DAAD scholarships for postgraduate studies in Germany: architecture
This is a chance to continue your education in architecture 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 934, 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 receive a scholarship from 1 October 2024 or earlier if a language course is taken before the study programme.
This is one of numerous DAAD opportunities funded by the German Federal Foreign Office. This is one of the thousands of EU opportunities for Ukraine.
- A monthly scholarship of EUR 934
- One-off study allowance you can spend on books, tickets to conferences, etc
- Travel allowance
- Health insurance
- An online or offline German language course
- Reimbursement of TestDaF or DSH examination fees if you take them after you get the scholarship
This scholarship supports excellently-qualified graduates who:
- Have completed a bachelor’s degree in architecture, interior design, monument conservation, urban, regional, or landscape planning, urban development, landscape architecture
- 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
- Completed application form
- CV in tabular form
- Letter of motivation — up to 3 pages
- 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’s programmes form if you plan to receive a full master’s degree
- 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
- Proof of knowledge of the language of instruction in the chosen study programme. The respective language certificate should be no more than two years old
- A list of work samples that are going to be uploaded in the DAAD media database and a signed declaration that these works have been produced or created by you independently
- Other documents that might be relevant: proof of placements, etc.
Note that all documents must be in PDF format. Please provide German or English translations for documents submitted in Ukrainian.
Apply via the DAAD online portal. Upload all the documents except for work samples.
If your application is successful, you will receive a link to upload your work samples to the DAAD media database by 27 October. Please upload all the files by 7 November 2023.
- This programme only funds projects in the area of design and planning. Other DAAD scholarships are available for the field of history of architecture or applicants with a scientific project.
- You should apply to a German university yourself. Choose a state-funded or state-recognised university and monitor the 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.
- You can get a scholarship for a programme that lasts between 10 and 24 months.
- You must complete your first degree by the time you commence your scholarship-supported study programme. At the earliest — six years before the application deadline.
- You may apply for the scholarship if you have been resident in Germany for longer than 15 months at the application deadline.
- If you are already in the first year of a 2-year postgraduate or Master's degree programme in Germany, you can apply for a scholarship for the second year.
- In exceptional cases, you can also get a monthly rent subsidy or allowance for accompanying family members.