CAS-DAAD Joint Fellowship 2024: Apply Now for Research Opportunities in Germany

CAS-DAAD Joint Fellowship Programme 2024 in Germany

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TheCAS-DAAD Joint Fellowship:

Opportunities for Chinese Doctoral Students to Conduct Research in Germany

The Chinese Academy of Sciences (CAS) and the German Academic Exchange Service (DAAD) are pleased to announce the continuation of their joint fellowship programme. This initiative, established in 2007, aims to enhance collaboration and academic exchange between China and Germany. The CAS-DAAD Joint Fellowship Programme provides promising young Chinese scientists from the University of Chinese Academy of Sciences (UCAS) and CAS research institutes with the unique opportunity to conduct research in Germany for 12 to 22 months. This programme is specifically designed for candidates pursuing doctoral degrees in China.

Successful applicants will have the chance to conduct research at renowned German universities or research institutions, excluding Max-Planck and Fraunhofer institutes. The fellowship includes:

  • A monthly stipend of €1,350 from UCAS in the first year and €1,200 from DAAD in the second year.
  • Comprehensive health, accident, and personal liability insurance.
  • A lump sum travel allowance to cover travel expenses.

The selection process involves interviews in Beijing in March of the following year. A selection committee of experts from both CAS and DAAD will ensure that the most deserving candidates are chosen.

Interested candidates should visit the Application Portal for more information on application requirements and procedures.

Degree Level:

The CAS-DAAD Joint Fellowship Programme 2024 is available for PhD level programs at German universities.

Available Subjects:

All subjects are available for study under this scholarship program.

Benefits of the CAS-DAAD Joint Fellowship:

  • Monthly Scholarship:
    • €1,350 from UCAS in the first year
    • €1,200 from DAAD in the second year
  • Insurance: Comprehensive health, accident, and personal liability insurance
  • Travel Allowance: A lump sum to cover travel expenses

Eligible Nationalities:

  • Only students with Chinese nationality can apply for this fellowship.

Eligibility Criteria:

  • Young Chinese scientists from a CAS institute or the University of Chinese Academy of Sciences (UCAS) who wish to conduct part of their doctoral research in Germany are eligible to apply.

Application Procedure for CAS-DAAD Joint Fellowship:

Submitting Your Application

  • DAAD Portal:
    • The DAAD application process is entirely online through the DAAD Portal.
    • Submission dates: November 6th to December 4th.

Required Documents

  • Completed Online Application Form
  • Comprehensive CV: Presented in table format
  • List of Publications: If applicable
  • Detailed Research Proposal: Approved by your German advisor and signed
  • Research Work Schedule: Signed by your German advisor
  • Confirmation Letter: From your German academic advisor
  • Admission Letter: To your doctoral program in China (if available)
  • Supporting Documents: Such as employment certificates, internship proofs
  • University Degree Certificate: Including final grades (Bachelor’s and Master’s applicants in a successive program can submit an education certificate instead)
  • Proof of Language Proficiency:
    • English: IELTS (minimum score 5.5) / TOEFL iBT (minimum score 80)
    • German: DSH II / TestDaf 4 (all sections must be 4 or higher)
  • Mail Separately:
    • Two recent reference letters from university professors commenting on your qualifications (follow instructions on the “Submitting an Application” tab)

Additional Information

  • All Chinese documents must be translated.
  • Scans of certificates, transcripts, certifications, and translations (non-certified) can be uploaded to the DAAD portal. DAAD will only request certified hard copies if you are awarded a scholarship.
  • The DAAD application portal is only accessible during the application period. Once the deadline passes, the portal will be unavailable until the next application cycle.

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