Title: tabadul - About Tabadul Descriptive info: .. About Tabadul.. Scholarships.. BaghDAAD Scholarship.. KurdDAAD Scholarship.. Ibn Khaldun Scholarship.. Germanistik Scholarships.. Living & Studying in Germany.. Partnership Programs.. Travel Notes.. Personal Stories.. Downloads & Links.. LATEST NEWS:.. +++Applications for the 2012 Ibn Khaldun Program are possible now.. Deadline: July 15th 2012+++.. wirtschaftsplattform irak.. wp-irak.. de.. niqash.. org.. briefings from inside.. and across iraq.. TABADUL NEWSLETTER.. [taba:dul].. is Arabic for exchange.. The verb form emphasises the mutual aspect and the word s basic meaning includes the notion of change.. This defines what the DAAD, together with German universities, is doing in Iraq: supporting, in partnership, the rebuilding of the Iraqi university system and supporting change through exchange on a personal level.. Application process for Ibn Khaldun program starts.. The application process for the this year's Ibn Khaldun program is open.. The deadline is July 15th.. The DAAD has established ... Engineering, Information Science, Medicine and Natural Science, are not eligible for funding through this programme.. New Tabadul Blog.. Click.. here.. to visit the brand new Tabadul blog.. The blog is written by contributors working between the Iraqi and German cultures; they tell tales of their everyday experiences and of their academic lives.. In April the blog will feature Ruediger Schroeder and his research into the historic citadel in Erbil.. The clock is ticking!.. Time management is crucial for many Iraqi DAAD scholars.. A meeting in Leipzig adressed related problems and solutions.. DAAD opens doors of its 51st Information Centre.. The German Academic Exchange Service (DAAD) has opened an information center at the European Technology and Training Center in Erbil, the capital of Iraqi Kurdistan.. The information center aims to strengthen the bridge between Iraqi students and German universities.. Imprint.. Supported by..
Title: tabadul - Scholarships Descriptive info: The KurdDAAD scholarship program.. The KurdDAAD scholarship.. program is run annually.. It is aimed at Master s and doctoral candidates currently studying at KRG universities.. While the program is open to all academic disciplines, applications in medicine are limited to non-clinical studies (e.. g.. public health).. The scholarship covers living expenses and tuition fees, including a six-month German language course.. Master s candidates will attend an additional preparatory course of six months before joining their degree program.. Since the scholarship program is jointly conducted by the Ministry of Higher Education of KRG and DAAD, applicants must pass two phases for admission: nomination and qualification.. Only applicants nominated by MHE are eligible to apply for the qualification phase.. Those who successfully pass the personal interview with the bi-national committee in Erbil will be granted a scholarship in the award phase.. 7-15 - 9-10.. TODAY.. 07-17.. until 10-22.. from.. 1.. Nomination.. 2.. Qualification.. 3.. Selection.. 4.. Award.. If you have been nominated for a HCDP scholarship and once you have applied for the KurdDAAD program, you will enter the qualification phase of the application process.. This pre-selection does not mean you have been awarded a scholarship, but it entitles you to participate in this phase.. The MHE will transfer only ... download).. For PhD applicants: a detailed description of your proposed study project / research proposal.. Certificate of English language proficiency, TOEFL-ITP (Minimum Score: 450).. Copy of A or G passport (photo page and full name required).. Officially authenticated copies of the following certificates:.. University diploma (BA/BSc or MA/MSc), including final grade.. TO BE ADDED TO YOUR APPLICATION OR PRESENTED DURING THE INTERVIEW (NO LATER):.. MA applicants: Specify at least two Master s courses of interest at German Universities.. PhD applicants: letter of acceptance from one PhD supervisor (faculty should correspond to the subject of your research proposal).. KRG will send your documents to DAAD.. Your application documents, including all attachments, will become ownership of DAAD, without any compensation.. No materials will be returned.. That is why we kindly ask you not to send any originals.. WHEN ALL DOCUMENTS (HARD COPY) ARE COMPLETE:.. Submit them to MHE in Erbil.. Please note that no applications are accepted by e-mail.. Deadline: September 10, 2012.. Next step.. Information.. FAQ KurdDAAD program.. How to write a proposal.. How to write a motivation letter.. How to find a PhD professor.. PhD Germany Database.. International BA, MA and Doctoral Programmes.. Brochures.. uni-assist.. Forms.. Letter of Reference.. Application form for admissions for studies at a German university..
