DAAD Study Scholarships for Foreign Graduates in the Field of Architecture



Location (s):

  • Germany


DAAD scholarships offer graduates the opportunity to continue their education in Germany with a postgraduate or continuing course of study. The scholarships also promote the exchange of experience and networking amongst colleagues.


What can be funded?

  • In the programme "Study Scholarships for Foreign Graduates in the Field of Architecture", you can complete
    a postgraduate degree leading to a final qualification, or
    a complementary course that does not lead to a final qualification
    (not an undergraduate course) at a state or state-recognised German university or in one of the appropriate study programmes at a university of applied sciences of your choice.
  • This programme only funds projects in the area of Design/Planning. Other DAAD scholarship programmes are available for applicants from the field of History of Architecture or applicants with a scientific project.

Duration of the funding
Postgraduate study programmes leading to a final qualification

  • Between 10 and 24 months depending on the length of the chosen study programme or project
  • Start: usually on 1st October, or earlier if a language course is taken prior to the study programme
  • All scholarships are initially awarded for one academic year and are extended only if students have performed well in accordance with the programme length on request and after renewed appraisal.
  • Applicants who are already in Germany in the first year of a postgraduate course at the time of application may apply for funding for their second year of study. In this case, it is not possible to extend the scholarship.

Complementary studies not leading to a final qualification

  • Usually one academic year
  • Start: usually on 1st October, or earlier if a language course is taken prior to the study programme

Opportunity is About:


Candidates should be from:

Description of Ideal Candidate:

Foreign applicants from the areas of Architecture, Interior Design, Monument Conservation, Urban Planning/Urban Development, Regional Planning, Landscape Architecture, Landscape Planning, who have gained a first university degree at the latest by the time they commence their scholarship-supported study programme.


Deadline: The application period is open for one or more cycles a year

Cost/funding for participants:


  • A monthly payment of 750 euros
  • Travel allowance, unless these expenses are covered by the home country or another source of funding
  • One-off study allowance
  • Payments towards health, accident and personal liability insurance cover

Under certain circumstances, scholarship holders may receive the following additional benefits:

  • Contribution towards tuition fee (max. 500 euros per semester)
  • Monthly rent subsidy
  • Monthly allowance for accompanying members of family
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