This programme aims to help students and graduates improve their knowledge of German (general language, special language) and their cultural knowledge of the country.
Benefits of DAAD University Summer Courses 2021 in Germany
- One-off scholarship payment of 1,061 euros; scholarship holders from “Least Developed Countries” receive a scholarship of 1,236 euros.
- Payment of a country-specific travel allowance (exception: Western Europe), see travel allowance. The overview valid for 2021 will be published soon.
- Payments towards health, accident, and personal liability insurance cover.
Course fees and accommodation expenses are usually deducted directly from scholarship payments by the language course provider so that the grant holder is possibly paid only the difference to the full amount of the scholarship by the course provider.
The above-mentioned payments (including travel allowance) will not be transferred abroad.
Who can apply for DAAD University Summer Courses 2021?
- Applications are open to students in Bachelor’s and Master’s degree programmes in any subject area.
- Bachelor students must have completed at least two academic years at the start of the scholarship period.
What can be funded?
- The programme funds attendance of language and area studies courses as well as special language/terminology courses that are offered by state or state-recognized German universities and by affiliated language schools.
- You can find out about course providers and programmes on the DAAD website under www.daad.de/hsk-kursliste.
- The courses are taught exclusively in German.
What requirements must be met for DAAD University Summer Courses 2021?
- The grant holder must be at least 18 years old when he/she starts the funded stay.
- As a rule, applicants must be registered at a university of one of the program-related countries (except Germany) at the time of application as well as during the funded stay.
- There must be two years between two grants for a DAAD University Summer Course.
- Applicants must be able to follow lectures in German and collaborate in teams.
- Proof of German language skills must be provided with the application.
- The language certificate should be no more than two years old at the time of application.
- The following language certificates are generally accepted: onSET-Deutsch, TestDaF, Goethe Institut-Nachweis, DSD, DSH, telc Deutsch, ÖSD-Zertifikat, German Abitur (only for technical specialized language courses).
– Due to the current pandemic situation it could possibly be that onSET- Deutsch exams can´t be performed in every country. In this case, a language certificate by a DAAD-lecturer is exceptionally accepted. Please get further information at your application location.
- In principle, applicants must provide proof of a minimum language level of B1.
What is the Application Procedure of DAAD University Summer Courses?
The application procedure occurs online through the DAAD Portal.
Required Application Documents
Certificates, proof of credits, certifications, and translations may be submitted in non-certified form. The DAAD Head Office in Bonn reserves the right to also request certified copies of the submitted documents.
Documents to be uploaded to the DAAD Portal:
- Online application form
- Full curriculum vitae in tabular form (in German)
- Letter of motivation (in German)
- Copy of school-leaving certificate (for Bachelor students) or Bachelor degree certificate (for Master students), both with final grade(s), if available (with German or English translation)
- Proof of credits of the last two years (in German or in English)
- Language certificates (with German or English translation, if applicable)
- Other documents you think might be of relevance to your application with German or English translation, if applicable (e.g. certificates of employment, proof of placements).
Application Deadline for DAAD Scholarships 2021
1st December each year.
Applications are open from 15th September each year.
DAAD Information Centre Bangkok
c/o Thai-German Cultural Foundation
18/1 Soi Goethe, Sathorn 1
Tel.: +66 (2)/286 8708-09
Fax.: +66 (2)/286 48 45
E-Mail.: [email protected]
- A selection committee reviews applications
- The most important selection criteria are:
– previous academic achievements
– convincing motivation for the choice of study programme and subject
Submitting an application Via DAAD Portal
You can access the DAAD portal by clicking the “Application portal” at the end of the page. Here you will find an online application form in which you can enter your application data.
This is what you have to do:
1. Register in the DAAD portal (Read notes about registering in the portal >>)
2. Applying online in the DAAD portal (Read notes on applying in the portal >>)
- Download and complete the online application form
- Prepare application documents
- If necessary, translate documents (unless they are already in German or English).
- Scan paper documents (except references) and save in PDF format. Please note that you can only upload PDF files to the portal.
- Upload the completed application form and the other application documents to the portal in PDF format. Translations, if applicable, should be uploaded together with the document issued in the original language.
- Submit the uploaded application documents online.
If you have any technical questions or problems your local information and advice centers could not help you with, please do not hesitate to contact our technical Portal hotline: +49 (0228) 882-8888 or via e-mail [email protected], open every weekday from 9.00 am to 12.00 pm and from 2.00 pm to 4.00 pm (CET).
Please consider this when you are planning your application.