Students at Risk Bursary (SARB) supporting forcibly displaced students

McMaster University has initiated a program to support forcibly displaced students.  Forcibly Displaced include those who:  

  1. Have been displaced within their countries of origin (“Displaced”); Internally displaced persons (IDPs) are defined as “persons or groups of persons who have been forced or obliged to flee or to leave their homes or places of habitual residence, in particular as a result of or in order to avoid the effects of armed conflict, situations of generalized violence, violations of human rights or natural or human-made disasters, and who have not crossed an internationally recognized State border.” (Guiding Principles on Internal Displacement, E/CN.4/1998/53/Add.2.). 
  2. Have left their countries of origin and are either in a second country without a durable solution or have made it to a second country and are claiming asylum or are seeking a durable solution to a third country (“Refugees”).  
  3. Are Refugees who have demonstrated that they have the legal status of a convention refugee and qualify for the protective rights that flow from this designation (“Convention Refugees”); or  
  4. Do not fall into the above-noted definitions but are persecuted, living in conflict ridden situations or are at risk of violence by virtue of belonging to a group that would otherwise fall within the definition of a Convention Refugee. 

For more information on eligibility, the application process and where to go for more details you can select the tabs below.