DAAD Scholarship

Key Information

Conducted By Deutscher Akademischer Austauschdienst (German Academic Exchange Service)
Eligibility Candidates pursuing graduate to postdoctoral degrees
Region India and other countries
Rewards Up to EUR 2760
Last Date of Application October 5, 2021

Awarded by the Deutscher Akademischer Austauschdienst and the German Academic Exchange Service, the DAAD scholarship provides funding for the international exchange of students and researchers. The Deutscher Akademischer Austauschdienst scholarship has set up a network of regional offices and information centres in the partner countries. All the information about DAAD scholarship programs, grants, and bilateral research projects is provided to the students. DAAD India is a regional office set in India that caters to students from India, Bangladesh, Bhutan, Nepal, and Sri Lanka. The candidates should apply for the DAAD scholarship in India more than a year in advance. Therefore, the candidates should submit the applications within DAAD scholarship 2021 last date, October 5th. However, the deadline is tentative and can change at the provider's discretion. 

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DAAD Scholarship Program List:

There are several schemes offered under the DAAD scholarship for Indian students 2021 schemes. Given below are the list of DAAD wise scholarships:

  1. Bilateral Exchange of Academics
  2. Development-Related Postgraduate Courses [EPOS]
  3. DLR-DAAD Research Fellowship Programme
  4. Helmut-Schmidt-Programme (Master's Scholarship for Public Policy and Good Governance- PPGG)
  5. India IIT Master-Sandwich-Programme [IIT]
  6. Master of European Law [MEL]
  7. Postdoctoral Researchers International Mobility Experience [PRIME]
  8. Practical Traineeships for Foreign Students of Natural and Technical Sciences, Agriculture and Forestry [IAESTE]
  9. Research Grants - Cotutelle Doctoral Programmes
  10. Research Grants- Doctoral Programmes in Germany
  11. Study Scholarships for Foreign Graduates in the field of Architecture
  12. Study Scholarships for Foreign Graduates in the area of Music
  13. Study Scholarships for Foreign Graduates in the area of Performing Arts
  14. Study Scholarships for Foreign Graduates in the field of Fine Arts, Design, Visual Communication, and Film
  15. University Summer Courses offered in Germany for Foreign Students and Graduates.

DAAD Scholarship Eligibility Criteria:

The candidates should meet all the DAAD scholarship requirements before applying for the program. The DAAD scholarship Germany eligibility criteria will vary for each scheme. Tabulated below are the eligibility criteria for DAAD scholarship scheme:

DAAD Scholarship Scheme Eligibility Criteria

Bilateral Exchange of Academics

  • Under this program, the exchange of scientists and academics is supported by DAAD to improve international relations and bilateral research cooperation.
  • The candidate should have completed the doctoral degree to be eligible for the DAAD India scholarship.
  • The applicant should be working at a research institute/ university as an academic/ scientist.

Development-Related Postgraduate Courses (EPOS)

  • The applicant should be a graduate of any field.
  • They should have professional work experience of at least two years.

DLR-DAAD Research Fellowship Programme

  • Highly qualified doctoral and postdoctoral students and senior scientists can apply for this fellowship scheme under the DAAD scholarship.

Helmut-Schmidt-Programme (Master’s Scholarship for Public Policy and Good Governance- PPGG)

  • The applicant should have graduated with a first-class degree in Social Science/ Political Science/ Law/ Economics/ Public Administration.
  • Candidates interested in the social and economic development of their home country are preferred.
  • Mid-career professionals are also eligible to apply for this DAAD scholarship.

India IIT Master-Sandwich-Programme (IIT)

  • Applicants should be studying in the 2nd semester of a 2-year master's program or 4th semester of a 3-year Master's program, or 8th semester of a dual degree program from the Indian Institute of Technology (IIT).

Master of European Law (MEL)

  • The candidate should be a first-class Law graduate.

Postdoctoral Researchers International Mobility Experience (PRIME)

  • The applicant should have completed the PhD degree to apply for the DAAD PhD scholarship.
  • They should fulfil the mobility rule, i.e. the applicant can choose any country (except Germany) for their research abroad provided they have not worked/ studied in that country for more than 12 months in the three years preceding the DAAD scholarship deadline 2021.

