The DAAD aims to fund and support foreign students, graduates, doctoral students, and young and early-stage researchers whose previous research and academic achievements place them at least in the top third of their age group and who can additionally be expected in the future to become key players and top performers in their career fields combined with an awareness for the social responsibility which this involves.
Funding is available for stays at state (public) or state-recognized universities and at non-university research institutes in Germany.
- As a rule, the minimum age for applications is 18.
- At the time of application, generally no more than six years should have passed since the graduate gained the last degree; in the case of doctoral students, no more than three years should have passed since starting the doctoral process.
- Depending on the country of origin of the applicants, for example: special conditions prevailing in the home country education system, etc., exceptions are possible.
- Further country-specific information is available on the DAAD website.
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