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DAAD Research Scholarship 2025 | Step-by-Step Process

The German Federal Foreign Office is offering interested and qualified international students the DAAD Research Scholarship to complete their graduate degrees in Germany.

The DAAD Research Scholarship provides funding of €16,000 for a doctoral project at a state or state-recognized institution of higher education or a non-university research institute in Germany.

In this post, we will highlight the details of the DAAD Research Grant opportunity as well as how interested and qualified applicants can apply for it.

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DAAD Research Scholarship Summary

DAAD Research Scholarship Details:

Applications are open for the DAAD Research Scholarship 2025 for the Doctoral Programs in Germany.

The DAAD Research Grant is a fully funded scholarship from the German Academic Exchange Service (DAAD) for international PhD Students to pursue doctoral studies in Germany. DAAD is the largest scholarship provider in Germany.

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Eligibility Requirements for DAAD Research Scholarship 2025

To be considered for the DAAD Research Scholarship, you must:

  • not have graduated any longer than six years before the application deadline
  • If you have already started your doctorate, it also applies that the start of the doctorate should not be longer than 3 years ago.
  • Your application cannot be considered, if you have been resident in Germany for longer than 15 months at the application deadline.
  • A Bachelor of Arts/Bachelor of Science degree of 2nd class upper division level and a Master of Arts/Master of Science degree are required
  • Good German language skills – especially for students taking arts subjects – are usually a requirement for study and research projects in Germany. Exceptions are possible if the project is carried out in English.
  • A prior language course of 4 to 6 months is generally included in the scholarship

Benefits of DAAD Research Scholarship 2025

  • Monthly payments of 1,300 euros
  • Payments towards health, accident and personal liability insurance cover 
  • Travel allowance
  • annual research allowance of € 460

Under certain circumstances, you can apply for the following additional benefits after start of funding:

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  • monthly rent subsidy 
  • monthly allowance for accompanying family members.

Required Documents for DAAD Research Grant 2025

To apply, candidates must be ready to submit the following documents;

  • Online application form
  • Europass CV Format.
  • List of publications (if applicable).
  • Letter of motivation (1-2 pages).
  • Research proposal
  • Schedule for planned research work.
  • Letter of admission to a study program.
  • University degree certificate and transcripts.
  • Supporting letter of recommendation.
  • Proof of English Language Skills.

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How to Apply for DAAD Research Scholarship 2025 (Step by Step)

To apply for the 2025 DAAD Research Scholarship, interested and qualified applicants should;

  • Click on the button below to visit the scholarship webpage
  • First, you need to select your country of citizenship under the ‘application procedure”.
  • You will be provided with all the information regarding the application process, the requirements, and the deadline according to your citizenship.
  • Your application is only valid if you submit all the required documents to the DAAD portal by the application deadline.

Deadline: October 15, 2024

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