German Academic Exchange Service Scholarship Deutscher Akademischer Austauschdienst (DAAD)

Are You Interested in Studying or Pursuing Research in Germany?

DEADLINES

Online application availability

Early December; Check www.daad.org for details

Campus deadline

N/A; Candidates may submit directly

National deadline

End of January

ELIGIBILITY

Applicant education level

Sophomore and Junior

Open to applicants who have

completed an undergraduate degree?

No

Open to applicants not currently

enrolled in college/university classes?

No

Open to (non-U.S.) international students?

Yes

Age limit

None

Are applicants limited to specific fields of study?

No

Are students required to demonstrate financial need?

No

Minimum G.P.A.

None, but overall academic excellence is a must

ADDITIONAL REQUIREMENTS

UAA Institutional Endorsement

Not Required

Advising Appointment

Schedule an advising appointment with DAAD Scholarship Campus Advisor, Dr. Francisco Miranda, at fmiranda2@alaska.edu or at 907.786.4035 to discuss intent to apply

BACKGROUND INFORMATION

The German Academic Exchange Service (DAAD) invites highly qualified undergraduate students to apply for funding to study, pursue senior thesis research or internships in Germany

Students whose research projects or study are based or organized by a German university will be given preference

Scholarships are available either as part of an organized study abroad program or as part of an individual, student-designed study abroad semester or academic year

The goal of the program is to support study abroad in Germany and at German universities

AWARD BENEFITS

Scholarships may be granted for either a semester or a full academic year

Stipend/Benefits

  • A monthly stipend of 650 euros
  • Additional funds to help defray travel and research expenses
  • Health insurance

Can the award be deferred?

No

Can the award be renewed?

No

Specific notes and/or exceptions

  • Must be already accepted into a study abroad program at a German university to be eligible for the scholarship
  • Must be enrolled in a full-time undergraduate degree program in the U.S.
  • Will return to home institution in the U.S. after the scholarship period to complete bachelor’s degree
  • The scholarship period must take place during the German academic year, i.e., October-July

CANDIDATE PROFILE

Key characteristics sought by Review Committee:

  • Outstanding academic record
  • Personal integrity, as evinced in grades and letter of recommendation
  • Well-defined  study, research or internship plans for stay in Germany
  • Although language proficiency is not required, language ability should be commensurate with study, research or internship plans
  • Demonstrate an interest in contemporary German and European affairs
  • Ability to articulate the significance of project proposal in Germany for their future studies, research or professional goals

APPLICATION PROCEDURE

Applicants should have an outstanding academic record and be familiar with the German higher education system and its expectations; more information can be found at www.daad.org

  • Find a faculty member willing to serve as your mentor throughout the application process
  • Notify the DAAD Scholarship Campus Advisor, Dr. Francisco Miranda at fmiranda2@alaska.edu or at 907.786.4035, of your intent to apply the semester before you plan to apply for the award
  • Schedule an advising appointment with the DAAD Scholarship Campus Advisor to discuss application process and timeline
  • Review all scholarship requirements at www.daad.org and start completing the application as soon as it becomes available
  • Start compiling all documents required as indicated in the application form
  • Apply to a study abroad program sponsored by a German university since proof of acceptance is an eligibility requirement for the scholarship
  • Beware that there are some application materials that have to be submitted by mail by both applicant and recommender
  • Start developing your statement about academic and personal reasons for your study/research/internship project in Germany
  • One (1) letter of recommendation from a faculty member in your major is required
    • Select a recommender who can explain why you are uniquely qualified for the scholarship and who is able to comment on your intellectual achievements and your potential to pursue your plans in Germany successfully
  • For a complete list of required application components, visit www.daad.org
  • Only complete applications submitted on time will be accepted
  • The DAAD Scholarship Program Review Committee will conduct a selection on the basis of credentials and notify scholarship recipients in mid-May

SELECTION PROCESS

Number of applications received nationwide

N/A

Number of awards granted

N/A

Is an interview required?

No

 

When are qualifying candidates notified?

N/A

When are winning candidates notified?

Mid-May

CONTACT INFORMATION

DAAD Scholarship Campus Advisor

Dr. Francisco Miranda

Office

ADM/HUM 276

Phone

907.786.4035

Email address

fmiranda2@alaska.edu

INFORMATION SESSIONS

Webinars for candidates are available at www.daad.org  

Schedule an advising appointment at fmiranda2@alaska.edu or at 907.786.4035