DAAD 2015 Scholarships for Foreign Students to study in Germany

DAAD 2015 Scholarships for Foreign Students to study in Germany

Deadline: December 31, 2014

The German Academic Exchange Service (DAAD) is providing young foreign academics and scientists with an opportunity to carry out research and continue their education in Germany through the DAAD research grants.  The grants also promote the exchange of experience and networking amongst colleagues. There are funding programmes for various qualification phases and stages in a career.

Worth

Depending on academic level, monthly payments of:

  • euros 750.- for graduates,
  • euros 1,000.- for doctoral candidates
  • Payments towards health, accident and personal liability insurance cover
  • Travel allowance, unless these expenses are covered by the home country or another source of funding
  • One-off research allowance

Eligibility

  • Excellently-qualified young academics and scientists who have completed a Master’s degree or Diplomas, or in exceptional cases a Bachelor’s degree at the latest by the time they begin their grant-supported research.
  • A Bachelor of Arts/Bachelor of Science degree of 2nd class upper division level and a Master of Arts/Master of Science degree are required.
  • For francophone countries: A Licence or Maitrise degree of “assez bien” level and a DEA/DESS degree or a Master corresponding to the LMD system are required.
  • Language skillsThe required language level depends on the applicant’s study plans and subject: In the arts, social sciences and in law, at least a good knowledge of German is usually expected.

Application process

The application procedure occurs online through the DAAD portal.

Documents to be uploaded to the DAAD portal;

  • Online application form
  • Full curriculum vitae in tabular form (max. 3 pages)
  • List of publications (max. 10 pages), if applicable
  • Extensive and detailed description of the research proposal and a description of previous research work (max. 10 pages)
  • Letter confirming supervision by a university teacher in Germany (academic adviser)
  • Letter of admission to a study programme; this can be subsequently submitted before the grant-supported research begins if it is not available at the time of application.
  • Proof of existing contacts to the coordinator of the doctoral programme in the form of copies of correspondence
  • Diplom or degree certificate indicating final grade(s): the certificate must be subsequently submitted before the grant-supported research begins if it is not available at the time of application.
  • Other documents which support your application (example: certificates of employment, proof of placements, etc.)
  • Copy of school-leaving certificate which entitles holders to study at a university in the home country (with all individual grades)
  • German or English translations of documents submitted in the national language
  • All university certificates on all annual examinations with individual grade(s), incl. explanation of grading system.

To be submitted by post (see the application page for postal address);

  • The “Application summary”, which is generated in the portal in PDF format and which can be printed out after the online application procedure is completed; send 1 copy/copies to the application address.
  • Two recent references from university teachers which provide information about your qualifications; enclose the references in envelopes with each copy of your application
  • A health certificate; this is only required, if you are selected for a scholarship. Therefore, submit this document not before requested to do so by the DAAD Head Office.

For more information, visit DAAD research grants.

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