The DAAD and European partners open up new perspectives for Syrian students

A valuable new start: The HOPES programme is aimed at Syrian students forced to break off their studies due to flight or displacement British Council

Hope through education: In the coming years, the “Higher and Further Education Opportunities and Perspectives for Syrians” (HOPES) programme financed by the EU’s “Madad Fund” will award more than 300 full scholarships as well as provide opportunities to take part in short-term study programmes and language courses to Syrian refugees based in Turkey, Lebanon, Jordan, Iraq and Egypt.


Hurdle with serious consequences

DAAD/Thilo Vogel

More than one million refugees arrived in Germany in 2015. This represents a big challenge, but also an opportunity for the state and society.


Sustainable development cooperation

Focus on exchange and networking: Common aims for the sake of sustainability DAAD

The networks of the “exceed” centres set up by the DAAD with funds from the Federal Ministry for Economic Cooperation and Development (BMZ) are highly international and active in four continents.


"Leadership for Syria”: Conference at the Federal Foreign Office

“The potential to rebuild Syria”: DAAD President Margret Wintermantel speaks during a panel discussion in the World Hall at the Federal Foreign Office (AA) Societäts-Medien/Stefan Maria Rother

The DAAD strives to counteract terror and war with future perspectives through its “Leadership for Syria” scholarship programme funded by the Federal Foreign Office.


“I want to use this opportunity”: the “Leadership for Syria” scholarship programme

Khaled Shaheen at Mannheim University of Applied Sciences privat

For Alaa Kanaieh and Khaled Shaheen, the current winter semester is something very special. The two Syrian students have been granted scholarships within the DAAD’s “Leadership for Syria” programme. In the light of the war and terror, Kanaieh and Shaheen now wish to use their studies in Germany to enable them one day to contribute to creating a better future.