The true wealth of a nation lies not in its gold or silver but in its learning, wisdom, and in the uprightness of its Children.

Khalil Gibran, Lebanese Poet

Applications for the class of spring are now open!

Application deadline is 14 June 2023, 23h59 EET.

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You want to be part of KANIYA Collective and help us empower the young generation?

We need you!

More than 80,000 students are unable to pay their tuition fees in order to graduate but with your contribution we can help them to do so. The donations will be used to cover student’s remaining tuition fees and, if necessary, the required support to cover their living expenses.
Become part of our network and contribute to the exchange of knowledge. Together we can promote intercultural exchange and learn from each other, be it privately, professionally or academically.
We would be very happy to welcome you as a silent or active partner.


Dear applicants,

KANIYA COLLECTIVE has decided to move from half-yearly to yearly classes. This means that in 2023, there will not be a fall class.

The reason is that for us, the most important thing is to allow as many students as possible to graduate. Due to the unprecedented increases in the university tuition fees in Lebanon, ensuring this possibility for our existing scholars of the Class of 2022 and 2023 requires more financial means than initially assessed.

We have thus decided to focus all our efforts and resources for 2023 on making sure that the existing scholars can graduate, rather than opening a new class this year.

Depending on the available funds, we hope to be able to open applications for the Class of 2024 early next year. We'll make sure to update you in time via our website and social media channels.

Your KANIYA team

3 December 2023


KANIYA derives from the Arabic word إمكانية ['imkaniya], meaning possibility, opportunity or potential.

At KANIYA COLLECTIVE, we believe education should be free and accessible to all to ensure equal opportunities. Our mission is to empower Lebanon’s youth through education, so they can build a better tomorrow for themselves and their country.

Through our KANIYA last-mile scholarship, we support university students on their last steps towards graduation.

Learn about our Program


Lebanon is experiencing the worst economic crisis in its history. The Lebanese Pound (LBP) has lost more than 95%  of its value. The savings of the Lebanese population have become worthless.

In Lebanon's highly privatised education system, students find themselves unable to pay their remaining tuition fees in order to graduate. More than 77,000 students in the country depend on financial support. Thousands will drop out of their degree with less than a third of their studies remaining.

Without the necessary support, these students will not be able to graduate and seize their full potential. Lebanon’s youth is the hope for a better future for the country. Therefore it is crucial to act now.

"As the FNF, we very much support KANIYA COLLECTIVE. Because we believe in the value of education, and we believe education brings equal opportunities.

We also believe that it is necessary to support the young generation in Lebanon, because without them, it will be hard to rebuild this country.

So please support this initiative - we would be grateful for it."

Kristof Kleeman, Project Director Lebanon & Syria

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Don't hesitate to get in touch directly - we're here to help!

Isabel Henzler Carrascal, Co-Director

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