DAAD Scholarships and Grants

At A Glance...

Official Name: 
DAAD Scholarships and Grants (German Academic Exchange Service)
Campus Deadline: 
Wednesday, October 19, 2022
Who Should Apply?: 

Undergraduates and graduates
DAAD Study and Long-Term Research scholarships deadline is October 19; all other DAAD scholarships have external deadlines.

What It's For: 

Research and study opportunities in Germany

Fields of Study: 
Any field

Study & Long-Term Research DAAD Scholarships for graduating seniors, master’s students, and PhD students require a nomination. 
UMass campus deadline for nominations is October 19 midnight. Send applications to onsa@honors.umass.edu

  • Support for one or two years of study in Germany
  • Can be used to earn a Master’s degree at a German university
  • German language ability should be commensurate with needs
  • Final-year undergrads may apply
  • €850 per month; insurance; travel stipend

STUDY SCHOLARSHIP FOR MASTER STUDIES:

  • Students in their last year of undergraduate studies at an accredited U.S. or Canadian university.
  • U.S. or Canadian citizens or permanent residents.
  • Foreign nationals who live in the U.S. or in Canada by the time of application deadline are eligible, if your last degree was obtained in the U.S./Canada, or you will have received a degree in the U.S./Canada before your scholarship starts. All other foreign nationals may need to apply via a different DAAD office.
  • Recent B.A./B.S. or M.A./M.S. graduates who completed their last degree no longer than 6 years ago.
  • U.S./Canadian students in the first year of a Master’s degree program in Germany may apply to fund their second year.
  • Applicants may not have been living in Germany for more than 15 consecutive months by the time of application deadline.

RESEARCH GRANTS:

UMass campus deadline for nominations is October 19 midnight. Send applications to onsa@honors.umass.edu.
Research grants are awarded to highly qualified candidates who have completed a master's degree or, in exceptional cases, a bachelor's degree at the latest by the time they begin their grant-supported research.
Long-Term Research Grants can offer students the chance to pursue a 7 to 12-month research project in Germany.

Tips for Success:

  • Follow the instructions on the DAAD web pages
  • Express why a stay in Germany is critical for your academic or professional goals
  • Choose the right school
  • Obtain a letter of invitation from a German professor or institution for research grants (an invitation essential for research grants)
  • Focus on academic goals and your background to achieve them
  • Present a reasonable time-line for research projects
  • Explain clearly why you chose the location or program
  • Submit quality letters of recommendation addressing your specific research goals/study plans
  • Make sure your application is on time and complete