DAAD Undergraduate Scholarships


Please consult the program website to confirm details, including applicable deadlines.

Program Purpose: 
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.
Program Description: 
DAAD Undergraduate Scholarships fund 4-10 months of study at German universities in any academic field. Highly qualified undergraduates are invited to apply for scholarships for study, senior thesis research, or internships in Germany either as part of organized study abroad program (preference to programs organized by a German university) or student-designed semester or year abroad.
Program Benefits: 
Scholarships may be granted for a minimum of four (one semester) and a maximum of 10 months (one academic year). The scholarship periods must take place during the German academic year (October through July). Recipients are awarded a monthly stipend of approximately € 650, plus additional funds to help defray travel, research expenses, and health insurance.
Application Process: 
Application materials include a project proposal, a letter by mentor or invitation from a German university, and a language evaluation – even if the program is in English.
Applicant Profile: 
Applicant must have a well-defined study, research or internship plan for their stay in Germany, demonstrate an interest in contemporary German and European affairs, and be able to explain the significance of their project in Germany to their future studies, research or professional goals.
Full-time sophomores and juniors for study in the junior and senior year.
U.S. or Canadian citizens or permanent residents. Foreign nationals are eligible if they have been fulltime students at U.S. or Canadian university for more than 1 year and will return there to complete their bachelor's degree.
Program Deadline: 
Usually in January.
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.