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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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Book Engineering

Handbook of Photovoltaic Science and Engineering by Antonio Luque and Steven Hegedus

Handbook Photovoltaic Science and Engineering

by

Antonio Luque and Steven Hegedus

Very Nice Book



1 Status, Trends, Challenges and the Bright Future of Solar Electricity
from Photovoltaics

2 Motivation for Photovoltaic Application and Development

3 The Physics of the Solar Cell

And many more very nice chapters related to PV technology.

 

Download Link:

Handbook_of_Photovoltaic_Science_and_Engineering

 

 

Best Regards

 

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A scholarship winning Research Proposal Sample_2020

A scholarship winning Research Proposal Sample_2020




THE RESEARCH PROPOSAL TEMPLATE

 The document Research Proposal Sample for Phd Application has been set up to assist students in preparing the text for their research proposal. It is NOT intended as a document to guide you through your research proposal development but to assist you in setting out the proposal, in terms of text layout, section headings and sub-sections.

The Research Proposal is a complete description of the intended research, developed under the supervision of the assigned supervisor. Through the full proposal, the student needs to demonstrate convincingly that the study will make a contribution to a public health issue or problem. The full research proposal must be between 5 and 10 pages and should present the following:

 

  1. Title
  2. Brief Introduction
  3. Background and statement of the problem (this in the light of a thorough literature review)
  4. Research question or hypothesis, aim, and objectives
  5. Study design (type of study)
  6. Study population and sampling
  7. Data collection methods and instruments
  8. Data analysis methods – if applicable statistical planning must be fully addressed, or the candidate should provide evidence that statistics are not required.
  9. Mechanisms to assure the quality of the study – e.g. control of bias, safe storage of data
  10. Study period – Timetable for completion of the project
  11. Participants in the study – all people involved in the study, and the role they play, should be identified.*
  12. Ethical considerations
  13. Resources required for the study, including budget if applicable
  14. References
  15. Appendices (copy of the questionnaire, consent forms, etc.)

 

 

We have attached more guidelines about the Research Proposal Sample for Ph.D. Application.

We are very thankful to Prof. Khalid Mahmood, Ph.D. (Uni. of Punjab) for providing a guideline to students.

 

Download Link:

Best Regards

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Fully/Partially funded International Internships in different Countries in the World

International Internships in different Countries in the World
Few things to remember while finding and getting
Internships
Always try to go for an internship abroad. As it will make you realize what is happening around the
world and how the students in other countries are studying. Moreover, it will open your mind to search
for opportunities for further studies there. It will open up your mind to work hard to reach up to the
level of foreign students abroad
1) Always google keywords such as “Internships”, “International Internships”, “International students
internship”, “paid internships for international students”, “internship opportunities for international
students”. You will find so many useful results. Just use them
2) Join many scholarship websites, groups and see their postings for internships
3) The internships, I mentioned below are just a few, more you can find by searching as said above
4) Deadlines mentioned below can be changed as some programs are not open yet, but dates have been
mentioned based on previous year’s deadlines. But previous years deadlines can change, so keep on
checking web links yourself
5) If have any confusion, find emails of concerned persons on the desired website and email them and ask.
6) Many internships are lab-based, so sometimes you need to contact professors, researchers there.
When you contact them, contact in a good way. If you need to send email, make a good email and
attach a good CV in PDF form with it.
7) You have to open the links to check if already graduated students can apply or not.
8) You have to open the links to check what year students can apply for it. Such as the first year, the second
year, final year etc.
7) All of the internships mentioned below are mostly fully funded
Now, I am giving a list of few possible internships in few countries. This is just a few. There are a lot on
google. Find the best one for you here or there
Bachelor & Master Degree students, I have made a list of few summer internships around the world. Most of them are fully funded and a few are partially funded. Apply for them now.
I have also given tips in a file on how to apply for internships.
Do check the links of internships in a file that is visible in the picture.
Some Internships are for Ph.D. students as well
** For multiple fields, you have to open and check the fields in the file given below
** Already graduated students can also check the links as some internships also take already graduated students

International Internships around the World

By

Waqar baig

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How to win fully funded Scholarships in South Korea_2017-18

Scholarship Guideline  for fully funded Scholarships in South Korea

South Korea is one of the countries offering a lot of scholarships in every field.Please read below, with much attention, you will understand every thing..




