Abdullah's village had been taken over by the Taliban and his father forced to join the fighting. Abdullah escaped but his life was now in danger.
Hamid from Afghanistan faced big barriers progressing to university. Hamid is now at Brighton University studying engineering.
Many students have fled the country. Most of Syria’s refugees are in neighbouring countries, and just 0.1% have found safety in the UK.
At such a young age, Hyeon has already overcome indescribable challenges in her life yet her hopes and dreams for the future remain strong.
Eritrea has a history of conflict and still experiences great poverty and instability. Only 33% of girls enrol in primary school.
Theodore comes from a region where there are regular attacks on civilians. His family fled an attack and settled in a camp on the outskirts of Goma.