Application deadline: November 5, 2018, 2 p.m. PST
                                         November 4, 2018 (postmark)

Eligibility requirements:

  • U.S. or Canadian citizens or permanent residents
  • Students in their last year of undergraduate studies at an accredited U.S. or Canadian university
  • Recent BA/BS or MA/MS graduates (6 years)
  • Graduate students enrolled full-time at an accredited U.S. or Canadian university
  • 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
  • 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 in the humanities and social sciences should have a strong command of German
  • 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 to July 31).
  • Monthly stipends are approximately €850. 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). In addition, limited funds are available for a rent subsidy and family allowance.

Application process: online

Application requirements: 

  • Signed application form
  • Resume/ C.V. (your name should appear on each page, max. 3 pages)
  • Study proposal (Max. 3 pages. You may apply for funding for a Master's program OR a period of independent study.)
  • Letter of recommendation (1) on university letterhead, from a professor at a North American institution in your field of study. Please request that your professor include two photocopies with the original letter in a sealed envelope. This letter will not be uploaded but will be sent as a hard copy.
  • Letter of admission to a study program in Germany.
  • DAAD language evaluation - form available online (Sprachzeugnis)
  • Transcripts 

Mail your recommendation letter to:             

DAAD (German Academic Exchange Service)
Study Scholarship
871 United Nations Plaza
New York, NY 10017

Notification: Recipients will be notified via email mid-April

Faculty Representative: Keith Raether