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

Objective

This programme offers you the opportunity to network amongst colleagues and exchange experience in the framework of short-term research stays in Germany. The scholarships are funded by the German Federal Foreign Office.

Who can apply?

University teachers and established academics and scientists who have usually completed a doctoral degree and work at a university or research institute in their home country can apply.

Note:
Former holders of fellowships from the Alexander von Humboldt Foundation are requested to contact first the Humboldt Foundation.

What can be funded?

The programme provides funding for research stays at state or state-recognised institutions of higher education or non-university research institutes in Germany. A research stay can also take place at several host institutions.
Funding may only be claimed once within three years.
Lecture tours or visits to congresses are not funded.

Duration of the funding

  • Funding is provided for one to three months. Please indicate in your application how long you wish to receive funding. The funding period will then be determined during the selection process by a selection committee. The committee takes into account your work plan.
  • The grant is non-renewable.
  • Please note in your time planning that the funded stays should be completed by January 2025 at the latest.

Value

  • Monthly payments of
    2,000 euros for assistant teachers, assistant professors and lecturers,
    2,150 euros for professors
  • Travel allowance, unless these expenses are covered by the home country or another source of funding
  • In the case of a disability or chronic illness: subsidy for additional costs which result from the disability or chronic illness and are not covered by other funding providers: Further information
  • Green Mobility Top Up (Support for climate-friendly travel) or partial reimbursement of carbon offset payments for air travel
Please note: Health insurance coverage is mandatory in Germany. If you do not have a corresponding home health insurance, you will be insured by the DAAD. The costs will be deducted from the scholarship payment.

Selection

An independent selection committee reviews applications.

The most important selection criteria are:

  • academic achievements and recent publications which must be documented in the curriculum vitae and a list of publications
  • a convincing and well-planned research project
The selection committee also gives due consideration to equal opportunities; you can provide relevant information in the application form.
For more information on the selection procedure, go to Important Scholarship Information / Section E.

What requirements must be met?

Please check if the following criteria are fulfilled:

  • You must work at a university or institute of higher education in your home country.
  • The research project must be coordinated with an academic host institute in Germany. You must be provided with a workplace.

Application deadline

Application deadlines are updated annually in the second quarter. In most cases, they are in the same period as the previous year. You can find the current dates here:

15 November 2023
Selection decision in March 2024 for funding to start in June 2024

30 May 2024
Selection decision in October/November 2024 for funding starting in February 2025

Application documents

Documents to be uploaded to the DAAD portal:

  • Online application form
  • Full curriculum vitae in tabular form (max. 3 pages)
  • List of academic publications (max. 3 pages)
  • Comprehensive statement about research project (max. 10 pages). Please also read our important information for scholarship applicants / section B, point 2.
  • Time schedule and itinerary (host institutes / academic hosts) of the planned research stay (to be uploaded under ‘time schedule’ in the DAAD portal)
  • Confirmation from the academic host in Germany; the confirmation must refer to your project and guarantee that the host institute in Germany will provide you with a workplace.
  • German or English translations of documents submitted in the national language (to be uploaded with the corresponding documents)
  • copy of PhD certificate
  • Language Certificate of the research language (German, English or others)

The application procedure occurs online through the DAAD portal.
Please note that the access to the application portal only appears while the current application period is running. After the application deadline has expired, the portal for this programme is not available until the next application period.

Application location

online im DAAD-Portal

Please note

  • Your application is only valid if you submit all the required documents to the DAAD portal on time.
  • (If documents are to be submitted by post, please send them as soon as possible.)
  • The DAAD portal closes at 24.00 hrs. (CET or CEST) on the last application day.
  • Incomplete applications cannot be considered. You are responsible for ensuring that your applications are complete.
  • The application documents remain with the DAAD. Your personal data is saved by the DAAD in accordance with the Federal Data Protection Act and with the EU Data Protection Regulation insofar as this data is needed to process the application.

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More detailed information


Further information

Only full months should be requested.

General information on the application via DAAD portal

Applications for this scholarship programme are possible in the period June until the stated application deadline.
Click on 'Application portal' at the bottom of the page to go to the DAAD portal. There you will be provided with an online application form to enter your application data.

This is what you have to do:

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

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 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 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.

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Please also take note of our important scholarship information.