Practical Traineeships for Foreign Students of Natural and Technical Sciences, Agriculture and Forestry (IAESTE)

  • The applicant should be pursuing courses in Natural & Technical Science/ Agriculture/ Forestry.
  • The candidate should be enrolled with the International Association for the Exchange of Students for Technical Experience (IAESTE).

Research Grants - Cotutelle Doctoral Programmes

  • Highly qualified doctoral applicants are eligible to apply for this DAAD scholarship scheme. 
  • Graduates who have taken admission for a doctoral program at the time of beginning their grant-supported research can also apply. 

Research Grants- Doctoral Programmes in Germany

  • Highly qualified young academics/ scientists who have completed their master's degree/ diploma can apply.
  • In exceptional cases, even graduates are eligible to apply for the DAAD scholarship for masters program.

Study Scholarships for Foreign Graduates in the field of Architecture

  • The candidate should have a first-class graduate degree in Architecture/ Interior Design/ Monument Conservation/ Urban Planning/ Urban Development/ Regional Planning/ Landscape Architecture/ Landscape Planning.
  • The applicant should know the language of instruction of the respective institute.

Study Scholarships for Foreign Graduates in the field of Music

  • The applicant should have a first-class university degree in Music by the commencement of the DAAD scholarship-funded study program.
  • The candidate should have completed the degree no longer than six years before the DAAD scholarship 2021 deadline.
  • If the applicant does not have a bachelor's degree in Music, they should have exhausted all the training options for their choice of instrument in their country of origin. 
  • The candidate should also know the language of instruction that matches the requirements of the respective institution.

Study Scholarships for Foreign Graduates in the field of Performing Arts

  • The candidate should have completed the bachelor's degree in Performing Arts with first-class rank no longer than six years before the application deadline of DAAD bachelor scholarships.
  • The applicant should have obtained the degree by the time of commencement of the DAAD scholarship-funded study program.
  • The applicants of Drama and Direction should have very good knowledge of the German language.
  • The candidates who have applied for Musicals/ Performance studies/ dance and Choreography should have basic German knowledge and a very good knowledge of English.

Study Scholarships for Foreign Graduates in the field of Fine Arts, Design, Visual Communication, and Film

  • The applicants should have a first-class Bachelor's degree in Fine Arts/ Design/ Visual Communication and Film.
  • The applicant should have completed the degree over six years before this DAAD graduate school scholarship programme.
  • The candidate should also know the language of instruction that matches the requirements of the respective institution.

University Summer Courses offered in Germany for Foreign Students and Graduates

  • The students pursuing a Bachelor's or Master's degree in any field can apply for this DAAD scholarship's summer course.
  • Bachelors degree applicants should have completed two academic years to apply for the DAAD masters scholarship for Indian students.
  • The candidate should be at least 18 years of age at the start of the funded program.
  • The applicants should be fluent in the German language with a minimum language level of B1.

DAAD Scholarship Amount and Benefits:

The candidates selected will receive health insurance, rent subsidies and other allowance in addition to the DAAD scholarship amount. Tabulated below are the DAAD scholarship details for rewards and other benefits:

DAAD Scholarship Schemes DAAD Scholarship Amount 

Bilateral Exchange of Academics

  • Assistance teachers, assistant professors, and lecturers get EUR 2000 per month.
  • Professors get EUR 2150 per month.

Development-Related Postgraduate Courses (EPOS)

  • The candidates receive funding based on the academic level. 
  • Graduates get EUR 850 per month.
  • Doctoral candidates get EUR 1200 per month.
  • Health, accident and personal liability insurance is also covered.
  • Candidates also receive a travel allowance.

DLR-DAAD Research Fellowship Programme

  • Doctoral students pursuing a doctorate in Germany get a fellowship amount of EUR 1760 per month, including flat-rate travel allowance, health insurance, and family allowance.
  • Postdoctoral students undergoing research in Germany get EUR 2400 per month as fellowship amount along with other allowances.
  • Senior scientists undergoing research in Germany get EUR 2760 per month as a fellowship amount and other allowances.

