Are you looking for funding to enable you study, or carry out research in Germany? Look no further. DAAD supports well over 100,000 German and international students and researchers around the globe – making it the world’s largest funding organization.

DAAD scholarship program aimed primarily at graduates, doctoral students’ postdocs are awarded for study and research visits to universities and non-university research institutions in Germany. In some programs, Internships are also funded.

DAAD has a long tradition of uniting people and academia. Founded in Heidelberg in 1925 on the initiative of a single student, the DAAD has since become one of the most important funding organizations in the world for the international exchange of students and researchers.

As the world’s largest funding organization dedicated to international academic exchange, the DAAD encourages students and researchers with disabilities or chronic illnesses to spend part of their academic programs abroad, improve their foreign language skills and cultivate international contacts.

To ensure that disabled or chronically ill scholarship recipients are allowed equal access to study and research opportunities abroad, the DAAD cover up to 10,000 euros in additional costs upon request which result from the disability or chronic illness and are not covered by other funding providers. The DAAD assesses and determines the amount of these additional costs upon request.

These provisions apply to both individual funding programs and project funding programs at the DAAD.

Application through regular funding programs.

The DAAD does not offer special scholarships to disabled or chronically ill students or researchers. They have to apply to one of the regular funding programs offered by the DAAD.

Applications are reviewed by a selection committee which awards the scholarships based on professional criteria, one of the most important of which is the candidate’s academic qualification.

If you wish to apply for a DAAD scholarship, please read the call for applications for your chosen scholarship programs here paying particular attention to application deadlines.

The scholarship database will take you to the application portal. Scholarship applications are reviewed by independent and voluntary selection committees, which also decide on the allocation of scholarships. Selection is based on subject-related criteria.


DAAD scholarships do not have to be paid back. They usually consist of a monthly scholarship payment (currently, for example, € 861 for graduates and € 1,200 for doctoral/PhD students) and a flat-rate travel allowance. In many cases, DAAD also provides you with health, Depending on scholarship programs, here are also additional benefits such as a one-off research allowance, family benefits or funds for language courses. The benefits offered by the respective scholarship programs are described in the call for applications in the scholarship database.

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