DAAD Research Grants for Foreign Doctoral Students in Germany and applications should be submitted till October 31, 2017. Applications are invited for DAAD research grants available for young foreign academics and scientists with an opportunity to carry out research and continue their education in Germany. Grants will be awarded for doctoral programmes at a state or state-recognised institution of higher education or a non-university research institute in Germany. 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. Full details:
School(Institutions/ Country): | Germany
Level: Grants are available for graduate and doctoral candidates to carry out research and continue their education in Germany.
Field(s): Grants are awarded in following disciplines: 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.
Deadline: 31st October 2017.
Funded By: DAAD (German Academic Exchange Service)
Beneficiaries(Target Groups): DAAD Research Grants for Foreign Doctoral Students are targeted for foreign applicants
‣ No. of awards: Not Specified
‣ Scholarship Tenure : Usually a maximum of three years, in exceptional cases up to four years; the length of the grant is decided by a selection committee and depends on the project in question and the applicant’s work schedule.
s are initially awarded for a maximum of one year. Extensions depend on whether the selection committee considers the previous award period to have been successfully completed. For doctoral projects in Germany that require several years of research,research phases outside Germany can be supported if these are critical for the successful completion of the doctoral degree. Planned stays must be specified in the application in the work and time schedule and should not exceed a quarter of the anticipated total funding period.
‣Value of Scholarship : DAAD Research Grants for Foreign Doctoral Students cover depending on academic level, monthly payments of: euros 750.- for graduates; euros 1,000.
‣ DAAD Research Grants for Foreign Doctoral Students
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.
‣ 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.
‣ Language skills: 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.
Selection Criteria for 2016 DAAD Research Grants for Foreign Doctoral Students
‣ An independent selection committee consisting of specialist scientists reviews applications. The most important selection criteria:
Scholarship Application Method
‣ The application procedure occurs online through the DAAD portal.
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!
1. Documents to be uploaded to the DAAD portal:
In the case of individual projects supervised by a university teacher (academic adviser)
In the case of planned participation in a structured doctoral study programme:
Also for all applicants:
2. To be submitted by post:
October 31, 2017
Nairobi Branch Office
German Academic Exchange Service, Regional Office for Africa
Madison Insurance House, 3rd floor, Upper Hill Close
‣ 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.
‣ Scholarship Applications are due on October 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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