DAAD University Summer Course Grant
National Deadline: December 15, 2014
• Sophomores or juniors enrolled full-time in an undergraduate degree program at
an accredited North American college or university.
• 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 at least one year at the time of application.
• Minimum of four semesters of college German or the equivalent proficiency
Award summary and conditions: This program provides scholarships to attend a broad range of three- to four-week summer courses at German universities which focus mainly on German language and literary, cultural, political and economic aspects of modern and contemporary Germany. Extensive extracurricular programs complement and reinforce the core material.
Scholarships are available for courses lasting a minimum of three weeks. The scholarship is approximately €850, which covers tuition, room and board in whole or in part. Accommodations are arranged by the host institution. In addition, DAAD will provide an international travel subsidy of €300-450.
Scholarship recipients are expected to devote their full attention to the course and may not concurrently undertake individual research. A written report is requested within four weeks of the end of the course.
Application: electronic and hard copy: https://www.daad.org/?p=onlineapplications
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 to the DAAD New York office. Every component of the application, with the exception of the recommendation letter, must be submitted in duplicate (one original, one photocopy); applications not submitted in duplicate will not be processed.
A complete application consists of the following parts. Please collate, but do not staple (do not staple any part of the application), each set of the application materials in this order:
· Completed DAAD application form.
· Autobiographical essay in German.
· A curriculum vitae (résumé).
· A detailed statement (in English) of approximately 500 words explaining why the applicant wants to attend a University Summer Course.
· A recommendation letter written by a professor in your major field of study. It should not be from the same professor who evaluates your language
proficiency. (Since most referees prefer to provide them in a sealed envelope, you may submit one original letter without the photocopy.)
· Complete, official transcripts of all post-secondary studies. (You may open the official transcript to make a photocopy if obtaining two official ones costs you extra.
· DAAD language evaluation form ("Sprachzeugnis").The language evaluation form is part of the application form and must be completed and signed by a faculty member of the German Department at the applicant's institution or by an official of a Goethe-Institut.
Mail your application to:
DAAD (German Academic Exchange Service)
871 United Nations Plaza
New York, NY 1001
Faculty representative: Keith Raether
Announcement date: April 2015
Contact information: firstname.lastname@example.org