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DAAD Study Scholarship

Graduate scholarship to support academic exchange between the U.S. and Germany.


Highly qualified graduating seniors (fourth or final year of undergraduate studies), or those who have received an undergraduate degree, in any discipline may apply for the DAAD Study Scholarship to study in Germany for a postgraduate course, conduct senior/honors thesis research, or to pursue a master’s degree from a German higher education institution.  For study in the fields of dentistry, medicine, pharmacy, or veterinary medicine, contact DAAD for special guidelines. For study in the arts, see the DAAD website for more information.

SEE ALSO:  Humboldt Foundation Scholarship, Bosch Foundation Fellowship, DAAD Undergraduate Scholarship

Selection Criteria

The selection committee is looking for students who:

  • 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;

  • Have a good command of German (essential for applicants in the arts, humanities, and social sciences).


Applicants must:

  • Be enrolled full-time at an accredited North American university at the time of application or have received an undergraduate degree from an accredited North American university;

  • Be citizens or permanent residents of the U.S. or Canada.  Foreign nationals must have studied at an accredited U.S. or Canadian university for at least two years.  All foreign nationals must contact DAAD New York before applying to determine their eligibility status;

  • 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 the DAAD Program Officer before applying to determine their eligibility status.


Monthly stipends are EUR 750.  DAAD also covers health insurance and provides a lump sum subsidy for travel costs.


Study Scholarships are granted for one academic year (10 months) with the possibility of a one year extension for students in master's degree-granting programs to complete a full degree course in Germany.  Scholarships must take place during the German academic year.  A very limited number of scholarship holders who receive 10 to 24 month grants may be awarded an additional two month language course grant.

For more information:

DAAD Study Scholarship



Internal Selection Deadline (LSU)