Germany: *Reminder* DAAD Scholarships for Pakistani students

Font size: Decrease font Enlarge font

[g1]
Deadline (Scheme A):  15 Sep 2008
Deadline (Scheme B):  31 Aug 2008
The
scholarships are offered by the DAAD are awarded to university
graduates from all academic disciplines to study in Germany. There are
Scholaships for Research Grants, Sandwich Programmes and Revisit Grants
(named Scheme A in the description below) and Scholarships for a
Postgraduate Course with Relevance to Developing Countries

Scheme A: Research Grants for Doctoral Candidates and Young Academics and Scientists
 
 

Objective

Research
grants provide young foreign academics and scientists (including
Pakistanis) with an opportunity to carry out a research project or a
course of continuing education and training at a German state (public)
or state-recognised higher education institution or non-university
research institute. Research grants can be used to carry out:

  • research
    projects at a German higher education institution for the purpose of
    gaining a doctorate in the home country (this includes the doctoral
    programmes offered for developing and transformation countries under
    the "DAAD Sandwich Model" – see Information Leaflet, which is also
    available on the Internet www.daad.de/extrainfo);
  • research
    projects at a German university for the purpose of gaining a doctorate
    in Germany; for projects of these kinds, we would particularly refer to
    the structured doctoral study programmes, such as Research Training
    Groups or Doctoral Research Groups, International Postgraduate
    Programmes, Graduate Schools, Max Planck Research Schools, etc. Please
    go to the following website for further information: www.daad.de/ipp;
  • research projects or continuing education and training, but without aiming for a formal degree/qualification.

  

Value

  • Depending
    on the award holder’s academic level, the DAAD will pay a monthly award
    of 750 euros (graduates holding a first degree) or 1,000 euros
    (doctoral candidates). As a rule, the scholarship additionally includes
    certain payments towards health insurance cover in Germany.
    Furthermore, the DAAD generally will pay an appropriate flat-rate
    travel allowance, unless these costs are covered by the home country or
    by another funding source.
  • Award holders completing a stay of
    more than six months receive a study and research allowance plus, where
    appropriate, a rent subsidy and family allowance. Funding for
    attendance of a language course is decided on a case-by-case basis (cf.
    Requirements).
  • When award holders take doctoral programmes run
    under the "DAAD Sandwich Model", then the award may include the travel
    expenses of an academic supervisor – as long as this was already
    applied for in the first application.

Duration

  • The
    length of the grant is set by the grant committee at the selection
    session. Depending on the project in question and on the applicant’s
    work schedule, grants can be paid generally for between one and ten
    months, in the case of full doctoral programmes in Germany for up to
    three years, and in exceptions for up to a maximum of four years.
  • Support
    can only be provided for the completion of a full doctoral programme in
    Germany when special support policy reasons exist. Such reasons
    include, for example, the lack of comparable research or academic
    supervision opportunities in the home country or when the doctoral
    topic requires several years of research in Germany.
  • Support
    for full doctoral programmes in Germany is based on a programme length
    of three years; if foreign graduates first have to qualify for
    admission to a doctoral programme, then grants can be awarded for a
    period of four years. Even when support has been awarded for a full
    doctoral programme, that award will initially be limited to a maximum
    of one year. Extensions then depend on whether or not the evaluation
    finds the previous award period to have been successfully completed.

Requirements

  • Applications
    for DAAD research grants are open to excellently-qualified university
    graduates who hold a Diplom or Master’s degree at the time they
    commence the grant-supported research and, in exceptional cases,
    graduates holding a Bachelor’s degree or already holding a
    doctorate/PhD (post-docs).
  • It is required that doctoral
    candidates wishing to take a doctorate/PhD in their home country will
    already have been admitted to an appropriate course at their home
    university.
  • The application papers must generally include
    written confirmation of academic supervision by a professor in Germany
    and expressly refer to the applicant’s project, thereby confirming that
    the host institute will provide a workplace. If the applicant is
    planning to complete a doctorate at the German host university, the
    letter of confirmation must come from the academic supervisor
    (Doktorvater/Doktormutter) for the applicant’s doctoral
    programme/thesis.
  • Applicants who intend to gain their doctorate
    within the scope of a structured doctoral study programme are required
    to present a letter of admission from their study programme or at least
    proof that they are being considered for admission.
  • Besides
    previous study achievements, the most important selection criterion is
    a convincing and well-planned research or continuing education and
    training project to be completed during the stay in Germany and which
    has been coordinated and agreed with an academic supervisor at the
    chosen German host institute.
  • German language skills are
    generally required, although the required level also depends on the
    applicant’s project and topic, as well as on the available
    opportunities for learning German in the applicant’s home country. In
    the natural sciences and in engineering disciplines, in particular, and
    when English is spoken at the host institute, proof of good English
    language skills may also be accepted. The DAAD decides on a
    case-by-case basis whether the applicant can attend a German language
    course before beginning the research grant (free of charge for the
    award holder). This option is only available for research grants
    lasting more than six months. The country-specific information on the
    DAAD homepage will tell you which language skills are required from
    applicants from your home country.
  • At the time of application,
    generally no more than six years should have passed since the graduate
    gained the last degree; in the case of doctoral students, no more than
    three years should have passed since starting the doctoral process; and
    in the case of postdocs, no more than four years should have passed
    since gaining the doctorate. Depending on the country of origin of
    applicants, for example, special conditions prevailing in the home
    country education system, etc., exceptions are possible. The
    country-specific information on the DAAD homepage will provide you with
    more detailed information.
  • Applicants, who have been resident in Germany for longer than one year at the time of application, cannot be considered.
  • Special
    note for medical students: The special leaflet "Additional information
    on DAAD-research-grants for applicants from medical fields" provides
    information on specific requirements (also available on the Internet www.daad.de/extrainfo).
     

