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Fully Funded Masters and PhD DAAD scholarships in Germany_2018

Fully Funded Masters and PhD DAAD scholarships in Germany_2018

DAAD research grants provide young foreign academics and scientists with an opportunity to carry out research and continue their education in Germany. There are funding programmes for various qualification phases and stages in a career. The grants also promote the exchange of experience and networking amongst colleagues.






The aim of this grant programme is to support doctoral projects in Germany.

DAAD research grants provide young foreign academics and scientists with an opportunity to carry out research and continue their education in Germany. There are funding programmes for various qualification phases and stages in a career. The grants also promote the exchange of experience and networking amongst colleagues.

The aim of this grant programme is to support doctoral projects in Germany.

Who can apply?

Excellently-qualified young academics and scientists who have completed a Master’s degree or Diplom, or in exceptional cases a Bachelor’s degree at the latest by the time they begin their grant-supported research.

What can be funded?

Doctoral programmes at a state or state-recognised institution of higher education or a non-university research institute in Germany:

  • individual projects under the supervision of a university teacher or academic adviser
    or
  • participation in a structured doctoral study programme

Duration of the funding

  • a maximum of four years; the length of the grant is decided by a selection committee and depends on the project in question and the applicant’s work schedule.
  • Grants are initially awarded for a maximum of one year. Extensions depend on whether the selection committee considers the previous award period to have been successfully completed.
  • For doctoral projects in Germany that require several years of research, research phases outside Germany can be supported if these are critical for the successful completion of the doctoral degree. Planned stays must be specified in the application in the work and time schedule and should not exceed a quarter of the anticipated total funding period.

Value

  • Depending on academic level, monthly payments of:
    euros 750.- for graduates,
    euros 1,000.- for doctoral candidates
  • Payments towards health, accident and personal liability insurance cover
  • Travel allowance, unless these expenses are covered by the home country or another source of funding
  • One-off research allowance

Under certain circumstances, grant holders completing an uninterrupted stay of over 6 months may receive the following additional benefits:

  • monthly rent subsidy
  • monthly allowance for accompanying family members

To enable grant holders to improve their language skills in preparation for their stay in Germany, DAAD offers the following services:

  • Payment of course fees for the online language course “Deutsch-Uni Online (DUO)” (www.deutsch-uni.com) for six months after receipt of the Scholarship Award Letter
  • if necessary: Language course (2, 4 or 6 months) before the start of the research stay; the DAAD decides whether to fund the grant holder’s participation and for how long depending on language skills and project. If a language course scholarship is granted and the working language at the host institute is German, participation is compulsory.
  • Allowance for a personally chosen German language course during the grant period
  • Reimbursement of the fees for the TestDaF test which has either been taken in the home country after receipt of the Scholarship Award Letter or in Germany before the end of the funding period
  • As an alternative to the TestDaF for scholarship holders who have taken a language course beforehand: the fee for a DSH examination taken during the scholarship period may be reimbursed.

Selection

An independent selection committee consisting of specialist scientists reviews applications.
The most important selection criteria:

  • a convincing and well-planned research project or course of continuing education
  • academic achievements

Additional documents that prove academic suitability or provide information about extracurricular activities will also be considered in the assessment.

What requirements must be met?

  • 1st class Master degree
  • As a rule, applicants should not have graduated any longer than six years before the application deadline. If you are already working on a doctoral degree, you should not have started your degree any longer than three years previously.
  • Applicants who have been resident in Germany for longer than 15 months at the application deadline cannot be considered.

Note:
For applicants from the fields of human medicine, veterinary medicine and dentistry, other regulations are applicable. Please refer to the leaflet “Additional information on DAAD Research Grants for applicants from medical fields” (www.daad.de/extrainfo).

Language skills

  • The required language level depends on the applicant’s study plans and subject: In the arts, social sciences and in law, at least a good knowledge of German is usually expected. For the natural sciences and engineering, proof of good English language skills may also be accepted if English is spoken at the host institute.
  • The application procedure occurs online through the DAAD portal. You are also required to send 1 copy/copies of the “Application summary” (PDF file), which is generated in the DAAD portal after the online application procedure has been completed, and other appendices by post to the application address.
  • Please note that the access to the application portal only appears while the current application period is running. After the application deadline has expired, the portal for this programme is not available until the next application period.
  • The access to the DAAD portal generally opens about 6 weeks before the application deadline at the latest.

Application documents

Certificates, proof of credits, certifications and translations may be scanned in non-certified form and uploaded to the DAAD portal. DAAD’s Head Office in Bonn will only request certified copies of the submitted documents in paper form if a grant is awarded!

