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.
This program provides scholarships to attend a broad range of three- to four-week summer courses at German universities which focus mainly on literary, cultural, political and economic aspects of modern and contemporary Germany. Extensive extracurricular programs complement and reinforce the core material. A number the University Summer Course Grants are made possible by the DAAD Alumni Association of the U.S., including one that is specially earmarked for an applicant in the fine arts. Scholarship recipients are expected to devote their full attention to the course and may not concurrently undertake individual research.
The scholarship is approximately €850, which covers tuition, room and board in whole or in part for courses lasting a minimum of three weeks. DAAD also provides an international travel subsidy of €300-450. Accommodations are arranged by the host institution.
Application includes a language evaluation form that must be completed by a faculty member of the German Department at the applicant's institution or by an official of a Goethe-Institut.
Applicant must have completed a minimum of four semesters of college German or have obtained equivalent language proficiency so that he or she is able to participate in group projects and follow lectures in German.
Applicants may be in any discipline but must have at least junior standing.
U.S. or Canadian citizens. Foreign nationals may be eligible if they have been full-time students at an American or Canadian university for at least 1 year.
Usually in December.
How To Apply:
Students or alumni, as applicable, may apply directly to this program. Applicants are encouraged, however, to work with SF State's fellowship advisor well in advance of the program deadline to perfect their application essays and other materials.