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DAAD Undergraduate Scholarship

Undergraduate scholarship offering to support academic exchange between the U.S. and Germany.


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.


SEE ALSO:  Humboldt Foundation Scholarship, Bosch Foundation Fellowship, DAAD Study Scholarship

Selection Criteria

The selection committee is looking for students who:

  • 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;

  • 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.


Applicants must:

  • Currently be second or third year students who will be in their third or fourth year during their stay in Germany;

  • Seek DAAD support for a 4-10 month period in Germany during the German academic year;

  • Be U.S. or Canadian citizens or permanent residents thereof.  Foreign nationals are eligible if they have been full-time students at an accredited U.S. or Canadian university for more than one year at the time of application and will return to the U.S. or Canada after the scholarship period to complete their bachelor's degree;

  • Submit the DAAD language evaluation form with their application, although German language competency is not mandatory;

  • Be enrolled, full-time students in an undergraduate degree-granting program at an accredited North American college or university.


Recipients will be awarded a monthly stipend of approximately EUR 650, plus additional funds to help defray travel and research expenses as well as health insurance.


Scholarships may be granted for a minimum of four (one semester) and a maximum of 10 months (one academic year).

For more information:

DAAD Undergraduate Scholarship



Internal Selection Deadline (LSU)