DAAD Study Scholarship & Research Grants
The German Academic Exchange Service provides the opportunity to do research or independent study in Germany, or to complete a full Master's degree program at a German university, in nearly any field. WU has a direct agreement with DAAD that allows the University to nominate one student each year. WU students must submit their application both through WU and the DAAD Online Application Portal. Please open an application here and upload the required documents so that the WU Campus Committee may review your application for nomination. Campus interviews will take place following the WU Campus Deadline and will provide you with feedback on your application materials. You will be able to revise your application materials and complete your final submission in the DAAD Online Application Portal prior to the DAAD National Deadline.
For information directly from DAAD on these awards, please see the following links:
Award: The Study Scholarship offers a 10-24 month scholarship, depending on the length of the chose study program (750 euros/month plus additional payments towards health insurance, travel, etc.) to be used for a full master's degree program at a German university or for study at a German university as part of a postgraduate or master's degree program completed in the home country. The Research Grant provides funding for students to conduct research for 7-10 months (750-1000 euros/month plus additional payments towards health insurance, travel, etc.).
Eligibility: Graduating seniors, graduate students, and recent graduates who have completed their last degrees no longer than six years before the application deadline are welcome to apply. Open to citizens or permanent residents of the U.S. or Canada. Foreign nationals are eligible if they have been full-time students at an accredited U.S. or Canadian university for at least two years at the time of application. Applicants in the arts, humanities, and social sciences should have a good command of German. Applicants for independent study are expected to have a well-defined study or research project that makes a stay in Germany essential and should have an invitation from an academic partner at a German university or research institution.