Mobilities DAAD, Germany

DAAD, Germany

  1. DAAD champion : Dr. Fazal Adnan
  2. Introduction of the program: international advanced students, doctoral candidates and postdocs are awarded for study and research visits to universities and non-university research institutions in Germany. You can find out which of these programs is available for a certain country in scholarship database
  3. Coverage/provision:
    1. MS (Between 10 and 24 months depending on the length of the chosen study program, Usually one academic year)
    2. 850 euros monthly for master degree candidates and 1200 euros for PhD candidates
    3. Payments towards insurance cover
    4. One-off study allowance
    5. Travel allowance
    6. Additionally, under certain circumstances:
      1. Monthly rent subsidy
      2. Monthly allowance for accompanying members of family
      3. Offers for language preparation
  1. Eligibility:
    1. Applicant must have completed bachelor degree (normally four years), not more than 6 years old, in a related subject for master program and master degree for PhD program,
    2. Has completed an academic degree with far above average results (upper third) and ideally at least two years of related professional experience after the first degree (bachelor).
    3. English or German Language requirement depends on the choice of your degree course
    4. Has completed an academic degree with far above average results (upper third) and ideally at least two years of related professional experience after the first degree (bachelor).
    5. Candidates can prove their motivation is development-related and be expected to take on social responsibility and initiate and support processes of change in their personal and professional environment after their training/scholarship.
    6. For study courses in German (scholarship includes a 6-month German language course): DSH 2 or TestDaF 4 at the beginning of the study course; a minimum German language level of A2 at the time of application. In addition, German language proficiency at B1 level are highly recommended.
    7. For courses in English: IELTS (Band 6) certificate or TOEFL (minimum score: 550 paper based, 213 computer based, 80 internet based
  2. Required documents:
    1. Signed DAAD application form with current date
    2. Personally signed CV (please use the sample europass form at with current date
    3. Personally signed Letter of Motivation (with reference to current occupation and choice of postgraduate program(s), two pages maximum) with current date.
    4. IMPORTANT: When applying for more than one postgraduate course (maximum 3 courses), you have to submit one motivation letter explaining why you are applying for these specific courses and why you chose that priority.
    5. Letter of recommendation from your current employer; the letter must have letterhead, a signature and official stamp and must be of current date (not in a sealed envelope)
    6. Certificate(s) of Employment from the employer(s) that proof a minimum of two years of relevant working experience (after the bachelor degree) at the time of application and if possible, a guarantee of re-employment from your current employer upon returning home.
    7. Copies of Academic Degrees (certified translation if necessary)
    8. Copies of Academic Transcripts, incl. grading-scale (certified translation if necessary)
  1. Scholarship Cycle
    1. At most higher education institutions, the application phase for the winter semester starting in September/October begins in early May and ends on 15 July. For the summer semester starting in March/April the application period runs from early December to 15 January.
    2. Letters of acceptance are sent out in August/September and in February/March.
    3. Rejections are often sent a little later.
    4. Private universities may have other deadlines.


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