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.

Please note:
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A print version of this announcement (PDF) is available in the further tabs (e.g. “Application requirements”).

The programme targets Indian students pursuing a degree in the fields of science and engineering who wish to do an internship at a German higher education institution or at a research institute.

Who can apply?

Students from selected Indian higher education institutions in the fields of engineering, mathematics and science who are in their fifth or sixth semester of a Bachelor’s programme or in their fifth, sixth, seventh or eighth semester of an integrated or dual degree programme.
Students who have been awarded a WISE scholarship previously cannot apply again.

What can be funded?

A research internship at a public or state-recognised higher education institution or a non-university research institute in Germany to work with doctoral students, scientists or professors as part of on-going research projects.

Duration of the funding

2 to 3 months in the period between May and July. Internships of less than two months duration cannot be supported.


  • A monthly scholarship of 650 euros for undergraduate students (the monthly instalment will be calculated on a daily basis, i.e. 21.70 euros per day)
  • A lump sum travel subsidy of 525 euros
  • Payments towards health, accident and personal liability insurance covered by DAAD
  • Participation in a meeting of DAAD scholarship-holders in Germany


The review of applications and selection process is based upon academic achievements.
Results will be announced by beginning of February.

Further information

The applicant has to independently search for a German professor/ guide, under which s/he could carry out his/her research.
In the case of several offers the applicant should select one internship.
Internships at private research institutes or companies are not eligible.
Applicants must have Indian nationality.
At the time of application, the applicant should already be in possession of a valid passport. The name on the application form should be identical with the one in the passport.
It is not possible to draw funding from other German scholarship-awarding organisations or from other German public authorities simultaneously with a DAAD scholarship.

What requirements must be met?

Aggregate marks of 85 % and above or CGPA 8.5 / 10 and above of completed semesters at the time of application.
The applicant must be a registered student of his / her institution.
Acceptance cum invitation letter from a German professor for the internship.

Language skills

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

The access to the DAAD portal opens about 6 weeks before the application deadline.

Application documents

  • online application form
  • Full curriculum vitae
  • DAAD form „Certificate of Enrolment“) filled in by home institution as proof of current enrolment
  • DAAD form „No Objection Certificate“ filled in and stamped by home institution
  • Invitation letter of German supervisor
  • DAAD form „Approval Form by German Host“ filled in by German supervisor
  • Recent reference from Indian university teacher which provides information about the applicant’s qualifications (please find the form in the DAAD application portal)
  • University degree certificates indicating final grade(s)

The application procedure occurs online through the DAAD portal. You are also required to send one copy of the "Application summary" (PDF file), which is generated in the DAAD portal after the online application procedure has been completed, and a reference from an Indian university teacher by post to the application address.
Please note that the first and last name filled in the application form should be identical to the name in the passport.
Please note that the "Submitting an application" tab in the scholarship database only appears while the current application period is running. After the application deadline has expired, the portal for this programme is not available until the next application period.

Application deadline

1 November

Application location

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

Information and advisory centres

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

Contact person: Ms Amrita Dasgupta

General information on the application via DAAD portal

You can access the DAAD portal by clicking "Application portal" at the end of the page. Here you will find an online application form in which you can enter your application data.

This is what you have to do:

1. Register in the DAAD portal (Read notes about registering in the portal >>)

2. Request references (if necessary according to the call for proposals, see "Application procedure")
The form, which has to be completed by a referee, has to be generated in the DAAD portal in the section "Request reference" after registration and downloaded. Please send the form by e-mail to your referee and ask for the completed reference form to be returned to you in a sealed envelope. In each case, please provide your referee with the application address thus enabling him/her to send the recommendation letter there direct.

Please note that the form for completion by a referee can only be generated during the application period (from about 6 weeks before the application deadline).
Please generate one form for each referee.

3. Applying online in the DAAD portal (Read notes on applying in the portal >>)

  • Download and complete the online application form
  • Prepare application documents
  • If necessary, translate documents (unless they are already in German or English).
  • Scan paper documents (except references) and save in PDF format. Please note that you can only upload PDF files to the portal.
  • Upload the completed application form and the required appendices (except references and any work samples which you might have to submit) to the portal in PDF format. Translations, if applicable, should be uploaded together with the document issued in the original language.
  • Submit the uploaded application documents online.

4. Sending application documents by post
Submit the printed "Application summary" – if necessary with several copies (see "Application procedure/Application documents") by post. Please do not enclose any other documents that have not been uploaded to the portal with the printed "Application summary" – except the required references (in sealed envelopes) and a work sample if applicable!
Information for applicants from non-EU countries:
Please remember to specify the exact contents of your postal consignment in the documents for the customs authorities, e.g. "Application for a scholarship with application documents, a reference and a DVD with work samples (no commercial goods)".

Please note:
If you have any technical questions or problems your local information and advice centres could not help you with, please do not hesitate to contact our technical Portal hotline: +49 (0228) 882-888 or via e-mail, open every weekday from 9.00 am to 12.00 pm and from 2.00 pm to 4.00 pm.
Please consider this when you are planning your application.


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 »