Finding Scholarships

Here you can find information on various kinds of DAAD funding for foreign students, graduates and postdocs as well as on funding offered by other selected organisations.

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The scholarships offer students from Indian Institutes of Technology (IIT) the opportunity to complete a project work as part of their master’s thesis under the guidance of a German professor at one of the TU9 technical universities.

Who can apply?
Students from Indian Institutes of Technology (IIT) in the 2nd semester of their master’s study or in the eigth semester of an integrated or dual degree programme.

What is supported?
Research work to one’s master’s thesis at one of the followingTU9 technical universities in Germany:

Applications for TU Berlin are excluded in 2016

Applications for the KIT Campus Alpin, Garmisch-Partenkirchen cannot be considered.

Duration of funding
7 months (September - March, including a language course in Germany)
Please note: Passing the German language course at the German university is a condition for continuation of the scholarship award.


  • Scholarship payments of 750 euros a month
  • Payments towards health, accident and liability insurance cover
  • 4 to 6 weeks German course at German university
  • One-off research allowance of 266 euros
  • monthly rent subsidy where appropriate
  • Participation in get-together of DAAD scholarship

Applications shall be submitted to the Dean’s office of the respective Indian Institute of Technology (IIT). These will forward a ranking list of eligible applicants to the DAAD Office in New Delhi. The final decision lies with the Selection Committee of the DAAD.

Results will be announced by May.

What requirements have to be fulfilled?

  • Applicants must be in the 2nd semester of their master’s study or in the eigth semester of an integrated or dual degree programme at the time of application.
  • Applicants must have obtained a minimum of 8,5 CGPA.
  • GATE / JAM / CEED scores must be above average.
  • Applicants must hold the Indian citizenship.

Language skills
German language skills are not mandatory. Very good proficiency of the English language is expected.

Application documents
Please submit two copies of application documents to the Dean’s Office of your Indian Institute of Technology (IIT):

  • Application form
  • Full curriculum vitae
  • Letter confirming supervision by a university teacher in Germany (academic adviser)
  • Two recent references from university teachers which provide information about the applicant’s qualifications; please enclose one copy of the reference in a sealed envelope with each copy of your application.
  • Detailed description of the research proposal for the master’s thesis which has been agreed upon with and signed by both academic advisers – from the IIT and the German host university –
  • University degree certificates indicating final grade(s) (CGPA /CPI /SGPA)
  • Copies of GATE / JAM / CEED results.

Please be advised not to contact a host professor directly but rather take the help of your Indian academic advisor to find a suitable placement in Germany. Your advisor is expected to finalize the topic of your project in consultation and mutual agreement with his German counterpart.
Further to that please note, that the first and last name filled in the application form should be identical to the name in the passport.

Application deadline
Please check with your Dean’s Office in time which application deadline has been set out.
The DAAD Office in New Delhi shall have received the list of eligible applicants from the Indian Institute of Technology by 15 April.
Please note, that the DAAD Office in New Delhi will neither accept direct nor incomplete applications.

Application address
Dean’s Office of your Indian Institute of Technology (IIT)

Information and advice centres
German Academic Exchange Service (DAAD)
Regional Office New Delhi
c/o DLTA Complex, R.K. Khanna Stadium, 1 Africa Avenue,
New Delhi 110029


More detailed information
Contact person: Ms Anuroopa Dixit


Status: Undergraduates
Country of Origin:
Only specified

The scholarship for this programme is restricted to certain countries of origin. You can find an explanation for this on the details page of the scholarship programme under the application requirements.

Only specified

Restricted to the following disciplines:

  • Mathematics/Natural Sciences
  • Engineering
Further application requirements »