Master’s scholarships in all fields are now accepting applications in Germany. All eligible graduates who have earned an undergraduate degree when they start their programme are eligible for this fully financed scholarship programme. The study programme typically begins on October 1st of the year after the application, or sooner if a German language course is done first.
The scholarship is available for master’s degree programmes in any field of study at German public or accredited universities. Candidates should consult the DAAD scholarship programmes for specific areas like music, fine arts/design/film, architecture, etc. if they intend to apply in the artistic disciplines and the field of architecture.
This DAAD fellowship is available for 10 to 24 months, depending on the study programme selected. Additional funding is given for 2-year courses after the first year of study if your academic performance thus far suggests that you will complete the course within a reasonable time. You can apply for a scholarship for the second year of study if you are already in Germany for the first academic year of a two-year master’s programme at the time of application. The scholarship can not be continued.
Host institutions: a state university or a university in Germany of your choosing that the German government officially recognizes.
Study area: all academic specialities offered by German universities.
An unknown number of scholarships will be awarded.
Up to 24 months in length.
Target audience: The complete list of nations that qualify is provided below.
Benefits of German Masters Scholarships in All Subjects
The following advantages are available to those chosen for these German scholarships for master’s studies:
- a 934 euro payment every month
- a one-time study grant
- only one allowance (If you are from a developing nation, you will receive a lump payment of 460 euros; otherwise, you will receive 260 euros)
- travel funding
- Insurance premiums for liability, health, and other insurance.
The following extra advantages may be granted to scholarship holders in specific situations:
- Monthly rent payment
- For accompanying family members, a monthly stipend
- If you have a handicap or a chronic condition, you can get help paying for extra expenses not covered by other funding sources. Information about
- Green Mobility Top Up (Support for climate-friendly travel) or a portion of the cost of air travel’s carbon offsets.
The DAAD provides the following services to help scholarship recipients study German in preparation for their stay in the nation:
- after receiving the letter announcing the scholarship award, paying the tuition for an online language course
- If necessary, German language instruction (2, 4 or 6 months) before starting the study abroad trip to Germany. Depending on the project and the applicant’s proficiency in German, the DAAD will determine whether to pay for the participation and how long. A language course is required if the study programme is offered in German.
- Allowance for a German course of your choosing throughout the scholarship’s duration
- Reimbursement of test fees for the TestDaF was either taken in Germany before the funding period’s conclusion or in the applicant’s home country after receiving the scholarship award letter.
- The fees for a DSH exam taken during the scholarship period may be paid as an alternative to the TestDaF for scholarship recipients who have already taken a language course.
Afghanistan, Albania, Armenia, Australia, Austria, Azerbaijan, Bahamas, Barbados, Belarus, Belgium, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Bulgaria, Canada, Croatia, Cyprus, Czech Republic, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, France, Georgia, Greece, Hungary, Iceland, Ireland, Israel, Italy, Japan, Kazakhstan, Korea, Republic of, Kosovo, Kyrgyzstan, Latvia, Lithuania, Luxembourg, are among the nations whose nationals are eligible for this scholarship programme.
Saint Kitts and Nevis, San Marino, Serbia, Slovakia, Slovenia, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, Syrian Arab Republic (Syria), Tajikistan, Trinidad and Tobago, Turkmenistan, Ukraine, United Kingdom, United States of America, Uzbekistan, Vatican City, Yemen, North Macedonia, Norway, Palestinian Territories, Portugal, Romania, Russian Federation, Yemen.
Eligibility for Masters Scholarships in Germany in All Subjects
The following requirements must be satisfied by candidates to be eligible for this scholarship to study in Europe:
- Possess a foreign nationality and apply.
- When you start your scholarship-funded study programme, you have completed your first university degree in any academic discipline.
- Your university degree should be at most six years before the application deadline.
- If you had been a resident of Germany for more than 15 months before the application deadline, your application would not be accepted.
- Before applying, applicants from third countries or German citizens who reside abroad are urged to contact the relevant DAAD branch or section to discuss any unique application requirements.
- The following criteria must usually be met to receive funding for your study abroad semester if you are enrolled in a Master’s or postgraduate programme that includes one: The study tour, which does not take place in the student’s country of origin and lasts no more than one-fourth of the scholarship time, is crucial to achieving the goal of the scholarship. Financing for longer times is not possible, not even in part.
You often need to submit a valid language certificate when applying for admission (such as the TOEFL or IELTS if English is the language of instruction or the DSH or TestDaF if German is the language of teaching). Therefore, you must already demonstrate in your scholarship application what degree of proficiency you presently have in the study program’s chosen language of instruction (German, English, or German and English). Please enquire at the relevant universities whether proof of the necessary language proficiency is required as part of the application for admission to the chosen study programme.
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- Particular Scholarship Program at KUT ;
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How to Apply for Masters Scholarships in Germany for All Subjects
Interested candidates should click the apply button below to create an account on the DAAD portal and then adhere to the instructions to submit their applications. Only those granted admission to the intended host university can receive a scholarship award letter from the DAAD. As a result, everyone who has yet to be accepted to a German institution must also apply for admission there.
The DAAD portal accepts non-certified scans of certificates, credit proofs, certifications, and translations. The DAAD maintains the right to ask for certified copies of documents if necessary.
- Application form online. Please register on the DAAD portal and submit your application by clicking the apply button below.
- Total CV in table format, no more than three pages.
- Motivation letter of one to three pages in length that details the intellectual and personal justifications for the intended study project in Germany.
- Letter of acceptance to a study programme; if it is not available at the time of application, it may be sent later, before the start of the scholarship-funded study programme.
- Fill out the form “Information on your preferred master’s programmes” to apply for a postgraduate degree or a master’s degree that will be earned in Germany.
- For a study period in Germany as part of a master’s degree earned abroad or a postgraduate degree: evidence that the home university will accept the academic results delivered in Germany.
- A current transcript.
- Certificate of graduation from the university displaying the grade(s): If the studies still need to be finished at the time of application, the certificate must be presented sooner rather than later, before the start of the scholarship-funded study programme.
- Proof of language proficiency in the study programme of choice (must be less than two years old).
- Other records that may be pertinent to your application (such as job credentials or evidence of involvement in extracurricular activities).
- Please send translations into German or English if you provide papers in your native tongue.
- (To be obtained from the portal under “University degree certificates”) An explanation of the grading method.
Various nations have various application deadlines. To view the application deadline, please go here and choose your country. Please check the official page for further information on German scholarships for master’s degrees in various academic fields. Follow us on Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest, and Instagram to stay in touch.