DAAD Scholarship 2025 (Research Grants) Online Application Instructions

Are you an aspiring researcher with dreams of pursuing your PhD in the heart of Europe? Look no further! The DAAD (German Academic Exchange Service) Scholarship 2025 is your ticket to a fully-funded academic adventure in Germany. This prestigious scholarship, funded by the German Federal Foreign Office, is designed to support outstanding international students in their pursuit of doctoral studies at top-notch German institutions. Intrigued? Let’s dive into the nitty-gritty details!

Why Choose the DAAD Scholarship 2025 Batch?

The DAAD Scholarship isn’t just about covering your tuition fees; it’s a comprehensive package that takes care of nearly all your academic and living expenses and here’s what you get:

  • Monthly Stipend: A generous payment of €1,300 to cover your living costs.
  • Health Insurance: Payments towards health, accident, and personal liability insurance.
  • Travel Allowance: Reimbursements for your travel expenses to and from Germany.
  • Research Allowance: An annual research allowance of €460.
  • Family Support: Monthly allowances for accompanying family members and a rent subsidy to ease your housing concerns.

Who Can Apply?

The DAAD German Scholarship is open to students with exceptional academic qualifications. To be eligible, you must have completed your Master’s degree or Diploma, or in some exceptional cases, your Bachelor’s degree, by the time the funding period begins. Whether you’re aiming for an individual doctoral project supervised by a university teacher or looking to join a structured doctoral study program, this scholarship has got you covered.

Application Process

Applying for the DAAD Scholarship is a detailed but straightforward process, first, you need to select your country name on ‘application requirements’ page of daad portal and then your country specific online application method will be available. So, read all the details and prepare following documents for application submission:

Prepare Your Documents:

    • Online application form (Given below)
    • Full Europass style CV (max. 3 pages).
    • List of publications (if applicable).
    • Letter of motivation (1-2 pages).
    • Research proposal (max. 10 pages).
    • Schedule for planned research work.
    • Letter of admission to a study program.
    • University degree certificate and transcripts.
    • Supporting letter of recommendation.
    • Proof of language abilities (TOEFL iBT min. 79, IELTS min. 6.5).

Upload to the DAAD Portal: Make sure all documents are scanned and uploaded in the required format. Non-certified scans are acceptable, but certified copies may be requested later.

Submit Your Application:

Application Deadline: The application deadline for the 2025 intake is August 30, 2024. The selection committee will review applications in January 2025, and successful candidates will begin their studies in October 2025.

Dr. Philip Morgan

(Associate Editor) Dr. Philip Morgan is a postdoctoral fellow and lead author at He earned his Master's and Ph.D. from Stanford before pursuing research in the U.S. on a Hubert H. Humphrey Fellowship. Leveraging his diverse academic background, Dr. Morgan creates informative articles on scholarships, internships, and fellowships for international students. His expertise and passion empower students to achieve their academic goals through international education opportunities.

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