DAAD Research Grants 2025 for Doctoral Programs in Germany

Applications are open for the DAAD Research Grants 2025 for the Doctoral Programs in Germany. It is a fully funded scholarship from the German Academic Exchange Service (DAAD) for international PhD Students to pursue doctoral studies in Germany. DAAD is the largest scholarship provider in Germany. Students who are looking for Master’s degree scholarships in Germany can apply for the DAAD Master StudiesDAAD Helmut Schmidt Scholarship 2025, and DAAD EPOS Scholarship.

Look no further! Complete your research in the Heart of Europe. A top-notch scholarship to complete your PhD in the prestigious German state-recognized institution of higher education. DAAD is here to take care of your expenses as these grants are funded by the German Federal Foreign Office. Let’s dig for more information about the DAAD Research Grants 2025 for Doctoral Programs, and its requirements and benefits.

Details About DAAD Research Grants 2025 for Doctoral Programs

  • Host Country: German
  • Institutes: All German State Universities
  • Degree Level: Doctoral Degree
  • Duration: Four Years
  • Deadline: Different for Each country

Also Check: Humboldt Research Fellowship in Germany (Fully Funded)

Why You Should Apply for the DAAD Research Grants for Doctoral Programs?

DAAD Grants for Research provides a full Package that not only covers your tuition fees but it will also Funds other expenses including:

  • Funding for a Doctoral project
  • Research phases outside Germany
  • Monthly Payments of 1,300 euros
  • Payments toward health, accident, and personal liability insurance cover.
  • Travel allowance to/from Germany after the completion.
  • Annual research allowance of € 460
  • Monthly rent subsidy
  • Monthly allowance for accompanying family members

Who can Apply?

You can apply if you have completed a Bachelor’s, master’s degree, or Diploma. In some exception cases, a bachelor’s degree can apply at the latest by the time the funding period begins.

Also Check: List of Tuition Free Universities in Germany (Updated 2024)

Funding Duration

Funding is provided for a maximum of four years.

Selection Criteria

  • Qualification: Quality of your grades, achievements, GPA, Academic, knowledge of English, publications, lectures, conference papers/
  • Quality of Research Project: Quality of research proposal (originality, relevance, choice of host institution)
  • The potential of the Applicant: Your interest and the Motivation.

Also Check: BS MS PhD Scholarships in Germany

Required Documents

Prepare these documents to upload in the application portal:

  • Online application form
  • Europass CV Format.
  • List of publications (if applicable).
  • Letter of motivation (1-2 pages).
  • Research proposal
  • Schedule for planned research work.
  • Letter of admission to a study program.
  • University degree certificate and transcripts.
  • Supporting letter of recommendation.
  • Proof of English Language Skills.

How to Apply?

If you want to apply, first you need to select your country of citizenship under the ‘application procedure”. Then it will tell you all the information regarding the application process, the requirements, and the deadline according to your citizenship.

To submit your application please visit the official website link given below.


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