Additional Information on DAAD Study Scholarships in the Fields of the Performing Arts (Drama, Direction, Dance, Choreography, etc.)

1.     The above-mentioned subject areas can be studied at a state (public) or state-recognised German higher education institution. However, approval of the scholarship does not automatically mean that the applicant has been admitted to a higher education institution.

 2.     The final selection decision on applicants is reached by a special DAAD committee, made up of professors from the relevant disciplines.

 3.     Applicants from the fields of drama, direction and musical must have a very good to excellent knowledge of German; applicants from the fields of dance and choreography must at least have a basic knowledge of German and a good knowledge of English. Language certificates must be submitted.

 4.     Applicants must submit the following along with the other application papers:

  • Drama: a video or DVD in which applicants present themselves (in German), explain the reasons for their application and their plans in Germany (approx. 5 minutes). This is followed by two role extracts each lasting between 5 and 10 minutes, of which one may be in English.
  • Direction: a video/DVD with self-presentation as for drama applicants; the video/DVD should then document the applicant's own projects and may be accompanied by additional written material.
  • Dance: a video or DVD in which applicants present themselves (in German or English), explain the reasons for their application and their plans in Germany (approx. 5 minutes). This should be followed by two dance interludes (approx. 10 minutes): classical (warm-up training), modern (applicant's own piece).
  • Choreography: a video/DVD with self-presentation as for dance-applicants. This should be followed by the applicant's own choreography of around 15 minutes.
  • Musical: a video/DVD with self-presentation as for dance-applicants. This should be followed by a singing and dancing performance of two songs from the literature of musical theatre (approx. 10 minutes).

 5.     Please note that all sound and image media must be playable on systems commonly used in Germany. Recordings with technical faults (lighting/sound quality) cannot be considered.

6.     All applicants are expected to have already informed themselves about the study options available at German universities and higher education institutions and should already have been in contact with the German university. As a rule, German universities will only admit candidates after a personal interview or an aptitude test.

7.     Applicants who are already in Germany and who may have already started their studies have the chance to introduce themselves personally to the Selection Committee during the selection procedure. Details about this personal interview are announced after the application has been received.