Refugees at higher education institutions

The DAAD wishes to strengthen the potential of academically qualified refugees and provide them access to higher education in Germany. In collaboration with universities and partner organisations, the DAAD is developing various programmes to promote integration of refugees at German universities.

How the DAAD is helping

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    How the DAAD is helping

    Many refugees have gained university entrance qualification in their home country, or had commenced or completed a degree programme there.

DAAD support programmes for refugees

HOPES - Higher and Further Education Opportunities and Perspectives for Syrians

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    The HOPES project gives Syrian refugees in the countries Lebanon, Jordan, Egypt, Iraq and Turkey an opportunity to start or continue their studies.

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Further information

  • startsocial

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    Are you involved in a social initiative? Then you can win a four-month scholarship for your initiative and seize the chance for a cash prize worth 5000 Euro!


  • Study in Germany

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    A new website especially designed for refugees who have arrived in Germany and wish to begin or continue their studies.