DAAD Scholarship Programmes


DAAD Research Grants for Young Faculty of Pakistani Universities (Phd-students and postdocs)

DAAD research grants are available for doctoral candidates and young postdocs for:

  • Research projects at German universities for the purpose of gaining a Ph.D. in the home country (Research Grants- Bi-nationally Supervised Doctoral Degrees),
  • Research projects at a German university for the purpose of gaining a doctorate in Germany,
  • Research projects or further education and training at German universities for young post-docs.

More Information/Downloads

Research Grants- Doctoral Programmes in Germany

Research Grants- One year Grants

Research Grants- Short Term Grants

Research Grants- Bi-nationally Supervised Doctoral Degrees

Guideline: How to find a supervisor
Guideline: How to write a research proposal
Brochure: Doing a doctorate in Germany

Additional Information for applicants from the field of :

Medicine (also see: Scholarships for Medical Doctors)

Deadline of application: September 30, 2014.

A step by step guide on "How to apply to a DAAD Research Grant", can be found here

NOTE: Application for a DAAD Research Grant is highly competitive, and at the end less than one applicant out of ten will be selected for a scholarship. We thus strongly advise you:


Apply only if have strong academic records and your research project has been approved by a German supervisor (or you have proof that a graduate school encourages your application)! 


Find out about all other funding possibilities:


- HEC Overseas Scholarships and UESTP Faculty Training Scholarships: www.hec.gov.pk


- International Max Planck Research Schools: www.imprs.mpg.de  


- International Helmholtz Research Schools and Graduate Schools: www.helmholtz.de/phd


- Leibniz Graduate Schools: www.leibniz-gemeinschaft.de/graduate-schools  


- Graduate Schools funded by the German Research Foundation (DFG): www.dfg.de/en/excellence- initiative/gsc


- DFG Research Training Groups: www.dfg.de/gk/en   


- Funded PhD programmes can also be found at: www.phdgermany.de   


NOTE: With immediate effect, applications to the programme DAAD research grant have to be submitted online.

The procedure is as follows:

1. Enter the online platform via: www.funding-guide.de

2. Select the type of Research Grant (Full PhD, one year, short-term or Bi-nationally supervised) you want to apply to, from the list. You will find a link leading you to the platform.

3. Register yourself

4. Download the application form.

5. Fill the application form and upload it together with all (scanned) documents.

Note: Documents do not need to be certified! Certified copies have to be submitted only by successful candidates!

6. Wait for the system to generate a summary of your application.

7. Print this summary three times and send it to the DAAD office Islamabad until September 30!


Technical requirements: To submit your application online, you need Mozilla or Internet Explorer. Chrome does not work.

For a step by step guide on how to register and apply to the online portal, please click here.

Please call our office (051-2656382) or e-mail us at info@daad.org.pk. in case you get stuck.