DAAD Undergraduate Scholarship


All applications for the academic year 2012/13 must be postmarked by January 31, 2012.


Highly qualified undergraduate students are invited to apply for scholarships funding study, senior thesis research, and/or internships in Germany. The goal of this program is to support study abroad in Germany and at German universities. Preference will be given to students whose projects or programs are based at and organized by a German university. Scholarships are available either as part of an organized study abroad program or as part of an individual, student-designed study abroad semester or year.


Each year, an independent selection committee of academics and international education experts is assembled to select the Undergraduate Scholarship grantees. This committee is looking for students who:

  • are currently second- and third-year students and will be in their third and fourth year during their stay in Germany.
  • are seeking DAAD support for a four- to ten-month period in Germany during the German academic year.
  • possess outstanding academic records and personal integrity, as evinced by both their grades and letters of recommendation.
  • have well-defined study, research, or internship plans for their stay in Germany.
  • submit the DAAD language evaluation form with their application, although German language competency is not mandatory.
  • demonstrate an interest in contemporary German and European affairs and who explain the significance of their project in Germany to their future studies, research, or professional goals.
  • are enrolled, full-time students in an undergraduate degree-granting program at an accredited North American college or university.
  • will return to the U.S. or Canada after the scholarship period to complete their bachelor's degree.

Apply To

Mail your application to:
DAAD (German Academic Exchange Service)
Undergraduate Scholarships
871 United Nations Plaza
New York, NY 10017

Contact Info

DAAD New York Office
871 United Nations Plaza
New York, NY 10017

Phone: (212) 758-3223
Fax: (212) 755-5780

Office hours:
Monday through Friday
9:00 a.m.–1:00 p.m. and 2:00–4:00 p.m.
DAAD website