The German Federal Ministry for Economic Cooperation and Development (BMZ), as part of its global special initiative “Refugees” has commissioned the Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ) GmbH to implement the project “New Perspectives through Academic Education and Training for Young Jordanians and Syrians”.Who can apply?
Highly qualified Jordanian and Syrian graduates holding a Bachelor degree with a minimum GPA of 70%. No more than 6 years should have passed since the completion of the Bachelor degree. At the time of application, candidates shall not have commenced studies for a Master degree at another university. Applicants shall intend to actively contribute to the peaceful co-existence of Syrian refugees and Jordanian communities.

Jordanian applicants must fulfil the following conditions:

  • Jordanian citizenship
  • Permanent residence in Jordan
  • Residence in an area affected by the influx of Syrian refugees

Syrian applicants must fulfil the following conditions:

  • Syrian citizenship or permanent residence in Syria PRIOR TO 2011
  • Residence in Jordan at the time of application
  • UNHCR Registration

What can be funded?
Scholarships are provided for Master studies in Jordan in all fields of study with the exception of medicine, veterinary medicine, dentistry and law.

Duration of the funding
The duration of funding is determined by the standard period of study of the chosen programme, normally two years, plus 3 months of obligatory preparation courses for Syrian students starting from 1 June 2016. The start date of the Master studies at selected Jordanian institutions of higher education is late September 2016. Scholarship holders can study at one of the following universities: University of Jordan, German Jordanian University (GJU), Jordan University of Science and Technology (JUST), or Yarmouk University.


  • Tuition fees for the completion of a Master degree in Jordan
  • Monthly scholarship instalment
  • Martial allowance (if applicable)
  • One study and research subsidy grant per year
  • Subsidy for printing costs for MA Thesis (upon application)
  • Preparatory university courses at the German Jordanian University in Amman (for Syrian students only)
  • Accompanying measures for all scholarship holders

In addition to excellent school and university achievements and very good English language skills, the letter of motivation is the main selection criteria for studies at a Jordanian university. The letter of motivation must highlight the reasons for the choice of the degree programme and state concretely how the applicant intends to make use of the study programme to contribute to social cohesion interventions in Jordanian host communities and the reconstruction of Syria.
Female candidates are strongly encouraged to apply. If candidates hold equal qualifications preference will be given to applicants with socio-economic disadvantages.

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