GERMAN ACADEMIC EXCHANGE SERVICE (DAAD)
|| Sophomores, juniors, seniors, graduate students, postdoc students and faculty. The German Academic Exchange Service (DAAD) is a publicly-funded independent organization of higher education institutions in Germany. They provide information from 14 international offices as well as financial support to over 50,000 highly-qualified students and faculty per year for international research and study. DAAD New York helps students, faculty and current DAAD fellows in the US and Canada.
|| 4-10 months for undergraduate scholarships. DAAD offers a wide range of scholarships, grants, and fellowships to students and citizens of the United States for study and research in Germany
|| Undergraduates receive a monthly stipend of approximately € 615, plus additional funds to help defray travel and research expenses as well as health insurance.
|| Applications can be downloaded from the DAAD website. Interested students, graduates and faculty should contact Professor Sylvia Schmitz of the German section for advice on the DAAD Fellowship program. A Letter of Support and Credit Eligibility Form must be filled out by the Study Abroad Office.
|| The completed application for the undergraduate scholarships is due no later than January 31st, 2009. Other scholarships administered by DAAD have different deadlines, some earlier and some later.
German language ability is not a requirement for this grant, however students should demonstrate language skills commensurate with their study and research needs. You must have the DAAD language certificate filled out, even if you don't speak any German yet. If you don't fit any of the categories listed, just have the instructor fill out the field for Sonstige Bemerkungen.
Each year, an independent selection committee of academics and international education experts is assembled to select the Undergraduate Scholarship grantees. This committee is looking for students who:
- are currently Sophomores or Juniors of all academic fields.
- are seeking DAAD support for a 4-10 month period in Germany during the German academic year.
- possess outstanding academic records and personal integrity, as evinced by both their grades and letters of recommendation.
- are able to receive academic credit at their home institutions or ECTS credits for their activity in Germany. The study abroad office of the applicant’s home institution is requested to certify this.
- are US or Canadian citizens or permanent residents thereof. Foreign nationals are eligible if they have been full-time students at an accredited US or Canadian university for more than one year at the time of application and will return to the US or Canada after the scholarship period to complete their Bachelor's degree.
- have well-defined study, research or internship plans for their stay in Germany.
- submit the DAAD language evaluation form with their application, although German language competency is not mandatory.
- demonstrate an interest in contemporary German and European affairs and who explain the significance of their project in Germany to their future studies, research or professional goals.
- are enrolled, full-time students in an undergraduate degree-granting program at an accredited North American college or university.
- are younger than 32 at the start of the grant period.
Terms of Award
Scholarships may be granted for a minimum of 4 (one semester) and a maximum of 10 months (one academic year). Recipients will be awarded a monthly stipend of approximately € 615, plus additional funds to help defray travel and research expenses as well as health insurance.
Note: The scholarship periods must take place during the German academic year.
For additional information please visit the DAAD Scholarship Website at http://www.daad.org/
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