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|Study Scholarship for Fine Arts, Architecture, Music, Dance|
These scholarships aim to provide highly qualified students in the fields of fine art, design, film, music, choreography and architecture with an opportunity to complete a program of additional studies, with or without earning a formal degree, at a German institute of higher education. (For information for all other academic fields, see Study Scholarship).
- 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)
- not at a DAAD Partner University, send your application directly to the DAAD New York office.
|Terms of Award|
|Frequently Asked Questions|
|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. Please disregard the last page of the application print out, "Information regarding your application,” it does not apply to North Americans. You also do not need to submit it. Do not forget to sign the printout of your application. No pictures required.
2) Supplementary Materials - You must also send one set of supplemental materials (exception:Four copies of scores for composers) .
3) Curriculum vitae or résumé - in chronological/tabular form. Narrative CVs are not acceptable. Your name should appear on each page.
4) Study Proposal- A precise description of your study plans. The proposal (excluding references) should be not more than five to six pages in length, double spaced. You should pay careful attention to theoretical and methodological planning and you should make it very clear exactly what you propose to do in Germany, as well as an explanation of why a stay in Germany is absolutely essential to your project. Your name should appear on each page.
5) 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 two photocopies with the original letter in a sealed envelope.
The following form gives a general outline of the points that selection committees expect www.daad.de/medien/deutschland/stipendien/formulare/recommendation.pdf (referred to as “Reports on scholarship applications”). Referees may use it as an alternative to a letter of recommendation.
6) Evidence of Contact with a German Institution - Your application will be greatly advantaged if you can provide evidence of any existing contact, or attempt at establishing contact, with academics at your chosen German host institution. E-mails can be accepted as evidence of contact.
7) 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)
1. Signed Application Form
DAAD (German Academic Exchange Service)