Move to Germany for free – DAAD Scholarship.

The German Academic Exchange Service (DAAD) offers scholarships to international students who wish to pursue their academic dreams in Germany. The DAAD scholarship is a prestigious award that provides financial support to students pursuing postgraduate studies in Germany. In this article, we will explore the details of the DAAD scholarship, its benefits, and the application process.


Benefits of DAAD Scholarship


The DAAD scholarship provides the following benefits to the recipients:


  • Monthly payments of 934 euros for graduates and 1,200 euros for doctoral candidates
  • Travel allowance, unless these expenses are covered by the home country or another source of funding
  • Payments towards health, accident, and personal liability insurance cover
  •  One-off study allowance
  • Monthly rent subsidy
  • Monthly allowance for accompanying members of the family


Eligibility Criteria


To be eligible for the DAAD scholarship, applicants must meet the following criteria:


  • Required Languages: English or German
  • Eligible Countries: Developing and threshold countries (based on the OECD-DAC list)
  • Candidates have a Bachelor’s degree (usually a four-year course) or Master’s degree in an appropriate subject
  • Candidates have at least two years of professional experience
  • Candidates can prove their motivation is development-related and be expected to take on social responsibility


Application Process


To apply for the DAAD scholarship, applicants must follow the following steps:


  1. Choose suitable courses of interest (maximum of three courses)
  2. Apply to universities offering those courses
  3. Send complete application(s) (with required documents) directly to the universities
  4. A selection committee suggests potential candidates for a DAAD scholarship
  5. The suggested candidates will be contacted by DAAD to upload their complete application to the DAAD Portal.

To Start your application, visit their official website by CLICKING HERE 


Required Documents


The following documents are required for the DAAD scholarship application:


  •  Signed DAAD application form with current date
  • Personally signed CV (please use the sample europass form) with the current date
  • Personally signed Letter of Motivation (concerning current occupation and choice of postgraduate program(s), two pages maximum) with the current date
  • Letter of recommendation from current employer
  • Certificate(s) of Employment from the employer(s) that proves a minimum of two years of relevant working experience
  • Proof of Language Skills (English – IELTS or TOEFL, German – Required for courses taught in German)
  • Copies of Academic Degrees (certified translation if necessary)
  • Copies of Academic Transcripts, including grading scale (certified translation if necessary)




The DAAD scholarship is a great opportunity for international students to pursue their academic dreams in Germany. The scholarship provides financial support and a chance to study at top German universities. Applicants must meet the eligibility criteria and follow the application process to be considered for the scholarship. We hope this article has provided valuable information on the DAAD scholarship and inspires students to apply for this prestigious award.