Applications are now open for Germany Scholarships for Studies in All-Academic Disciplines. This scholarship program is fully funded and open for qualified graduates who have completed a first degree (e.g., Bachelor, Diploma) at the latest by the time they commence their program. The program usually starts on 1st October of the following year after the application, or earlier if a German language course is taken prior to the study program.
The scholarship is offered for a Master’s degree program in all fields of studies at state or state-recognized German universities. Candidates who would like to apply for artistic disciplines and the field of architecture, the DAAD offers the following subject-specific scholarship programs: Music, Fine Art/Design/Film, Architecture etc.
This DAAD Scholarship is offered for a duration of 10 to 24 months, depending on the length of the chosen study program. In the case of 2-year courses, further funding is provided after the first year of study, if your academic achievements thus far indicate that you will successfully complete the study program within a reasonable period of time. If you are already in Germany in the first academic year of a 2-year postgraduate or Master’s program at the time of application, you may apply for a scholarship for the second year of study. It is not possible to extend the scholarship.
- Host Institutions: A state or state-recognized German university of your choice in Germany.
- Field of study: All Academic Disciplines.
- Number of awards: Not specified.
- Duration: Up to 24 months.
- Target Group: Please find the full list of eligible countries below.
Germany Scholarships for Studies in All Disciplines Benefits
Selected candidates for these masters scholarships will be provided with the following benefits:
- A monthly payment of € 934
- One-off study allowance (if you come from a DAC country, you will receive a flat rate of € 460, and for all other countries € 260)
- Travel allowance
- Payments towards health, accident and personal liability insurance cover.
Under certain circumstances, scholarship holders may receive the following additional benefits:
- Monthly rent subsidy
- Monthly allowance for accompanying members of family
- In the case of a disability or chronic illness: subsidy for additional costs which result from the disability or chronic illness and are not covered by other funding providers: Further information;
- Green Mobility Top Up (Support for climate-friendly travel) or partial reimbursement of carbon offset payments for air travel.
To enable scholarship holders to learn German in preparation for their stay in the country, DAAD offers the following services:
- Payment of course fees for an online language course after receipt of the Scholarship Award Letter
- if necessary: German language course (2, 4 or 6 months) before the start of the study visit in Germany; the DAAD decides whether to fund participation and for how long depending on German language skills and project. Participation in a language course is compulsory if the study programme is taught in German.
- Allowance for a personally chosen German language course during the scholarship period
- Reimbursement of the fee for a TestDaF or DSH test, which you can take either in your home country after you have received your Letter of Award or in Germany during your funding period.
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This scholarship program is open for citizens of the following countries: Afghanistan, Albania, Armenia, Australia, Austria, Azerbaijan, Bahamas, Barbados, Belarus, Belgium, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Bulgaria, Canada, Croatia, Cyprus, Czech Republic, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, France, Georgia, Greece, Hungary, Iceland, Ireland, Israel, Italy, Japan, Kazakhstan, Korea, the Republic of, Kosovo, Kyrgyzstan, Latvia, Lithuania, Luxembourg,
Malta, Moldova, Republic of, Montenegro, Netherlands, New Zealand, North Macedonia, Norway, Palestinian Territories, Poland, Portugal, Romania, Russian Federation, Saint Kitts and Nevis, San Marino, Serbia, Slovakia, Slovenia, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, Syrian Arab Republic (Syria), Tajikistan, Trinidad and Tobago, Turkmenistan, Ukraine, United Kingdom, United States of America, Uzbekistan, Vatican City, Yemen.
Germany Scholarships for Studies in All Disciplines Eligibility
To qualify for this scholarship to study in Europe, Applicants must meet the following requirements:
- Be an applicant of foreign nationality (check the full list above).
- Have gained a first university degree in any academic field at the latest by the time they commence their scholarship-supported study program.
- As a rule, your university degree should not date back more than 6 years at the time of the application deadline.
- Your application cannot be considered if you have been resident in Germany for longer than 15 months at the application deadline.
- Applicants from third countries or German applicants, who live in a foreign country, are asked to get in touch with the responsible branch office or section within the DAAD before they hand in an application to discuss possible special application requirements.
- The scholarship must begin with the winter semester; it is not possible, to begin with, the summer semester.
- If you are enrolled in a Master’s or postgraduate degree program which includes a study period abroad, funding for this period abroad is usually only possible under the following conditions: The study visit is essential for the achievement of the scholarship objective, the visit does not take place in the home country, and it is no longer than a quarter of the scholarship period. Longer periods cannot be funded, even partially.
When applying for admission, you generally have to submit an appropriate language certificate (e.g. DSH or TestDaF if the language of instruction is German, e.g. TOEFL or IELTS if the language of instruction is English). Therefore, you must already prove in your scholarship application what level of knowledge of the language of instruction (German, English, or German and English) of your chosen degree program you currently have. Please inquire at the universities in question as to whether the required language skills must already be proven with the application for admission to the desired degree program.
- Heinrich Böll Foundation scholarships in Germany;
- Friedrich Ebert Foundation Scholarship for International Students.
- Government of Ireland Scholarships Programs for All.
How to Apply for the Germany Scholarships for Studies in All Disciplines
Interested applicants who would like to apply for this government scholarship program should click on the apply button below to register in the DAAD portal and follow given instructions to submit their applications. A Scholarship Award Letter from the DAAD is only valid if you have been admitted to study at the desired host university. Therefore, those who are not yet admitted to a German university should also apply for admission at their chosen university.
Certificates, proof of credits, certifications and translations may be scanned in non-certified form and uploaded to the DAAD portal. The DAAD reserves the right to request certified copies of the documents.
- Online application form. Please click on the apply button below to register in the DAAD portal and submit your application.
- Full curriculum vitae in tabular form (max. 3 pages).
- Statement about academic and personal reasons for the planned study project in Germany (letter of motivation; 1 – 3 pages).
- Letter of admission to a study program; this can be subsequently submitted before the scholarship-supported study program begins if it is not available at the time of application.
- For a postgraduate or Master’s degree to be completed in Germany: Form “Information about your preferred master programs“.
- For a study period in Germany as part of a postgraduate or Master’s degree completed abroad: Proof that the academic achievements rendered in Germany will be recognized by the home university.
- A current Transcript of Records with individual grade(s).
- University degree certificate indicating final grade(s): the certificate must be subsequently submitted before the scholarship-supported study program begins, if studies have not been completed at the time of application.
- Proof of knowledge of language(s) of instruction in the chosen study program (should be no older than 2 years).
- Other documents you think might be of relevance to your application (e.g. certificates of employment, proof of extracurricular engagement).
- If you submit documents in your national language, please include German or English translations.
- Explanation of grading system (to be uploaded in the portal under “University degree certificates”).
Application deadline varies per country. Please click here and select your country to see the application deadline. For more details on the Germany Scholarships for master studies in all academic disciplines, please visit the official page. To be the first to see latest opportunities, please follow us on Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest and Instagram.