Finding Hope in Higher Education

We provide young refugees with life-changing opportunities to continue their education on Canadian campuses and build a better future for themselves and their families.

Since 1978

The Student Refugee Program (SRP) is the only one of its kind to combine resettlement with opportunities for higher education. The program supports over 130 refugee students per year through active partnerships with over 95 Canadian campuses. We have empowered over 2,000 young refugees from 39 countries of origin to continue their education in safe and supportive environments in Canada since the program began.

Crucial to the program’s success is its unique youth-to-youth sponsorship model which empowers young Canadian students to play an active role in the sponsorship of refugee students. Our campus-based Local Committees raise funds and awareness for the program on their campus and in their community. They also play a critical role in offering day-to-day social and academic support to SRP students.


The Student Refugee Program is powered by WUSC

World University Service of Canada (WUSC) is a Canadian international development non-profit organization dedicated to improving education, employment and empowerment opportunities for youth, women and refugees in more than 25 countries around the world. For over fifty years, we have empowered our unique network of post-secondary institutions, private sector partners and volunteers to help build a more equitable and sustainable world for youth. To find out more, please visit .