German Federal Ministry of Economic Cooperation and Development (BMZ), implemented by GIZ in partnership with the DAAD
Prospects for Peace through Education in IraqVerified by UNHCR
The goal of the programme is to encourage and support young people to pursue Bachelor degree programmes at selected public and private universities. The target group for scholarships are highly qualified high school graduates who are facing socioeconomic barriers in their access to higher education, especially applicants from ethnic and/or religious minority groups, refugees, returnees and IDPs. 50% of the scholarships will be awarded to women.
To this end, scholarships are granted for 4-year Bachelor studies in the fields of agriculture / food processing, environmental sciences, information and communication technology, business administration as well as sciences in the medical field at the three participating universities.
In addition to receiving the monthly stipend, scholarship holders of the programme will participate in accompanying measures designed to help them succeed in their studies. Further accompanying measures will be offered in the overarching theme of the programme, i.e. courses helping scholarship holders with skills to support their entry to the job market as well as other activities regarding community-building and peaceful co-existence (e.g. discussion and sports activities).
Funded degree programmes and partner institutions involved
In the first cohort, up to 30 scholarships will be awarded at selected host universities in Northern Iraq (see below partner institutions involved)
On the website of the programme, you will find the individual calls for applications (PDF-documents) for each of the participating universities are posted. In the PDF documents, you will find the required information regarding the application process. Website: http://www.daad.de/in-country-programme-iraq
On September 30, 2021, at 10 Hs Iraqi time, an online information session about the programme will be held via the MS Teams application.
The information session is primarily targeted at prospective applicants (high school graduates who wish to apply to the programme). Parents, high school teachers, university staff members and other people who wish to learn more about the programme may also participate.
To sign up for the information session, please use the following survey: https://www.daad.de/surveys/858315?lang=en
Details at a glanceIraqAgriculture, Forestry, Fisheries and Veterinary, Business Administration, Health and Welfare, Information and Communication TechnologiesUntil 11/10/2021Bachelor'sFull scholarship for the full period of studies30There is no age limit0.00 USDBlended (combination of in-person and online programming) programme delivery
RequirementsTargeted nationalitiesIraq, SyriaTargeted Country of AsylumIraqAccepted status documentationRefugee certificateLanguage of InstructionArabic, English, KurdishLanguage Proficiency LevelNot applicableWhich certificate do you require to prove the required language proficiency?Please use the same language certificate as the one required by the host institution for admission to the degree programme.
More details about this opportunity
Opportunity timingThe programme will be offered in 2021 and 2022.
Duration of support providedFor the duration of studies
What is covered in this programTuitionLanguage trainingMonthly stipend (e.g. food allowance)Mentoring or psycho-social supportWork-study or part-time employment expected/permitteda one-time allowance for digital equipment (such as a laptop); accompanying measures helping the scholarship holders succeed in their studies, to support their entry to the job market & activities regarding community-building and peaceful co-existence
Type(s) of visa/residency permit granted upon arrivalN/A
Is the student allowed to work while studying?Yes
Can the nuclear family accompany or join the main applicant?Not applicable
Are there options to stay after graduation?Not applicable
Application feeThere is no application fee for this programme.
Application periodSpecific date (annual opportunity)
Release of the selection decisionNovember 2021
For further questions contact the scholarship provider
The following universities participate in the scholarship programme as partner institutions:
University of Sulaimani
- College of Nursing: Community Health Nursing
- College of Agricultural Engineering Sciences: Food Science and Quality Control and Agribusiness and Rural Development
- College of Administration & Economics: Business Management
- College of Commerce: Computer Science
Catholic University in Erbil
- College of Information Technology and Computer Sciences: Information Technology and Computer Science
- College of Science: Environmental Sciences and Information technology (computer science)
- College of Agriculture: Food Technology
- College of Administration and Economics: Administration
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