If you would you like to study in Germany for free or carry out research in Germany, and are you looking for funding, then look no further! Because every year, the German Academic Exchange Service (DAAD) supports approximately over 100,000 German and foreign students as well as researchers around the world – making it one of the world’s largest scholarship funding establishment of its kind.
For this reason, DAAD scholarships are targeted mainly at graduates, doctoral students and postdocs, and they are awarded for study and research visits to universities and non-university research institutions in Germany. In some occasions, internship programmes are also funded.
For Students as well as doctoral candidates that are at risk of being deprived of educational privilege or other rights in their country of origin have the chance to apply for a scholarship. Prospective candidates however, cannot themselves apply for involvement in the scholarship programme. They are chosen by an higher institution or government organisation that is a legal entity domiciled in Germany. After which, qualified candidates will be communicated by the DAAD and asked to apply via the DAAD application portal.
There was also available the “Sur-place, and Third Country Programmes“. In this case, students and young scientists and researchers are offered DAAD funding for a graduate programme, doctoral programme or postdoc period in their home country or region.
What benefits does the DAAD scholarship cover?
What does the DAAD scholarship stipend amount cover? There is a monthly stipend you will receive that will support your living expenses, health insurance, as well as some travel expenses. For Postgraduate students, they will be given a monthly stipend of 850 Euros. For Doctoral degree course, students here will be given 1,200 Euros
Is it possible for me stay in Germany after DAAD scholarship?
It is very possible, but first you have to succeed in finding a job during your period of study, you can stay back in Germany and receive a residence permit for the purpose of gainful employment if you so choose. But under certain conditions, you may be qualified for a permanent settlement permit, which means you can have an indefinite leave to remain, after just two years.