Introduction to DAAD Scholarships

DAAD New York is the representative office for North America and we offer a wide range of funding opportunities for students, faculty, administrators, and staff of higher education institutions located in the United States, Canada and their territories.

Our primary goal is to facilitate transatlantic mobility to Germany for US and Canadian scholars, therefore Germany must be a component of your intended academic travel.*  Funding is awarded on a competitive basis; we consider the academic merit of the individual, the feasibility and quality of the proposal, and the impact of the applicant and application as a whole.

For more information go to SCHOLARSHIPS &GRANTS above, a menu will appear where you can access short descriptions of the programs at each academic level.  For an overview of all programs, go to PROGRAM INDEX.

Many programs require a certificate of German language proficiency, which you can download here.

* With a few exceptions


International Students  
International Students & Scholars
- check eligibility here

Students not of the US/Canada, non citizens/permanent residents, US & Canadian citizens residing or enrolled at universities abroad.

DAAD Worldwide
DAAD offices in other regions