DAAD Graduate Scholarships

Graduate students in social sciences, hard sciences, or in professional areas such as law, business, and medicine have particular needs for their research and study in Germany.  The following opportunities exist to help you master the German language, complete a research project in Germany, or expand your education with a stay at a German university.

  • Study Scholarship
    Provides highly qualified individuals with an opportunity to do independent study in Germany or to complete a full Master's degree program at a German university.
  • Study Scholarship for Artists and Musicians
    Aims to provide highly qualified students in the fields of fine art, design, film, music, choreography and architecture with an opportunity to complete a program of additional studies, with or without earning a formal degree, at a German institute of higher education.
  • RISE professional
    Provides a monthly scholarship of €150 for undergraduates, €250 for MA students and graduates and €500 for PhD students, lasting 1.5 to 6 months. Furthermore each scholarship holder will receive a lump sum of €600 for travel expenses. DAAD will also provide health insurance and accident and personal/private liability insurance. The host companies will contribute an additional stipend of €500 per month.
  • Intensive Language Courses in Germany
    Offers grants to graduate students at North American universities to attend 8-week intensive language courses at leading institutes in Germany.

If you want to compete for a scholarship, you must contact Barb Stedman, director of national and international scholarships, in the Honors College (765-285-5086), at least six weeks before the national deadline or campus deadline, if applicable. Some scholarships require up to three months’ preparation.

Some grant and internship opportunities are also available:

  • Research Grant
    Awarded primarily to highly qualified PhD candidates who are early in their academic/professional careers or to individuals wishing to earn a doctoral degree in Germany. Funding may also be granted to recent PhDs who would like to conduct research.
  • University Summer Course Grant
    Provides scholarships to attend a broad range of 3- to 4-week summer language courses at German universities which focus mainly on literary, cultural, political and economic aspects of modern and contemporary Germany. Extensive extracurricular programs complement and reinforce the core material.
  • German Studies Research Grant
    Offers up to five German Studies Research Grants to highly qualified undergraduate and graduate students who are nominated by their department/ program chairs. The grant may be used for short-term research (one to two months) in either North America or Germany.
  • EMGIP--Bundestag Internship
    Offers internship opportunities for US and Canadian students in the German parliament, the Bundestag. The internships are two months long in positions matching the student’s interest and experience. Interns will be placed within the Verwaltung, preferably with a Sekretariat working for their preferred Ausschuss. In addition to contributing to the respective offices, interns have the opportunity to study legislative and administrative procedures in the German parliament.

Honors College
Ball Honors House (BA), room 104
Ball State University
Muncie, IN 47306

Hours: 8 a.m.-5 p.m. M-F
(summer 7:30 a.m.-4 p.m.)
Phone: 765-285-1024
Fax: 765-285-2072
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