1. Documents to be uploaded to the DAAD portal:

  • Online application form
  • Full curriculum vitae in tabular form (max. 3 pages)
  • List of publications (max. 10 pages), if applicable
  • Extensive and detailed description of the research proposal and a description of previous research work (max. 10 pages)

In the case of individual projects supervised by a university teacher (academic adviser)

  • Letter confirming supervision by a university teacher in Germany (academic adviser)
  • Schedule of planned research work

In the case of planned participation in a structured doctoral study programme:

  • Letter of admission to a study programme; this can be subsequently submitted before the grant-supported research begins if it is not available at the time of application.
  • Proof of existing contacts to the coordinator of the doctoral programme in the form of copies of correspondence

Also for all applicants:

  • Diplom or degree certificate indicating final grade(s): the certificate must be subsequently submitted before the grant-supported research begins if it is not available at the time of application.
  • Other documents which support your application (example: certificates of employment, proof of placements, etc.)
  • Copy of school-leaving certificate which entitles holders to study at a university in the home country (with all individual grades)
  • German or English translations of documents submitted in the national language
  • All university certificates on all annual examinations with individual grade(s), incl. explanation of grading system.

2. To be submitted by post:

  • The “Application summary”, which is generated in the portal in PDF format and which can be printed out after the online application procedure is completed; please send 1 copy/copies to the application address.
  • Two recent references from university teachers which provide information about your qualifications (hand-signed, no digital or scanned signature); please enclose the references in envelopes with each copy of your application. Please regard the instructions given on the tab “Submitting an application“.

Application deadline

Application Deadline is October 15th.

Application location

Regional Office New Delhi
German Academic Exchange Service
Regional Office Bangladesh, India, Nepal, Sri Lanka
c/o DLTA Complex, R.K. Khanna Stadium, 1 Africa Avenue
110029 New Delhi
India
Tel.: +91 (11)/6646-5500
Fax.: +91 (11)/6646-5555
E-Mail.: info@daaddelhi.org
WWW.: https://www.daad.in/en/

Please send your application to: Ms Anuroopa Dixit

Please note

  • Your application is only valid if you submit all the required documents to the DAAD portal (see Item 1) and by post (see Item 2). The postmark date serves as proof that the application has been dispatched on time.
  • The DAAD portal closes at 24.00 hrs. Central European Time (CET) on the last application day.
  • Late or incomplete applications cannot be considered. Applicants are responsible for ensuring that their applications are complete.
  • The application documents remain with the DAAD. Data relating to applicants is saved by the DAAD in accordance with the Federal Data Protection Act insofar as this data is needed to process applications.

General information on the application via DAAD portal

You can access the DAAD portal by clicking “Application portal” at the end of the page. Here you will find an online application form in which you can enter your application data.

This is what you have to do:

1. Register in the DAAD portal (Read notes about registering in the portal >>)

2. Request references (if necessary according to the call for proposals, see “Application procedure”)
The form, which has to be completed by a referee, has to be generated in the DAAD portal in the section “Request reference” after registration and downloaded. Please send the form by e-mail to your referee and ask for the completed reference form to be returned to you in a sealed envelope. In each case, please provide your referee with the application address thus enabling him/her to send the recommendation letter there direct.

Please note that the form for completion by a referee can only be generated during the application period (from about 6 weeks before the application deadline).
Please generate one form for each referee.

3. Applying online in the DAAD portal (Read notes on applying in the portal >>)

  • Download and complete the online application form
  • Prepare application documents
  • If necessary, translate documents (unless they are already in German or English).
  • Scan paper documents (except references) and save in PDF format. Please note that you can only upload PDF files to the portal.
  • Upload the completed application form and the required appendices (except references and any work samples which you might have to submit) to the portal in PDF format. Translations, if applicable, should be uploaded together with the document issued in the original language.
  • Submit the uploaded application documents online.

4. Sending application documents by post
Submit the printed “Application summary” – if necessary with several copies (see “Application procedure/Application documents”) by post. Please do not enclose any other documents that have not been uploaded to the portal with the printed “Application summary” – except the required references (in sealed envelopes) and a work sample if applicable!
Information for applicants from non-EU countries:
Please remember to specify the exact contents of your postal consignment in the documents for the customs authorities, e.g. “Application for a scholarship with application documents, a reference and a DVD with work samples (no commercial goods)”.

Please note:
If you have any technical questions or problems your local information and advice centres could not help you with, please do not hesitate to contact our technical Portal hotline: +49 (0228) 882-888 or via e-mail portal@daad.de, open every weekday from 9.00 am to 12.00 pm and from 2.00 pm to 4.00 pm (CET).
Please consider this when you are planning your application.

