Please note that the scholarship database is currently being updated.

Finding Scholarships

Welcome to our scholarship database!
Here you will find information about our DAAD scholarship programmes for international students and researchers as well as offers from other selected funding organisations.

Please also take note of our important scholarship information.
Please note:
The usage of the application portal is possible only to a limited extent with mobile devices. Please use your desktop computer. Technical requirements

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Objective

This scholarship programme is designed for students, graduates and doctoral candidates. It aims to help them improve their knowledge of the German language (general language) as well as German regional and cultural studies.

Important note: Please be aware that a simultaneous application to this programme and to the programme 'University Winter Courses Online for Foreign Students and Graduates' is not permitted and will result in exclusion from both application procedures.

Who can apply?

  • Applications are open to students and graduates as well as doctoral candidates in any subject area.
  • Undergraduate students must have completed at least two academic years when the scholarship period starts.
  • Students in the last year of a study programme are eligible to apply if they continue their studies in a postgraduate study programme shortly after completing their undergraduate degree. Please submit a letter of confirmation from your university as proof.

What can be funded?

  • The programme funds attendance of language and regional studies courses that are offered by state or state-recognised German universities and by affiliated language schools.
  • Click here to find out more about the course providers and their course programmes.
  • The courses are taught exclusively in German.

Duration of the funding

  • Up to 6 weeks
  • The grants are not extendable.
  • The courses start in January and end in February.

Value

  • One-time scholarship payment of 2,151 euros
  • Payment of a country-specific travel allowance
  • Health, accident and personal liability insurance benefits
Please note:
The above-mentioned scholarship benefits (including the travel allowance) are not transferred abroad.
The course fees and accommodation costs are usually directly deducted from the scholarship benefits by the language course provider, so that the scholarship holder may "only" receive the difference to the full amount from the course provider.

Selection

A qualified selection committee will review all applications.
The most important selection criteria are:

  • Previous academic achievements
  • Convincing letter of motivation for choice of study programme and future academic project

Further information

What requirements must be met?

  • The grant holder must be at least 18 years old when starting the language course.
  • Applicants must be registered at a university of one of the programme-related countries (except Germany) at the time of application as well as during the course.
  • Two years must pass between two grants for a university winter or university summer course.

Language skills

  • Applicants must be able to follow lectures in German and participate in group work.
  • Applicants must prove a German language level of at least B1.
  • German language skills must be proven at the time of application.
  • Language skills must be verified by onSET-Deutsch, TestDaF, Goethe Institut Zertifikat, DSD, DSH, telc Deutsch, ÖSD-Zertifikat or baccalaureate (for specialised language courses only).
  • The language certificate cannot be older than 1 year at the time of application (this also applies to DSH).

Application deadline

August 15th of every year, 23:59 CEST (Central European Summer Time)

Application documents

Certificates, proof of credits, certifications and translations may be submitted in non-authenticated form. The DAAD Head Office in Bonn reserves the right to request authenticated copies of the submitted documents at any time during the application procedure.

Documents to be uploaded to the DAAD Portal

  • Online application form
  • Full curriculum vitae in tabular form (in German)
  • Letter of motivation (in German)
  • For undergraduate students: Copy of school leaving certificate with grades (with German or English translation)
  • For graduate students and doctoral candidates: Copy of the last university degree certificate (with German or English translation)
  • Proof of credits for all university examinations (with final grades) incl. explanation of grading systems (with German or English) translation
  • Language certificates (with German or English translation, if applicable)
  • Other documents you think might be of relevance to your application (e.g. proof of placements, certificates of employment)

Please submit your application online through the DAAD Portal.

Please note

  • In the application form, applicants are asked to specify three courses they wish to take. Applicants are requested to fill in all boxes and indicate three different course locations.
  • The course preferences will considered by the DAAD in the final placement, if possible.
  • Important: The capacities for each course are limited. Therefore, the DAAD reservers the right to assign applicants to a different course than one of the preferred ones.
  • Once an application has been submitted, it is no longer possible to change your course preferences or change courses.
  • Only complete applications that are submitted by the application deadline can be considered.
  • Your application documents, including all attachments, samples, etc., become property of the DAAD without any claim to remuneration. They will not be returned. Applicants' data will be saved by the DAAD in accordance with the Federal Data Protection Act and the EU General Data Protection Regulation, as far as they are required for processing the application.
  • Important: Please be aware that it is not possible to apply for the programme 'University Winter Courses Online for Foreign Students and Graduates' at the same time. In case of application to both programmes, your application will be invalid.

Information and advisory centres

DAAD Information Centre Buenos Aires
c/o Goethe Institute
Av. Corrientes 319, 1er piso, oficina 6
1043 Buenos Aires
Argentina
Tel.: +54 11/43144-722
Fax.: +54 11/4311 5338
E-Mail.: info@daad-argentina.org
WWW.: http://www.daad-argentina.org/de/



Lectorship in Tucumán
Esther Marhofen
Universidad Nacional de Tucumán INSIL
Facultad de Filosofia y Letras
Avenida Benjamín de Aráoz 800
4000 San Miguel de Tucumán
Argentinien
E-Mail: tucuman.unt@daad-lektorat.de

Lectorship in Buenos Aires, IES Lenguas Vivas
Max Best
I.E.S. en Lenguas Vivas “J. R. Fernández”
Departamento de Alemán
Carlos Pellegrini 1515
1011 Ciudad Autónoma de Buenos Aires
E-mail: buenosaires.ieslv@daad-lektorat.de

Lectorship in Córdoba
Ms. Rabea Erradi
Universidad Nacional de Córdoba
Facultad de Lenguas
Av. Vélez Sársfield 187
5000 Córdoba Capital
E-mail: cordoba.unc@daad-lektorat.de


Dr. Patrick Eser
Universidad de Buenos Aires
Facultad de Filosofía y Letras
25 de Mayo 221
1002 Ciudad Autónoma de Buenos Aires
E-Mail: buenosaires.uba@daad-lektorat.de

General information on the application via DAAD portal

Applications for this scholarship programme are possible in the period 01.07. until the stated application deadline.
You can access the DAAD portal by clicking "Application portal" at the end of the page. Here you will find an online application form in which you can enter your application data.

This is what you have to do:

1. Register in the DAAD portal (Read notes about registering in the portal >>)

2. Applying online in the DAAD portal (Read notes on applying in the portal >>)

  • Download and complete the online application form
  • Prepare application documents
  • If necessary, translate documents (unless they are already in German or English).
  • Scan paper documents (except references) and save in PDF format. Please note that you can only upload PDF files to the portal.
  • Upload the completed application form and the other application documents to the portal in PDF format. Translations, if applicable, should be uploaded together with the PDF-document issued in the original language.
  • Submit the uploaded application documents online.

Please note:
If you have any technical questions or problems your local information and advice centres could not help you with, please do not hesitate to contact portal@daad.de via e-mail.
Please consider possible processing times of your request when you are planning your application.

Please also take note of our important scholarship information.