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 scholarship programme offers highly qualified graduate students in the field of law to complete a master’s degree programme (LL.M.) and specialize in European Law at selected German higher education institutions.

Who can apply?

The programme is aimed at graduate students in the field of law who have earned a Bachelor’s Degree in Law (1st class).

What can be funded?

A one year Master of Law programme in English at one of the following higher education institutions:

  1. Europa Institut, Universität des Saarlandes: Master of European Integration
  2. Europa-Kolleg Hamburg: European and European Legal Studies

Duration of the funding

2 months German language in Germany (August to September)
10-month to 12-month study period (October to July or September) depending on course length


  • Monthly award of 850 euros (graduate students)
  • Payments towards health, accident and personal liability insurance cover
  • Flat rate travel allowance for entry and return
  • Study and research subsidy of 460 euros
  • 2 months German language course in Germany before start of scholarship (August to September)
  • Rent subsidy and family allowance where appropriate


Following a pre-selection round, qualified applicants will be invited for an interview conducted by a bi-national Selection Committee at the DAAD office in New Delhi.

Further information

Please note: The scholarship award letter from the DAAD only becomes effective once the holder has been admitted to studies.

What requirements must be met?

In general, applicants must have completed a Bachelor’s Degree in Law (1st class) at the time of application.

Further to that, the following requirements must be fulfilled by the time of application:

  • No more than six years should have passed since gaining the last degree.
  • Applicants should be residents in India.
  • Applicants, who have been resident in Germany for longer than 15 months, cannot be considered.
  • Applicants must hold the Indian citizenship.

Language skills

Proficiency of the German language is not mandatory at the time of application, but high proficiency of the English language.

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 the required one recent reference from a university teacher by post to the Regional Office in New Delhi.
Please note: 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 documents

  • Online application form
  • Full curriculum vitae
  • Statement about academic and personal reasons for the planned study project in Germany (letter of motivation)
  • One recent reference from a university teacher which provides information about the applicant’s qualifications
  • University degree certificates indicating final grade(s)
  • Recent language certificate giving evidence of the applicant’s level of proficiency of the English language (TOEFL min. 550 paper based, 213 computer based, 80 internet based, or IELTS (band 6) certificate)

Application deadline

20th December

Application location

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


Information and advisory centres

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

Contact: Anuroopa Dixit

More detailed information

Further information on course programmes:

  1. Europa-Institut, Universität des Saarlandes:
  2. Europa-Kolleg Hamburg:

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. References are confidential and should not be read by the applicant. The unopened envelope should be enclosed with the printed "Application summary" generated in the portal (see Item 4). Please note: If the call for proposals requires you to send several copies of your application by post to the application address (see "Application documents" in the section "Application procedure"), you will also need several copies of your reference in several envelopes, which you must then enclose with your printed "Application summary".

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) 882-8888 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: Graduates
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:

  • Law, Economics and Social Sciences
Further application requirements »