Scholarship for Doctoral Studies in Germany (DAAD)

DAAD Long-term Research Grants for Doctoral Studies

Closing Date : 15 October (annually)

1. Objective
Research grants are given to :
a. excellently-qualified teaching staff from state or private universities
b. researchers from research institutions in any field of study/research
c. applicants from private sectors with at least two years of working experience
Research grants can be used to carry out :
- research projects at a German university for the purpose of gaining a
doctorate in Germany
- research projects at a German higher education institution for the purpose of
gaining a doctorate in Indonesia (according to the “DAAD Sandwich Model” – see
page 5)
2. Scholarship duration
The length of the grant is set by the grant committee during the selection
depending on the project in question and on the applicant?s work schedule. In
the case of full doctoral programs in Germany the scholarship will be granted
for up to three years. For sandwich scholarships, the research stay in Germany
will be supported for a maximum of two years. Even when support has been awarded
for a full doctoral program, that award will be limited to one year at time.
Extensions of the scholarship depend on the evaluation of the work done thus
3. Value
Depending on the award holder?s academic level, the DAAD will pay a monthly
award of 1000 Euros plus travel and health insurance allowances. In addition to
these payments, the DAAD will pay a study and research allowance.
When award holders take doctoral programs run under the “DAAD Sandwich Model”
and obtain the degree at the home university the award may include the travel
expenses of both academic supervisors.
4. Requirements
a) holder of Master Degree (S2 Degree) with minimum GPA of 3,00
b) Master?s degree should have been completed not longer than six years at the
time of application
c) a convincing and well-planned research project that has been agreed by a
German academic supervisor at the German host university.
Please see page 7 for information on „How to find an academic supervisor in
d) written confirmation of the supervision by a professor in Germany commenting
on your research program.
e) It is required that doctoral candidates wishing to take a doctorate/PhD in
their home country (Sandwich Program) must register for the doctorate at their
home university.
f) Proficient in English - TOEFL IBT 80 or ITP 550 or IELTS 6 (obtained in 2009
or 2010) -or good German language skills. TOEFL Prediction is not accepted
g) Applicants from the medical field must fulfil specific requirements (see page
h) Applicants, who have been residing in Germany for more than one year at the
time of application, cannot be considered

General Information on Long-term Research Grants for Doctoral Candidates

1. Application (Online application is possible!)
It is strongly recommended to apply online at our website
You must however print, sign and send the filled out
application form together with the required documents by post to the DAAD
Jakarta Office prior to the deadline. The instruction on how to apply online is
available at our website.
2. Selection:
A Joint Selection Committee consisting of German and Indonesian university
lecturers/researchers will interview the applicants in Indonesia and recommend
candidates for final approval to DAAD.
The interviews are conducted in English, and will be held in November 2010.
DIKTI and/or the DAAD Jakarta Office will inform the candidates in question in
due time about the exact dates and venue for the interviews.
Travel costs for attending the interviews cannot be borne by DAAD but should be
covered by the sending institutions in their own interest.
3. Two months-German language pre-departure training in Jakarta:
The DAAD scholarship holders will attend a German course at Goethe-Institut
Jakarta. This course will be financed by the Directorate General of Higher
Education (DIKTI) for all candidates from universities. Costs for other
candidates have to be borne by the sending research institutions or by the
candidates themselves. For the full course period, all participants have to be
released from any teaching, research or other duties at their home institutions.
The major part of the course is devoted to basic German language training at
Goethe-Institut Jakarta.
Language courses preceding the university studies will be financed by the DAAD
and will take place at a specialised language institute in Germany. If a final
test “DSH” (=German Language Proficiency Test) is required by German
universities for admission to a degree course, a six months intensive course is
4. Commencement of studies in Germany:
When meeting all requirements, scholarship holders may commence academic studies
in Germany in winter semester (October) of the following year.
Candidates who have previously applied for a DAAD scholarship without success,
may re-apply to the DAAD Jakarta Office only once.

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