DAAD Undergraduate Scholarship in Germany 2018-19


DAAD Undergraduate Scholarship in Germany , and applications are submitted till January 31, 2018. The application portal opens on December 1, 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, 2018 .The application portal opens on December 1, 2017. 

Funded By: DAAD

Beneficiaries(Target Groups): 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).

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 scholarships funding study, senior thesis research and/or internships in Germany.

The goal of this DAAD Undergraduate Scholarship 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 DAAD 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 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:

‣ Applicants will receive notification of acceptance in May 2017.

Scholarship Application Method

The application is submitted online through the DAAD portal which opens on December 1, 2017
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. 

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

The application is submitted online through the DAAD Portal.

  1. Documents to be uploaded to the DAAD Portal:
  • Online application form for funding program „Undergraduate Scholarship, 2018" - to be downloaded from the DAAD 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, to download click on link in the box to the right.
  • 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 (can be scanned and uploaded in non-certified form.)
  • Language Evaluation Form (Sprachzeugnis),  to download click on link in the box to the right. 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).
  1. To be submitted by mail:
  • Two reference forms:The reference forms have to be generated and downloaded in the DAAD portal in the section "Request reference".You must submit two reference forms completed by two separate faculty members in your major at your home university.Please send the forms by e-mail to your referees and ask for three copies of the completed reference form to be returned to you in a sealed envelope (i.e. signed original + 2 copies of signed original). Your professors can also send the forms directly to the application address below.Your referees must also send a scan of the signed form/letter via email to undergrad@daad.org.

Please note that a standard letter of recommendation instead of the above mentioned reference form will only be accepted in extraordinary circumstances. In that case, the instructions above apply as well.

Your paperwork should be in English (even if you are Francophone Canadian), not in German or French.
For Francophone Canadians: You can hand-in transcripts in French. All other documents must be in English.

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

Applicants usually will receive notification of acceptance in May.

It is NOT necessary to send your application documents via mail. Please send the signed reference forms only (postmarked January 31, 2018) to:

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, 2018. The application portal opens on December 1, 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.

For more Information about DAAD Undergraduate Scholarship


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