DAAD 750 Euro and 1000 Euro Grants for Graduate and Doctoral studies in Germany


Deadline: 1 October 2014

Study level: Graduate, Doctoral degree

Scholarships provider: DAAD (German Academic Exchange Service)




DAAD research grants provide young foreign academics and scientists with an opportunity to carry out research and continue their education in Germany. There are funding programmes for various qualification phases and stages in a career. The grants also promote the exchange of experience and networking amongst colleagues.


Eligible countries


Foreign applicants are eligible to apply for these DAAD research grants.


Host institution


A state or state-recognized institution of higher education or a non-university research institute in Germany


Study subjects


Language and Cultural Studies, Law, Economics and Social Sciences, Mathematics/Natural Sciences, Medicine, Agriculture, Forestry and Nutritional Science

Doctoral theses in the areas of human medicine (Dr. med.), veterinary medicine (Dr. med. vet.) or dentistry (Dr. med. dent.) cannot be supported.




  • Excellently-qualified young academics and scientists who have completed a Master’s degree or Diploma, or in exceptional cases a Bachelor’s degree at the latest by the time they begin their grant-supported research.
  • A Bachelor of Arts/Bachelor of Science degree of 2nd class upper division level and a Master of Arts/Master of Science degree are required.
  • For francophone countries: A Licence or Master degree of “good enough” level and a DEA/DESS degree or a Master corresponding to the LMD system are required.
  • As a rule, applicants should not have graduated any longer than six years before the time of application. If you are already working on a doctoral degree, you should not have started your degree any longer than three years previously.
  • Applicants who have been resident in Germany for longer than 15 months at the time of application cannot be considered.
  • The required language level depends on the applicant’s study plans and subject: In the arts, social sciences and in law, at least a good knowledge of German is usually expected. For the natural sciences and engineering, proof of good English language skills may also be accepted if English is spoken at the host institute.


Scholarship amount


Depending on academic level, monthly payments of: Euros 750 – for graduates; Euros 1,000 – for doctoral candidates


  • Payments towards 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 research allowance


Under certain circumstances, grant holders completing an uninterrupted stay of over 6 months may receive the following additional benefits:


  • monthly rent subsidy
  • monthly allowance for accompanying family members


To enable grant holders to improve their language skills in preparation for their stay in Germany, DAAD offers the following services:


  • Payment of course fees for the online language course “Deutsch-Uni Online (DUO)” for six months after receipt of the Scholarship Award Letter
  • if necessary: Language course (2, 4 or 6 months) before the start of the research stay; the DAAD decides whether to fund the grant holder’s participation and for how long depending on language skills and project. If a language course scholarship is granted and the working language at the host institute is German, participation is compulsory.
  • Allowance for a personally chosen German language course during the grant period
  • Reimbursement of the fees for the TestDaF test which has either been taken in the home country after receipt of the Scholarship Award Letter or in Germany before the end of the funding period.


Application procedure


  • The application procedure occurs online through the DAAD portal. You are also required to send 1 copy/copies of the “Application summary” (PDF file), which is generated in the DAAD portal after the online application procedure has been completed and other appendices by post to the application address. Application documents are Certificates, proof of credits, certifications and translations may be scanned in non-certified form and uploaded to the DAAD portal. DAAD’s Head Office in Bonn will only request certified copies of the submitted documents in paper form if a grant is awarded.
  • The “Application summary”, which is generated in the portal in PDF format and which can be printed out after the online application procedure is completed; please send 1 copy/copies to the application address.
  • Two recent references from university teachers which provide information about your qualifications; please enclose the references in envelopes with each copy of your application

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