DAAD (Deutscher Akademischer Austausch Dienst, or German Academic Exchange Service) Study Scholarships provide highly qualified individuals with an opportunity to do independent study in Germany or to complete a full Master's degree program at a German university, in nearly any field.
Graduating seniors, graduate students, and recent graduates who have completed their Bachelor's degrees no longer than six years before the application deadline are welcome to apply. Students who are in the first year of a full Master's degree program in Germany may also apply to fund their second year of the Master's program. Graduating seniors and graduate students must be enrolled full-time at an accredited North American university at the time of application, although those who have already completed an undergraduate degree do not need to be currently enrolled.
Applicants should be 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.
Meet Columbia University's Most Recent DAAD Study Scholarship Recipient: Miriam Rosen CC'15 (Art History and Visual Arts)