Study scholarships are open to excellently-qualified junior teaching staff from state universities and researchers from state-run research institutions 1, excellently-qualified junior teaching staff from private universities 2 in any field of study/research who hold a first degree (Bachelor’s degree) with some teaching/research experience. They have opportunities to complete a postgraduate or Master’s degree course at a German higher education institution and to gain a degree in Germany.
1 Applicants from public institutions should have full civil service status (NIP+KARPEG) or a Pre-Service Training Certificate (sertifikat latihan pra jabatan) before applying (at the latest before admission to pre-departure training course). If candidates are not in the position to get full civil service status yet, but are strongly recommended by their universities/institutions, DAAD will consider the applications.
2 Applicants from private universities must have a full-time staff status (letter of confirmation of permanent employment at the university from Yayasan). They must be teaching in degree courses in departments with “disamakan” status.
- Any teaching staff predominantly or exclusively involved in non-degree programs is not eligible.
- A list of German Universities which offer Master’s programmes can be found at the following websites:
- Exceptions: see annex 5
The study scholarship will be awarded for 10 to 24 months depending on the length of the chosen degree course or study project. Initially, scholarships are awarded for one academic year and can be extended for students with good study achievements to cover the full length of the chosen degree course.
The DAAD will pay a monthly grant of 715 Euros plus travel and luggage cost and health insurance allowance. In addition to these payments, the DAAD will pay a study and research allowance. Tuition fees cannot be paid by the DAAD.
Sarjana (S1) Degree with minimum GPA of 2,75 (from 1-4 scale)
Besides previous academic achievements, the most important selection criterion is a convincing presentation of the applicant’s academic and personal reasons for the planned study project in Germany.
The applicants are requested to bring the notification of admission issued by the German host institution for the desired degree course or proof of relevant contacts established at the time of application. Even if an applicant has qualified for a scholarship after the interview, the DAAD scholarship will only be granted after admission to the study program chosen.
Applicants must either have certified proficiency in English -TOEFL 550 points or IELTS Band 6 (obtained in the last two years before application) or good German language skills.
The age limit at the time of application is 31.
Applicants who have been in Germany for more than two years at the time they begin the scholarship-supported studies cannot be considered.
Note for applicants from the field of music, fine art, design and film: Special leaflets providing information on specific application requirements can be obtained from the DAAD Jakarta office.
Annex 1 – General Information top
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. DIKTI and/or the DAAD Jakarta Office will inform the candidates in question in due time about the exact dates and venues 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.
German language training in Germany
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 necessary.
Note: for candidates that will follow university studies in Germany taught in English, shorter German courses will be offered.
Commencement of studies in Germany:
When meeting all requirements, scholarship holders will at the latest commence academic studies in Germany in October.
Candidates who have applied previously for a DAAD scholarship without success, may re-apply to the DAAD Jakarta Office only once.
Annex 2 – List of Application Documents to be submitted top
No Document Study Scholarship (for S1 degree holder) Long-Term Research Grants (for S2/Master degree holder) Remarks
1 DIKTI Form A ; download here x x Applicants from universities only
2 DAAD Form ; download here x x All applicants
3 Curriculum Vitae x x in English or German
4 Recent photographs (3×4) x x Affixed to the DAAD form
5 List of scientific publications x x with English or German translation of titles, dates and source(s)
6 A Statement from the candidate, declaring the motive for the study project in Germany x in English or German
7 Detailed description of the study or research program to be carried out in Germany (research proposal) x
research proposal in English or German (max. 5 pages)
8 Two confidential letters of recommendation by professors, academic advisors or senior research staff in the relevant field x x in English or German. The references are confidential, they must be sent in a sealed envelope
9 An employer’s study leave endorsement and a guarantee for re-employment upon return x x
10 Notification or eligibility of admission issued by the German host institution x
11 Written confirmation of academic supervision by a professor in Germany x
for the research project in question
12 Academic Degree Certificate obtained x x Certified copies of original, together with German or English translation
13 Any academic transcript, covering the complete duration of academic studies x x Certified copies of original, together with German or English translation
14 Abstracts from S1, S2 and any relevant publications, seminars or research papers x x In English or German
15 Secondary School Leaving Certificates x x Certified copies of original, together with German or English translation
16 English language certificate (TOEFL 550 points or IELTS Band 6), not older than 2 years x x Certified copies of original
17 German language certificate, if any x x Certified copies of original
18 Any other relevant training certificate/diploma obtained x x
19 Evidence of the current employment status for :
- candidates from state universities or research institutions
- candidates from private universities: Letter of confirmation of permanent employment at the university from Yayasan
- candidates from private sectors : Letter of confirmation of permanent employment from their employer
- Please arrange the documents in this order (according to the numbers on the left)
- Late or incomplete applications cannot be considered
- All applicants submit three complete application sets, endorsed by the Rector/Vice Rector I/Chairman/Head Director of the institution, to the DAAD Jakarta Office directly (Contact person: Ms. Rachmawaty / firstname.lastname@example.org ). Applicants from universitiessend also one copy of their application to Direktorat PPTK dan KPT/DIKTI (Address : Dirjen DIKTI, Wisma Aldiron Lt. 3, Jl. Gatot Subroto Kav. 72, Jakarta)
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Research Grants for Doctoral Candidates within the “Sandwich Model” top
Whereas conventional scholarships for doctorate or PhD studies assume that a scholarship holder will stay at a German institution of higher education for several consecutive years, the “Sandwich Scheme” described hereafter is a flexible multi phase funding programme. Within the Sandwich Scheme, PhD students carry out their research and studies alternately in their home country and in Germany, following a schedule set in advance and under continuous supervision by a German academic. The doctorate is obtained at the homeland university.
