DAAD Scholarships for University Summer Courses for Canadian, USA and International Students

University Summer Course Grant

Course(s) Offered: Arts, Humanities
Course Level: Training (Bachelors, Masters, PhD)
Provider: DAAD Alumni Association
Country to Study in: Germany

Scholarship Description
The Deutscher Akademischer Austauschdienst (DAAD)/ German Academic Exchange Service 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 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.

DAAD University Summer Course Grant

Who can apply?
  • Applications are open to students in Bachelor's, Master's and PhD degree programs in any subject area; Bachelor students must have completed at least two academic years at the start of the scholarship period.
  • Students in the last year of a Bachelor program are eligible to apply if they intend to start a Master's degree program shortly after completing their BA. Please attach a letter of confirmation from the university as proof.
What requirements must be met?
  • Unless stated otherwise, foreign nationals may be eligible if they have been full-time students/scholars in a degree program at an accredited Canadian or US university for more than one year at the time of application.
  • The grant holder must be at least 18 years old when he/she starts the funded stay.
  • Applicants must be registered at a university in their home country or in their country of permanent residence (except Germany) at the time their funded stay begins.
  • An applicant may only be considered once in any three consecutive years for a University Summer Course Grant.
Language skills
  • Applicants must be able to follow lectures and collaborate in teams. The required German language skills should be equivalent at least to level A1 of the Common European Framework of Reference for Languages.
Eligible groups
Citizens of ALL countries

Participating Institutions
All approved German universities

Fields of study
The program funds attendance of language and area studies courses as well as special language / terminology courses that are offered by state or state-recognized German universities and by affiliated language schools.

You can find out about course providers and programs on the DAAD website. See the DAAD Summer Course Search Engine

Sponsorship duration
Scholarships are available for courses lasting a minimum of three weeks.

Scholarship benefits
There is a one-off payment of €950, which covers tuition, room and board in whole or in part. Accommodations are arranged by the host institution. In addition, DAAD will provide a country-specific travel allowance (exception: Western Europe)

Method of Application
The application is submitted online through the DAAD Portal. The portal will close automatically at 11 PM Central European Time (5 PM EST/4PM CST/3PM MTN/2PM PST) on the deadline date. In addition, you are required to mail one recent reference from a university teacher in a sealed envelope to the address below by DECEMBER 1, 2019 (postmarked):
DAAD (German Academic Exchange Service)
University Summer Course Grant
871 United Nations Plaza
New York, NY 10017

Your application is only complete when we have received your complete electronic application via the online portal and reference by post.

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

Application period is from September 14, 2019 to December 1, 2019

Incomplete applications cannot be processed. Application materials will not be returned. No reasons for a decision will be given.

The German Academic Exchange Service (DAAD) is a private, publicly funded, self governing organization of higher education institutions in Germany founded in 1925. The DAAD is the world’s largest funding organisation for the international exchange of students and researchers.

Application Deadline: 1 December 2019
Open for International Students: Yes

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