With its scholarship program the KAS country office in Kabul supports especially talented and dedicated young Afghans. Momentarily the program is concentrating on two sectors, economics and media.

"Development Management" –Cooperation with the Ruhr-University Bochum

The KAF is cooperating closely with the Institute of Development Research and Development Policy (IEE) of the Ruhr-University Bochum. The institute which is headed by Professor Löwenstein has revived its cooperation with the University of Kabul in the year 2002. The IEE is offering an 18 month, international and English speaking course of studies, "MA in Development Management". For 2006 the KAF has granted three scholarships for this Master course. Applications had come from all 13 Afghan Universities. After a written pre-selection the KAF together with Dr. Sami Noor from the Ruhr-University Bochum appointed three scholarship holders during an assessment center in Kabul on March 12th, 2006. The successful scholarship holders, Mr. Modaser from Kabul, Mr. Sarwary from Nangahar und Mr. Hossaini from Herat will start their courses in September 2006 to acquire the graduation of "MA in Development Management" in 2008. Thus they follow the footsteps of Mr. Halimi and Mr. Sayyar, the two first Afghan KAF scholarship holders, who have already gained their graduation at the Ruhr-University Bochum in 2006.

Young talents in the media sector: 12 trainee scholarships

The KAS is supporting its partner Radio and Television Afghanistan (RTA) with twelve trainee scholarships. This trainee program is the first of its kind in Afghanistan since 28 years. Coaches of the Deutsche Welle (DW) are teaching the trainees who build the core of the RTA news office. The RTA news office and its trainees are going to deliver the foreign news in Kabul when the Deutsche Welle will give up its regularly broadcasting from Berlin to Kabul in September 2006.


The KAF office stays in contact with its former scholarship holders, as well. Therefore in October 2005 it organized the first Alumni-meeting in Kabul. Thereafter, on May 5th, 2006, the second meeting of all former KAS scholarship holders staying in Afghanistan took place. The topic of discussion was “Afghan repatriates from the Federal Republic of Germany – key player in the reconstruction process?”. Numerous participants from the German embassy, the Goethe-Institute, the Kabul University, the German ISAF contingent, and the Afghan ministry of education met with the Resident Representative to Afghanistan, Dr. Babak Khalatbari, who himself is a former KAS scholarship holder.

German support of Talents

Discovering talents, supporting talents. For us, this means to prepare young people from home and abroad to take responsibility in politics and economics, in science and in the media, in the cultural sector and in unions. We understand the patronage of gifted and dedicated students as an investment into the future of our country and of those countries where our foreign scholarship holders come from. In this sense we offer assistance along the guidelines which apply to all our networks of support to

German students

German graduates

Young journalists


Artists (here special guidelines apply)

We ask for the will to make a good showing, political and social commitment. Since 1965 the forming of future leaders and elites, who engage socially or politically and who are guided by Christian-democratic ideas, is one of the central tasks of the Konrad-Adenauer Foundation. For further information we ask you to follow this link: Begabtenförderung