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DAAD Scholarships

Programmes and assistance offered by the DAAD for Estonia, Latvia, Lithuania

Scholarships for Students

Research Grants for Doctoral Candidates and Young Scientists

Scholarships for University Academics and Scientists

 

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University Summer Courses offered in Germany for Foreign Students

  • Here you can find the courses offered.
  • Courses indicated by this symbol may be attended by students holding a DAAD university summer course scholarship.
  • Scholarship allowance: 850 euros + travelling allowance (min. 200 eoros)
  • Applications are open to students of all subject areas who, at the time of their application, have at least completed one academic year of their studies. At the time of starting the scholarship, applicants must be enrolled as students in a Bachelor's, Master's or Magister programme. Applicants must prove German language knowledge of level B1, approximately.
  • Doctoral students and applicants who had already received a DAAD scholarship in the past (incl. University Summer School Grants) or a longer scholarship from another organisation to visit Germany are not eligible for this programme.
  • Guidelines for writing a letter of motivation
The application is conducted by a new online application procedure using the new DAAD portal "MOVE".

Application deadline: 1 December (date of receipt)

DAAD commissions in Tallinn / Riga / Vilnius and Bonn will select the successful applicants.

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Study Scholarships for Graduates of All Disciplines

Study scholarships are awarded to provide foreign graduates of all disciplines with opportunities to complete a postgraduate or Master's degree course at a state (public) or state-recognised German higher education institution and to gain a degree in Germany (Master's/Diplom). Funding can also be approved if only the first or second year of a postgraduate or Master's programme is to be completed in Germany, while the degree will be gained at the foreign university.

  • Duration: Depending on the length of the chosen degree course or study project, the study scholarship will be awarded for between 10 and 24 months.
  • Monthly award of 750 euros + bonuses
  • Applications are open to excellently-qualified graduates who, at the latest when they commence their scholarship-supported studies, hold a first degree (Bachelor 's, Diploma, or comparable academic degree).
  • Candidates are responsible for their own admission arrangements.
  • If the degree programme includes a several month long stay abroad, funding for this stay abroad will generally only be considered if it takes place in an EU Country (not in the home country) and covers a maximum of 25% of the scholarship term and lasts a maximum of 6 months.

The application is conducted by a new online application procedure using the new DAAD portal "MOVE".

Application deadline: 15th of November (date of receipt)

After a pre-selection in January the best qualified applicants will be invited to an obligatory personal interview which will take place with a German-Estonian / German-Latvian / German-Lithuanian selection commission in Tallinn / Riga / Vilnius.
The applicants will be informed about the decision by the end of April.

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Study Scholarships for Graduates in Fields of
- Music
- Performing Arts
- Fine Arts

These study scholarships aim to provide foreign applicants from the field of Fine Art, Design, Film, Music as well as Performing Arts (Drama, Direction, Dance, Choreography, etc.) with an opportunity to complete a course of extension studies, without gaining a formal degree or qualification, or to complete a postgraduate or Master’s degree course to gain a degree in Germany (Master’s/Diplom), at a German state (public) or state-recognised higher education institution.

  • Duration: 1 academic year
  • It is also possible to apply for a Master's programme in artistic subjects lasting between one and two years.
  • Monthly scholarship: 750 euros + bonuses

Please readthe special leaflets for the fields of
Performing Arts ( Drama, Direction, Dance, Choreography)
Music
Fine Arts/ Design/ Film

Application deadline: 31st of October (date of receipt)

Application address:
DAAD, Section ST21
Kennedyallee 50
D-53175 Bonn

The DAAD commission will select the successful applicants in January/February.
The applicants will be informed about the decision by the end of March.

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Study Scholarships for Graduates in the field of Architecture

These study scholarships aim to provide foreign applicants from the field of  Architecture with an opportunity to complete a course of extension studies, without gaining a formal degree or qualification, or to complete a postgraduate or Master’s degree course to gain a degree in Germany (Master’s/Diplom), at a German state (public) or state-recognised higher education institution.

  • Duration: 1 academic year
  • It is also possible to apply for a Master's programme in artistic subjects lasting between one and two years.
  • Monthly scholarship: 750 euros + bonuses

Please readthe special leaflets for the fields of
Architecture

Application deadline: 30th of September(date of receipt)

Application address:
DAAD, Section ST21
Kennedyallee 50
D-53175 Bonn

The DAAD commission will select the successful applicants in January/February.
The applicants will be informed about the decision by the end of March.

