AJYAL: A programme to Support Arts Education - Academic Year 2021/ 2022


Ettijahat- Independent Culture announces the launch of an open call for its third edition of AJYAL: A Programme to Support Arts Education, targeting young Syrian and Palestinian -Syrian art students living in Syria who wish to enroll in a bachelor’s or a master’s degree, in medium or higher institutions, or to pursue an applied education programme in European universities and institutions, if they are currently residing in the Arab Region and all European countries.

The aim of AJYAL is to provide educational opportunities for young Syrian students in various arts fields, by covering in full or partially the cost of studies which ranges between 1200$ and 4000$. The programme also commits to providing support for beneficiaries, residing in Syria, throughout and until the end of their studies. AJYAL is based on a set of principles which includes honing the skills of the new generation of artists and art students, opening up to all forms of artistic expressions, and creating channels of communication between the young and the older generation.

The third Edition of the AJYAL programme is launched with the support of the DOEN Foundation and Ford Foundation.

Who can apply to the AJYAL programme?

Applicants must meet the following criteria:

  • Syrians and Palestinian-Syrians students aged 18-26 years old who reside in Syria and wish to pursue undergraduate studies (Bachelor’s degree) or study at intermediate or higher-level arts institutes in Syria 
  • Syrians and Palestinian-Syrians, under the age of 35 years old, who reside in the Arab Region and all European countries, and wish to study for a master's degree. Applicants must have already obtained an undergraduate degree from a recognized university or institute, and who have received at least a “good” commendation on their exams
  • AJYAL scholarships does not cover PHD or Post-Doctoral studies, additionally, AJYAL scholarship is not applicable in a country different from the country of residence, for instance: students residing in Lebanon cannot apply for a scholarship to study in Turkey

What costs and expenses are covered by the scholarship?

  • Tuition fees during the study period, limited to the academic year 2021-2022
  • Other forms of study related expenditures including:
    • Educational resources such as books, stationery, references, etc
    • Transportation fees
    • Accommodation: Rental fees 
    • Travel expenses to study abroad are not covered by the scholarship. Applicants who wish to apply must be students residing in the country of study

Criteria for Selecting Applicants

  • Applicant must show a strong link between their background and their chosen field of specialization
  • Academic and personal achievement
  • Commitment and a strong interest in continuing in the chosen field of artistic work, even after graduation

Support Mechanism

  • Applicants are requested to fill out the application form and provide the necessary supporting files and documents within the submission deadline, which ends on the 30th of June 2021 at midnight, Beirut time
  • Applications that don’t meet the selection criteria will be excluded, as well as incomplete submissions that lack one of the main documents required
  • A Selection Committee, made up of a number of independent and specialized experts from various cultural fields, is formed to examine the applications. The identity of the selection committee members will remain confidential until the announcement of the results
  • Depending on the application case, the Selection Committee makes its final decisions following online interviews with shortlisted applicants
  • Ettijahat follows up with students to ensure that they are content and progressing well in their studies

Documents Required for Application

Documents required from students residing in Syria and applying to pursue their early stages of studies including Bachelor’s programmes, and medium and higher-level institutions

  • A filled application form exclusively in Arabic
  • A Passport or ID copy
  • A recommendation letter written by an academic professor which includes their contact details (An email or a phone number)
  • An official or certified copy of the latest academic certificate of achievement
  • An official transcript of grades from the applicant’s most recently completed academic year

Documents required from students applying to a Master’s degree

  • A filled application form exclusively in Arabic
  • A Passport or ID copy
  • An official or certified copy of the latest academic certificate of achievement
  • An official transcript of grades from the applicant’s most recently completed academic year
  • A recommendation letter drafted by the Thesis supervisor, in case the university system where the study will be conducted includes the preparation of a master's thesis
  • A copy of the master’s thesis plan, in case the university system where the study will be conducted includes the preparation of a master's thesis
  • An equivalent and certified copy of the latest certificate of academic achievement issued by the Ministry of Higher Education is required, for applicants residing outside of Syria

Key dates for the current edition:

  • Deadline for submitting applications: 30th of June 2021
  • Conducting interviews with shortlisted applicants: Second half of August 2021
  • Announcement of results: First half of September 2021
  • Signing grants contracts: October 2021

To download the application form, and read the FAQs, please click on the files below.

Please send your filled application along with the required documents at: ajyal@ettijahat.org

 


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