The Program allows international students to earn a doctoral degree at their home universities as well as in Germany university
- Host Country: Germany
- Study Abroad: Study in Europe
- Category: Postgraduate Scholarships | Masters Scholarships | PhD Scholarships
- Eligible Countries: All Countries
- Reward: Full Scholarship
- €1,200 Monthly Stipend
- Travel allowances
- Research allowance
- Accommodation expenses
- Deadline: October 14, 2022
This Programme offers you the opportunity to do a bi-national doctoral degree at your home university and at a university in Germany.
If a language course scholarship is granted and the working language at the host institute is German, participation is compulsory. Due to the pandemic, German courses may take place online.
The bi-national program has two options:
- Doctorate with bi-national supervision: Your doctoral project is supervised by a university teacher both at your home university and at the host institute in Germany (so-called “sandwich model”). Your project must be agreed with both supervisors according to the following procedure:
- You start your doctoral degree in your home country.
- This is followed by research trips to Germany.
- You complete your doctorate in your home country and are also supervised by the German academic adviser.
- Your home university awards the doctoral degree.
2. Doctorate following the “Cotutelle” procedure:
To be considered for the DAAD Scholarship, you must:
- Have earned a Master’s degree or Diploma (for sandwich model)
- Have been admitted to a doctoral Programme at the latest at the start of the funding period (for Cotutelle model)
Scholarship Duration and Reward
- The Scholarship period will run between 7 and a maximum of 24 months
- €1,200 Monthly payments for doctoral candidates during the stay in Germany
- Payments towards health, accident and personal liability insurance cover
- Travel allowances for up to three outward and return journeys
- A research allowance
- Travel and accommodation expenses according to the German Federal Travel Expenses Law for your supervising university teachers for one trip of up to 10 days
– to Germany to monitor progress
– to your home university to take part in final examinations.
To apply, candidates must be ready to submit the following documents;
- Application Form (to be completed)
- Research Proposal
Method of Application
Applications will be reviewed base on the following:
- Academic achievements (grade point average, development of grades)
- Academic progress
- Knowledge of the language of instruction or working language
- If applicable, scholarly achievements after graduation, (e.g. publications, lectures, conference papers)
2. Quality of research project
- Quality of research proposal and preparation (originality, topicality and relevance of the project, choice of host institution and first contacts)
- Feasibility and consistency of study plan and schedule (analysis and evaluation stages)
- Incorporation of project within the overall doctorate (in terms of content and time), if relevant
3. Potential of applicant
- Career prospects: significance of the research project and stay in Germany for further academic, professional and personal development
- Motivation: academic and personal reasons for wanting to visit Germany, German language skills (if different from working language)
- Non-study-related activities: non-study-related knowledge and skills, civic engagement
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