2017-2018 DAAD Undergraduate Scholarship in Germany

2017-2018 DAAD Undergraduate Scholarship in Germany , and applications are submitted till January 31, 2017. Applications are invited for DAAD undergraduate scholarship available for full-time students who are enrolled in an undergraduate degree-granting program at an accredited North American college or university. Scholarships will be awarded for currently second and third year students and will be in their third and fourth year during their stay in Germany. Scholarships may be granted for a minimum of four (one semester) and a maximum of 10 months (one academic year). Recipients will be awarded a monthly stipend of approximately € 650, plus additional funds to help defray travel and research expenses as well as health insurance. Full details:

School(Institutions/ Country): | Germany

Level: undergraduate study.

Field(s): all subjects.

Deadline: January 31, 2017.

Funded By: DAAD

Beneficiaries(Target Groups): 2016-2017 DAAD Undergraduate Scholarship is targeted for US and Canadian students and international students in Canada and USA may apply for this scholarship program.

Benefits(Value/ Inclusions):

Award No: Not Known

Scholarship Duration: Scholarships may be granted for a minimum of four (one semester) and a maximum of 10 months (one academic year). The scholarship periods must take place during the German academic year, i.e. October 2016 – July 2017)

Scholarship covers: Recipients will be awarded a monthly stipend of approximately € 650, plus additional funds to help defray travel and research expenses as well as health insurance.

Description

‣ Highly qualified undergraduate students are invited to apply for  DAAD Undergraduate Scholarship funding study, senior thesis research and/or internships in Germany.

‣ The goal of this program is to support study abroad in Germany and at German universities. Preference will be given to students whose projects or programs are based at and organized by a German university.

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

Eligibility



‣ Each year, an independent selection committee of academics and international education experts is assembled to select the Undergraduate Scholarship grantees.

‣ This committee is looking for students who:

  • are currently second and third year students and will be in their third and fourth year during their stay in Germany
  • are seeking DAAD support for a 4-10 month period in Germany during the German academic year
  • possess outstanding academic records and personal integrity, as evinced by both their grades and letters of recommendation
  • have well-defined study, research or internship plans for their stay in Germany
  • submit the DAAD language evaluation form with their application, although German language competency is not mandatory
-demonstrate an interest in contemporary German and European affairs and who explain the significance of their project in Germany to their future studies, research or professional goals
-are enrolled, full-time students in an undergraduate degree-granting program at an accredited North American college or university
-will return to the US or Canada after the scholarship period to complete their bachelor’s degree

Selection Criteria for 2017-2018 DAAD Undergraduate Scholarship

‣ An independent committee made up of German university teachers is responsible for making the final decision. Important selection criteria are description of proposal and reasoning – for study or research stays and course of continuing education: a convincing and well-planned project.

‣ For structured study programmes or language and short courses: a well justified choice of course. Academic achievements Additional documents that prove academic suitability or provide information about extracurricular activities will also be considered in the assessment.


Notification for 2017-2018 DAAD Undergraduate Scholarship results

‣ Applicants will receive notification of acceptance in May 2017.


Scholarship Application Method

‣ The mode of application is online.

Please visit our Scholarship Database for detailed instructions about application requirements and procedure. 

The application is submitted online through the DAAD portal which opens on December 1, 2016
You are also required to mail 3 copies of the “Application summary” (PDF file), which is generated in the DAAD portal after the online application procedure has been completed, to the application address. 

1. Documents to be uploaded to the DAAD portal: 

  • Online application form for funding program „Undergraduate Scholarship, 2017" (available after December 1) - to be downloaded from the application portal after registering
  • Curriculum vitae (max. 3 pages) 
  • Statement about academic and personal reasons for the planned study project in Germany (letter of motivation; 1-3 pages; see FAQs for tips)
  • Statement of Support and Credit Eligibility
  • Proof of acceptance into Study Abroad Program, Exchange Program, letter by mentor or invitation from a German university. This can be submitted after the rest of the application, but prior to starting the program. In this case, please include in your application a letter from your study abroad office or the program you are applying to, which confirms that you are indeed applying for the respective program.
  • College Transcripts (official transcript to be scanned and uploaded; please do not upload screen shots or print-outs of your student account view.)
  • Language Evaluation Certificate (Sprachzeugnis). If you have any knowledge of German, submit this document signed by a faculty member of the German Department at your institution. If you have no knowledge of German and your study language in Germany is English, be sure to submit this certificate anyway, indicating that your study language is English, and write at the top "No knowledge of German." (Please note that German is not a requirement for the Undergraduate Scholarship).

  • 2. To be submitted by mail: 

  • The "Application summary", which is generated in the portal in PDF format and can be printed out after the online application procedure is completed; please send 3 copies to the application address. 
  • One reference letter (3 copies - one for each copy of the application) from a university teacher in a sealed envelope with original signature AND have your reference send the letter via email to undergrad[at]daad.org. Please ensure that your reference emails a scan of the original which includes his/her signature.

  • Your paperwork should be in English or French (if you are Francophone Canadian), not in German.

    Please do not call our office; you will receive an e-mail or letter of acknowledgment approximately four weeks after the deadline.
    Applicants will receive notification of acceptance in May. 

    Application address: 
    DAAD (German Academic Exchange Service)
    Undergraduate Scholarships
    871 United Nations Plaza
    New York, NY 10017 

    Please click here for Frequently Asked Questions.

    ‣ Scholarship Applications are due on January 31, 2017.

    ‣ Application forms and guidelines can be download from the official website

    ‣ It is important to read the application procedure, and visit the official websites (link found below) for detailed information on how to apply for this scholarship.

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