Title: tabadul - Scholarships Descriptive info: The Ibn Khaldun Scholarship.. Ibn Khaldun scholars select a Master s degree program at a German university of their choice.. The scholarship covers tuition fees, a travel allowance, a monthly stipend, health insurance and other benefits.. The language of instruction may be German, English, or both.. However, the DAAD cannot guarantee admission.. The scholars are provided with university preparatory courses and German language training up to twelve months prior to enrolment.. 4-1 - 7-15.. 7-16 - 10-6.. until 10-11.. from 11-1.. Application.. Until 15 Jul.. Pre-Selection.. 16 Jul - 31 Sep.. Final Selection.. 07 - 11 Oct.. From 01 Nov.. You may apply for an Ibn Khaldun Scholarship if:.. You are an Iraqi citizen living in Iraq or abroad (applicants who have resided outside of Iraq for longer than one year at the time of application cannot be considered).. You have obtained a Bachelor s degree within the past six years.. You are ... form (PDF download).. An essay (max.. two pages): What I hope to learn abroad and how this will help me and my country when I return home to Iraq.. CV (max.. two pages).. Abstract of your Bachelor s thesis.. A letter clarifying your intended field of study (as precisely as possible) and preferably the Master s degree program you would like to enter.. Copy of A or G series passport (photo page and full name required).. Notarised copy of your university diploma (BA/BSc) indicating final grade, obtained within the past six years.. Where do I apply?.. Once you have all your documents together, send them by post to:.. DAAD.. Section 445.. Kennedyallee 50.. 53175 Bonn, Germany.. no later than July 15th, 2012.. Or via e-mail to ibnkhaldun@daad.. de (please attach all documents in one e-mail).. The DAAD will not consider any document received after the submission deadline.. Guideline Ibn Khaldun 2012.. DAAD Application form..
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Title: tabadul - Personal Stories Descriptive info: / The clock is ticking!.. Back to Overview.. Author: Katrin Weber-Klüver.. Visiting the Leipzig Zoological Garden on one of this winter s most bitterly cold days is well, let s put it nicely, a challenge.. The temperature has fallen to nearly 20 below, and the wind chill is even more bitingly cold.. After all, there is a difference between the real temperature and how a person perceives it just as there are several different answers to the question of what a person feeling uncomfortable can do to improve his or her own situation.. In the venerable Leipzig Zoo, one of the most important zoos in Europe, the solution is pretty easy: the quickest way to warm up is to visit the six-month-old Gondwanaland tropical exhibition hall for a stroll through its artificial jungle.. Here, the setting sun shines through the glass dome and shimmers enticingly in the warm, humid air; the lush green rainforest simulation in this pavilion paradise allows visitors to forget the bleak German winter for a while.. As she balances her way towards a hollow tree along one of the bridges spanning the man-made streams, process engineer Iman thinks back to her arrival in Dresden, Germany as part of BaghDAAD s first group of scholarship awardees.. The new world seemed inhospitable, and the upcoming challenge of writing her doctoral dissertation filled her with a sense of alienation and confusion.. The 33-year-old Baghdad native is far too polite to complain, but Iman recalls with discomfort how other people would stare at her and her headscarf.. The scholar could guess what locals were thinking from the expressions on their faces: Oh no, not another one.. Iman quickly got the impression that people at German universities did not consider her or her countrymen particularly educated, that they did not expect much of her academically, and that they considered themselves vastly superior to her.. True, she says, the Iraqi scholars who come to Germany for graduate or doctoral work often many years after finishing their undergraduate degrees frequently have disadvantages in one area or another.. However, she adds forcefully, one can hardly expect things to be any other way for students from a country ruled by war and chaos for twenty years.. In short, a little more tolerance and accommodation, a bit more openness and understanding, would have made life easier for Iman at the beginning of her time in Saxony.. But so be it she carved out a place for herself, fighting her way through the hostility rather than giving into it.. Now in her third year of four in her doctoral program, she has earned a certain reputation in her field of research.. What has her worried, however, is the question of whether she will be able to finish her research by her DAAD scholarship s deadline.. Iman is not alone in this regard many of the other scholarship recipients, especially the doctoral students, have similar worries.. Applicants are required to submit schedules showing how they intend to organize their dissertation work, and their supervising professors have to approve these schedules.. However, students do not discover that their plans are unrealistic or unworkable until they are already halfway through.. Then, suddenly, time seems to fly by, which understandably could put a person on edge.. There is quite a bit at stake here, after all.. For many of the approximately 50 Iraqi scholarship winners attending the DAAD conference in Leipzig, the comprehensive question-and-answer session (flanked by a city tour and ... selective and difficult than those of the newly created programs, which must now prove themselves in practice.. Medical student Firas, one of the last DAAD scholarship recipients, is very happy to have had the opportunity to conduct cancer research at the University of Jena.. While walking around the zoo in Leipzig, the 34-year-old Baghdad native enthusiastically describes the conditions under which he has been performing genetic manipulation experiments on mice in Germany since 2009.. Like