania supports the project and offers two scholarships for students admitted to one of the master degree courses in:

LM-17 Physics
LM-22 Chemical Engineering for Industrial Sustainability
LM-25 Automation Engineering and Control of Complex Systems
LM-28 Electrical Engineering for Sustainable Green Energy Transition
LM-29 Electronic Engineering
LM-27 Communications Engineering
LM-62 Global Politics and Euromediterranean Relations
LM-DATA Data Science


Corsi di studio

Nome del corsoClasseStruttura didattica di riferimento
Data ScienceLM-DataDipartimento di Economia e Impresa
Global Politics and Euromediterranean RelationsLM-62Dipartimento di Scienze Politiche e Sociali
PhysicsLM-17Dipartimento di Fisica e Astronomia
Chemical Engineering for Industrial SustainabilityLM-22Dipartimento di Ingegneria civile e architettura
Automation Engineering and Control of Complex SystemsLM-25Dipartimento di Ingegneria elettrica, elettronica e informatica
Communication EngineeringLM-27Dipartimento di Ingegneria elettrica, elettronica e informatica
Electrical Engineering for Sustainable Green Energy TransitionLM-28Dipartimento di Ingegneria elettrica, elettronica e informatica
Electronic EngineeringLM-29Dipartimento di Ingegneria elettrica, elettronica e informatica

Requisiti di ammissione

Application is open only to candidates who meet the following requirements:

  • Are residing in Niger, Nigeria, South Africa, Zambia, Zimbabwe, Uganda, Kenya, Mozambico and Tanzania and have been recognized refugee status in these countries;
  • Hold a qualification valid for admission to the chosen Second Cycle Degree Programme. The qualification must have been issued by a higher education institution accredited in the higher education system of the Country where the degree has been issued;
  • The qualification must as well consent the access to a second level degree course in the country of issuance;
  • Hold a qualification not being obtained before 2019 and by 31.07.2024;
  • Have a GPA (Grade point average) of at least 3.0 corresponding to, at least, 24/30 – referred to the Italian System. For the conversion of the average to the Italian grading system it will be used the official conversion formula of the Italian Ministry of Education, as for Annex 1 of this call;
  • Meet specific curricular requirements and, in accordance with the provisions established by Italian Ministerial Decree n. 270/2004, have an adequate educational background, for the program of interest, as further specified in each course information sheet provided in the Annexes;
  • Not being previously registered in an academic study programme at University of Catania or at      any other Italian university member of UNICORE 6.0 consortium;
  • Have an adequate English language knowledge (B2 level).

Procedura di ammissione


Applications can be sent from 1 March 2024 to 15 April 2024, 12 noon (noon, UTC+2). Students are due to send applications, including all the documents listed above, through the UNICORE website, at https://universitycorridors.unhcr.it . Once the application has been submitted, a confirmation email to the mailbox indicated in the online form will be sent.

Students are allowed to apply for one second level degree programme offered by University of Catania and for only two universities among those participating in the UNICORE 6.0 project including University of Catania.

This is a mandatory requirement: non-compliance with this clause will cause the immediate rejection of the application.

Applications will not be accepted if they are incomplete and / or are sent without the required documents and / or are received after the deadline.

Calendario e sedi delle prove

The selection process will be performed in two steps:

Step 1: assessment of CV and documents concerning foreign qualification
Step 2: online interview

Interviews will be graded on a scale of 40 points and will be scheduled on-line from 1 May to 30 May 2024.

Candidates will be notified by email about the date and time of the interview.

The winners will be notified by email within 3rd June 2024 and the final ranking list will be also published in the project page www.unict.it/it/didattica/unicore-university-corridors-refugees