DAAD Scholarship for S3-Doctoral Research Grants Programmes in Germany

Application Deadline: October 10, 2018

Young Foreign academics and scientists are now provided with an opportunity to carry out doctoral research in Germany through the DAAD Scholarship for S3 (DAAD research grants).

Scholarship Provider: The DAAD is a Joint organization of German institutions of higher education. The aim of the organization is to promote co-operation world-wide, especially through the exchange of students, scholars, academics, and scientists.

Degree Level: Doctoral research programme

Field: Any of the courses offered by the institution

Value:

  • Depending on academic level, monthly payments of:
    euros 850.- for graduates,
    euros 1,200.- for doctoral candidates
  • Payments towards health, accident and personal liability insurance cover
  • Travel allowance, unless these expenses are covered by the home country or another source of funding
  • One-off research allowance

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

  • monthly rent subsidy
  • monthly allowance for accompanying family members

Number of Scholarships: Not known

Place of Study: Germany

Nationality: Foreign students

Eligibility:

  • Applications for research grants may be submitted by excellently qualified young lecturers from state and private universities as well as academics and scientists from state research institutions who have passed their second (graduate) degree (Master‘s) with a grade of 3.0 or better and who can prove that they have gained at least two years of career experience. In exceptional cases, young university graduates from the private sector may also apply
  • 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.
  • Applicants who have been resident in Germany for longer than 15 months at the application deadline cannot be considered.

Note:
For applicants from the fields of human medicine, veterinary medicine and dentistry, other regulations are applicable. Please refer to the leaflet “Additional information on DAAD Research Grants for applicants from medical fields” (www.daad.de/extrainfo).

Language Requirements: Applicants are generally expected that they have a good knowledge of German or a good knowledge of English (TOEFL IBT 80 resp. IELTS 6.0).

Application:

The application procedure occurs online through the DAAD portal.

Please note that the access to the application portal only appears while the current application period is running. After the application deadline has expired, the portal for this programme is not available until the next application period.
The access to the DAAD portal generally opens about 6 weeks before the application deadline at the latest.

Application Documents:

Certificates, proof of credits, certifications and translations may be scanned in non-certified form and uploaded to the DAAD portal. DAAD’s Head Office in Bonn will only request certified copies of the submitted documents in paper form if a grant is awarded!

Documents to be uploaded to the DAAD portal:

  • Online application form
  • Full curriculum vitae in tabular form (max. 3 pages)
  • List of publications (max. 10 pages), if applicable
  • Extensive and detailed description of the research proposal and a description of previous research work (max. 10 pages)

In the case of individual projects supervised by a university teacher (academic adviser)

  • Letter confirming supervision by a university teacher in Germany (academic adviser)
  • Schedule of planned research work

In the case of planned participation in a structured doctoral study programme:

  • Letter of admission to a study programme; this can be subsequently submitted before the grant-supported research begins if it is not available at the time of application.
  • Proof of existing contacts to the coordinator of the doctoral programme in the form of copies of correspondence

Also for all applicants:

  • Diplom or degree certificate indicating final grade(s): the certificate must be subsequently submitted before the grant-supported research begins if it is not available at the time of application.
  • Other documents which support your application (example: certificates of employment, proof of placements, etc.)
  • Detailed description of study or research programme (Research Proposal)
  • Copy of school-leaving certificate which entitles holders to study at a university in the home country (with all individual grades)
  • All university certificates on all annual examinations with individual grade(s), incl. explanation of grading system.
  • German or English translations of documents submitted in the national language
  • Abstract from S1 and S2
  • Academic transcript (S1 and S2), covering the complete duration of academic studies
  • Language certificate
  • Evidence of current employment status

To be submitted by post:
Two recent references from university teachers which provide information about your qualifications (hand-signed, no digital or scanned signature). Please regard the instructions given on the tab “Submitting an application“.

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