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DAAD Graduate Study Scholarships


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Who Can Apply: US Citizens, Permanent Residents, Foreign Citizen (foreign citizens should click review the DAAD website for detailed information) – GPA of 3.5 or higher recommended – All Majors

IMPORTANT: At the time of application, Applicants must not have been resident in Germany for more than one year.

Description: DAAD (German Academic Exchange Service) Graduate Study Scholarships are awarded to highly-qualified graduating seniors and recent graduates who have completed their Bachelor's degrees and graduate students of all disciplines to support a year of independent study or a full graduate degree program at a German university.

Students may apply for funding for a Master's program OR a period of independent study. Master's applicants should have either been admitted to a German host institution for the desired degree course or be able to prove that they have established contact with a host institution. Proposals should explain why a particular program has been chosen and how it will further the applicant's educational and career goals.

Independent study applicants should have a well-defined study or research project that makes a stay in Germany essential, and should have an invitation from an academic partner at a German university or research institution. Independent scholars are expected to complete two courses per semester and obtain "Scheine" for them.

Program Preferences: Applicants are expected to have a well-defined study project that makes a stay in Germany essential.

Preference will be given to applicants who have been invited by a faculty member at a German university to study at a particular university department.

Applicants in the arts, humanities and social sciences should have a good command of German.

Award Amount: Tuition and fees are provided by the scholarship. Monthly stipends are approximately €750. 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.

Duration: 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 2015 to July 2016).

National Deadlines: November 4, 2015 (11:00pm Central European Time): for applicants (outside the fields of music, visual arts and performing arts) who wish to study during the upcoming German academic year (October 1, 2016 to July 31, 2017). The application hard copy (paper) must be submitted no later than one week after the deadline.

October 31, 2015 (postmark): For all applicants in the fields of music, visual arts and performing arts who wish to study during the upcoming German academic year.

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