Oct 5

Prospects for Peace through Education in Iraq / DAAD - GIZ


Programme objective
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.

Accompanying measures

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)

Scholarship Application
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:



Targeted nationalities
Iraq, Syria

Targeted Country of Asylum

Accepted status documentation
Refugee certificate

Language of Instruction
Arabic, English, Kurdish

Language Proficiency Level
Not applicable

Which 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.


What is covered in this program

  1. Tuition
  2. Language training
  3. Monthly stipend (e.g. food allowance)Mentoring or psycho-social support
  4. Work-study or part-time employment expected/permitted
  5. a 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 arrival

  • N/A

Is the student allowed to work while studying?

  • Yes


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