Within the academic funding schemes of numerous development countries, training and further education of future and young university teachers is given special priority. Besides specialisation and increasing previously gained knowledge, students very often strive for a PhD or doctorate degree as frequently required according to the regulations ruling university careers in their home country. Even in cases where PhD studies would be possible in the student’s home country, a doctorate degree from an industrial nation is often preferred for reasons of prestige. PhD studies abroad, however, carry with them risks: of alienation connected with very long study courses, loss of originally reserved lecturing posts at the home university, of research geared too much to the developed country and its needs, and finally the risk of temptation to settle in the host country.
In an effort to minimize these risks, the DAAD has developed the scheme of cooperative PhD funding (Sandwich-Scholarships) for nationals of developing countries whose universities offer doctorates.
This means the procedure can be as follows:
The German university lecturer/professor travels to the homeland of the future doctoral candidate to draw up a joint protocol signed by both the local and the German supervisor, which details the dissertation subject, the planned work measures, and their duration.
Preparatory studies and research for the PhD thesis in the home country (data collection and field research) without DAAD funding
studies and research at a German institution of higher education (maximum 2 years)
if necessary, visit by the foreign academic supervisor and co-advisor at the German institution (progress control, consolidation of institutional contacts).
Completion of the thesis in the home country (without DAAD funding)
Visit of the German supervisor to the home country of the PhD student (last corrections and participation at the viva as external examiner)
The main characteristic of this Sandwich Scheme is the individually tailor-made PhD programme schedule set with the greatest flexibility possible regarding the beginning and duration of each individual funding phase.
Applicants for funding within the Sandwich Scheme must be no more than 36 years of age when taking up the scholarship.
Eligibility, application forms and documents for this programme are the same as for research grants for doctoral candidates and young academics and scientists. The extensive and detailed research proposal must be accompanied by a work- and time schedule agreed upon by the academic advisors, both in the home country and in Germany.
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DAAD Research Grants Awarded to support Extended Medical Continuing Education and Training (not full Medical Specialisation in Germany) top
The German Academic Exchange Service (DAAD) does not support full courses of training for medical specialisation. Application for a scholarship to support medical continuing education and training lasting from one to a maximum of two years at German university clinics is open only to candidates who meet the following criteria.
- have completed at least 7 years of medical training with a university degree and must hold a license to practice medicine in their home country (physicians/dentists from developing countries must prove that they have gained at least 3 years of professional practice after completing their medical /dental training)
- have commenced specialist medical training in their home country in a course which leads to a professional qualification
be studying or working at a university clinic in their home country at the time of application
intend to pursue a university career after completing the continuing education and training in Germany
- have received confirmation of the provision of academic supervision and a study place from German university clinic
- be no older than 32 years of age (when they commence the award-supported stay) in order to be able to work in a German clinic, foreign physicians require a so-called “Permit for the Temporary Practice of Medicine” (Erlaubnis zur voruebergehenden Ausuebung des aerztlichen Berufs), which the DAAD will obtain on behalf of its scholarship holders. Please note that this may take several weeks or even months.
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The following courses are not eligible for this scholarship program. “Postgraduate Courses for Professionals with Relevance to Developing Countries” are subject of a different annual scholarship program.
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