Scholarship Description:

Who can apply?

Excellently-qualified graduates who have completed a first degree (Bachelor, Diplom or comparable academic degree) at the latest by the time they commence their scholarship-supported study programme.

For applicants from artistic disciplines and the field of architecture, the DAAD offers subject-specific scholarship programmes.

usually one academic year; an extension is not possible.

The scholarship usually begins on 1st October, or earlier if the student takes a language course prior to the study programme. Value

Scholarship payments of 850 euros a month

Payments towards health, accident and personal liability insurance cover

Travel allowance

One-off study allowance

Under certain circumstances, scholarship holders may receive the following additional benefits:

Monthly rent subsidy

Monthly allowance for accompanying members of family

To enable scholarship holders to learn German in preparation for their stay in the country, DAAD offers the following services:

Payment of course fees for the online language course "Deutsch-Uni Online (DUO)" ( []) for six months after receipt of the Scholarship Award Letter

Selection An independent selection committee consisting of specialist scientists reviews applications. The most important selection criteria are:

academic achievements

convincing academic and personal reasons for the planned study project in Germany

Application requirements

What requirements must be met?

As a rule, applicants should have taken their final examinations no longer than six years before the application deadline.

Applicants who have been resident in Germany for longer than 15 months at the application deadline cannot be considered.

Notification of admission from the German host university for the desired degree course; please note that you yourself are responsible for ensuring that you apply for admission at the host university by the due date. If notification of admission is not yet available at the time of application, it must be subsequently submitted before the scholarship-supported study begins. A Scholarship Award Letter from the DAAD is only valid if you have been admitted to study at the desired host university.

chosen study programme when you submit your application. If you do not yet have a language certificate: You can also take a language test with DAAD lecturers; however, these language tests do not replace the language certificates required by the German university for your study programme.

Also for all applicants:

University degree certificate indicating final grade(s): the certificate must be subsequently submitted before the scholarshipsupported study programme begins if studies have not been completed at the time of application

Proof of knowledge of language(s) of instruction in the chosen study programme (should be no older than 2 years)

Other documents you think might be of relevance to your application (e.g. certificates of employment, proof of placements)

Copy of the passport

All university certificates on all annual examinations with individual grade(s), incl. explanation of grading system.

Applicants need to present a TOEFL score (minimum iBT 79) or IELTS test (minimum Band 6.5.), not older than 2 years

German or English translations of documents submitted in the national language

To be submitted by post: One recent reference from a university teacher which provides information about your qualifications (hand-signed, no digital or scanned signature). Please regard the instructions given on the tab “Submitting an application“. Application deadline 02.09.2019

Scholarship Details:

Date Posted:Jul 23, 2019 Closing Date: Sep 2, 2019


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