DAAD (Deutscher Akademischer Austausch Dienst) Scholarships and Research Grants

Deadline

Friday, 16 October 2020 at 4pm PDT

Annual Value

Monthly stipend and travel costs

Citizenship

Canadian
Permanent Resident
International

Degree Level

Masters
Doctoral
 

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.

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.

Research Grants-One Year Grants 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.

Research Grants-Bi-nationally Supervised Doctoral degrees/Cotutelle are awarded to highly qualified doctoral candidates and graduates who have admission to a doctoral program at the time they begin their grant-supported research. The aim of this program is the funding of bi-national doctoral projects at the home university and at a university in Germany.

Short-Term Research Grants are awarded for 1-6 months to highly qualified candidates who have completed a Master’s degree or Diploma, or in exceptional cases a Bachelor’s degree at the latest by the time they begin their grant supported research, or those who have already completed a PhD (postdocs).

 

Eligibility

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

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 application deadline of 16 October 2020 at 4:00 pm PDT:

1. Prepare and gather application materials

2. Submit to the Faculty of Graduate and Postdoctoral Studies by UBC's application deadline, to the attention of Angela Rizzo (angela.rizzo@ubc.ca):

  • A PDF (via email) of the application summary generated from the online application portal
  • References: Emailed directly from referees to angela.rizzo@ubc.ca by the application deadline.  It is the applicant's responsibility to check with their referees to ensure that the required references are received by the application deadline.  Late references will not be considered.

Applicants for Study Scholarship IN 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:

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:

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. Applications will be evaluated 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 2020.

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).