DAAD Offers Foreign Graduates Scholarships in Creative Arts 

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President, Prof. Dr. Margret Wintermantel, DAAD
President, Prof. Dr. Margret Wintermantel, DAAD

Deutscher Akademischer Austauschdienst (DAAD), the German Academic Exchange Service, is offering foreign graduates scholarship opportunities to continue their education in Germany for a postgraduate or continuing course of study. The scholarships also promote the exchange of experience and networking amongst colleagues.

This programme which only funds projects in the artistic field is open to foreign applicants who would have obtained a first degree from a university in the fields of Fine Art, Design/Visual Communication and Film by the time they commence their scholarship-supported study programme.

DAAD funding will include, a postgraduate degree leading to a final qualification, or a complementary course that does not lead to a final qualification at a state or state-recognised German university of applicants’ choice.

Master’s degree scholarships will span for between 10 to 24 months depending on the length of the chosen study programme, which usually begins from 1st October, or earlier if a language course is taken prior to the study programme.

The scholarships are awarded for the duration of the standard period of study for the chosen study programme (up to a maximum of 24 months). To receive further funding after the first year of study for two-year courses, students will need to provide proof of academic achievements for the first year indicating that the study programme can be successfully completed within the standard period of study.

 Applicants who are already in Germany in the first year of a postgraduate course at the time of application may apply for funding for their second year of study. In this case, it is not possible to extend the scholarship.

Complementary studies not leading to a final qualification will last for one academic year, it usually start from 1st October, or earlier if a language course is taken prior to the study programme.

The Scholarships offer benefits which include,   monthly payment of 750 euros, travel allowance – unless these expenses are covered by the home country or another source of funding- one-off study allowance and   payments towards health, accident and personal liability insurance cover.

Scholarship holders under certain circumstances may receive additional benefits which include, contribution towards tuition fees that may be charged by the university (max. 500 euros per semester), monthly rent subsidy and monthly allowance for accompanying members of family.

The application procedure occurs online through the DAAD portal. Applicants are also required to send additional documents by post to the specified application address.

Prospective applicants should note that the access to the application portal only appears while a 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 deadline for the current period is November 30, 2017.

To apply for the DAAD scholarship, please visit: https://www.daad.de/go/en/stipa57135742