—————Quick Overview————-
Organization DAAD
Fellowship Level Doctoral
Country Germany
Subject areas Social Sciences, Humanities, Law, Natural Sciences, Mathematics
Fellowship amount Varies according to qualifications
Eligibility Open for all nationalities
Deadline October 15th (yearly)
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Imp Note: The access to the DAAD portal opens about 6 weeks before the application deadline.

Official Scholarship website:

https://www.daad.de/deutschland/stipendium/datenbank/en/21148-scholarship-database/?status=4&origin=4&subjectGrps=&daad=1&q=&page=1&detail=57135739

 

 

Dear Students and Research scholars,

We say best of luck to all students and research scholars, those are looking for fully funded Master, PhD or Combine master/PhD scholarships…

Before You send your application anywhere in the world, you need to have a look on these Basic things…

  1. Very Good and nice CV
  2. IELTS or TOEFL Score
  3. Good Statement of Purpose (sop)
  4. Good Research proposal

Among these, you should have good education grades.

Recommended Materials:

For CV preparation:
1. How to Write a CV (Curriculum Vitae) and Cover Letter: An Essential CV Writing Guide
2. How To Write A Resume: The Ultimate Guide That Unravels The Closely Guarded Secrets of Resume Writing (Volume 1

For IELTs preparation

1. The Official Cambridge Guide to IELTS Student’s Book with Answers with DVD-ROM (Cambridge English)
2. The Official Cambridge Guide to IELTS Student’s Book with Answers with DVD-ROM (Cambridge English)
2. Cambridge IELTS 12 Academic Student’s Book with Answers: Authentic Examination Papers (IELTS Practice Tests)
3. IELTS Premier with 8 Practice Tests: Online + Book + CD (Kaplan Test Prep)

Books recommended for TOEFL
1. The Official Guide to the TOEFL Test with DVD-ROM, Fifth Edition
2. Official Guide to the TOEFL Test With CD-ROM, 4th Edition (Official Guide to the Toefl Ibt)
3. Kaplan TOEFL Vocabulary Prep

Books for Better sop writing

1. Hacking Your Statement of Purpose: A Concise Guide to Writing Your SOP
2. Personal Statements & Statements of Purpose: Top 10 Mistakes to Avoid

Research Proposal Books
1. Developing Effective Research Proposals
2. Writing a Proposal for Your Dissertation: Guidelines and Examples

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A Very Important Message for All Pakistani Students, Looking For Graduate Scholarships_2019

A Very Important Message for All Pakistani Students, Looking For Graduate Scholarships_2019


Dear All Pakistani Brothers and Sisters,

Asslam-o-Alikum!

The purpose of this message is to Promote Education in Pakistan. We are highly committed to strengthening our Nation and Country with the best possible resources and energy. We are inspired by the vision of very respectable Dr. Waqar Baig, the founder of Scholarship Network. In this regard, we hereby intend to uplift the education of Pakistani Fellows by enlightening them through some basic advice regarding application for scholarships in foreign countries.

  1. Although, there are many fellows studying and pursuing graduate studies in Europe, America and other developed nations, but getting an MS/PhD Scholarship in these countries is getting tougher, day by day.
  2. Most of the Pakistani Applicants are striving for Scholarships in the above-mentioned countries. However, its difficult to find one always, because of huge competition worldwide.
  3. It is observed that Pakistani applicants keep on applying and waiting for these scholarships, and sometimes waste a lot of precious time.
  4. If this is the case for you as well, then this message may be helpful for you.
  5. We advise all the Pakistani applicants to do not limit themselves for higher studies in Top ranked Universities. It’s excellent if one is able to grab an opportunity in top-ranked University, and in a developed country. But don’t be disappointed if this is not the case.
  6. Thus, students should consider applying for other countries and scholarships, normally not in the scene.
  7. China and South Korea are brilliant options in this regards. Both of these countries are investing a huge amount of their budgets to globalize themselves by providing quality education to international students.
  8. Both China and South Korea have Universities that offer Graduate research in almost all fields of Science and Engineering.
  9. The most important tip is here. One should not always limit himself/herself to top ranked Universities in these countries. There are 100s of universities where Professors have vacant spaces and they don’t find enough applicants to host them for Master/Ph.D studies.
  10. Thus, we encourage students to contact Professors in these Universities of China and South Korea.

Following are some important techniques and Links that may be helpful for you.

CLICK HERE to find the list of Universities in South Korea.

CLICK HERE to find the list of Universities in China.

CLICK HERE to learn how to contact a Professor.

CLICK HERE to learn how to write a Statement of Purpose.

We hope that this advice will be very helpful to you in securing scholarships, worldwide and, in China and South Korea.

We appreciate you to SHARE THIS MESSAGE in your University Groups through ourFacebook Page. This will be indeed a great service to Pakistan.

Best Wishes and Regards

Team Mulk.Pk @ Promoting Pakistan