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Study Visits / Study Seminars and Internships in Germany by Foreign Students

The German Academic Exchange Service (DAAD) funds Study Visits and Study Seminars and Practicals in Germany by groups of foreign students under the direction of university teachers. Group Visits (i.e. Study Visits and Study Seminars and Practicals) should last no less that 7 days. Funding is available for a maximum of 12 days (including travel days), although the stays may last longer.

A "study visit" is defined as a visit at two ore more different German insitutions of higher education. In this case, the Baltic institution needs to apply by DAAD. The "study seminar" is a visit at only one German insititution. In this case, these German partner has to submit the application.

This funding programme aims to deliver subject-related knowledge by arranging corresponding visits, tours and information meetings (Study Visits) respectively by organising subject-related seminars and practicals in the field of higher education (e.g. specialist courses, block seminars, workshops) at the invitation of a German university which is then also responsible for arranging seminars and practicals in academia, business and industry and, possibly, in public institutions (Study Seminars and Practicals). It also aims to facilitate meetings with German students, academics and researchers to establish and maintain contacts between German and foreign universities. Furthermore, participants shall acquire a greater understanding of Germany by providing an insight into economic, political and cultural life in Germany. This part of the visit must not make up more than one third of the stay.

DAAD programme description here.

What is the difference between "study visit" and "study seminar/practical"?

You can get all the information and application papers at the DAAD Information Center in Riga, from the DAAD Lektors as well as at the Department 513 at the DAAD central agency in Bonn.

Please note that the grant per person per day has been increased to 50 Euros!

Application deadlines:
Applications must habe been submitted via the DAAD Portal by the following deadlines at the latest:

  • 1st of November each year for trips starting from 1st of March
    (DAAD decides in mid-January)
  • 1st of February each year for trips starting from 1st of June
    (DAAD decides in mid-April)
  • 1st of May each year for trips starting from 1st of September
    (DAAD decides in mid-July).

Application papers:

  • Application online (DAAD Portal) including budget and list of participants
  • Statement of reasons and description of programme content outlining exactly what the group wishes to visit and view, both in terms of subject-specific (academic) content and German regional/area studies content (vague or generally-worded descriptions such as “visits to museums”, “universities” are not acceptable on their own)
  • Schedule (in tabular form)
  • Description of content preparation for the trip (e.g. preparatory seminars)
  • Proof of contacts on the German side (in the case of Study Visits), especially in higher education (e.g. by submitting copies of correspondence - invitations, confirmations). Proof of contacts on the foreign side (in the case of Study Seminars/Practicals), commenting on the significance of the proposed Study Seminar/Practical and how it is integrated into the academic development (programme path) of the foreign participants (general agreements, cooperation agreements, and similar documents do not, on their own, provide sufficient proof and can only be submitted to document further the specific contacts)
  • Statement of opinion of the DAAD Information Centre (in the case of Study Visits)

Application address:
Deutscher Akademischer Austauschdienst
Section P14
Kennedyallee 50
D-53175 Bonn

The DAAD commissions in Tallinn / Riga / Vilnius and Bonn will select the successful applicants.

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Practical Traineeships for Foreign Students of Natural and Technical Sciences, Agriculture and Forestry

DAAD programme description here.

Practical training placements for students of the above mentioned subjects are arranged by the International Association for the Exchange of Students for Technical Experience (IAESTE). Placements are, however, only available to countries with a National IAESTE Committee.

EST
IAESTE Estonia
Tallinn Technical University
Ehitajate tee 5
19086 Tallinn
Estonia
Tel : +372 6 203 623
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LV
IAESTE Latvia
RTU, Kalku 1
Riga LV-1658
Latvia

Visiting address:
RTU BF,
Azenes 16/20-329
Riga LV-1048
Latvia
Tel: +371 2 8868961
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www.iaeste.rtu.lv

LT
IAESTE Lithuania
Kaunas University of Technology
K. Donelaicio st. 73-115
LT-44029 Kaunas,
Lithuania
Tel: +370 37 321330
Fax: +370 37 300856
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www.karjera.ktu.lt

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Research Grants - Short-Term Grants

DAAD research grants provide foreign doctoral candidates and young academics and scientists with an opportunity to carry out research or continue their education in Germany. There are funding programmes for various qualification phases and stages in a career. The grants also promote the exchange of experience and networking amongst colleagues.

