The German Academic Exchange Service (DAAD) is the German national agency for the support of international academic cooperation. It offers programs and funding for students, faculty, researchers and others in higher education, represents the German higher education system abroad, and promote Germany as an academic and research destination.
Highly qualified final year undergraduate students or those who have received an undergraduate or master's degree within the last six years may apply for the DAAD Study Scholarship for a full master's degree program at a German university, or for study at a German university as part of a postgraduate or master's degree program completed in the home country.
Program provides a monthly stipend, payments towards health, accident and personal liability insurance, and a travel subsidy, unless these expenses are covered another source of funding. Under certain circumstances, scholarship holders may receive the following additional benefits: a contribution towards tuition fees that may be charged by the university, a monthly rent subsidy, a monthly allowance for accompanying family members.
Applicants are expected to have completed a minimum of 2 years of college level German and 3 courses in German Studies (literature, history, politics, or other fields) at the time of nomination.
Students in their last year of undergraduate studies at an accredited U.S. or Canadian university. Recent BA/BS or MA/MS graduates who completed their last degree no longer than 6 years ago.
US or Canadian citizens or permanent residents. Foreign nationals who live in the USA or in Canada at time of application are eligible, if last degree was obtained in the US/Canada, or if received a degree in US/Canada in the last 6 years.
Usually early June and November.
How To Apply:
Students or alumni, as applicable, may apply directly to this program. Applicants may consult with the Fellowships Office on their application materials.