DAAD University Summer Courses Scholarship for Foreign Students and Graduates 2018/2019

DAAD University Summer Courses Scholarship for Foreign Students and Graduates 2018/2019

Deadline: December 1, 2018

Applications are invited for the DAAD University Summer Courses Scholarship for Foreign Students and Graduates 2018/2019. The program aims to help students and graduates improve their knowledge of German (general language, special language) and their cultural knowledge of the country.

The program funds attendance of language and area studies courses as well as special language/terminology courses that are offered by state or state-recognised German universities and by affiliated language schools. The courses run for at least 18 teaching days (max. 5 days/week, excluding days of arrival and departure) with a minimum of 25 hours of teaching a week. The courses usually take place in the period from June to December.


  • Successful candidates are provided a one-off scholarship payment of 950 Euros; scholarship holders from “Least Developed Countries” receive a scholarship of 1,125 Euros;
  • Payment of a country-specific travel allowance (exception: Western Europe);
  • Payments towards health, accident and personal liability insurance cover.


  • Applications are open to students in Bachelor’s and Master’s degree programmes in any subject area;
  • Bachelor students must have completed at least two academic years at the start of the scholarship period;
  • The grant holder must be at least 18 years old when he/she starts the funded stay;
  • Applicants must be registered at a university of one of the programme-related countries (except Germany) at the time their funded stay begins;
  • A scholarship holder may only be considered once in any three consecutive years for a DAAD University Summer Course Grant;
  • Language skills
    • Applicants must be able to follow lectures in German and collaborate in teams.
    • Proof of German language skills must be provided with the application.
    • The language certificate for the required minimum language should be no more than one year old. Language certificates from B2 or TDN4 in all examined sections may be older than one year.
    • The following language certificates can be accepted: onSET-Deutsch, TestDaF, Goethe Institut–Nachweis, DSD, DSH, telc Deutsch, ÖSD-Zertifikat.
    • In principle, applicants must provide proof of a minimum language level of A2.

Selection Criteria

The most important selection criteria are:

  • Previous academic achievements
  • Convincing arguments for choice of study programme and subject
  • Knowledge of German


Click here to submit an application

For more information, visit DAAD Scholarship.