DAAD Scholarships for undergradauate and postgraduate courses offered in Germany for International students

DAAD Scholarships for undergradauate and postgraduate courses offered in Germany for International students
A graduate from Busoga University
A graduate from Busoga University

DAAD scholarship programme aims at helping students and graduates improve their knowledge of German (general language, special language) and their cultural knowledge of the country.

Eligibility Criteria:

  • Students who have completed at least two years of a Bachelor or Master’s degree programme in any subject area at the start of the scholarship period may apply.
  • Students in the last year of a Bachelor programme are eligible to apply if they intend to start a Master’s degree programme shortly after completing their BA. Please attach a letter of confirmation from the university as proof.
  • Neither graduates holding a Master’s degree nor PhD students are eligible for this programme.

What requirements have to be fulfilled?

  • The grant holder must be at least 18 years old when he/she starts the funded stay.
  • Applicants must be registered at a university in their home country or in their country of permanent residence (except Germany) at the time their funded stay begins.
  • An applicant may only be considered once in any three consecutive years for a DAAD Intensive Language Course or University Summer Course Grant.
  • It is not possible to apply simultaneously for an Intensive Language Course and University Summer Course Grant

What is supported?

  • The programme 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.
  • You can find out about course providers and programmes on the DAAD website.

Duration of funding

  • 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 grants are non-renewable.
  • The courses are offered in the summer months (usually from June) during the recess period at German universities.


  • One-off scholarship payment of 850 euros; participants from the countries defined by the “OECD-DAC-List” (www.oecd.org/dac/stats/daclist – Least Developed Countries) receive a scholarship of 1,025 euros.
  • Payment of a country-specific travel allowance (exception: Western Europe), see: www.daad.de/rkp-hsk_hwk_isk (an overview of travel allowances for 2015 will be published from November 2014)
  • Payments towards health, accident and personal liability insurance cover


  • A selection committee reviews applications
  • The most important selection criteria are:
    – previous academic achievements
    – convincing arguments for choice of study programme and subject
    – knowledge of German

Application Deadline: December 15 2014

For More Information visit: 2015/2016 DAAD University scholarships for Summer Courses offered in Germany for Foreign Students and Graduates

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