Iman, Firas is fairly certain that he will not finish his work within the given funding period.. Nevertheless, he is not especially worried.. More than likely, he says, he will try to add another semester by finding a job as a student assistant; he is counting on the support of his doctoral advisor for this.. The two DAAD administrators have also observed that these types of flexible, individual solutions work when students official funding is depleted faster than they can finish their research.. Even so, they are aware that new scholarship recipients need a certain amount of time to get to know the new country and its university system.. The students first year in Germany often involves very little research, say Walter and Wojciechowski; rather, it helps the students find their way around, both inside and outside the university.. That means students have to make correspondingly dramatic progress in the second year of their research projects if they are to keep their dissertation work on schedule.. At the Leipzig conference, scholars complained repeatedly that their German colleagues were granted more time to finish their doctorates.. Although the DAAD supervisors sympathized with their frustration, they could only keep reminding them that they had no room to maneuver in this respect, because DAAD statutes do not permit longer funding periods.. This is another reason why constructive collaboration between students and their doctoral supervisors, and between each of them and the DAAD, is so crucial.. The DAAD is always careful to make professors aware of the strict time limits on the scholarship.. As doctoral supervisors, it then becomes their job to determine whether the submitted projects can be completed within this time frame.. If not, logically, the students have to revise their research plans.. According to Walter and Wojciechowski, while this collaborative work does not suit every professor, it does work for most of them.. The important thing is that supervisors take early action on overly ambitious research projects, so that the student enters a program which he or she can actually complete.. The two women advised the students that, when they resumed work on their projects, it was also important that they contact the DAAD if they and their professors encounter problems or uncertainty regarding their research goals and schedules for example, if both professor and student had underestimated a project s scope or overestimated the student s capabilities and now find themselves unsure how to solve the dilemma.. Iman now has to decide how to approach the crucial phase of her research project.. She is a bit nervous, but so far she has managed to cope with every challenge she has faced and, as uncomfortable as it often was, she is still glad to have braved the adventure of studying abroad.. After finishing her doctorate, she plans to take her freshly acquired knowledge back to Baghdad and pass it on to Iraqi university students.. There is no question that Iman will maintain contact with Germany: she says, the country has become her second home.. DAAD scholar Iman..
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Title: tabadul - Personal Stories Descriptive info: / DAAD opens doors of its 51st Information Centre.. Author: Qassim Khidir Hamad.. While he was studying for his bachelor, Goran Kamal, 34, never imagined that one day he could apply for German scholarship and could arrange a visa without leaving his city of Erbil.. Last year, Kamal was granted a German scholarship through the KurdDAAD program, a joint program between Iraqi Kurdistan Regional Government and DAAD, and he now studies in the University of Duisburg-Essen.. "Studying abroad, in well-known universities was beyond our dreams before 2003," said Kamal referring the years of Saddam's regime and the United Nations embargo, adding that he saw the Human Capacity Project boosting Kurdistan's political and economy in the future.. The Human Capacity Project (Twana Sazi) is one of the most important projects of the Kurdistan Regional Government (KRG).. Every year the Ministry of Higher Education and Scientific Research sends hundreds of students to abroad in order to study in leading universities.. KRG has earmarked $100 million annually for the project.. "Until now we have sent 1,800 students to study in France, UK, Germany, the U.. S.. Canada and Asian countries," said Dr.. Ali Saeed, Minister of Higher Education and Scientific Research.. Dr.. Saeed urged European universities, in particularly German ones, to come and market themselves in the Kurdistan Region.. "I hope the German ... Kerstin Simonis, noted the center will give Iraqi students advice and guidance on how to get a place in German universities.. Six German universities are partnered with Iraqi universities.. One of them is Leipzig University, a 600 years old German University which has 30, 000 students.. Simonis added that the information center will provide Iraqi students with pamphlets in English and Arabic so that students could gain a deeper understanding about studying in Germany.. Students, meanwhile, ask why the European universities do not open Iraqi branches.. DAAD believes that it is a question of private investment: If funding were available, the universities would follow.. But Leipzig University's Dr.. Christian Fandrych said that it is better when universities are state-owned than privately owned, as happens in Germany.. "It is not fair that only a few universities in the country are high quality and the rest have very low quality," said Fandrych, adding that all universities in the country should be of a high standard.. Kamal highlighted Iraqi Kurdistan's economic boom and said he hoped some of the benefits would boost education.. "I hope the government gives education priority, education and economy should develop hand in hand.. The curtain falls for the new information center.. Goran Kamal: "Studying abroad, in well-known universities was beyond our dreams before 2003.. ".. Contact data.. ETTC..
