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Deadline: 10/08/2024 (Tentative)
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DAAD German Academic Exchange Service

Funds one full year of study in any subject for a master’s degree or an independent research project at an institution in Germany. German language proficiency expected for social science and humanities degrees or projects, but not for STEM or arts fields.

Penn Deadline: October 8, 2024 (Tentative Deadline)

Penn’s Application Process

The DAAD Scholarship accepts applications from institutions – students and alumni may not apply independently. To apply through Penn, you must complete the following steps by Penn’s Internal Deadline of October 8, 2024 (Tentative Deadline)

  • Applications consist of the application form, supplementary materials (if relevant), CV/resume, study proposal, 1 letter of recommendation, evidence of contact with German institution, German language form, and transcripts which should be submitted to the DAAD Online Portal (
  • Beginning this year, DAAD will no longer require paper copies of the application, EXCEPT the signed reference form. A copy of this form must be submitted to Penn’s DAAD coordinator (Ms. Bridget Rothera, in the Graduate Division of Arts and Sciences.
  • Additional advising is available from CURF.

Contact Information

Ms. Bridget Rothera,

Graduate Division
School of Arts and Sciences
University of Pennsylvania
3401 Walnut Street, Suite 322A
Philadelphia, PA 19104-6228



International (Not UK), Europe


Graduate Study


Senior, Alumni, Graduate Student