DAAD Research Grants Fully Funded Scholarship 2025-2026 in Germany 

DAAD Research Grants Fully Funded Scholarship 2025-2026 in Germany 

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DAAD Research Grants Scholarships

The German Academic Exchange Service (DAAD) is excited to announce the opening of applications for the prestigious DAAD Scholarship 2025/2026. This scholarship is designed to support exceptional international students in pursuing doctoral studies at top German institutions. It is a fully-funded scholarship offering a comprehensive package that includes:

  • A monthly stipend of €1,300
  • Health insurance
  • Travel allowance
  • Research allowance
  • Family support

Eligible candidates with a completed Master’s, Diploma, or in some cases, Bachelor’s degree are encouraged to apply by August 30, 2024. The application process is detailed and requires the following documents:

  • CV
  • Letter of motivation
  • Research proposal
  • Proof of language abilities

Seize this opportunity to advance your academic career in the heart of Europe! For more information, please see below.

Degree Level

The DAAD Research Grants Scholarship 2025/2026 in Germany is available for PhD level programs at German universities.

Available Subjects

The scholarship program covers all subjects.


Financial Support

  • Monthly Stipend: €1,300 to cover your living expenses.
  • Insurance: Health, accident, and personal liability insurance.
  • Travel Allowance: A one-time payment to help with travel costs.
  • Research Allowance: An annual grant of €460 for research-related expenses.

Additional Benefits (available upon application)

  • Rent Subsidy: Additional financial aid to help cover your monthly rent.
  • Family Allowance: Monthly allowance for family members accompanying you.
  • Disability Support: Financial assistance for extra costs due to disability or chronic illness, ensuring you can complete your project. Eligibility and amount are determined on a case-by-case basis.

Language Support

  • Online Language Course: DAAD will cover the cost of an online German language course after you receive your scholarship award letter.
  • Preparatory Language Course (Optional): A 2, 4, or 6-month language course in Germany before your research starts, depending on your current German skills and project needs. Participation is mandatory if your scholarship includes this course and your research requires German.
  • In-Country Language Course Allowance: Reimbursement for a German language course taken during your stay in Germany.
  • Test Fees: Coverage for the cost of the TestDaF or DSH test, which measures German proficiency. This test can be taken in your home country after receiving your award letter or in Germany during your stay.

Eligible Nationalities:

This scholarship is open to international students of all nationalities.

Eligibility Criteria:

You can apply if you meet the following criteria:

  • You have above-average qualifications.
  • You are pursuing your doctorate.
  • You have completed your Master’s degree, Diploma, or in exceptional cases, a Bachelor’s degree by the start of the funding period.
  • You have already completed a PhD (postdoc).

Note: You cannot apply if you are completing your entire doctorate at a German university.

Application Procedure:

Documents Required

  • Certificates, Proof of Credits, Certifications, and Translations: These can be scanned in non-certified form and uploaded to the DAAD portal. The DAAD may request certified copies if needed.
  • Letter of Recommendation: From a university teacher.
  • Other Supporting Documents: Employment records, internships, etc.
  • Valid ID: Passport preferred.
  • Proof of Doctoral Program Admission: If applicable.
  • School Leaving Certificate: Including grades.
  • University Certificates: Including grades and an explanation of the grading system.
  • German/English Translations: For documents not in English or German.

Selection Criteria

The central selection criteria are:

  • A convincing and well-planned research or training project.
  • Academic achievements.

Additional documents proving professional aptitude or providing information about extracurricular commitments will also be evaluated. The selection committee considers equal opportunities, and applicants can provide relevant information in the application form.

Application Deadline

The application deadlines are updated annually in the second quarter, typically aligning with the previous year’s schedule. The new deadline for the academic year 2025/2026 is August 30, 2024.

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