DAAD Study Scholarship in Visual and Performing Arts

Application deadline:  October 31, 2014 (postmark)

Eligibility requirements:

  • Students in their last year of undergraduates studies at an accredited North American university
  • Recent BA or MA graduates who completed their last degree no longer than 6 years ago by the application deadline date
  • Graduates students enrolled full-time at an accredited North American university
  • PhD candidates must have achieved ABD status no longer than four years before applying. Postdocs may apply until two years after completion of their PhD
  • Students who are in the first year of Master's programs in Germany may apply to fund their second year
  • By the time of application deadline, applicants may not have been living in Germany for more than 15 months.
  • Applicants should be US or Canadian citizens or permanent residents. Foreign nationals are eligible if they have been full-time students at an accredited US or Canadian University for at least two years at the time of application.
  • Applicants may not hold a DAAD grant and a grant from another German or German-American organization/German-Canadian organization concurrently for the same project. Prior recipients of a DAAD grant should contact DAAD New York before applying to determine their eligibility status.

Award summary and conditions:

  • Graduate study scholarships are granted for one academic year (10 months) with the possibility of a one-year extension for students completing a full degree program in Germany.
  • Scholarships must take place during the German academic year (October 1, 2015 to July 31, 2016).
  • Monthly stipends are approximately €750. DAAD will cover health insurance and provide a flat rate subsidy for travel costs (US East: €850 / West: €1,075; Canada East: €925 / West: €1,300). DAAD will cover health insurance and provide a flat rate subsidy for travel costs. In addition, limited funds are available for a rent subsidy and family allowance.

Application materials:  Submit a total of THREE copies (1 original, 3 photocopies) of all the application materials listed below, except for the supplemental materials for which you only need one set. You may open your official transcript to make photocopies of it.

The application form must be completed online (https://www.daad.org/onlineapplications) and then printed in hard copy. Collate but do not staple, each copy of the application in this order:

  • Signed application form
  • Supplemental materials (You must also send one set of supplemental materials (exception: Four copies of scores for composers). Please read the guidelines for submitting supplemental materials that are posted on the application website.
  • CV/resume (Your name should appear on each page)
  • Study proposal: A precise description of your study plans. The proposal (excluding references) should be not more than five to six pages in length, double spaced. You should pay careful attention to theoretical and methodological planning and you should make it very clear exactly what you propose to do in Germany, as well as an explanation of why a stay in Germany is absolutely essential to your project. Your name should appear on each page.
  • Two letters of recommendation on university letterhead, from professors at North American institutions in your field of study.  Please request that your professors include two copies with the original letter in a sealed envelope.
  • Evidence of contact with German institution
  • DAAD language evaluation - form available online (Sprachzeugnis)
  • Transcripts

Mail your application to:
            DAAD (German Academic Exchange Service)
            Study Scholarship for Performing and Visual Arts
            871 United Nations Plaza
            New York, NY   10017
Please keep a copy of your application for your records.

Notification: 
Recipients will be notified via email mid-April
Faculty representative:  Keith Raether
Contact:  https://www.daad.org/page/contact/