DAAD - German Studies Research Grant — Study Scholarship

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

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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: 

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 Benefits: 

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.

Applicant Profile: 

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.

Program Deadline: 

Usually early June and November.

More information: 

Information on courses of study at German Universities

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.

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Fellowships Office

Dr. Joy Viveros

Phone: 415.405.2128
Reception: Grad Stop, ADM 250 
1600 Holloway Avenue
San Francisco, CA 94132
Email: fellows1@sfsu.edu