  • Monthly award of 750 euros (graduates holding a first degree) or 1,000 euros (doctoral candidates)
  • By the time of the application, the last graduation must be dated back not longer than:
    6 years for graduates; 3 years for doctoral candidates (starting point of the promotion); 4 years for postdocs.
  • If you want to graduate in Germany, the submission for your dissertation is necessary after the first year of sponsorship. Otherwise, you cannot extend your scholarship.
  • It is not possible for Estonia, Latvia and Lithuania doctoral programmes to be run under the "DAAD Sandwich Model".
  • Research stay in Germany:
    1 June till 31 January for grants of 1 to 6 months
    1 October till 31 July for grants of 7 to 10 months

Application procedure and requirements:

The application is conducted by a new online application procedure using the new DAAD portal "MOVE".

Additional Information on DAAD Research Grants for Applicants from Medical Fields.

Please also take note of the information leaflet "Directions for scientific exposes"

Application deadline:

  • 15th of November (date of receipt) for stays that start between June and November of the following year
  • 1st of May (date of receipt) for stays that start between December of the same year and May of the following year

After a pre-selection of a German-Estonian / German-Latvian / German-Lithuanian commission of university professors, the best qualified applicants will be selected by a commission of university teachers in Bonn.
The applicants will be informed about the decision by the end of April/October.

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Research Grants - One-Year Grants

DAAD research grants provide foreign doctoral candidates and young academics and scientists with an opportunity to carry out research or continue their education in Germany. There are funding programmes for various qualification phases and stages in a career. The grants also promote the exchange of experience and networking amongst colleagues.

  • Monthly award of 750 euros (graduates holding a first degree) or 1,000 euros (doctoral candidates)
  • By the time of the application, the last graduation must be dated back not longer than:
    6 years for graduates; 3 years for doctoral candidates (starting point of the promotion); 4 years for postdocs.
  • If you want to graduate in Germany, the submission for your dissertation is necessary after the first year of sponsorship. Otherwise, you cannot extend your scholarship.
  • It is not possible for Estonia, Latvia and Lithuania doctoral programmes to be run under the "DAAD Sandwich Model".
  • Research stay in Germany:
    1 October till 31 July for grants of 7 to 10 months

Application procedure and requirements:

The application is conducted by a new online application procedure using the new DAAD portal "MOVE".

Additional Information on DAAD Research Grants for Applicants from Medical Fields.

Please also take note of the information leaflet "Directions for scientific exposes"

Application deadline: 15th of November (date of receipt)

After a pre-selection of a German-Estonian / German-Latvian / German-Lithuanian commission of university professors, the best qualified applicants will be selected by a commission of university teachers in Bonn which will take place in March.
The applicants will be informed about the decision by the end of April.

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Research Grants - Doctoral Programmes in Germany

DAAD research grants provide foreign doctoral candidates and young academics and scientists with an opportunity to carry out research or continue their education in Germany. There are funding programmes for various qualification phases and stages in a career. The grants also promote the exchange of experience and networking amongst colleagues.

  • Monthly award of 750 euros (graduates holding a first degree) or 1,000 euros (doctoral candidates)
  • By the time of the application, the last graduation must be dated back not longer than:
    6 years for graduates; 3 years for doctoral candidates (starting point of the promotion); 4 years for postdocs.
  • If you want to graduate in Germany, the submission for your dissertation is necessary after the first year of sponsorship. Otherwise, you cannot extend your scholarship.

Application procedure and requirements:

The application is conducted by a new online application procedure using the new DAAD portal "MOVE".

Additional Information on DAAD Research Grants for Applicants from Medical Fields.

Please also take note of the information leaflet "Directions for scientific exposes"

Application deadline: 15th of November (date of receipt)

After a pre-selection of a German-Estonian / German-Latvian / German-Lithuanian commission of university professors, the best qualified applicants will be selected by a commission of university teachers in Bonn which will take place in March.
The applicants will be informed about the decision by the end of April.

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DLR-DAAD Research Fellowships in the fields of Space, Aeronautics, Energy and Transportation Research

 

‘DLR – DAAD Research Fellowships’ is a new programme implemented by the ‘Deutsches Zentrum für Luft- und Raumfahrt’ (DLR) and the ‘German Academic Exchange Service’ (DAAD).

Current offers you can find here.

DLR-DAAD Fellowships are defined and awarded on an individual basis. Each Fellowship announcement will indicate the specific qualification requirements and terms of the visit. The current offers are published under ‘DLR-DAAD Fellowships - Current Offers’ on the homepages of the DAAD and the DLR.

