It is strongly recommended to contact us before submitting any scholarship application.
These are the documents you MUST have for the scholarship application. All copies of certificates have to be certified by the German Consulate-General. Please click here to download the full checklist:
1. Application Form
2. Statement of Purpose, Methodology & Time Plan
3. Letter of Acceptance / Approval from German Host University or Professor
4. Letters of Recommendation (at least 2)
5. Full CV
6. Copy of University Entrance Degree
7. Transcripts of ALL College & University Studies
8. Language Certificate (English, German, etc.)
9. Passport Photo (Glued to the Application Form)
NOTE:**Please submit 1 set of fully completed application (including certified copies of documents) AND2 copies of your completed application (except Letters of Recommendation)toDAAD Information Centre Hong Kong & Macau.
These are the documents you MAY submit together with your application:
1. Internship Certificate (optional)
2. Lists of Publications (optional)
3. German Language Certificate (Only for traditonal programmes; TestDAF, DSH, Goethe Sprachpruefungen: Kl. Dt. Sp., Gr. Dt. Sp., ZOP)
4. English Language certificate (Only for International Degree Programmes; TOEFL, IELTS)
If you are applying for Music programmes, you will probably be required to submit these as well:
Tape: For instrumentalists, complete works only, with recording date, not older than one year
Composers: have to hand in their own compositions, scores, and possibly recordings
Conductors and choir masters / choir leaders should hand in a video, showcasing their conducting; they also need to hand in a recording with their “instrumental” recording
If you are applying for Fine Art, Design and Film programmes, you will probably be required to submit these:
Artists(painters): up to 5 works (preferably originals, not older than 5 years old), plus sketches, drawings by hand, etc.; works have to be signed & dated
Sculptors: Photos or slides; each sculpture has to be photographed from various angles; sketches and drawings by hand
Designers: Photos, slides & sketches & drawings by hand, incl. info about the technique, format, date of completion
Film makers: Movies (Super 8, 16., 35mm) or video, VHS PAL or equivalent, incl., technical data and recording data
Architecture: Designs (drawings & photographs), 1 perspective drawing, 1 drawing by hand, other drawings, plans, photographs, etc.
1) University Summer Course Grants for Foreign Students and Graduates
Duration: The awards run for at least 18 days of course with a minimum of 25 hours of teaching per week. Application deadline: 15 January 2013
Applications are open to advanced students of all disciplines who are among the leading students in their home country and, at the start of their grant-supported stay, have completed at least two academic years of study. Applicants with minimum age of 18 at the start of the grant-supported stay must posses good German language skills, which is equivalent to level B1 of the Common European Framework of Reference for Languages (CEFR).
Value: partial grant of 650€, a flat-rate course fee allowance of 200€, where appropriate, a flat-rate travel allowance. Accommodation is arranged by the course organiser.
These university summer course grants are provided to support students who attend German language and area studies courses offered by German higher education institutions. At the beginning of each year, the DAAD publishes two brochures "Sommerkurse in Deutschland" containing details on summer courses offered in Germany. Prospective applicants are recommended to make a preliminary course location selection on the basis of the courses contained in the previous year's brochures. Final course placement is decided by the DAAD under consideration of the available places.
2) Study Visits/ Study Seminars and Practicals in Germany by Groups of Foreign Students Duration: 7 - 12 days
Application deadlines (must have been submitted via the DAAD Portal):
1st November, 2012
for study visits beginning between 1st March, 2013 and 31st May, 2013 (The DAAD decides in mid-January)
1st February, 2013
for study visits beginning between 1st June, 2013 and 31st August, 2013 (The DAAD decides in mid-April)
1st May, 2013
for study visits beginning from 1st September, 2013 (The DAAD decides in mid-July)
Please Note: For technical reasons, the DAAD-Portal is only able to display the application deadline: "Bewerbungsfrist 31.12.". However, it is the above-listed Closing Dates for Applications that are binding. .
Eligibility: A group of 10 to 15 university students in their third semester or later and under the guidance and accompanyment of one lecturer Value:The DAAD will pay a flat rate of 50€ per participant and day. International travel costs and additional expenses will not be covered. A native guide fluent in the language of the group will be provided by the DAAD.
The study visits programme aims to help foreign students, visiting Germany under the guidance of a lecturer, make contacts in their specific academic field and gain a knowledge of Germany, its people and language by undertaking visits, tours and information discussions which provide them with an insight into academic, scientific, economic, political and cultural life in Germany. At the same time, the programme aims to maintain and develop institutional contacts between German and foreign higher education institutions and to promote meetings between German and foreign academics and students. The grant cannot be provided on an annual basis.
3) Research Grant for Doctoral Candidates and Young Academics and Scientists (Completion of Entire Programme)
Duration: The award will initially be between 1 - 10 months but can be extendable to a maximum of 3 years depending on the length of doctoral programmes and on the project.
Application deadline: 25th October, 2012
Applications are open to excellently-qualified university graduates who hold a Master's degree at the time they commence the grant-supported research and, in exceptional cases, graduates holding a Bachelor's degree or already holding a doctrate/PhD (post-docs).
