International Students and Scholars
The programs found on www.daad.org and www.daad-canada.ca serve the academic communities in the US and Canada. In most cases international students and scholars at North American universities are eligible for DAAD programs if they meet the requirements outlined below:
If you wish to study etc in Germany and have no connection to North America, there are other DAAD offices to assist you: DAAD Worldwide.
Please Note: We do NOT provide scholarships for study in the United States or Canada.
Regional divisions for DAAD programs are usually based on the country in which a potential applicant is enrolled at university. However, if the DAAD office serving the country in which you are studying is unable to accommodate your interest in a DAAD program, please email us to inquire about your eligibility.
If you are a German citizen and were educated in Germany, in order to qualify for DAAD USA funding, you must have lived in Canada or the US for at least six consecutive years during your current stay and prove that your “Lebensmittelpunkt” is in North America (e.g. permanent residency status), including assurance that you will return to North America at the conclusion of your grant period.
If you are a dual national (Canada/US + Germany), did all or most of your education in the United States or Canada, and graduated with a US/Canadian high school diploma, you are eligible for DAAD USA programs.
If you are a citizen of Germany and would like to find out more about studying in the US or Canada, including DAAD scholarships available to you, please visit the website of DAAD Bonn.