Scholarships for Syrians - Suriyeliler için Burs


Scholarships for Syrians - Suriyeliler için Burs

Applications to Higher Education Scholarships for Syrians which are run by the Republic of Turkey Prime Ministry Presidency for Turks Abroad and Related Communities within the framework of Turkiye Scholarships Programme in close collaboration with international organizations have started.  Detailed information could be found in the leaflets in Turkish, English and Arabic

Application deadline: July 31st, 2016.

‘’HOPES‘’: European cooperation enables Syrian refugees in Turkey and the Middle East to take up university studies 
- More than 300 scholarships will be offered!


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© Foto: Norbert Hüttermann / DAAD 

The German Academic Exchange Service (DAAD), in cooperation with its partners from British Council, Campus France and EP-Nuffic, has launched a new programme to provide Syrian refugees in Turkey, Lebanon, Jordan, Iraq and Egypt the opportunity to gain access to higher education. In addition to reaching up to 42,000 young Syrians through academic counselling, the project will provide language courses and short-term study programmes to more than 7,500 student refugees and award more than 300 full scholarships to Syrian refugees in the region. A total of 12 million euros has been allocated for this purpose until 2019. The programme is financed by the EU Regional Trust Fund in Response to the Syrian Crisis, the ‘Madad Fund’. 

“By facilitating access to tailor-made academic programmes in the host countries, we are offering these young people and their families long-term opportunities in the region. These future professionals will be urgently needed to rebuild Syria when the time comes,” explains DAAD President Prof. Margret Wintermantel.

In the first phase of the programme, Syrian refugees will receive counselling and advice with regard to the academic programmes available to them in Turkey, Lebanon, Jordan, Iraq and Egypt. The first students are expected to receive a scholarship for studying at a Turkish University from September this year onwards. In addition to full scholarships, the programme also offers preparatory and language courses and supports the creation of innovative educational programmes and capacity-building of local institutions.

Applicants for scholarships will be selected on the basis of their academic potential, whereby social aspects will also play a role. This will ensure that applicants from disadvantaged families are given an equal chance. To this end, the project intends to work closely with the UN Refugee Agency (UNHCR). Vulnerable host communities will also profit from services offered under this programme.

DAAD Press release regarding the programme:

Dr. Carsten Walbiner, who is the Program director of HOPES in DAAD office Amman, speaks in an interview about the program and his work:

For the interview (available only in German) please go on the following link:

You can find more information:


DAAD Ankara


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