DAAD: What It Is and What It Does!

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Rahul Singha
Study Abroad Expert
Updated on Apr 11, 2020 18:54 IST

If you are planning to study in Germany then chances are you must have heard about DAAD. The Deutscher Akademischer Austausch Deinst or the German Academic Exchange Service is essentially an international funding organization. Set in 1925 by a single student, it has swiftly transformed into an international organization that promotes German Education to the international students as well as provides effective exchange program options for German Students. Today, supporting over a 100,000 students worldwide, it has become the one of the leading funding organizations for higher studies in Germany and abroad. Extending its services to involve the internationalization of the German Education System, it has become the first point of contact for students planning to pursue any part of their education from Germany.

What all can DAAD help you with?

As mentioned, you can treat it as your first point of contact. The organization enjoys strong links with Universities in Germany and their student bodies. Essentially, it would help you with

  1. Funding your education in Germany by means of scholarships
  2. Researching the general process for Admissions in various UG/PG/PhD courses in Germany
  3. Exploring the various Universities in Germany offering International Courses
  4. Getting Health Insurance for your stay in Germany

The International DAAD Academy (iDA) operational in over 70 offices worldwide acts as a medium for students planning to study in Germany. It organizes events where students can visit and interact with German Universities, understand the process and get help with their study in Germany plans.

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Scholarships and Funding

DAAD offers a multitude of scholarships for international students. These scholarships range from funding a semester/ internship in Germany to funding your entire degree program.

Few of the top scholarship programs for Indian students facilitated by DAAD are:

Name

Who can apply

Features

Amount

Duration of Funding

Development-Related Postgraduate Courses (EPOS)

Graduates from all disciplines with at least two years' professional experience

Funds the post graduate/ doctoral course at the partner university in Germany

*750 euros a month
*health, accident and liability insurance cover

12-36 months (depending on the program)

Semester Scholarships for Students of Indian Institutes of Management (IIM)

Students  of IIM Ahmedabad, Bangalore, Indore, Kolkata, Kozhikode, Lucknow, or Udaipur in the second year of their post graduate study

Students get to spend a semester of study at one of the participating universities in Germany.

*750 euros a month
*health, accident and liability insurance cover

4 months

IIT Master Sandwich Scholarships

2nd years master's students of select IITs

It is important to note that the candidates must pass the German Language course for the scholarship to continue

*750 euros a month
*health, accident and liability insurance cover
*4 to 6 weeks German course at German university
*Research Allowance of 266 euros (one time)

7 months

Master’s Scholarships for Public Policy and Good Governance (PPGG)

Graduates with excellent academic record who wish to pursue their masters in courses which have special relevance in social, political and economic development of their home country

Selected students would have to complete a 6 month German language course in a German University before the start of their master's program

*750 euros a month
*health, accident and liability insurance cover

Depending on the program

Study Scholarships for Foreign Graduates in the Field of Architecture

Architecture, Interior Design, Urban Planning and Development, landscape planning, etc., graduates from recognized universities in India

the scholarships are awarded for one year and renewed basis the performance of the students

*750 euros a month
*health, accident and liability insurance cover
*contribution of up to 500 euros towards the tuition fee if applicable

10- 24 months depending on the study program

You can also go through a more comprehensive list for Scholarships in Germany here.

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Comments

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How can I apply for DAAD please tell me

Reply to Anurag Kumar Jha

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Rahul SinghaStudy Abroad Expert

a year ago

Hello Anurag. You are requested to visit the official website of DAAD and follow the instructions mentioned on the page.

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Rana Singh

2 years ago

2) What is proven work Experience for applying in Daad , does it should be from Sociological or academic background or any type of work Experience of 2 years i.e. no relevance from academics ?

Reply to Rana Singh

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Rahul SinghaStudy Abroad Expert

2 years ago

Hello Rana. Work experience has to be related to your field of study.

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Rana Singh

2 years ago

1) Is my 3 year graduation from BHU is valid for DAAD and do the German Public Universities accept any such kinda students of 3 year grad from India for Masters in Sociology. As i m looking take admission only in Public Universities.

Reply to Rana Singh

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Rahul SinghaStudy Abroad Expert

2 years ago

Hello Rana. Thank you for writing in. you can check out all about public universities in Germany here: https://studyabroad.shiksha.com/list-of-public-universities-in-germany-articlepage-1995. Check out the eligibility criteria and admission requirements by following the link.

4 years ago

I did BSc in Chemical Engineering in the year 2000.l did a job in petrochemical plant from 2001 to 2008, then I went to technical college in 2009 and I have been teaching petroleum technology subjects since 2009 . Now I want to get scholarship in Master program in Germany. Plz guide me how to apply

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