Course(s) Offered: Arts, Humanities
Course Level: Training
Provider: DAAD Alumni Association
Country to Study in: Germany
The Deutscher Akademischer Austauschdienst (DAAD)/ German Academic Exchange Service is a private, publicly funded, self governing organization of higher education institutions in Germany. DAAD offers the University Summer Course Grant to international students from Canada, the United States and other countries of the world to study in Germany.
This University Summer Course Grant program provides scholarships to attend a broad range of 3- to 4-week summer language courses at German universities which focus mainly on German language and literary, cultural, political and economic aspects of modern and contemporary Germany. Extensive extracurricular programs complement and reinforce the core material.
A number of the University Summer Course Grants are made possible by the DAAD Alumni Association of the US, including one that is specially earmarked for an applicant in the fine arts.
Scholarships are awarded to students pursuing full-time study at Canadian or US colleges or universities. There are no restrictions as to field of study, but applicants must have attained at least sophomore standing (10 full-course credits for Canadians) at the time of application.
As a rule, applicants must be citizens of Canada or the US. International students may be eligible to apply if they have been full-time students at an American or Canadian university for at least one year at the time of application. Applicants must have completed a minimum of four semesters of college German (or have obtained an equivalent level of language proficiency elsewhere) in order to be able to participate in group projects and follow lectures in German.
Applicants will be assessed on the basis of their academic record and statements of projected academic and professional future. Demonstrated interest in Germany and Europe and/or the need to learn the German language for professional or academic purposes will also be taken into consideration.
All requirements must be met by the application deadline.
Citizens of ALL countries (non-USA, non-Canada international citizens must be full time students at an American or Canadian university)
All approved German universities
Fields of study
To find out the most up-to-date information on course offerings at different universities, go to the DAAD Summer Course Search Engine. Make sure to choose courses marked with this circle icon , only these courses are eligible for funding.
Scholarship recipients are expected to devote their full attention to the course and may not concurrently undertake individual research. A written report is requested within four weeks of the end of the course.
Number of awards
Not specified by provider
Scholarships are available for courses lasting a minimum of three weeks.
The scholarship is approximately €850, which covers tuition, room and board in whole or in part. Accommodations are arranged by the host institution. In addition, DAAD will provide an international travel subsidy of €300-450.
Method of Application
The application form must be completed online, and you must send the application printout with your signature, your supplemental documents and materials to the DAAD New York office. Every component of the application, with the exception of the recommendation letter, must be submitted in duplicate (one original, one photocopy); applications not submitted in duplicate will not be processed. Complete applications should be sent to DAAD New York.
It is important to visit the official website (link to it is below) for complete information on application requirements and procedures for this scholarship programme
Online applications must be completed by December 1, 2015, and hard copies must be received by DAAD New York by December 11, 2015.
Applications postmarked December 11 of the application year or earlier will be accepted; those with later postmarks cannot be processed.
The results of the competition are usually announced at the beginning of April.
Incomplete applications cannot be processed. Application materials will not be returned. No reasons for a decision will be given.
If you still have questions regarding the DAAD University Summer Course Grants, please contact DAAD.
Application Deadline: 1 December 2015
Open for International Students: Yes
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