DAAD (Deutscher Akademischer Austausch Dienst) Scholarships and Research Grants


Friday, 18 October 2019 at 4pm PDT

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Monthly stipend and travel costs


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Degree Level


Study Scholarships and Research Grants are available for highly qualified graduate students, PhD candidates, and post-doctoral researchers in all disciplines to study and carry out research at universities or research institutes in Germany.



Complete eligibility requirements are provided on the DAAD website for the following programs:

Application Procedures

Applicants for Study Scholarship of all academic disciplines (excluding artistic fields) and Long-Term Research Grants

Study Scholarships are available to highly-qualified final year undergraduate students or those who have received an undergraduate degree of all disciplines for a full master's degree program at a German university, or for a study at a German university as part of a postgraduate or Master's degree program completed in the home country.

Long-Term Research Grants (One-Year Grants (7-12 months) and Cotutelle Doctoral Programs) are available to highly qualified candidates who have completed a Master's degree or in exceptional cases a Bachelor's degree at the latest by the time they begin their grant-supported research in Germany.

UBC is a DAAD Partner University and may nominate a total of two priority candidates for the Study Scholarship and/or Long-Term Research Grant programs. To be considered as UBC’s priority candidates, applicants are required to complete the following tasks before UBC’s deadline of 18 October 2019 at 4pm PDT:

1. Prepare and gather application materials

  • submit their application materials via the DAAD Online Portal
  • upon successful submission, receive a PDF version of their application summary
  • ask their referee to complete a reference form (available on the DAAD Online Portal). The reference form must be signed by the referee and returned to the applicant in a sealed envelope.
  • review the appropriate application checklist to make sure that their application is complete:
    • Application Checklist for Study Scholarships of All Academic Disciplines
    • Application Checklist for Research Grants - One-Year Grants
    • Application Checklist for Research Grants - Cotutelle Doctoral Programs

2. Submit to the Faculty of Graduate and Postdoctoral Studies, to the attention of Angela Rizzo (angela.rizzo@ubc.ca):

  • a PDF (via email) or a hard-copy of the application summary
  • the completed and signed reference form (must be in a sealed envelope)
  • Incomplete applications will not be considered as UBC’s priority candidates. However, applicants may apply to the open/general competition, provided that they complete and submit their application via the DAAD Online Portal and submit the signed reference form to the DAAD New York Office by 4 November 2019.

Applicants for Study Scholarship for Artistic Fields

Applicants in the artistic fields must apply directly to the DAAD Head Office in Bonn, Germany. Please visit the links below for application requirements and procedures:

Study Scholarship for Architecture (deadline: 30 September 2019)

Study Scholarship for in the Field of Music (deadline: 15 October 2019)

Study Scholarship for Performing Arts (deadline: 31 October 2019)

Study Scholarship for Fine Art, Film, Design/Visual Communication and Film (deadline: 30 November 2019)

Applicants for Short-Term Research Grants

Applicants must apply directly to the DAAD New York Office. Please visit the link below for application requirements and procedures:

Short-Term Research Grants (deadline: 4 November 2019)

Adjudication Procedures

The Faculty of Graduate and Postdoctoral Studies will oversee the university-wide competition that will select nominees to be forwarded to the DAAD New York Office. Applications from UBC students will be reviewed and ranked by a committee composed of UBC faculty. This committee will evaluate candidates using the following criteria: the overall excellence of their academic records, their proposed plan of study/research, and the applicability of their proposal to German institutions of higher education, archives or research institutions.

The Faculty of Graduate and Postdoctoral Studies will forward a nomination letter indicating the ranking of UBC’s priority candidates and all reference forms received to the DAAD New York Office by 4 November 2019.

Further Information

For further information, please vist the DAAD website

For questions about UBC's application and review procedures, please contact Angela Rizzo at angela.rizzo@ubc.ca.

Students and faculty may also be interested in the DAAD RISE Professional Program, which provides internship placements in Germany for students in the fields of Biology, Chemistry, Physics, Earth Sciences and Engineering (or closely related subjects). Students will have the opportunity to live and work in an international context, to gain confidence in their practical and professional skills, and to improve their German. As well, the internships are a source of mutual cultural and professional enrichment for both the interns and their host companies.