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Highly qualified graduating seniors (fourth or final year of undergraduate students in Canada) or those who have received an undergraduate degree of all disciplines may apply for the DAAD Study Scholarship for a year of independent study or a full master's degree program at a German university. For applicants in artistic fields, see Study Scholarship for Visual and Performing Arts.
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Check if your university is a DAAD Partner University by clicking here. If you are:
- at a DAAD partner university, contact the DAAD campus coordinator, and submit your application to them; there may be an earlier internal deadline date. (if you miss your internal deadline date, you may alternatively submit directly to DAAD New York)
Components of the application
1) Application Form - Fill out the online application form. Answer all questions on the form completely. Some answers don’t appear on the print out but will be in our system in their entirety. Do not forget to sign the printout of your application. No pictures required.
2) Curriculum vitae or résumé - in chronological/tabular form. Narrative CVs are not acceptable. Your name should appear on each page.
4) Letter of Recommendation - Submit two original letters of recommendation printed on university letterhead, from professors at North American institutions in your field of study. Please request that your professor include three photocopies with the original letter in a sealed envelope.
5) Evidence of Contact with a German Institution - E-mails can be accepted as evidence of contact.
6) DAAD language evaluation form (Sprachzeugnis) (click here to download) – If you have any knowledge of German, submit this document signed by a faculty member of the German Department at your institution. If you have no knowledge of German and your research/study language in Germany is in English, be sure to submit this certificate anyway, indicating that your research/study language is in English, and write at the top "No knowledge of German." (Please note German is not a requirement for the Study Scholarship)
Collate each set in the following order. DO NOT staple:
Submit a total of FOUR sets (1 original, 3 photocopies) of all the above application materials. Please note that incomplete or late applications will not be accepted.
Mail your application to:
DAAD (German Academic Exchange Service)
Please keep a photocopy of the completed application and this Information Sheet for your records.
After you have submitted your application
Confirmation of receipt: Do not call or email to inquire whether your application has been received. Within six to eight weeks after the application deadline, you will receive an email to confirm the receipt of your complete application. You may submit your application in advance of the deadline date, but it will not be processed until after the deadline to assure fairness to all applicants of that scholarship program.
No reasons for decisions will be given.
Application forms and all supporting material remain with DAAD. Upon request, DAAD will return slides, tapes and drawings to applicants in the fine arts and music. Personal data of applicants and grantees will be stored electronically in DAAD’s computer files only to the extent necessary for the administration of the applications and scholarships in accordance with the German Federal Data Protection Act. Data will be provided to the respective International Student Office (Akademisches Auslandsamt) for successful applicants when necessary to administer the scholarship and provide the scholarship holder with guidance services. Applications of unsuccessful candidates will be destroyed after one year.