Value: Monthly stipend of 750€ OR 1000€, international travel costs, health insurance
The scholarship can be used to carry out research projects in Germany for the purpose of gaining a doctorate in Hong Kong or in Germany; or for carrying out research projects or training without aiming for a formal degree.
4) Research Grants Doctoral Candidates and Young Academics and Scientists (Short-term)
Duration: 1 - 6 months
Application deadline: No deadline (any time)
Applications are open to excellently-qualified university graduates who hold a Master's degree at the time they commence the grant-supported research and, in exceptional cases, graduates holding a Bachelor's degree or already holding a doctorate/PhD (post-docs).
Value: Monthly stipend of 750€ OR 1,000€, international travel costs, health insurance
The scholarship can be used to carry out research projects in Germany for the purpose of gaining a doctorate in Hong Kong or for carrying out research projects or training without pursuing a degree programme.
6) Re-invitation Programme for Former Scholarship Holders
Duration: 1 - 3 months
15th September, 2012 for stays beginning between January and June
30th January, 2013 for stays beginning between July and December
Former DAAD one-year scholarship holders and former scholarship holders who had studied in East Germany (GDR). Applicants must have returned to and spent at least 3 years in their home countries working in a higher education institution, a research institute, public administration, a government ministery, or in business and industry. Value: The monthly stipend will be 2,000€ for assistant lecturers, assistant professors and young lecturers, and 2,150€ for professors, in exceptions, 2,300€, and travel allowance. Short description:
The scholarships are for a study or research stay at a German host institution; a clearly-defined research project in cooperation with German host institutions or colleagues is crucial. DAAD support for a research stay can only be awarded once in a three-year period.
Eligibility: Hong Kong scholars cooperating with German partners Short description:
Together with the DAAD the RGC offers scholarships for project-related exchange of academics. This program is designed to support academics who participate in a specific collaborative research project. Particular importance is attached to further academic training and specialisation of young scholars. Grants are offered as contributions towards travel and living costs only.
********************************************* Notes for German applicants:
Bewerbungsschluss in Deutschland: 15 Juni 2012
zuständiges DAAD Referat / Sachbearbeiterin:
Referat 426 / Frau Julia Kracht
Tel.: (+49) 0228 882-329
Duration: 1 year; may be extended upon application.
Architecture & Music fields:
1 Nov 2012
15 September 2012
Eligibility: No more than 6 years should generally have passed between the time when applicants gained their degree and the time of this application.
Value: Monthly stipend of 750€, international travel costs, health insurance. DAAD will pay a study allowance and, where appropriate, a rent subsidy and family allowance.
Study scholarships aim to provide foreign applicants from the field of Fine Art, Design, Film, Music and Architecture as well as Drama, Direction, Dance and Choreography with an opportunity to complete a course of extension studies, without gaining a formal degree or qualification at a German state (public) or state-recognised higher education institution.
- Additional Information in the Field of Music in English and in German
- Additional Information in the Field of Architecture in English and in German
- Additional Information in the Field of Fine Art, Design and Film in English and in German
- Additional Information in the Field of Drama, Direction, Dance and Choreography in English and in German
B. Study Visits for Academics
Duration: 1 - 3 months
15th September, 2012 for stays beginning between January and June
31th January, 2013 for stays beginning between July and December
Eligibility: Applicant must be lecturing at a higher education institution in Hong Kong. DAAD support for a study visit can only be awarded once in a three-year period.
Value: The monthly stipend will be 2,000€ for assistant lecturers, assistant professors and young lecturers, and 2,150€ for professors, in exceptions, 2,300€, and travel allowance.
Study visits enable lecturers from the field of Fine Art, Design, Film, Music and Archtitecture as well as Drama, Direction, Dance and Choreography to apply for a supported visit for the purpose of artistic cooperation with a German host institution.
Type A, Doctoral Students for Doctorate in Germany , 36 months
Type B, Postdoctoral Students for Research in Germany , 6 to 24 months
Type C, Senior Scientists for Research in Germany , 1 to 3 months
Application deadline: The application deadline is mentioned in ‘Current Offers’.
Eligibility: At the time of the application, applicants for a DLR-DAAD Fellowship must
be able to prove their outstanding study or research achievements,
Type A: have completed their studies or research with a university degree
Type B: have completed their studies with a doctorate/PhD/Candidate (Russia),
Type C: applicants must be working in higher education or at a research institute; positions are open to outstandingly-qualified academics and scientists who should generally hold a doctorate/ Ph.D.
have an excellent knowledge of English, please provide evidence of this through the submission of appropriate language certificates (e.g. TOEFL: 550/217); a knowledge of German is advantageous,
in general not be older than 32 years (Type A) or have completed their doctorate in the last two years (Type B) or assessed individually according to prerequisites (Type C).
Special note for applicants from the field of medicine: A university degree is considered equivalent to the German medical practice licence, the Approbation – that is proof of at least seven years of medical training and the licence to practice medicine in the home country.
Possible Additional Payments
e.g. flat-rate travel allowance, health insurance, family allowances
‘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). DLR is Germany´s national research center for aeronautics and space. Its extensive research and development work in Aeronautics, Space, Transportation and Energy is integrated into national and international cooperative ventures.
DLR-DAAD Fellowships offer outstanding scientists and researchers the opportunity to conduct special research at the institutes of the DLR in Germany.