Syrian Students in Jordan Struggle with Multiple Obstacles to Post-Secondary Education


Syrians sat for high school final exams (tawjihi) this year, according to the Secretary-General of the Ministry of Education, Sami al-Salaitah, among which hundreds are expected to have passed and thus become qualified to enroll in universities and community colleges. 

Syrian students take the same tawjihi exams as Jordanians, which determine their competitiveness in higher education. However, Syrians who wish to pursue their studies at Jordanian universities have one of two choices: either enroll in the “international program” available at public universities, or apply to private universities.