DAAD Undergraduate Scholarship
National deadline: January 31, 2015
• Sophomores or juniors
• Outstanding academic records and personal integrity, as evinced by both their grades and letters of recommendation.
• U.S. or Canadian citizens or permanent residents thereof. Foreign nationals are eligible if they have been full-time students at an accredited U.S. or Canadian university for more than one year at the time of application and will return to the U.S. or Canada after the scholarship period to complete their Bachelor's degree.
• German language competency recommended but not mandatory.
• Enrolled, full-time students in an undergraduate degree-granting program at an accredited North American college or university.
Award summary and conditions: Highly qualified undergraduate students are invited to apply for scholarships funding study, senior thesis research and/or internships in Germany. The goal of this program is to support study abroad in Germany and at German universities for students who have well-defined study, research or internship plans for their stay in Germany. Preference will be given to students whose projects or programs are based at and organized by a German university. Scholarships are available either as part of an organized study abroad program or as part of an individual, student-designed study abroad semester or year. Students should demonstrate an interest in contemporary German and European affairs and explain the significance of their project in Germany to their future studies, research or professional goals.
Support is granted for a 4-10 month period in Germany during the German academic year (anywhere from October 2015 through July 2016). Recipients will be awarded a monthly stipend of approximately €650, plus additional funds to help defray travel and research expenses as well as health insurance.
Application process is electronic and hard copy: The application form must be completed online and you must send the original printout of the application with your signature, your supplemental documents and materials, and 3 copies of everything in one package to the DAAD New York office. Be sure to submit all materials in the order listed below with the correct amount of copies of each. Do not staple or bind any part of your application! Incomplete or late applications will not be accepted. Please disregard the "Information regarding your application", the last page of the online application. The information relevant to your application is the following as well as the instructions DAAD New York provides in the Online Application Guidelines and the Instructions for Completing the DAAD Online Application. Your paperwork should be in English or French (if you are Francophone Canadian) not in German.
• Project Proposal (approximately 3 pages, see FAQs for tips)
• Two Letters (no more, no less) of Recommendation: If you have two majors, please submit letters from professors in both of your major fields of study; Otherwise, please submit a letter from a professor in your major field of study, and a letter from a professor in one of your minor fields of study. Please make sure to tell your professors not to send letters in German!
• One of the following: Acceptance into Study Abroad Program, Exchange Program, letter by mentor or invitation from a German university. (see FAQs if you have questions)
• Statement of Support and Credit Eligibility (Can be downloaded from the website)
• Transcripts (for the Undergraduate Scholarship Program only college transcripts)
• Language Evaluation Certificate (Sprachzeugnis) (All applicants are required to submit this, even if your study program is in English.)
Mail your application to:
DAAD (German Academic Exchange Service)
871 United Nations Plaza
New York, NY 10017
Faculty representative: Keith Raether
Announcement date: May 2015
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