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Title: tabadul - Imprint Descriptive info: Editor:.. Deutscher Akademischer Austauschdienst e.. V.. (DAAD).. D-53175 Bonn.. Tel.. : +49 228 882-0.. Fax: +49 228 882-444.. E-Mail:.. postmaster@daad.. Internet:.. www.. daad.. Project concept and administration: Alexander Haridi.. Project management: Denise Walter, Yahya Abu-Yahya.. The website tabadul.. org is realized by:.. Media in Cooperation and Transition MICT (.. ... Schmidt.. Programming: Ramzi Rizk.. Editor-In-Chief: Sven Recker.. Editorial Team: Mark Hudson, Anke Fiedler, James Guy.. Translations: James Guy, Koumay Al Mulhem, Dana Asad.. Contact:.. Media in Cooperation and Transition gGmbH.. Brunnenstraße 9.. 10119 Berlin.. Tel: +49 30 484 93 02-0.. Fax: +49 30 484 93 02-27.. Email: recker@mict-international.. Internet:..
Title: tabadul - Scholarships Descriptive info: The BaghDAAD scholarship program.. BaghDAAD program temporarily suspended.. The Ministry of Higher Education and Scientific Research in Bagdad has announced the suspension of the jointly funded program for the coming year 2012-2013.. As a result, the application process in 2011 has been cancelled.. A Ministry official said that budget problems had led to this decision.. However, the three batches already present in Germany shall be funded untill graduation.. The program shall be resumed for the academic year 2013-14, with a call for applications to be launched in spring 2012.. --------------------------------------.. The BaghDAAD ... open to all academic subjects, applications in medicine are limited to non-clinical studies (e.. The scholarship covers living costs and study costs, including German language courses.. As scholarships are supported by Iraqi and German funding, the applicants must go through Iraqi and German phases in the application process.. The first is the Nomination Phase.. Only applicants who are nominated by the MoHESR can then apply to the DAAD in the Qualification Phase.. Applicants who pass the strict academic assessment in the Selection Phase will be granted a scholarship in the Award Phase..
Title: tabadul - Scholarships Descriptive info: If you want to study in Germany and apply for the KurdDAAD scholarship for Master s and PhD studies administered by the Ministry of Higher Education of KRG and DAAD, you must be nominated for a scholarship in the HCDP program.. Only the Ministry of Higher Education and Scientific ... sure that you are eligible before writing your application.. An additional call for the KurdDAAD programm will be announced later this year addressing HCDP nominees of the subsequent rounds.. Links:.. Checklist for Master students.. Checklist for PhD students.. Related Links by MHE-KRG:.. ANNOUNCEMENT TO HCDP CANDIDATES.. APPLICATION FORM.. Application form..
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Title: tabadul - Scholarships Descriptive info: The applications are evaluated in this phase.. Scholarships are awarded by an independent selection committee of noted university professors from Germany and the Kurdistan Region.. Up to 100 scholarships can be awarded if enough qualified candidates apply.. After DAAD distributes the applications according to academic subjects, the committee will interview candidates personally to reach a fair and transparent decision.. Delegations from MHE-KRG and DAAD will also participate in the selection meetings, which take place in Erbil.. Candidates considered for the selection will be notified.. The selection meetings will take place on October 21th and 22th..
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Title: tabadul - Scholarships Descriptive info: After the selection phase is complete, the DAAD will notify all applicants of the selection committee s final decision.. NOTE:Please provide a valid e-mail address so DAAD staff can contact you.. Remember to include it in your application.. Successful applicants will receive a Letter of Award from the DAAD outlining details of the next required steps.. You will be expected to apply for a visa ... award, you should be ready to move to Germany at the end of December or the beginning of January.. You will be expected to take a German language course prior to the start of your academic studies.. Master s students will continue with preparatory courses after the language course for 3 months.. You can find information about visas and moving to Germany in the Download section..
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Title: tabadul - Scholarships Descriptive info: A Review Committee will select the most promising applications and invite those candidates to a personal interview in Erbil.. It is planned, that the interviews will take place in October 2012..
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