AES is a scholarships-initiative started by Syrian academics and professionals in Germany and around the globe, who feel the responsibility to pass the academic chance they got to other students struggling to get an opportunity to complete their higher education.

The initiative is based on our conviction that investing in individuals is essential in order to equip them with the right tools to face the challenges of Syria’s and Germany’s future.

AES is open to all Syrians regardless of political views, religions, ethnicities or genders.


Our Story
The idea was initiated by a group of Syrian students from the holders of the German Academic Exchange Service (DAAD) Scholarship in 2015-2018.

Nader Ghanem

Ahmad Helal Eddin
Mustafa Karahamad
Dr. Hani Harb

We simply wanted to regenerate the opportunity we had here as scholarship holders. Our goal is to enable other students to have a chance to complete their higher education as well.

The most important milestone in our journey was the merging with the German-Syrian Research Society (DSFG e.V.). Now, as members of the German-Syrian Research Society, we are working to develop our projects and expand our network for more efficient fundraising and project implementation.


Our Team:
Contact person for the Language Exam Scholarship:
Yara Abo Baker:

Contact Person for the Hilde Domin Scholarship “Students at Risk”: 

Razan Hseno:
Bassam Al-Ali:


Fundraising and Financial Admin:

Ahmad Helal Eddin
Rahaf Saab


Team Coordinator:
Mustafa Karahamad:

Registration details:

Academic Empowerment Scholarship (AES) is a project of the German Syrian Research Society. The current Chairman of the Society is Dr. Hani Harb.

Deutsch-Syrische Forschungsgesellschaft e.V.

Honsellstr. 8
60314 Frankfurt a.M.
Amtsgericht Frankfurt VR. 16109
Steuer Nr. 045 255 26231