>Subject: FELLOWSHIPS: "Leadership for Syria” programme (DAAD)
>From Émilie Pagé-Perron [mailto:[log in to unmask]]:
>Ifpo (Institut français du Proche-Orient) Scholarships Programme for
>Syrian Students Launched
>Applications period for special programme funded by the Federal Foreign
>Funded by the Federal Foreign Office, the German Academic Exchange
>Service (DAAD) has set up a scholarships programme for refugees from
>Syria. The call for applications begins on 31 October. In total, one
>hundred gifted Syrian students are to be given the opportunity of
>studying in Germany in the coming year. The Federal Foreign Office is to
>provide €7.8m in funding.
>Germany's Foreign Minister, Frank-Walter Steinmeier explains: "We cannot
>allow the Syrian conflict to engender a lost generation. It is
>particularly young Syrians that will play a crucial role in rebuilding
>their country and deciding its future as soon as this terrible conflict
>is over. We want to help give this young generation a future perspective.”
>The new "Leadership for Syria” programme set up by the German Academic
>Exchange Service (DAAD) is backed by €7.8m in funding and will enable up
>to 100 students to complete their studies in Germany and participate in a
>socio-political accompanying programme. In addition, the number of
>regular DAAD scholarships is to be doubled.
>"The programme is specifically geared to young people who have had to
>interrupt their studies or could not commence them due to the war. A
>sound education gives them future perspectives and prepares them for the
>task of helping to shape the Syria of tomorrow”, says DAAD President
>Prof. Margret Wintermantel.
>The new scholarship programme is primarily focused on Master's students,
>as well as providing places for PhD students and Bachelor's students.
>This programme is open to students in Syria and refugees from Syria,
>regardless of the country in which they are currently staying. To enable
>as many candidates as possible to apply, the DAAD accepts applications
>submitted online and in its offices in the relevant regions (Amman,
>Ankara, Istanbul, Erbil, Cairo, and Beirut).
>The calls for applications are available as of 31 October 2014 at
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