MBA Scholarships in Lebanon

Every child has the right to A safe place to learn,
We work to help young people develop Skills for the future

About the project


Only 6% of refugees are enrolled in higher education (UNHCR). The trauma of being displaced and the battle to survive means young people affected by conflict are often forced to abandon their education.


Theirworld and Heriot-Watt University’s Edinburgh Business School have teamed up a second time, to offer full scholarships to refugees and disadvantaged Lebanese nationals living in Lebanon. The programme gives 20 students the opportunity to study for a two-year Master of Business Administration degree online in English. The latest cohort follow in the footsteps of the first cohort of scholars who started the MBA programme in 2020 and will complete the course in 2023. The initiative equips the scholars with skills to build better lives for themselves, their families and their communities.


With Theirworld’s support, 20 students from marginalised communities will develop the skills and knowledge to forge successful careers. Around 95% of students from the Edinburgh Business School are in employment or further study within six months of graduating.