Important information for scholarship applicants

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You would like to apply for a DAAD scholarship in Germany? Information and answers to questions about application conditions, requirements and the selection procedure are available here.



A. Requirements for scholarship application

  • It is not possible to combine several study or research scholarships (with a funding period of at least 7 months) within one educational period (which ends with the completion of a Bachelor's, Master's, Diplom, state examination etc. and a doctorate).

    Specialist and language courses (e.g. university summer courses) and internships can be combined with all other types of scholarships.

    You can apply to the funding programmes „Research Stays for University Academics and Scientists “, „Study Visits for Academics - Artists and Architects“ and „Re-invitation of former scholarship holders“ several times, but as a rule no more than once every three years.

    Funding in the programm „Research grants in Germany“ is only possible once per educational period, i.e. once during the doctorate and once during the postdoc phase.


  • This means that it must be a degree programme for which no general tuition fees are charged. General tuition fees are sometimes charged by private universities, for example, as well as by state universities in the federal state of Baden-Württemberg.

    The so-called "semester fees" are not general tuition fees. They are charged by all universities in Germany.

    On the subject of tuition fees, please also read question F.7 and the information on our website on the costs of living and studying in Germany.

B. Preparing your application

C. Planning your project

D. Writing your application

E. The selection procedure

F. Scholarship benefits


DAAD - Deutscher Akademischer Austauschdienst - German Academic Exchange Service