Helmut-Schmidt-Programme (Master’s Scholarship for Public Policy and Good Governance- PPGG)

  • The scholarship amount of EUR 850 per month, health insurance, travel allowance, study and research subsidy, and rent subsidy for spouse and children if applicable.

India IIT Master-Sandwich-Programme (IIT)

  • The scholarship amount of EUR 850 per month.
  • Health, accident and personal liability insurance is also covered.
  • 4-6 weeks of the German language course is provided at the host university.
  • One-time research allowance of EUR 266.
  • A monthly rent subsidy is provided if applicable.

Master of European Law (MEL)

  • Selected candidates get a scholarship amount of EUR 850 per month.
  • Health, accident and personal liability insurance is also covered
  • Travel allowance, rent subsidy and family allowance is provided if applicable.
  • Study and Research subsidy of EUR 460.
  • Two months of the German language course is delivered in Germany before the start of the scholarship.

Postdoctoral Researchers International Mobility Experience (PRIME)

  • Funding is provided to selected students through a temporary job position at an established German University for 18 months.
  • The remuneration offered is as per the prevailing rate for postdoctoral researchers.

Practical Traineeships for Foreign Students of Natural and Technical Sciences, Agriculture and Forestry (IAESTE)

  • Selected interns get EUR 650 per month.
  • The candidates also get a medical, accident, and personal liability insurance cover.

Research Grants - Cotutelle Doctoral Programmes

  • Grant of EUR 1200 per month for doctoral candidates during their stay in Germany.
  • Medical, accident and personal liability insurance is also covered.
  • One-time research allowance, travel allowance, accommodation expenses, and other benefits are also provided.

Research Grants- Doctoral Programmes in Germany

  • Selected candidates receive grants based on the academic level.
  • Graduates get EUR 850 per month.
  • Doctoral candidates get EUR 1200 per month.
  • Medical, accident and personal liability insurance is also covered.
  • One-time research allowance, travel allowance, accommodation expenses, and other benefits are also provided.

Study Scholarships for Foreign Graduates in the field of Architecture

  • Selected candidates get EUR 850 per month.
  • Medical, accident and personal liability insurance is also covered.
  • One-time research allowance, Travel allowance, and other benefits are also provided.

Study Scholarships for Foreign Graduates in the field of Music

  • Selected candidates get EUR 850 per month.
  • Medical, accident and personal liability insurance is also covered.
  • One-time research allowance, travel allowance, rent subsidy (under special circumstances), and other benefits are also provided.

Study Scholarships for Foreign Graduates in the field of Performing Arts

  • Selected students get EUR 850 per month.
  • Medical, accident and personal liability insurance is also covered.
  • One-time research allowance, travel allowance, rent subsidy(under special circumstances), and other benefits are also provided.

Study Scholarships for Foreign Graduates in the field of Fine Arts, Design, Visual Communication, and Film

  • Selected candidates get EUR 850 per month.
  • Medical, accident and personal liability insurance is also covered.
  • One-time research allowance, travel allowance, rent subsidy(under special circumstances), and other benefits are also provided.

University Summer Courses offered in Germany for Foreign Students and Graduates

  • The one-time scholarship amount of EUR 950.
  • Indian students get a travel allowance of EUR 1050.
  • Health, accident and personal liability insurance is also covered.

DAAD Scholarship Application Period:

The candidates should submit the applications within the last DAAD scholarship last date. They should ensure they fulfil all the requirements for DAAD scholarship. Tabulated below are the timeline of different DAAD scholarship for Indian students. However, the timeline mentioned below are tentative and can change at the provider's discretion:

DAAD Scholarship Scheme Application Period

Bilateral Exchange of Academics

October

Development-Related Postgraduate Courses (EPOS)

August-October (depends on study program chosen)

DLR-DAAD Research Fellowship Programme

NA

Helmut-Schmidt-Programme (Master’s Scholarship for Public Policy and Good Governance- PPGG)

June-July

India IIT Master-Sandwich-Programme (IIT)

May

Master of European Law (MEL)

December

Postdoctoral Researchers International Mobility Experience (PRIME)

