Habesha Américas/IIE Odyssey Scholarship

Application period: January 22nd to February 22nd, 2024

For the sixth consecutive year, DIME and the International Institute of Education (IIE) launched the Habesha Américas/IIE Odyssey call for applications, which is aimed at people with refugee status in Mexico in order to continue their higher education studies at one of our partner universities.

Following DIME’s flagship program, Habesha Project: Complementary Pathways, Habesha Américas was born out of the pressing need to offer educational opportunities to young refugees who have already arrived in our country from Latin America and who, despite their motivation and previous achievements, have faced obstacles to continue their studies.

Now, the two projects that make up the DIME’s Higher Education Program support students inside and outside of Mexico so that they can pursue an academic degree and integrate fully in a first or second country of refuge.

The benefits of the Habesha Americas program are:

  • A partial or full scholarship provided by a higher education institution in Mexico
  • Academic, psychosocial, migratory, and medical monitoring throughout their studies
  • Medical insurance until graduation (IMSS)*
  • A monthly stipend until the 5th (bachelor’s) or 3rd (master’s) semester to cover accommodation, transportation, and food expenses*
  • Employability training
  • Annual Student Leadership Meetings
  • Advice and support in revalidating previous academic degrees
  • A laptop*

To be considered in the selection process, applicants must fill out an online form, including all the information and documents requested. The application format will be available until February 22, 2024, at 11:59 p.m. Mexico City time.

To know all the details and requirements of the call, click here.

*Funded by the Institute of International Education (IIE).

Learn more about DIME’s current and former students:

The students of our Habesha Américas program are an essential part of our organization’s activities, heading their own Council of Refugee Students (CERDIME). In this form, they participate in events and activities that influence the commitments of organizations and government agencies regarding their future.

Likewise, they are active members of their academic communities, which has earned them special recognition within and outside their universities.

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