July 10, 2024

Bridge Scholarships for Palestinians in Germany. Applications by July 31st, 2024

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The German Academic Exchange Service (DAAD) administers the scholarship programme “Bridge Scholarships for Palestinians in Germany” with funds from the Federal Foreign Office.

As part of the programme, qualified Palestinians, who are in Germany and not able to return to their home country due to the current situation, will receive the possibility to begin or continue their career. The aim of the programme is to support students and researchers from the Palestinian Territories – especially from the Gaza Strip – with bridging scholarships after completing their studies or research in Germany. These grants are intended to enable them to build up academic or professional prospects for a future in safety. In the long term, the aim is to integrate them into the education and labour market in Germany, if it is not possible for them to return home.

Who can apply?

Graduates from the Palestinian Territories from all academic disciplines are eligible to apply,

  • who have obtained a Bachelor’s, Master’s or doctoral degree in Germany within the last six months or will have obtained their degree before the start of the scholarship and require transitional funding for their job search or
  • who have completed a research project as part of a postdoctoral position or as a university lecturer in Germany within the last six months or will have completed their project before the start of the scholarship and require transitional funding for their job search or
  • who have completed an internship at a company in Germany within the last six months as part of their studies or will have completed their internship before the start of the scholarship and require transitional funding for their job search,
  • who can provide an ID issued by the Palestinian Authority or an East Jerusalem ID, and do not have any other citizenship,
  • who, as a rule, are already in Germany with a valid residence permit at the time of the application deadline,
  • who, as a rule, have not been staying in Germany for longer than four years at the time of the application deadline.

More information about criteria and procedure to apply is available here and here below