Dundee City Council says it is looking as “a matter of urgency” at how it can help accommodate refugees.
Administration leader Ken Guild said the local authority will make efforts to ascertain what support can be offered.
Mr Guild said: “I am aware of the Syrian Vulnerable Persons Relocation Scheme and have asked the chief executive and his senior officers to investigate the scheme with a view to identifying what support Dundee City Council and our partners can offer in light of this humanitarian crisis.
“I have asked the chief executive to look into this as a matter of urgency.”
A meeting of councillors will be held on Monday.
Meanwhile, children at Liff Primary have been helping collect and sort hundreds of donations for refugees.
The school was one of four from the Monifieth catchment area that rallied around to offer support.
Jo Whaite, the Active Schools coordinator, said she was inspired to do something and, along with her friend Marie-Anne Scott, they started Carnoustie to Calais.
They have had so many donations they have teamed up with the Angus Solidarity With Refugees to get them sent to where they are most needed.
Jo said: “It started six to seven days ago and we’ve just been inundated. It so heart-warming.”
Jo said every child, parent and teacher at the four schools Seaview, Liff, Murroes and Mattocks had played a part, and many people from the local community had also come along with donations.
A group of Dundee mums have been gathering donations to help support refugee camps in Turkey and Serbia.
The efforts of the Dundee Refugee Support group saw the Charleston Bar filled with donations before they were sorted and packed by volunteers at Swan House.
Dundee firefighters were among those who offered their time to sort through the donations of clothing, camping equipment and food.