Thursday, July 6, 2017

DAAD University Winter Courses in Germany for Foreign Students and Graduatees

This study programme is geared towards students and graduates from Argentina, Australia, Brazil, Chile, Ecuador, Colombia, Namibia, New Zealand, Paraguay, Peru, Zimbabwe, South Africa and Uruguay and aims to help them improve their knowledge of German (general language, special language) and their cultural knowledge of the country.

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.
  • You can find out about course providers and course programmes on the DAAD website under:
  • The courses are taught in German.
  • Course fees and accommodation expenses are usually deducted directly from scholarship payments by the language course provider so that the grant holder is paid only the remaining amount to which he/she may still be entitled in Germany.
Student type
  • Current Students
  • Future Students
  • Humanities
  • Health Sciences
  • Science & Engineering
  • Centre for Aboriginal Studies
  • Curtin Business School
Course type
  • Undergraduate
  • Postgraduate Research
  • Postgraduate Coursework
Specifically for
  • Curtin students wanting to study overseas
Non-gender specific
  • New Zealand Citizen
  • Australian Citizen
  • Australian Permanent Resident
  • International students
  • Permanent Humanitarian Visa
Scholarship base
  • Merit Based
Maximum number awarded
  • One-off scholarship payment of 1,725 euros
  • Payment of a country-specific travel allowance
  • Payments towards health, accident and personal liability insurance cover
Eligible courses
  • 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 at the start of the scholarship period.
  • Students in the last year of a Bachelor programme are eligible to apply if they intend to start a Master's degree programme shortly after completing their BA. Please submit a letter of confirmation from the university as proof.
Eligibility criteria
What requirements must be met?
  • Applicants must have completed at least two years of study at the time of starting their funded stay.
  • The grant holder must be at least 18 years old when he/she starts the funded stay.
  • Applicants must be citizens of one of the above countries and be permanently registered at a university in one of these countries.
  • An applicant may only be considered once in any three consecutive years for a DAAD University Winter Course Grant.
Language skills
Applicants must be able to follow lectures and collaborate in teams. They must have had at least two years of German lessons by the time they start their grant-supported studies according to level B1 of the Common European Framework of Reference for Languages.

Applications open: 01/07/2017
Applications close: 15/08/2017

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