Following are the most commonly asked questions by Germany’s DAAD Scholarship applicants and their answers:
- How to apply for DAAD Scholarship in Germany?
The procedure for applying depends on the type of scholarship as well as the chosen programme. Detailed information on how to make an application can be found on the DAAD website as well as a list of local contacts that you can use in case you have questions.
- What is the DAAD German Portal?
This simply means that the application is done online. You have to create an account in the DAAD portal after which you choose the scholarship programme and then submit your application. You can only submit an application of the application process is still open. To find out the application dates, go to the ‘application procedure’ on the portal.
- How to report DAAD scholarship application portal technical errors?
In case you experience any technical issues, you can use the support hotline number that is available from Monday to Friday as from 9 am to Noon and in the afternoon from 2 pm to 4 pm. One can also contact them via email [email protected] or call them using (+49)228/882-8888.
- What documents are required for the German DAAD Scholarship application?
The application that you submit can only be successful if you attach all the necessary documents. The only documents that you may not be required to attach include references and samples of work for those who are in artistry subjects. There are also cases where they may allow students to send their academic certificates later after sending the application.
- Will I be informed once they receive my DAAD Scholarship application?
Once you complete and send your application, you will see a confirmation alert informing you that your application has been submitted successfully. You will also get an email telling you the same. A message will appear on your portal to inform you that your application has been received.
- Can I submit my scholarship application through the DAAD portal?
Most of the scholarship programs that are offered by DAAD require the applicant to submit the application through the portal. There are cases where the applicant may be needed to print the application summary from the portal and send it to the address of the applications. To ensure that you are informed of all that you will need for your application, read the call for applications, which will give you the relevant information as well as the opening and closing dates of the application. If you are required to submit a list of references, you should send this via post.
- How to provide references or recommendation letters in DAAD Scholarship application portal?
If you choose a science subject, you may be required to attach references to a university teacher. Make sure that the lecturer that gives you the reference has a doctoral degree. In the reference letter, they should list:
- Your personal qualities
- Your academic qualifications and achievements
- He or she should state that they have evaluated your project in terms of planning, feasibility, and relevance.
- How will the scholarship help you achieve your academic and professional goals
You can get a guide on how to create and send a reference form from the call for applications tab at the DAAD website.
- Do I have to submit a DAAD Scholarship application in the German language?
You can write and submit your application in either English or German. You, however, have to check the details of the application to ensure that they have not specified the language. If you have any documents that you want to send with your application and they are not in English or German, ensure that you translate the same. You can translate the documents yourself, as no translation certification is needed.
- What are the language requirements to apply for the DAAD Scholarship?
To find out the language certificates that are needed to apply for a DAAD scholarship, you have to check the course language requirements that you wish to get enrolled in. If the course will be taught in the English language then you need to provide relevant certification and if it will be taught in the German language then do the vice versa.
- Do I have to upload notarized certificates and transcripts?
When creating the DAAD scholarship application, you are not required to send notarized transcripts and certificates. However, after your application will be approved for the scholarship, you may be asked by DAAD to submit the notarized academic certificates.