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DAAD Study Scholarship: At a Glance


  • US citizens and permanent residents; non-US citizens who live in the US and whose BA will be granted by a US institution
  • Fourth-year students (fellowships process begins during 3rd year) and recent graduates (completed their degree no more than 6 years ago)

Selection Criteria: 

  • Rationale for pursuing a specific MA program in Germany
  • Academic achievement and future academic potential
  • Preparation, feasibility, relevance of applicant’s study plans

Candidates for the DAAD Study Scholarship affirm the following statements:

  • I can explain how pursuing my desired MA program will equip me to pursue a specific field of research 
  • I can justify why it is necessary to pursue this specific course of study at my chosen institution in Germany
  • I possess the requisite academic background, German language skills, and research background to succeed in my chosen graduate program

Extensive Description

The DAAD Study Scholarship provides funding for a full Master’s degree program at a German university or for study at a German university as part of a postgraduate or Master’s degree program completed in the home country.

Deadline Information

Deadline: Tuesday, November 1, 2022

Eligibility Requirements

The scholarship is open to those who meet the following eligibility requirements:

  • Students in their last year of undergraduate studies at an accredited US or Canadian university.
  • US or Canadian citizens or permanent residents.
  • Foreign nationals who live in the USA or in Canada by the time of application deadline are eligible, if your last degree was obtained in the US/Canada, or you will have received a degree in the US/Canada before your scholarship starts. All other foreign nationals may need to apply via a different DAAD office.
  • Recent BA/BS or MA/MS graduates who completed their last degree no longer than 6 years ago.
  • US/Canadian students in the first year of a Master’s degree program in Germany may apply to fund their second year.
  • Applicants may not have been living in Germany for more than 15 consecutive months by the time of application deadline.

Students interested in research, study, or travel in Germany should consult with the Department of Germanic Studies. (

Application Process

A complete application consists of the following parts:

  • Completed DAAD application form
  • Curriculum vitae 
  • Study Proposal outlining the academic and personal reasons for your proposed course of study
  • Letter of admission to study at a German program (may be submitted after being awarded the fellowship)
  • Information about your top 3 preferred master’s programs
  • University degree Certificate(s), if applicable (e.g. Bachelor or Master)
  • Transcript(s)
  • DAAD language evaluation. The language evaluation form is a mandatory part of the application form, and must be completed and signed by a faculty member of the German Department at the applicant’s institution.
  • 1 signed reference form from a university professor in your major subject or discipline 

Recruitment and campus process begin in April. Interested candidates should contact Arthur Salvo. 

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