Please note: The DAAD finances this scholarship programme from federal public funds. Unfortunately, the financial resources to fund this programme are no longer available for 2022 due to budget cuts. Therefore applications cannot be submitted in 2022. We hope that we will be able to run the programme again next year.

This study programme is designed for students and graduates and aims to help them improve their knowledge of German (general language) and their knowledge of German culture and country.

Who can apply?

Applications are open to students in Bachelor's and Master's degree programmes as well as doctoral candidates in any subject area; Bachelor students must have completed at least two academic years when the scholarship period starts.
Students in the last year of a Bachelor programme are eligible to apply if they continue their studies in a Master's degree programme shortly after completing their BA. Please submit a letter of confirmation from your university as proof.]

What can be funded?

The programme funds attendance of language and area studies courses that are offered by state or state-recognised German universities and by affiliated language schools.
Click here to find out about course providers and course programmes.
The courses are exclusively taught in German.

Duration of the funding

  • up to 6 weeks
  • The grants are not extendable.
  • The courses start in January and end in February at the latest.


  • Course Tuition fee
  • The DAAD will transfer the tuition fee to the course organizer on your behalf.
  • If applicable, a scholarship installment in the amount of 450 EUR* per month.
*depending on the possibility of standardized payment via an international bank account (Standard International, SEPA or Western Union); scholarship holders will receive corresponding information in the letter of award on whether a scholarship installment in the amount of 450 EUR per month will be paid.


A qualified selection committee will review all applications.

The most important selection criteria are:
  • previous academic achievements
  • convincing letter of motivation for choice of study programme and subject

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