Application Form and Deadline:

  • Relevant Application Forms can be downloaded here.
  • Two complete set of documents should be sent to the German Embassy in Pakistan before the deadline.
  • The
    application deadline for these scholarships (Research Grants, Sandwich
    Programmes and Revisit Grants) is the 15th September 2008.
  • Applications
    for these Scholarships should be sent directly to the German Embassy.
    All Applications received after the 15th September 2008 will not be
    entertained for the selection.

Contact Details and Further Information:

The Contact details of the Embassy are:
Press and Cultural Section
German Embassy
Diplomatic Enclave
Ramna 5, Islamabad
P.O.Box 1027, Islamabad
Weblink: Click here

More information on scholarships and the application forms are available on the website of the DAAD: www.daad.de
or
at the Cultural Section of the German Embassy via e-Mail:

\n info@islamabad.diplo.de

This e-mail address is being protected from spambots, you need JavaScript enabled to view it


Scheme B: Postgraduate Degree Courses with Relevance to Developing Countries

Objective

"Postgraduate
degree courses with relevance to developing countries" aim to qualify
experts and executives from developing countries in fields such as
trade, business and administration. These postgraduate degree courses
offer career-based and practice-oriented initial and continuing
training. Their content focuses on key development policy questions and
they stand out by delivering practice-relevant know-how.
Detailed
information and a list of the courses and programmes can be found in
the collection of "International Degree Programmes" available on the
DAAD homepage http://www.daad.de/deutschland/studium/idp/04709.en.html

Duration

  • Those
    degree courses which end with a Master’s degree generally last between
    12 and 24 months. The three degree courses leading to a doctorate
    generally last 36 months.
  • In most cases, studies begin in
    October, while the preparatory German language courses start in April
    or August. Differing arrangements are specified in the description of
    the individual degree courses and programmes.

   [g1]

Value

A
monthly scholarship instalment is paid. Its level is based on the
scholarship holder’s level of qualification (as a rule € 715 or € 975).

Requirements

  • Application
    is open to experts and executives from developing countries who hold a
    university degree and have gained at least two years of career
    experience in a position in industry, business or administration which
    is relevant to the respective chosen postgraduate degree course.
  • Age limit: 36 at the time of application (some postgraduate degree courses set an age limit of 32)
  • Language
    skills: Where postgraduate degree courses are instructed in English,
    applicants are required to have passed a TOEFL Test (minimum of 550
    points) or an IELTS Test (Band 6). Where courses are taught in German,
    students will ideally have Grundstufe 3 (Beginners’ Level 3) language
    skills. Participants in English-instructed postgraduate degree courses
    have an opportunity to attend a two-month intensive language course
    before their full studies commence. Scholarship holders taking
    German-instructed degree courses have an opportunity to attend a
    six-month intensive language course before their full studies begin.
    Important exception: The degree course in "International Marketing"
    offered at the FH Reutlingen University of Applied Sciences requires
    students to have excellent German language skills (DSH, TestDaF). No
    preparatory language course is offered.
  • The specific admissions
    requirements for individual degree courses can be found in the course
    descriptions which the German diplomatic missions and the DAAD regional
    offices abroad have available for consultation. 

Application Form and Deadline:

  • Relevant Application Forms can be downloaded from http://www.daad.de/deutschland/download/03118.en.html
  • Two complete set of documents should be sent to the German Embassy in Pakistan before the deadline.
  • The
    application deadline for these scholarships (Scholarships for a
    Postgraduate Course with Relevance) is the 31st August 2008.
  • Please
    note that applications for these Scholarships can be sent directly to
    the German Embassy or can be sent either DAAD or the Universities

Contact Details and Further Information:

The Contact details of the Embassy are:
Press and Cultural Section
German Embassy
Diplomatic Enclave
Ramna 5, Islamabad
P.O.Box 1027, Islamabad
Weblink: Click here

More information on scholarships and the application forms are available on the website of the DAAD: www.daad.de
or
at the Cultural Section of the German Embassy via e-Mail:

\n info@islamabad.diplo.de

[g1]

Be Sociable, Share!

No Comments

Post your comment comment

You must be logged in to post a comment.