University summer and winter courses

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German Academic Exchange Service (DAAD)

In brief

This programme funds attendance of language and area studies courses as well as special language/terminology courses offered by state or state-recognised German universities and affiliated language schools.

Who can apply?

Students in Bachelor's and Master's degree programmes starting their 3rd academic year (all disciplines).

Type and extent of funding

University summer courses: one-off scholarship payment of 950 euros; scholarship holders from Least Developed Countries receive a scholarship of 1,125 euros. Payment of a country-specific travel allowance (if applicable) and payments towards health, accident and personal liability insurance cover.

University winter courses: 1,875 euros.


University summer courses: minimum of 18 teaching days.

University winter courses: 6 weeks.


The application for a scholarship must be submitted online through the DAAD website. You can access the application portal through the scholarship database. Some documents need to be sent separately by post. Application details vary from country to country. For country-specific information on addresses and deadlines please check the programme website.

Please note: the application form asks applicants to specify the courses they wish to take. The DAAD does its best to consider these preferences when it makes a final decision about allocating places.