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DAAD Graduate Study Scholarship

Note: For awards pertaining to architecture, music, the performing arts, fine art, design, visual communication or film, please see DAAD Graduate Study Scholarship in the Arts; application deadlines in those fields differ from below.


Application period: August 2022 to November 2022 (2:00 p.m. PT) [TBA]
Recommendation deadline: postmarked by [TBA]

Eligibility requirements:

  • U.S. or Canadian citizens or permanent residents; foreign nationals if full-time students at an accredited U.S. or Canadian university for at least two years at time of application
  • Seniors or recent graduates (within six years); graduate students enrolled full-time at an accredited U.S. or Canadian university. (Students in their first year of master's programs in Germany may apply to fund their second year.)

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. In addition, limited funds are available for a rent subsidy and family allowance

Application process: online

Application requirements:

  • Signed application form
  • Resume or curriculum vitae (3 page maximum)
  • Study proposal (for a master's program or a period of independent study)
  • Letter of recommendation (hard copy) on university letterhead, from a professor in applicant's field of study. (This letter will not be uploaded; it will be sent as a hard copy to DAAD.)
  • Letter of admission to a study program in Germany
  • DAAD language evaluation (form available online)
  • Transcripts 

Recommenders mail letters 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: Director for Fellowships and Grants

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