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DAAD German Academic Exchange Service (Tentative Deadline)

Open to US Citizens & non-US Citizens

Deadline: October 12 2021

DAAD German Academic Exchange Service

Funds one full year of study in any subject for a master’s degree or an independent research project at an institution in Germany. German language proficiency expected for social science and humanities degrees or projects, but not for STEM or arts fields.  


Penn Deadline: October 12, 2021 (TENTATIVE)


Penn’s Application Process

The DAAD Scholarship accepts applications from institutions – students and alumni may not apply independently. To apply through Penn, you must complete the following steps by Penn’s Internal Deadline of October 12, 2021 (TENTATIVE)

  • Applications consist of the application form, supplementary materials (if relevant), CV/resume, study proposal, 1 letter of recommendation, evidence of contact with German institution, German language form, and transcripts which should be submitted to the DAAD Online Portal (https://portal.daad.de/irj/portal)
  • Beginning this year, DAAD will no longer require paper copies of the application, EXCEPT the signed reference form. A copy of this form must be submitted to Penn’s DAAD coordinator (Ms. Bridget Rothera, brothera@sas.upenn.edu) in the Graduate Division of Arts and Sciences.
  • Additional advising is available from CURF.


Contact Information

Ms. Bridget Rothera, brothera@sas.upenn.edu

Graduate Division
School of Arts and Sciences
University of Pennsylvania
3401 Walnut Street, Suite 322A
Philadelphia, PA 19104-6228

Fellowship Availability

Fellowship Location: 

Fellowship Type

Graduate Study

Fellowship Eligibility

Senior Alumni Graduate Student