Fellowship Types and Duration

Type           Target Group          Fellowship Goal        Funding Duration

A             Doctoral Students     Doctorate in Germany       36 months

B          Postdoctoral Students  Research in Germany     6 to 24 months

C            Senior Scientists         Research in Germany      1 to 3 months

Fellowships are always awarded for the length of the research stay in Germany. The host DLR Institute and the fellowship candidate will agree upon the length of this term.

Application procedure and requirements:

Application deadlines depend on the offers.
Application address:
Ms Cordula Behrsing
Section ST 43
DAAD
Postfach 200404
Bonn 53134
Germany 

The DAAD regrets to be unable to consider incomplete applications.

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„Leibniz-DAAD Research Fellowships“ for foreign Postdocs

Programme description and requirements for applicants here.

Leibniz-DAAD fellowships offer highly-qualified, international postdoctoral researchers, who have recently completed their doctoral studies, the opportunity to conduct research at the Leibniz Institute of their choice in Germany.

The Leibniz – DAAD Research Fellowship programme is jointly carried out by the Leibniz Association (Wissenschaftsgemeinschaft Gottfried Wilhelm Leibniz e.V.) and the German Academic Exchange Service (DAAD).

Application procedure and requirements:

The application is conducted by a new online application procedure using the new DAAD portal "MOVE".

Incomplete applications and applications sent by email cannot be accepted or processed.

Please note that by applying for a fellowship as part of the Leibniz-DAAD Research Fellowship programme, applicants automatically consent to the DAAD forwarding their documents and personal details to the Leibniz Association and its associated institutions, which will make the final decision. No personal details will be forwarded to third parties by the DAAD, the Leibniz Association or the Leibniz Institutes.

Application deadline: by March 9th 2016

Application address:

German Academic Exchange Service (DAAD) 
Ms Cordula Behrsing
Section ST 43 
PO Box 200404
53175 Bonn, Germany

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Research Stays for University Academics and Scientists

Duration: 1 – 3 months (between June und January of the following year)

  • Depending on the applicant 's academic status, the monthly award will amount to 2,000 euros for assistant lecturers, assistant professors and young lecturers, and 2,150 euros for professors.
  • Travel expenses will not be paid.
  • Requirements: detailed description of your research project, written confirmation of the research cooperation, including express reference to the applicant 's project, good German or English language skills, previous academic achievements (for example, recent publications) which are connected with the research topic
  • DAAD support for a research stay can only be awarded once in any three-year period.

Application procedure:

People from Estonia will find the full DAAD programme description and apply here

People from Latvia will find the full DAAD programme description and apply here

People from Lithuania will find the full DAAD programme description and apply here

 

Please also take note of the information leaflet "Directions for scientific exposes"

Application deadline:

  • 15th of November (date of receipt) for stays that start between June and November of the following year
  • 1st of May (date of receipt) for stays that start between December of the same year and May of the following year

The DAAD commission of university professors in Bonn will select the successful applicants.
The applicants will be informed about the decision by the end of April/ October

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Re-invitation Programme for Former Scholarship Holders

To maintain contact with Germany, former DAAD Research Grant or Study Scholarship holders with funding for more than six months and former DDR (East German) Scholarship holders who studied in Germany for at least one year can apply for a re-invitation. Funding is available for research and working projects at a state or state-recognised (public) university or a non-university research institution. Former graduates working outside the science sector can also apply for funding to cover a working stay at another institution in business or industry, administration, culture or media.

  • Duration: Depending on the applicant 's work schedule, the research stay can last between one and three months (between June and January of the following year).
  • Depending on the applicant 's academic status, the monthly award will amount to 2,000 euros for assistant lecturers, assistant professors and young lecturers, and 2,150 euros for professors.
  • Travel expenses will not be paid
  • DAAD support for a research or work stay can only be awarded once in any three-year period.

Application procedure:

People from Estonia will find the full DAAD programme description and apply here

People from Latvia will find the full DAAD programme description and apply here

People from Lithuania will find the full DAAD programme description and apply here

 

Please also take note of the information leaflet "Directions for scientific exposes"

Application deadline:

  • 15th of November (date of receipt) for stays that start between June and November of the following year
  • 1st of May (date of receipt) for stays that start between December of the same year and May of the following year


The DAAD commission of university professors in Bonn will select the successful applicants by the end of March.
The applicants will be informed about the decision by the end of April/ October

The invitation will be declared by the president of the DAAD.

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