DAAD Research Scholarships – Grasp Research for All Educational Disciplines

This scholarship programme presents you the chance to proceed your tutorial schooling in Germany with a postgraduate course of examine.

Who can apply?

You’ll be able to apply if in case you have accomplished your first diploma (e.g. Bachelor’s or Diplom) on the newest by the point the funding interval begins.

Please be aware: For candidates from inventive disciplines and the sphere of structure, the DAAD presents subject-specific scholarship programmes: MusicSuperb Artwork/Design/MoviePerforming ArtworkStructure

What will be funded?

The programme gives funding for

  • a complete postgraduate or Grasp’s diploma programme accomplished at a state or state-recognised college in Germany
  • one 12 months of examine in Germany as a part of a second or Grasp’s diploma accomplished at your house college. The final situation is that the tutorial credit you achieve in Germany are recognised by your house college. Furthermore, the usual interval of examine at your house college shouldn’t be exceeded because of the examine 12 months in Germany.

A Grasp’s diploma programme already began in Germany can’t be funded.

Period of the funding

Relying on the size of your chosen programme, the scholarship is meant for visits of between 10 and 24 months.
The scholarships are awarded all through the usual interval of examine for the chosen programme (as much as a most of 24 months). Please state the whole interval for which you want to apply for funding in your utility. For instance, if you’re planning a 2-year diploma programme, you will need to immediately point out two years as the specified scholarship length in your utility. After the primary 12 months of examine, your tutorial achievements will likely be assessed in an extra funding process. If this exhibits that you’ll efficiently full your programme inside an inexpensive time frame, the scholarship will proceed as deliberate.
The scholarship normally begins on 1st October of the next 12 months, or earlier for those who take a German language course previous to the examine programme.


  • Scholarship funds of 934 euros a month
  • Funds in direction of well being, accident and private legal responsibility insurance coverage cowl
  • Journey allowance
  • One-off examine allowance (for those who come from a DAC nation, you’ll obtain a flat fee of € 460; for all different international locations the grant is € 260)

Below sure circumstances, scholarship holders might obtain the next extra advantages:

  • Month-to-month lease subsidy
  • Month-to-month allowance for accompanying members of household. Please additionally learn our necessary info for scholarship candidates / part F, level 3
  • Within the case of a incapacity or power sickness: subsidy for added prices which consequence from the incapacity or power sickness and will not be lined by different funding suppliers: Additional info
  • Inexperienced Mobility Prime Up (Assist for climate-friendly journey) or partial reimbursement of carbon offset funds for air journey

To can help you enhance your language expertise in preparation on your keep in Germany, the DAAD presents the next advantages:

  • Fee in fact charges for a web-based language course after receipt of the Scholarship Award Letter
  • if essential: German language course (2, 4 or 6 months) earlier than the beginning of the examine go to in Germany; the DAAD decides whether or not to fund participation and for the way lengthy relying on German language expertise and challenge. Participation in a language course is obligatory if the examine programme is taught in German. As a result of pandemic, German programs might happen on-line.
  • Allowance for a personally chosen German language course through the scholarship interval
  • Reimbursement of the price for a TestDaF or DSH take a look at, which you’ll be able to take both in your house nation after you will have acquired your Letter of Award or in Germany throughout your funding interval.

Please be aware that the DAAD does not cowl tuition charges.


An impartial choice committee consisting of specialist scientists opinions functions.

The Choice standards are:

Educational qualification

  • Educational achievements
  • College leaving certificates, if relevant
  • Course of research
  • Data of the language of instruction or working language
  • If relevant, related internships, work expertise

High quality of the examine challenge

  • High quality of the examine challenge and of the preparation (preliminary info, selection of diploma programme, host college and institution of contacts)
  • Integration of the challenge into the course of examine, if related

Potential of the applicant

  • Motivation: tutorial and private causes for the keep in Germany, German language expertise (if completely different from the working language);
  • Prospects: Significance of the keep in Germany for additional tutorial, skilled and private improvement.
  • Extracurricular dedication: extracurricular information and expertise, social dedication.

As well as, the choice committee will give due consideration to elements of equal alternatives, on which you’ll be able to present info within the utility type.

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