May-August

Practical Traineeships for Foreign Students of Natural and Technical Sciences, Agriculture and Forestry (IAESTE)

NA

Research Grants - Cotutelle Doctoral Programmes

October

Research Grants- Doctoral Programmes in Germany

October

Study Scholarships for Foreign Graduates in the field of Architecture

September

Study Scholarships for Foreign Graduates in the field of Music

October

Study Scholarships for Foreign Graduates in the field of Performing Arts

October

Study Scholarships for Foreign Graduates in the field of Fine Arts, Design, Visual Communication, and Film

November

University Summer Courses offered in Germany for Foreign Students and Graduates

December

How to Apply for DAAD Scholarship?

The different schemes under the DAAD scholarship Germany have other application procedures. The organisers select the candidates based on their academic achievements and the quality of the project. Read below to know how to apply for DAAD scholarship 2021 schemes:

Bilateral Exchange of Academics:

  • The candidates can obtain the DAAD scholarship application form online through the official DAAD portal.
  • The portal opens six weeks before the last date. 

Development-Related Postgraduate Courses (EPOS):

  • Interested applicants should visit the official DAAD portal and download the DAAD scholarship application form.

DLR-DAAD Research Fellowship Programme:

  • Applicants should apply online through the official DAAD portal.

Helmut-Schmidt-Programme (Master's Scholarship for Public Policy and Good Governance- PPGG):

  • Applicants should submit the completed DAAD scholarship application form to the respective universities.

India IIT Master-Sandwich-Programme (IIT):

  • Applicants should apply online through the official DAAD portal.
  • They should submit the important documents to the Dean's office of the home institution.

Master of European Law (MEL):

  • Applicants should apply online through the official DAAD portal.
  • A copy of the 'Application Summary' should be sent via post to the Regional Office in New Delhi.

Postdoctoral Researchers International Mobility Experience (PRIME):

  • Applicants should apply online through the official DAAD portal.

Practical Traineeships for Foreign Students of Natural and Technical Sciences, Agriculture and Forestry (IAESTE):

  • To apply for the internship program in Germany, the applicant should contact the IAESTE National Committee of India for the application submission.

Research Grants - Cotutelle Doctoral Programmes:

  • Interested applicants can apply for the DAAD India scholarship/ fellowship online through the DAAD portal.
  • Also, the application summary should be sent in PDF format to the application address via post.

Research Grants- Doctoral Programmes in Germany:

  • Applicants should apply online through the official DAAD portal.

Study Scholarships for Foreign Graduates in the field of Architecture:

  • Applicants should apply online through the official DAAD portal.
  • They should send the additional document via post to the specified application address.

Study Scholarships for Foreign Graduates in the field of Music:

  • Applicants should apply online through the official DAAD portal.
  • They should send the additional document via post to the specified application address.

Study Scholarships for Foreign Graduates in the field of Performing Arts:

  • Applicants should apply online through the official DAAD portal.
  • They should send the additional DAAD scholarship documents via post to the specified application address.

Study Scholarships for Foreign Graduates in the field of Fine Arts, Design, Visual Communication, and Film:

  • Applicants should apply online through the official DAAD portal.
  • They should send the additional document via post to the specified application address.

University Summer Courses offered in Germany for Foreign Students and Graduates:

  • Interested applicants can apply for the summer courses online through the official DAAD portal.

 Documents Required for DAAD Scholarship:

The candidates should attach all the required documents while submitting the DAAD scholarship applications. They should ensure the documents are authentic and actual. Listed below are some of the DAAD scholarship documents as are necessary for application:

  • Students applying for a study scholarship should submit a letter of motivation.
  • Students applying for a research grant should submit a detailed proposal.
  • Applicants should submit a reference letter from the university teacher.

Contact Details

The candidates can reach out to the helpdesk if they have any queries regarding the DAAD scholarship. Given below are the DAAD scholarship contact details:

  • Address: DAAD India, Regional Office New Delhi, DLTA Complex, R.K Khanna Stadium,1 Africa Avenue, New Delhi - 110029
  • Contact Number: +91 (11) 6646-5500
  • Fax: +91 (11) 6646-5555
  • Email ID: [email protected] 

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