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DAAD scholarships on offer:

For Indian Students, Graduates & Doctoral Students, Post Docs, Academicians & Senior Scientists and Alumni
For German Students and Academicians
 

DAAD project funding on offer:

For Project & Cooperation based Programmes
 
 

For Indian Students

Working Internships in Science and Engineering (WISE)

Students pursuing Bachelor degree/ Dual degree/ integrated programmes in subjects like engineering, mathematics, natural sciences etc. from selected Indian universities can apply for scholarship for 2-3 months internship at institutions of higher education and research institutes in Germany.

 
University Summer Courses (Essay Competition)

Regular full-time students registered in a Bachelor or Master course who are pursuing German language either as a part of this course or as certificate/diploma/advance diploma course can apply for a scholarship to participate in a university summer course in Germany.

 
Study Visits for Groups of Foreign Students to Germany

University teacher/faculty can apply for a visit to Germany for 7-12 days with a group of minimum 10 and maximum 15 students who are in the second or higher semester of their degree programme. The programme is open to all subject fields.

 

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For Indian Graduates & Doctoral Students

Development-Related Postgraduate Courses - Educating Professionals for Sustainable Development (EPOS)

Graduates (4-year-bachelor degree holders/master degree holders) with at least 2 years of relevant work experience can apply for a master’s degree course in select subject areas at one of the select German universities.

 
Masters' Scholarships in Public Policy & Good Governance (PPGG)

Graduate degree holders from any stream can apply for master’s course at one of the selected German Universities with the following focus areas: Public Policy, Good Governance, International Relations, Public Management, Administration, Civil Society.

 
Jawaharlal Nehru Award for International Understanding - Dr. Angela Merkel Scholarship; Master’s Scholarship for European Law

Law graduates can apply for a master’s degree (LL.M.) in European Law at one of the selected German Universities.

 

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Study Scholarship for Foreign Graduates in the Field of Architecture

Graduate degree holders 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.

 
Study Scholarship for Foreign Graduates in the Field of Music

These study scholarships aim to provide foreign applicants from the field Music 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.

 
Study Scholarship for Foreign Graduates in the Field of Performing Arts

These study scholarships aim to provide foreign applicants from the fields of 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.

 
Study Scholarship for Foreign Graduates in the Field Fine Art, Film, Design/Visual Communication and Film

These study scholarships aim to provide foreign applicants from the fields of Fine Art, Design/Visual Communication and Film 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.

 
IIT Master Sandwich Scholarships

Master's (including Integrated and Dual Degree programmes) scholars from any discipline registered at an IIT can spend 6 months to complete their project work under the guidance of a German professor at one of the TU9 Technical Universities in Germany.

 
Semester Scholarships for Students of Indian Institutes of Management (IIM)

MBA students from select Indian Institutes of Management can apply for a semester stay at a select partner business school in Germany.

 

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PhD Scholarships (Research Grants – Doctoral Programmes in Germany)

Scholars with master’s degree in any subjects can apply for full PhD scholarship at any university and research institutes in Germany.

 
Sandwich Model Scholarships for PhD Registered Scholars (Research Grants – Bi-nationally Supervised Doctoral Degrees)

Scholars registered for their PhD at an Indian university / research institute carry out research for their PhD thesis in Germany under the joint supervision of an Indian as well as a German professor. PhD degree to be awarded by Indian University / Institution.

 

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For Indian Post Docs, Academicians & Senior Scientists

Research Stays for University Academics and Scientists (Forschungsaufenthalte)

University academics and scientists on active duty can apply for a stay of up to 3 months to carry out a research project at a state (public) or state recognised higher education institution or non-university research institute in Germany.

 
Study Visits for Academics - Artists ans Architects

University academics on active duty can apply for a study visit of up to 3 months to carry out a research project in the fields of Architecture, Fine Art, Film, Design/Visual Communication, Performing Arts (Drama, Direction, Musicals, Dance, Performance Studies, Choreography, etc.) and Music at a state (public) or state recognised higher education institution or non-university research institute in Germany.

 
DAAD-IIT Exchange of Faculty (Bilateral Exchange of Academics)

Faculty of the Indian Institutes of Technology (IITs) can apply for a visit to TU 9 universities for up to 2 months research stay. The visit should be on reciprocal basis.

 
DAAD-CSIR Exchange of Senior Scientists (Bilateral Exchange of Academics)

Senior Scientists working at the CSIR institutes and laboratories can apply for a visit to German universities/research institutes for up to 2 months research stay. The visit should be on reciprocal basis.

 
DAAD-UGC Exchange of Senior Scientists (Bilateral Exchange of Academics)

Indian faculty and scientists holding a PhD degree and affiliated to universities and research institutes can apply for a visit to German universities/research institutes for 2-4 weeks research stay in the field of humanities and social sciences. The visit should be on reciprocal basis.