 

 

 

 

Dear All,

 

 

Let me explain to you that in Korea the easiest way to get admission and scholarship (both fee and living expenses) is first of all, you should search relevant professors of your choice and research interest. Then you should make a good CV according to the interest of those relevant professors and send him/her that CV along with a short email stating your introduction and show your interest that you want to do master/Ph.D under his/her supervision.If a professor shows interest it means almost you have 99% chances that your admission is confirmed. In most of the cases, university provides tuition fee scholarship while professor provide monthly living expenses scholarship. It also means you have to struggle to get these two scholarships. If you get one then the other you have to pay by yourself and it is very expensive for individual.

 

 

So, first of all, you should try to find “Faculty” => Professors profiles on the university website. Then what you have to do is:

 

 

1. Read all your major professors profiles, research interests and projects. (You can also find the research interests of professors by finding on Google their published research papers)

2. Make your CV research oriented and also easily readable and good looking. (Also according to the professor you choose to apply. Relate your previous work plus final year project with that professor’s research work and show him/her your interest in his work)

*Important Note for Electronics plus Computer majors ( In Korea, professors like if you are good in programming languages and it is good if you have distinction in programming skills and you can show them)

3. Write an email. (Please be short in writing email, as professor has not so much times to read it fully just write main but few sentences)

4. Send your email and CV to as many professors as you can (keep in mind only interested professors may reply you, so don’t be disappointed)

Note: If you are interested in any specific professor and he/she does not reply you and also you think that you are quite fit for work in his lab according to that professor’s previous work then you must contact him/her by” telephone”. Please keep in mind that many professors do not reply, so in that case, you must contact him/her by telephone.

 

 

IMPORTANT:

 

1. Maybe if you face some trouble while opening website then please install “Korean” language tools.

*Always Open the Korean websites in Internet explorer and inatll google toolbar in it and then use that toolbar’s translate button to translate website OR copy and paste text in google translator simply

2. Deadlines and time is very important.

3. Try to get any English proficiency certificate such as IELTS / TOEFL or even TOEIC. It increases chances of scholarships.

4. Once the ball starts rolling (After getting reply from professor) Come up with a project plan or SOP (Statement of purpose, Research plan) that what you are going to research about. Indulge yourself in writing new project proposals if required.

 

 

FEW MORE THINGS

 

 

In Korea, two kinds of scholarship

 

 

1. University scholarships

University scholarships are few and hard to get , but good than professor scholarship as in this case you will not be depended on money by professor. But when you apply for this scholarship, if you contact the professor before in the way as mentioned above, then you have better chance to get this scholarship. Although university scholarships mostly do not require professors recommendations but if you are successful to get one before applying, then it is good chance for you to get that scholarship

 

 

2. Professor scholarship

This solely depends on professor and university does not give you money in this case. These are easy to get but hard to maintain sometimes, because sometimes if professor is not happy with your performance, then he can give you financial problems.

 

How to Contact a Supervisor

 

When you are planning for PhD or Masters by research program, two kinds of funding opportunities can be availed. The first option is to apply for a scholarship program which covers everything including your flight ticket, settle-in allowance, books allowance, tuition fee and monthly stipend which is mostly tax free. The scholarships like this are very good but limited in number. Another option is getting funding support from a supervisor/professor, where you need to work on some specific research problem/project under the supervision of professor. At PhD level getting support from a supervisor is most common way to fund studies. Now, the important question is how to find a supervisor and ask him for supporting your studies. In this article, I will talk about the things to be considered while searching and contacting supervisor.

