Fully Funded DAAD Research Scholarship in Germany 2024

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The Fully Funded DAAD Research Scholarship in Germany is open to all internationals. It provides young foreign academics and scientists with an opportunity to carry out research and continue their education in Germany. There are funding programs for various qualification phases and stages in a career. The grants also promote the exchange of experience and networking amongst colleagues. 


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The benefits of the Fully Funded DAAD Research Scholarship in Germany are:

1. Depending on academic level, monthly payments of:
euros 850.- for graduates,
euros 1,200.- for doctoral candidates

2. Payments toward health, accident, and personal liability insurance cover

3. Travel allowance

4. One-off research allowance

Under certain circumstances, grant holders completing an uninterrupted stay of over 6 months may receive the following additional benefits:

1. Monthly rent subsidy

2. Monthly allowance for accompanying family members

To enable grant holders to improve their language skills in preparation for their stay in Germany, DAAD offers the following services:

1. Payment of course fees for the online language course “Deutsch-Uni Online (DUO)” (www.deutsch-uni.com) for six months after receipt of the Scholarship Award Letter

2. If necessary: Language course (2, 4, or 6 months) before the start of the research stay; the DAAD decides whether to fund the grant holder’s participation and for how long depending on language skills and project. If a language course scholarship is granted and the working language at the host institute is German, participation is compulsory.

3. Allowance for a personally chosen German language course during the grant period

4. Reimbursement of the fees for the TestDaF test which has either been taken in the home country after receipt of the Scholarship Award Letter or in Germany before the end of the funding period

5. As an alternative to the TestDaF for scholarship holders who have taken a language course beforehand: the fee for a DSH examination taken during the scholarship period may be reimbursed.


The eligibility criteria for the Fully Funded DAAD Research Scholarship in Germany are stated below:

1. Excellently qualified young academics and scientists who have completed a Master’s degree or diploma, or in exceptional cases a Bachelor’s degree at the latest by the time they begin their grant-supported research.

2. As a rule, applicants should not have graduated any longer than six years before the application deadline. If you are already working on a doctoral degree, you should not have started your degree any longer than three years previously.

3. Applicants who have been resident in Germany for longer than 15 months at the application deadline cannot be considered.


Duration of Award:

  • a maximum of four years; the length of the grant is decided by a selection committee and depends on the project in question and the applicant’s work schedule.
  • Grants are initially awarded for a maximum of one year. Extensions depend on whether the selection committee considers the previous award period to have been successfully completed.
  • For doctoral projects in Germany that require several years of research, research phases outside Germany can be supported if these are critical for the successful completion of the doctoral degree. Planned stays must be specified in the application in the work and time schedule and should not exceed a quarter of the anticipated total funding period.
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