By providing scholarships, GIZ and DAAD support high school graduates to pursue a bachelor’s degree. The programme will help the scholars to finish their studies successfully, to qualify them for the job market, and offer opportunities for students to meet and connect, e.g. by organizing sports activities.
The In-Country Scholarship Programme “Prospects for Peace through Education in Iraq” is commissioned and funded by the German Federal Ministry of Economic Cooperation and Development (BMZ) and implemented by GIZ in partnership with the DAAD.
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.
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|
|College of Agricultural Engineering Sciences||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|
|College of Information Technology and Computer Sciences||Computer Science|
|College of Science||Environmental Sciences|
|College of Science||Information technology (computer science)|
|College of Agriculture||Food Technology|
|College of Administration and Economics||Administration|
Below, 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.
German Academic Exchange Service (DAAD)
ST35 – Joint Scholarship Programmes Middle East, North Africa
Ms. Anke Maria Meyer
Email: (Please send your E-Mails in English or German)
Tel.: +49 (0) 228 882-8982
Kennedyallee 50, 53175 Bonn, Germany
DAAD IP in Erbil / KRI:
German Academic Exchange Service (DAAD) Information Point in Erbil
Programme Officer | In-Country Scholarship Programme “Prospects for Peace through Education in Iraq”
Tel: +964 (0) 750 745 1862
ETTC, Newroz Street, Erbil, Kurdistan Region - Iraq