2019 DAAD Scholarships For International Students In Germany


Students are officially invited to apply for the DAAD Scholarships For International students for 2019/2020. It is a fully sponsored scholarship that is hosted in Germany. Eligible students are hereby advised to apply immediately as late applications will not be processed. Scholarships are awarded to pursue a Postgraduate or Master’s degree program. The scholarship is aimed at producing graduates of responsible character with the necessary knowledge and skills for professional as well as national leadership.

DAAD Masters Scholarship 2019

The German Academic Exchange Service or DAAD (German: Deutscher Akademischer Austauschdienst) is the largest German support organization in the field of international academic co-operation. More than 1.5 million scholars in Germany and abroad have received DAAD funding since its establishment in 1925. DAAD is a private, federally funded and state-funded, self-governing national agency of the institutions of higher education in Germany, representing 365 German higher education institutions.

The 2019 Germany scholarships offer foreign graduates from developing and newly industrialized countries from all disciplines and with at least two years’ professional experience the chance to take a postgraduate or Master’s degree at a state-recognized German university, and in exceptional cases to take a doctoral degree, and to obtain a university qualification (Master’s/PhD) in Germany.

Masters scholarship 2019

While there are many similarities between the US and the German higher education system, there are also a couple of key differences that you should keep in mind when thinking about pursuing graduate studies in Germany:

  • In Germany, a Bachelor’s degree enables you to enroll in a Master’s program. It is not possible to enroll in a Ph.D. program with only a Bachelor’s degree.
  • If you are interested in a Ph.D. program, you must already have completed a Master’s degree.
  • Basically, universities usually expect your Bachelor’s degree to be in a similar field (i.e. you are major) as the Master’s program you are interested in, the so-called “field of studies requirement”. In most cases, universities also expect students to have work experience as part of the application process.

For the Master’s degree program,ensure you contact the university you are interested in attending directly for detailed information on the application requirements of their Master’s programs.

Level /Field Of Study

The scholarship is awarded to pursue undergraduate and postgraduate studies in Germany. It is open to international students.

Scholarship Benefits:

Eligible students will be entitled to the following:

  • Scholarship payments of 750 euros a month
  • Health, accident and personal liability insurance cover
  • Travel allowance, unless these expenses are covered by the home country or another source of funding
  • One-off study allowance
  • Applicants who have been resident in Germany for longer than 15 months at the application deadline are not eligible.

Scholarship holders may receive the following additional benefits under certain circumstances:

  • Tuition fees that may be charged by the university (max. € 500.- per semester)
  • Monthly rent subsidy
  • Monthly allowance for accompanying members of the family.

Eligibility For The DAAD Scholarships For International Students

  • Outstanding-qualified graduates who have completed a first degree (Bachelor, Diplom or comparable academic degree) at the latest by the time they commence their scholarship-supported study program.
  • DAAD offers subject-specific scholarship programs for applicants from artistic disciplines and the field of architecture.

Documents to be uploaded to the DAAD portal:

  • Online application form
  • Full curriculum vitae in tabular form (max. 3 pages)
  • Statement on academic and personal reasons for the study project you intend to take in Germany (letter of motivation; 1 – 3 pages)
  • Admission letter to a study program; this can be submitted subsequently before the scholarship-supported study program begins if it is not available at the time of application.

DAAD Scholarship 2019 deadline

The scholarship usually begin early of the year prior to the study program or at most 1st October.


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