With the help of this scholarship program, you can pursue a postgraduate degree in Germany and continue your academic career.
Who is Eligible to apply?
If you have earned your first degree (such as a bachelor’s or diploma) by the start of the financing term, you are eligible to apply.
The program offers financial support for
What is fundable?
The program offers financial support for
- a comprehensive postgraduate or Master’s degree program finished at a German state-funded or state-recognized university,
- as part of a second or Master’s degree earned at your native university, one year of study abroad in Germany. The standard requirement is that your home university accepts the academic credits you earn in Germany. Furthermore, the study year in Germany should not extend beyond the typical length of study at your home university.
- A German master’s program that has already begun cannot be supported.
Timeframe for Funding
The scholarship is meant for periods between 10 and 24 months, depending on the length of your chosen program.
The scholarships are given for the length of the typical study period for the selected program (up to a maximum of 24 months). In your application, please specify the complete time frame for which you are requesting funds. For instance, if you want to complete a 2-year degree program, you must explicitly state in your application that you would like the scholarship to last for two years. Your academic achievements will be evaluated in a subsequent financing process after your first year of study. The scholarship will continue as scheduled if this demonstrates that you will successfully complete your program within a reasonable amount of time.
The scholarship is meant for stays between 10 and 24 months, depending on the length of your chosen program.
If you enroll in a German language course before starting your study program, the scholarship may start as early as the first of October of the following year.
- 861 euros per month in scholarship payments
- payments for personal liability, health, and accident insurance
- One-time study allowance (for all other countries, the award is € 260; if you are from a DAC nation, you will receive a fixed rate of € 460)
The following extra advantages are possible for scholarship recipients in specific situations:
- monthly rent assistance
- Allowance per month for accompanying family members. Please read Section F, Point 3 of our Important Information for Scholarship Applicants.
- In the case of a disability or chronic sickness, financial assistance for supplemental expenses brought on by the condition that are not covered by other sources of financing additional information
- Support for environmentally friendly travel, often known as “green mobility top up,” or partial reimbursement of carbon offset payments for air travel
The DAAD provides the following advantages to help you advance your language abilities in preparation for your stay in Germany:
- after receiving the letter announcing the scholarship award, paying the tuition for an online language course
- Before the study visit in Germany begins, if necessary, take a German language course for 2, 4, or 6 months. The DAAD will choose whether to fund participation and for how long based on the project and participant’s German language proficiency. If the study program is offered in German, taking the language course is a requirement. German lessons may be taken online due to the pandemic.
- payment for a course in your preferred language during the scholarship period
The cost of a TestDaF or DSH test, which you can take in Germany during your financing period or in your home country after receiving your Letter of Award, will be reimbursed.
Please be aware that tuition fees are not covered by the DAAD.
Applications are evaluated by a selection committee made up of independent, specialized scientists.
The criteria for selection are:
- academic background
- academic successes
- If applicable, a school departure certificate
- Program of study
- understanding of the instructional or working language
- if appropriate, suitable internships and employment
Quality of the study project
- The preparation and study project’s quality (preliminary information, choice of degree programme, host university and establishment of contacts)
- Including the project in the curriculum, if appropriate
The applicant’s potential
- German language proficiency (if distinct from the working language), as well as academic and personal reasons for staying in Germany;
Prospects: Importance of the visit to Germany for future professional, academic, and personal growth.
- Extracurricular commitment: social dedication, extracurricular knowledge and abilities.
- Additionally, the selection committee will take into account equal opportunity issues, about which you might include details in your application.
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