University Winter Courses for Foreign Students to Study in Germany

University Winter Courses are opportunities available for foreign students and graduates to study on a fully funded scholarships in Germany. The programme aims to help improve the candidate’s knowledge of German language as well as German regional and cultural studies.

The programme funds attendance of language and regional studies courses that are offered by state or state-recognized German universities and by affiliated language schools.

Scholarship Sponsor(s): DAAD

Host Institution(s): German institutions

Scholarship Type: Partial Funding

Scholarship Worth: Not specified

Number of Awards: Several

Study Level: Undergraduate & Postgraduate

Nationality: International students

University Winter Courses for Foreign Students | Eligibility Criteria

To be considered for the Winter Scholarships for Foreign Students in Germany, applicants must meet the following requirements:

  • Applications are open to students and graduates as well as doctoral candidates in any subject area.
  • Undergraduate students must have completed at least two academic years when the scholarship period starts.
  • Students in the last year of a study programme are eligible to apply if they continue their studies in a postgraduate study programme shortly after completing their undergraduate degree. Please submit a letter of confirmation from your university as proof.

Scholarship Benefits

  • One-time scholarship payment of 2,151 euros
  • Payment of a country-specific travel allowance
  • Health, accident and personal liability insurance benefits

Application Procedures

How-to-Apply: Interested applicants for the University Winter Courses for Foreign Students are to complete their applications online through the DAAD Portal and provide all the required information and documents.

Document Requirements:

  • Online application form
  • Full curriculum vitae in tabular form (in German)
  • Letter of motivation (in German)
  • For undergraduate students: Copy of school leaving certificate with grades (with German or English translation)
  • For graduate students and doctoral candidates: Copy of the last university degree certificate (with German or English translation)
  • Proof of credits for all university examinations (with final grades) incl. explanation of grading systems (with German or English) translation
  • Language certificates (with German or English translation, if applicable)
  • Other documents you think might be of relevance to your application (e.g. proof of placements, certificates of employment).

Application Deadline: 15 August 2023

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