Aug 17, 2010

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 far.

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 Germany‟
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 6).
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/researche rs 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 necessary.

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.

Please quote 10 Academic Resources Daily in your application to this opportunity!

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