DAAD scholarships for postgraduate studies in Germany: music

Sector: Education
Type: Scholarship
Location: Germany
Deadline: Finished
Organiser: DAAD

This is an opportunity for graduates with a bachelor’s degree in the areas of music, singing, composing, and conducting to continue their education at a German university. You can enter the master’s or postgraduate programme, or take a complementary course not leading to final qualification. The programme will provide a monthly stipend of EUR 861, the expenses on round-about tickets, insurance, and a one-off study allowance. 
Master’s and postgraduate programmes can last between 10 and 24 months. The complementary course lasts one academic year. You will start to receive a scholarship from 1 October 2022, or earlier if a language course is taken prior to the study programme.
This is one of the numerous opportunities for Ukrainians DAAD proposes and one of the loads of opportunities the EU has to offer. 
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What do I get?
  • A monthly scholarship of EUR 861
  • Travel allowance
  • One-off study allowance you can spend on books, tickets to conferences, etc
  • Health, accident and personal liability insurance  
  • An online or offline German language course 
  • Reimbursement of TestDaF or DSH examination fees if you take them after you got the scholarship 
Can I apply?
This scholarship supports excellently-qualified graduates who:
  • Have completed a Bachelor degree in the field of music
  • Will be admitted to a German university for the desired course
  • Know the language of instruction of the desired study programme and have a language certificate to prove it
What do I need to apply?
  • Completed application form
  • CV in tabular form 
  • Letter of motivation (3 pages maximum)
  • Letter of admission to a study programme. This can be subsequently submitted before the scholarship-supported study programme begins if it is not available at the time of application
  • A completed Information about your preferred master programmes form if you plan to study at master's or postgraduate programme. If you plan to do a complementary course confirm supervision from a German university teacher
  • University degree certificate indicating final grades. This can be subsequently submitted before the scholarship-supported study programme begins if it is not available at the time of application. In such case please apply with a document indicating all annual examinations with individual grades 
  • Form with an overview of your work samples
  • Proof of knowledge of the language of instruction in the chosen study programme no older than 2 years. If you are unable to submit a language certificate due to a pandemic, please upload an appropriate justification with a self-assessment of your current language level according to the CEFR
  • Audio and video files of your music performances, singing, conducting, and other samples of your works. You will receive a link to upload these records one to two weeks after submitting your application. Check formal requirements on the website

Please provide German or English translations for documents submitted in the national language. 

How do I apply?
Apply via a special online portal
Good to know
  • This programme only funds projects in the artistic field. Other DAAD scholarships are available for the field of musicology or music education.
  • You should apply to a German university yourself. Choose a state-funded or state-recognised university and keep an eye on a due date.
  • This scholarship programme does not cover tuition fees. If you choose a master’s programme that has one, you will have to cover it yourself. 
  • A quarter of your scholarship period may take place outside of Germany, but not in Ukraine. In this case, you will also receive a scholarship.
  • You must complete your first degree at the latest by the time you commence your scholarship-supported study programme. At the earliest — six years before the application deadline.
  • For submitting reference by post, the postmark date serves as proof that it has been dispatched on time.
  • Applicants who have been resident in Germany for longer than 15 months at the application deadline cannot be considered.
  • In exceptional cases, you can also get a monthly rent subsidy or monthly allowance for accompanying members of a family. 

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