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The Konrad-Adenauer-Stiftung (KAS) was founded in 1955 in line with the objective of spreading political education. Over the years, KAS’s work expanded internationally and the organization is now active in about 100 countries. Acknowledging the potential of the young generation on the ground, KAS is committed to playing a role in supporting future decision-makers not only at home, but also abroad. KAS wants to enable talented young people to engage in serious study through academic support and the awarding of scholarships. In doing so, it prepares them for their duties in the state and society, most notably in fields such as economics, politics and management, media and culture, as well as in international organizations.

Given this, the KAS Syria/Iraq Office

  1. offers scholarships for Syrians and Iraqis, studying in Lebanon
  2. encourages young Syrian and Iraqis to apply to the International Parliamentary Scholarship (IPS) of the German Bundestag

Please find more details below.

Scholarships for Syrians and Iraqis in Lebanon

Contents of the Scholarships

The KAS Syria/Iraq Office financially supports students from Syria and Iraq, covering complete or partial tuition fees and monthly living costs. KAS welcomes its scholarship holders into its network of academics, experts and decision-makers by regularly inviting them to relevant events and workshops, exchanging knowledge and sharing insights.

Who can apply?

  • Syrian and Iraqi graduate students who have been accepted into or are currently enrolled in a Master’s program at a Lebanese university and have at least one year left before they complete their Master’s degree.
  • Syrian and Iraqi doctoral students, who have been accepted into or are currently enrolled in a doctoral program at a Lebanese university and have found a doctoral supervisor to oversee their project. They must have at least one year left before they finish their dissertation.
  • Syrians and Iraqis coming to Lebanon for a research visit of up to six months.
  • Syrians and Iraqis coming to Lebanon to take part in a vocational training or further education program of up to six months.
  • Intermediate knowledge of English or French is required.

The funding focuses on degree courses in the social sciences, law and economics. The maximum funding period for students depends on the standard course duration according to the study program regulations.

What do we look for?

All applicants are expected to show an outstanding academic performance, personal suitability, political and social commitment as well as the readiness to play an active role to benefit and develop relationships between the candidate’s home country and Germany, following the completion of the degree course or of doctoral studies.

How to apply?

To apply, please send the following documents in English or French via email to Ms. Nauel Semaan (

  • Application form
  • Detailed and up-to-date curriculum vitae.
  • Cover letter of 1-2 pages, outlining the reasons for the planned further education and presenting how you identify with the work of KAS.
  • Copies of certificates in particular the graduation certificate.
  • Two letters of recommendation. One of which should come from a current or former employer. Another one might come from a professor or a supervisor at a volunteer position.
  • Letter of acceptance from the university or the institution at which the study program, or training is to be completed. This can be submitted later if not yet received.
  • Health certificate.

Successful applicants will be invited to an interview at the KAS Syria/Iraq Office in Beirut.

Applications for the 2018 fall semester are now open and will be evaluated on a rolling basis until the deadline of July 29, 2018. No applications will be accepted after this date.


The KAS Syria/Iraq Office encourages young Syrian and Iraqis to apply to the International Parliamentary Scholarship (IPS) of the German Bundestag, in cooperation with the Freie University Berlin, Humboldt University Berlin and Technical University Berlin. The German Parliament, offers young people the opportunity to get to know the German parliamentary system and political decision-making processes and to gain practical experience of parliamentary work during a 13-week work placement with a Member of the Bundestag. For more information, please consult the official website and the info documents in the side bar.