 

In a successful search for a professor, who is willing to supervise your research, you have to make strong first impression because you may get only one chance for each professor. If you fail to impress or convince him about your abilities in first contact, it’s probable that you can never do that again. Most common and formal way to contact a supervisor is through email. There are some common mistakes which if avoided would result in a splendid communication regarding your motivation.

 

Finding a Supervisor

 

To narrow down search, you have to first know what your interest/ambition is. I know it is not easy to know exact topic of research at such an early stage but you should know your area of research. One way is to search some latest survey papers related to your field, just skim through the content, do not expect from yourself to understand everything at this point, look at the author profiles at the end of papers. After doing some literature review, you can see that leading professors in your area of research would be most cited and by this you can point to potential supervisors currently involved in your topic of interest. Another way is to further narrow down your search by universities; where you wish to pursue your degree then visit university’s website and your program’s page. Here you will see couple of professors doing similar research, you must see their latest publications to finalize potential supervisor. Be careful, do not email to more than one professor at the same department simultaneously, because if a professor finds you suitable he will arrange an interview with more than one or two other professors and usually you end up with same professors you emailed, besides one who is interested in you and this raises a question about your commitment or seriousness because you cannot be ambitious about different research interests at the same time.

 

Once you have selected a professor who can be potential supervisor for your research, please follow the general guidelines on how to contact him.

 

Know him well

 

Know your professor’s profile well, try to see his latest publications especially one which interests you and try to quote them in your email just title of paper. Write a formal, short but comprehensive email including information about your research interests, how you found him and your background.

 

Avoid Casual language

 

Your email should be very formal without use of any casual language and check twice for your abbreviation which you frequently use with your friends etc. For example writing short for your as ‘ur’, thanks as ‘thnx’, ‘R U fine?’ and others.

 

Subject of Email

 

The subject of email is very important as professors are very busy and would not spend time reading all emails in their inbox; subject line is to catch their attention. Write like ‘Interested in Research area _____ with your group’ or similar.

 

Make specific Query

 

The professors get hundreds of emails from students asking for funding to support their studies. The most important thing professors want to establish about you is level of ‘seriousness’ and ‘motivation’. Some students write an email with generic content and send to many professors and universities and this is worse way to make contact with a professor. Try to be specific to your own case and refer to things which motivate you to join that particular group. Generic emails would never be read and replied.

 

Do not ask about weather/health

 

As a stranger to professor, its better not to ask how is he feeling and how the weather is. For initial contact this kind of questions/wishes are not appreciated. To the point message is better as it saves time of recipient.

 

Know the Culture

 

In some cultures you do not call elders by name or first name. For example in Korean culture, writing “Dear Professor” is better than “Dear _Name” as the social hierarchy is vertical. While in west there is no harm in calling Professor’s name as social hierarchy is horizontal. It looks a minor point but I am telling you it reflects a lot if you do it rightly. Do not flatter the recipient beg or plea as it is not considered a good thing.

 

Be precise

 

As mentioned earlier, message should be precise and to the point. If you are referring to some of professor’s papers, just mention the title of paper/project. You do not need to go in details of your own work at this stage, just try to connect that with the research interests of professor.

 

How you find him

 

Do tell him how you found him. Professors are always keen to know this, as it also indicates how serious were you to join his group and did not try thousand email addresses in a go to try your luck.

 

Attachments

 

Never forget to attach a CV and ideas about your expected area of research. Do not attach all those award certificates and transcripts at this point in time.

 

Review Email

 

Check all the grammar, spelling, typos and similar careless mistakes. These would not put good impression about finishing of your work. Conclude your email well, ask him to talk more about your ambitions and do let you know if need more information.

 

 

Waqar Baig

Erasmus Mundus Joint Doctorate

waqarbaig85@gmail.com