The refugee students returning to Damascus for exams
19 May 2014 Last updated at 11:28 BST
In Syria, the civil war continues to cause a growing humanitarian crisis.
The besieged Palestinian Refugee Camp in the Yarmouk suburb of Damascus is one of the worst affected places, with clashes often stopping food distribution.
However, an agreement over the weekend allowed 120 students to leave to sit their exams.
The BBC's Lyse Doucet followed their hazardous journey.