Frequently Asked Questions

Frequently Asked Questions

1What is Gajang?
Gajang is a website that provides customized information about universities, vocational programs, and apprenticeships for refugees. To learn more, visit our About page!
2Do I need to have a certain language level to use Gajang?
Currently, Gajang’s site is all in English. We are working to provide translations in Arabic and Urdu.
3How can Gajang help me get into a university or other higher education program?
Gajang provides you with helpful information on what programs exist and how you can create a successful application for higher education programs. Through the search database and additional resources, you will know the necessary steps to take to accomplish your educational goals.
4Will Gajang help pay for my university?
Gajang does not give money or scholarships.
5I finished my college degree. Can I still get help from Gajang?
Gajang’s mission is to help all refugees who are interested in tertiary education, including graduate and postgraduate students who have completed a college degree.
6I did not finish college and would like to continue.
Refugees who have started or completed a degree in another country will need to have their credentials evaluated. This varies by country and university. Please visit World Education News & Reviews or contact the university you wish to apply to for more information on credential evaluation.
7What is “tertiary education”?
Tertiary education is the level of education after secondary education (high school). It is also called “post-secondary” or “third stage” education. There are different categories of tertiary education. At Gajang, tertiary education includes universities/colleges, vocational training programs, community colleges, and more.
8What are the “keywords” I should use when I search for opportunities on Gajang's Search Engine?

To make searching for different opportunities easier, Gajang uses keywords. You can view the keywords and their definition below:

University: Sometimes used interchangably with “college”, university is typically a 4-year education (requirements change in different countries) after secondary education is completed

Vocational Training: a type of tertiary education that prepares a student for a specific career (ie: construction, auto repair, electrical work, etc.)

Language Course: Free and paid classes to learn or practice a language

Exam Prep: Free and paid classes to prepare for education entrance exams

Scholarship: Financial assistance award to help students pay for higher education; this award does NOT need to be repaid

Postgraduate: Study or courses taken after a student receives their first degree

Graduate: Study for specialized, advanced degrees (ie: Master’s and Doctoral degrees)

Undergraduate: Entry-level study that is more generalized and leads to a basic degree (ie: Associate’s and Bachelor’s degrees)

9How can I join Gajang’s community?
The team at Gajang is currently working on ways to expand the Gajang community. If you would like more information on its development, please send us a message through our contact form.
10 How can volunteers and local community members support Gajang?

We welcome volunteers to get involved in Gajang’s mission to support refugees in higher education.

- Make a donation to continue Gajang’s operation

- Know about a tertiary education opportunity? Send us the information and we can add it to Gajang’s search database

- Help the Gajang team with translations! Refugees come from all over the world and translating important information into different languages requires the teamwork from volunteers and community members. Send us a message in our contact form if you would like to assist us in translations.

- Assist a refugee in your local community by helping them through the university application process