 
Leibniz-DAAD Research Fellowships

This programme is jointly implemented by the Leibniz Association and the German Academic Exchange Service (DAAD). Highly-qualified, international postdoctoral researchers, who have recently completed their doctoral studies, can apply to conduct research at the Leibniz Institute of their choice in Germany.

 
DLR-DAAD Research Fellowships

This programme is jointly implemented by the Deutsches Zentrum für Luft- und Raumfahrt (DLR) and the German Academic Exchange Service (DAAD). Highly-qualified international doctoral and postdoctoral students as well as senior scientists can apply to conduct research at the institutes of the DLR in Germany.

 
Visiting Professorships (Gastdozenturen)

University academics on active duty can teach at a German university for a minimum of one and maximum of four semesters. The German host university needs to apply.

  • Scholarship overview
  • Application deadlines
    - 15 January for winter semester of the same year
    - 15 July for summer semester starting in the following year
  • Contact at DAAD Regional Office Delhi: Ms Shikha Sinha
 

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For Indian Alumni

Re-invitation Programme for Former Scholarship Holders (Wiedereinladungen)

Former DAAD one-year scholarship holders and former scholarship holders who had studied in East Germany (GDR) for at least one year and are on active duty carry out a research project at a state (public) or state recognised higher education institution or non-university research institute in Germany.

 
Specialist Literature Programme (Book Grants)

Former one-year scholarship holders of all disciplines (as well as former German studies scholarship holders who received support for at least 5 months) can apply once a year for specialist literature (books, journals, articles) produced by German publishers to help them advance their academic knowledge and qualifications (maximum value of € 200 per year).

 
Small Equipment Programme

One-year scholarship holders, especially those from the fields of engineering, technology and science and from the agricultural and forestry sciences, who received DAAD support for a period of 10 or more months can apply for a grant towards for purchase of small equipment and materials. The application deadline ends 8 weeks before the scholarship period is completed. Applications can be made for the purchase of small equipment and material of direct relevance to projects carried out at the German university. Purchase of the following is absolutely excluded from this programme: Video, photo and office equipment (eg, photocopiers and computers, including software and accessories).

 
Material Resources Programme

Scientists or alumni of German institutions of higher education who have  returned to their home country and are active at an institution of higher education or comparable academic institution can apply for scientific equipment for carrying out their current teaching and research projects. There are two application categories, viz. small-scale projects (up to € 3,500) and large-scale projects (from € 3,500 to € 20,000).

 
Academic Events by Alumni

DAAD alumni can apply for funding to organise academic events like workshops, conferences and seminars. The events should involve a substantial number of DAAD alumni. The DAAD grant can cover travel, accommodation and boarding expenses for DAAD alumni as well as resource persons and general costs related to the event. Third party funding generated by the organiser and personal financial contribution of the participants towards the event are important.

Contact at DAAD Regional Office Delhi: Ms Manisha Mudgil

 

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For German Students

Research Internships in Science and Engineering (RISE) Worldwide

Indian research groups, laboratories, postdoctoral and PhD students affiliated with an accredited academic institution or a non-profit research institution in India can apply to host or invite a motivated and well-qualified undergraduate student from Germany to assist as a research intern in their proposed research projects in India.

  • Programme overview
  • Application deadline
    - Indian applicants: October 07, 2013 - November 24, 2013
    - German applicants:  December 02, 2013 - January 12, 2014
  • Contact at DAAD Regional Office Delhi: Ms Pooja Midha
Other Individual Scholarships
 

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For German Academicians

Short-term Lecturership (Kurzzeitdozenturen) at Indian Universities
Long-term Lecturerships for Emeritus Professors at Indian Universities
Beraterprogramm
 

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For project/cooperation based Programmes

DAAD – DST Project- based Personnel Exchange Programme - PPP (Application by Indian and German sides)

University professors and scientists from German and Indian universities and those in permanent employment at independent research institutes are eligible to apply for 2 years funding for collaborative research projects between Indian and German research groups in the field of engineering and natural sciences.

 
DAAD – UGC Project- based Personnel Exchange Programme - PPP  (Application by Indian and German sides)

University professors and scientists from German and Indian universities and those in permanent employment at independent research institutes are eligible to apply for 2 years funding for collaborative research projects between Indian and German research groups in the field of humanities and social sciences.

 
A New Passage to India (Application by German side)
Subject-related Partnerships with Institutions of Higher Education (Application by German side)
Dialogue on Innovative Higher Education Strategy (DIES) (Application by German side)
University-Business-Partnership Programme (Application by German side)
 

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Besides the DAAD, a number of organisations provide funding for study and research. A database of various kinds of funding offered by the DAAD as well as other selected organisations can be found on www.funding-guide.de. German universities too have their own scholarships that they advertise on their websites as and when available.