DAAD - Country-specific Information on the DAAD Scholarship Programmes 2014/2015

Albania

Please note: You can find the appropriate announcements for the chosen programme in the DAAD Scholarship Database.

Application address
Embassy of the Federal Republic of Germany
Cultural Section
Rruga Skenderbej Nr. 8
Tirana
E-Mail: info@tirana.diplo.de
WWW: www.tirana.diplo.de

Further information and advice
DAAD-Lektor:
Jenny Prieser
University of Tirana
Faculty of Foreign Languages
German Section
Rruga Elbasanit
Tirana
E-Mail: prieser@daad-al.org
WWW: www.daad-al.org

Important information
  • Scholarships will exclusively be granted for research grants, research stays, advanced training programmes at governmental (and governmentally recognized) private universities as well as research institutions in Germany. Research in archives or museums not linked up with the university cannot be supported.
  • A single copy of any certificate or translation is quite sufficient for the application. Certified or authenticated copies of certificates and translations only need to be sent to the DAAD after you have received the Scholarship Award Letter.
  • For some programmes one or two letters of recommendation are necessary. They should have been written by postdoctoral university teachers who hold a habilitation, at least they must hold a doctorate. The form can be found at the following address: www.daad.de/imperia/md/content/de/foerderung/recommendation.pdf.
  • Language tests: Date for language tests can be given by the resential DAAD lektors.
  • All application documents must be submitted unbound, printed one side only, in a DIN A4 format.
  • The preselection by DAAD will take place in Tirana, date will be given later. Applicants for for a Study Scholarship will be invited via E-Mail for an interview 10 days in advance. It is obligatory to keep this interview. Grants for all other programmes will be decided on the basis of the submitted documents. Information about the result of the selection will be given in April 2014 at the earliest.

Research Grants for Doctoral Candidates and Young Academics and Scientists
  • Application deadline: November 15. Applications must be submitted to the German Embassy in Tirana
  • Applicants for Research Grants should, as a rule, be working on a doctorate.
  • Doctoral students must document their achievements, both from their graduate studies and their doctoral studies (copy of the course record books or a print-out from the database).
  • Applicants intending to do a doctorate in Germany within the scope of a structured doctoral programme must include a confirmation of the university that the formal conditions for applications can be fulfilled as well as information on the chosen degree programme (length, profile, e.g. a print-out of the website) when submitting the application.
  • Please note that (parallel to applying for a scholarship) you must apply personally to the chosen host university for Admission to Studies. So, please make sure that you observe the application deadlines for the chosen degree programmes.
  • Applications must include a self compiled abstract of the intended research that has been agreed with the German supervisor, and must include a work and time schedule for the planned stay.
  • Duration of the grants:
    01.05. till 31.01. for research grants lasting 1 up to 6 months
    01.10. till 31.07. for research grants lasting 7 up to 10 months.
    If a two-month or four-month preliminary language course is awarded, the start date changes accordingly. Participation is obligatory.
  • Applicants should be able to prove that they have good German language skills, e.g. through language certificate(s), especially in the case of natural sciences and engineering. If English is spoken at the host institution, certified good English language skills can also be accepted. A German language certificate must be submitted in all cases. Free-of-charge language tests can be taken with DAAD Lektors.
  • Research grants for doctoral candidates according to the Sandwich Programme are not available.
Research stays for University Academics and Scientists
  • Duration: 1 to 3 months between May and January of the following year.
  • Application deadline: November 15. Applications must be submitted to the German Embassy in Tirana
  • No travel travel expenses paid.
Re-invitation Programme for Former Scholarship Holders
  • Application deadline: November 15. Applications must be submitted to the German Embassy in Tirana
  • Duration: 1 to 3 months between May and January of the following year.
  • Flat-rate travel allowance cannot be paid
Study Scholarships for Graduates of All Disciplines
  • Application deadline: November 15. Applications must be submitted to the German Embassy in Tirana
  • If general tuition fees are charged at the host university these fees can be reimbursed by the DAAD up to a maximum of 500 euros per semester.
  • As a rule, the start date is 1 October. If a two-month or four-month preliminary language course is awarded, the start date changes accordingly. Participation is obligatory.
  • Applicants should be able to prove that they have sufficient language skills to meet the formal conditions for admission towards the desired course of studies. Please contact the university in question.
  • A German language certificate must be submitted in all cases, even when applying for English-instructed programmes. Free of charge language certificates can be issued by one of the local DAAD lektors. But these don't replace the language certificate which the university asks for.
  • Information on study opportunities offered by German universities can be found at: www.hochschulkompass.de.
  • Together with your application please enclose information on the chosen degree programme (length, profile, e.g. print-out of the website).
  • In the application form please list at least up to three degree programmes in their priority for you and enclose information about the chosen programmes. Furthermore please complete and sign the form Profile study programme for each study programme.
  • Please note that (parallel to applying for the scholarship) you must apply personally to the host universities for Admission to Studies. Please make sure that you observe the application deadlines for the chosen degree programmes.
  • If in connection with a 2-year degree programme at the home university, the applicant aims to complete a year in Germany, the application papers must include proof of the recognition of the year in Germany, e.g. in the form of a certificate from the home university or presentation of the study regulations. Proof must also be given to confirm that the stay does not exceed the Standard Time to Degree.
Development-Related Postgraduate Courses
  • Application documents must, as a rule, have been submitted to the Embassy of the Federal Republic of Germany till 31 July or till 31 August to the DAAD.
Scholarships for Artists and Architects: Study Scholarships
  • Flat-rate travel allowance: 325.- euros
  • Applications from the fields of fine arts, music as well as drama, direction, dance and choreography:
    Application deadline: November 15 (date of receipt stamp) at DAAD in Bonn
    Applications from the field of architecture:
    Application deadline: November 1 (date of receipt stamp) at DAAD in Bonn
    Application address:
    Deutscher Akademischer Austauschdienst
    Referat 324 – Südosteuropa
    Kennedyallee 50
    53175 Bonn
  • Concerning additional artistic supplements please find according information: www.daad.de/extrainfo
  • If general tuition fees are charged at the host university, the fees will either be waived for DAAD scholarship holders or the fees will be reimbursed by the DAAD up to a maximum of 500 euros per semester.
  • At the time of application, applicants should be able to prove that they have good German language skills, e.g. through language certificate(s). In English-instructed degree programmes, applicants must prove that they at least have the English language skills required for admission to the degree programme in question. A German language certificate must be submitted in all cases. Free-of-charge language tests can be taken with DAAD Lektors.
  • In general the grants start on 1 October. If a two-month or four-month preliminary language course is awarded, the start date changes accordingly. Participation is obligatory.
  • You may as well apply for a Master‘s Programme of two years for subjects of fine art.
  • Information on study opportunities offered by German universities can be found at: www.hochschulkompass.de.
  • Information on the chosen degree programme (length, profile, e.g. print-out of the website) must be submitted together with the application.
  • Please note that (parallel to applying for the scholarship) you must apply personally to the host university for Admission to Studies. Please make sure that you observe the application deadlines for the chosen degree programmes.
Scholarships for Artists and Architects: Study Visits for Academics
  • Application deadline: November 15. Applications must be submitted to the German Embassy in Tirana
  • No travel expenses paid.
  • Duration: 1 to 3 months between May and January of the following year.
University Summer Course Grants for Foreign Students and Graduates
  • Application deadline: November 15. Applications must be submitted to the German Embassy in Tirana