Everything About DAAD Scholarship For Master’s Programme In Germany 

Year after year, the number of students opting to study in Germany is steadily rising. Germany has become a prime location for foreign students to pursue their dreams. High standards of German Universities in academics and research, low costs of education and ample funding opportunities make it a favourite destination. Besides living in Germany offers great career prospects for students in technology, engineering, business and pure sciences. 

DAAD or the German Academic Exchange Service is a national agency of 365 German institutions. Funded by the German government and EU, DAAD offers 1,40,000 scholarships and grants annually around the world. In fact, DAAD is the largest such organization in the world. It supports doctoral scholars, researchers and helps students financially to study abroad and in German universities. Since its establishment in 1925, DAAD has funded around 2.6 million scholars. This scholarship programme offers the opportunity to continue your academic education in Germany with a postgraduate course of study. 


Highly qualified graduates who have finished their basic degree programmes (e.g. Bachelor, Diploma) by the time they commence their scholarship-supported study programme. 

For applicants from artistic disciplines and the field of architecture, the DAAD offers subject-specific scholarship programmes: Music, Fine Art/Design/Film, Performing Art, Architecture. 

Funding Details 

Scholarship payments of 861 euros a month. 

Payments towards health, accident and personal liability insurance cover. 

Travel allowance. 

One-off study allowance. 

Under certain circumstances, scholarship holders may also receive the following additional benefits: 

Monthly rent subsidy. 

Monthly allowance for accompanying members of the family. 

In the case of a disability or a chronic illness: subsidy for additional costs which result from the disability or chronic illness and are not covered by other funding providers: Further information

Support Services from DAAD 

Payment of course fees for an online language course after receipt of the Scholarship Award Letter. 

If necessary: German language course (2, 4 or 6 months) before the start of the study visit in Germany; the DAAD decides whether to fund participation and for how long depending on German language skills and project. Participation in a language course is compulsory if the study programme is taught in German. Due to the pandemic, German courses may take place online. 

Allowance for a personally chosen German language course during the scholarship period. 

Reimbursement of the fees for the TestDaF or DSH test which has either been taken in the home country after receipt of the Scholarship Award Letter or in Germany during the funding period. 

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