Webster Vienna Private University proudly awarded a full-time scholarship to Ms. Rania Ali, enrolled in the International Relations Bachelors program beginning the Fall 1 term. She is one of many standout students awarded scholarships for the coming academic year, and joining a competitive international student body at Webster Vienna.
Ms. Ali's journey is unique; born in 1995, she escaped her hometown of Raqqa, Syria in 2014 when it fell to the Islamic State group. In 2016, Ms. Ali fled Syria for Europe, filming every step. Her journey was later turned into the documentary "Escape from Syria: Rania's Odyssey" which has been viewed over 1.0 million times, shared over 93,000 times, won a Webby Award and received the One World Media Award.