Finding Scholarships

Here you can find information on various kinds of DAAD funding for foreign students, graduates and postdocs as well as on funding offered by other selected organisations.

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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A print version of this announcement (PDF) is available in the further tabs (e.g. “Application requirements”).

The aim of the programme is to enable graduates and doctoral candidates to improve their academic and scientific qualifications.

Who can apply?

Only Saudi Arabian nationals with excellent grades

What is supported?

Participation in Bachelor, "Staatsexamen" and Master degree programmes as well as PhD programmes including study preparation period

Duration of funding

The funding period is at least 5 years and may be extended by request.


  • Approx. 1,800 euros a month
  • Health insurance
  • One flight home a year
  • Payment of language course
  • Payment of semester fees at German universities


The Ministry of Higher Education in Riyadh/ Saudi Arabia is responsible for awarding scholarships.

More detailed information

Kingdom of Saudi Arabia
Ministry of Higher Education
KASP – King Abdullah Scholarship Programme

DAAD-Lektor in Riad
Mr Michael Alszer
King Saud University Riyadh
College of Languages & Translation
German Department
P.O. Box 87907
Riyadh 11652


Status: Undergraduates
Doctoral candidates/PhD students
Country of Origin:
Only specified

The scholarship for this programme is restricted to certain countries of origin. You can find an explanation for this on the details page of the scholarship programme under the application requirements.

See list

Applicable to the following disciplines:

  • Language and Cultural Studies
  • Law, Economics and Social Sciences
  • Mathematics/Natural Sciences
  • Medicine
  • Veterinary Medicine/Agriculture, Forestry and Nutritional Science
  • Engineering
Further application requirements »