Daad Scholarships for Japanese Students

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DAAD is glad to announce its Daad Scholarships for Japanese Students.The scholarships offered by the German Academic Exchange Service (DAAD) are awarded to younger university graduates (and in exceptions, also to advanced students) from all academic disciplines as well as from the fields of music, art, and performing arts.

Funding is also available for young and early-stage researchers, university teachers and groups of students completing study visits under the guidance of a university teacher. This support is largely financed by the Federal Foreign Office from public funds made available to it.

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.

ABOUT THE SPONSOR:

The German Academic Exchange Service (DAAD) provides scholarships in Germany for international students for a range of postgraduate courses at German Universities which aim at providing academically educated young professionals from developing countries with further specialized studies.

The scholarships offer foreign graduates from developing and newly industrialized countries from all disciplines and with at least two years’ professional experience the chance to take a postgraduate or Master’s degree at a state or state-recognized German university, and in exceptional cases to take a doctoral degree, and to obtain a university qualification (Master’s/PhD) in Germany.

DAAD scholarships are many compared to other bodies that award scholarship bodies. Applicants, who have been resident in Germany for longer than 15 months at the time of application, cannot be considered.

You must not draw funding from other German scholarship-awarding organisations or from other German public authorities at the same time as you are receiving your DAAD scholarship. Any other foreign support or additional income from secondary employment will be partly offset against (i.e. deducted) from your scholarship. Scholarship holders must not take up any secondary employment until they have gained appropriate written approval from the DAAD

WHAT YOU NEED TO KNOW ABOUT DAAD SCHOLARSHIP FOR JAPANESE STUDENTS

The German Academic Exchange Service (DAAD) is the largest funding organization in the world supporting the international exchange of students and scholars. Since it was founded in 1925, more than 1.5 million scholars in Germany and abroad have received DAAD funding. DAAD is a private, federally funded and state-funded, self-governing national agency of the institutions of higher education in Germany, representing 365 German higher education institutions.

LEVEL/ FIELD OF STUDY:

This scholarship programme offers you the opportunity to continue your academic education in Germany with a postgraduate course of study.

HOST NATIONALITY:

The scholarship is to be taken in Germany.

ELIGIBLE NATIONALITY:

The scholarship is open to Japan citizens and other countries who are willing to study in Germany.

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What can be funded?

  • Participation in a postgraduate programme after a first undergraduate course of study for the purpose of technical or scientific specialisation
  • Specifically, the following is supported:
    a postgraduate or Master’s degree programme completed at a state or state-recognised university in Germany
    or
    the first or second year of study at a state or state-recognised German university as part of a postgraduate or Master’s degree programme completed in the home country or in another foreign country; recognition of the academic achievements rendered in Germany must be guaranteed. The standard period of study of the postgraduate or Master’s degree programme should not be exceeded as a result of the study year in Germany.

Duration of the funding

For a postgraduate or Master’s degree completed in Germany:

  • between 10 and 24 months depending on the length of the chosen study programme
  • The scholarships are awarded for the duration of the standard period of study for the chosen study programme (up to a maximum of 24 months). To receive further funding after the first year of study for 2-year courses, proof of academic achievements thus far should indicate that the study programme can be successfully completed within the standard period of study.
  • Applicants who are already in Germany in the first academic year of a 2-year postgraduate or Master’s programme at the time of their application may apply for a scholarship for the second year of study. In this case, it is not possible to extend the scholarship.

For a study period in Germany as part of a postgraduate or Master’s degree completed in a foreign country:

  • usually one academic year; an extension is not possible.

The scholarship usually begins on 1st October, or earlier if the student takes a language course prior to the study programme.

SCHOLARSHIP BENEFITS

  • Scholarship payments of 850 euros a month
  • Payments towards health, accident and personal liability insurance cover
  • Travel allowance, unless these expenses are covered by the home country or another source of funding
  • One-off study allowance

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

  • Monthly rent subsidy
  • Monthly allowance for accompanying members of family

Who can apply?

  • Excellently-qualified graduates who have completed a first degree (Bachelor, Diplom or comparable academic degree) at the latest by the time they commence their scholarship-supported study programme.
  • For applicants from artistic disciplines and the field of architecture, the DAAD offers subject-specific scholarship programmes.

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What requirements must be met?

  • As a rule, applicants should have taken their final examinations no longer than six years before the application deadline.
  • Applicants who have been resident in Germany for longer than 15 months at the application deadline cannot be considered.
  • Notification of admission from the German host university for the desired degree course; please note that you yourself are responsible for ensuring that you apply for admission at the host university by the due date. If notification of admission is not yet available at the time of application, it must be subsequently submitted before the scholarship-supported study begins. A Scholarship Award Letter from the DAAD is only valid if you have been admitted to study at the desired host university.
  • If the degree programme includes a study period or work placement abroad lasting several months, funding for this period abroad is usually only possible under the following conditions:
    The study visit is essential for achievement of the scholarship objective.
    The study period is no longer than a quarter of the scholarship period. Longer periods cannot be funded, even partially.
    The study period does not take place in the home country.

Language skills

The language of instruction in study programmes in Germany is usually German, or in international programmes English or German and English.
To be admitted to a programme, you are therefore usually required to submit an appropriate language certificate (e.g. DSH or TestDaF if the language of instruction is German). Ask your chosen host university about this in good time.
DAAD scholars may be offered a German language course in Germany prior to studying in addition to their scholarship for their study programme (cf. section “Value”).
During the scholarship selection procedure, we decide whether you require such a language course and how many months are appropriate (maximum of six).
This is why you must provide proof of your proficiency in the language of instruction (German, English, or German and English) in your chosen study programme when you submit your application.
If you do not yet have a language certificate: You can also take a language test with DAAD lecturers; however, these language tests do not replace the language certificates required by the German university for your study programme.

DAAD SCHOLARSHIP FOR JAPANESE STUDENTS APPLICATION PROCEDURES.

The application procedure occurs online through the DAAD portal.

Please note that the access to the application portal only appears while the current application period is running. After the application deadline has expired, the portal for this programme is not available until the next application period.
The access to the DAAD portal generally opens about 6 weeks before the application deadline at the latest.

Application documents

Certificates, proof of credits, certifications and translations may be scanned in non-certified form and uploaded to the DAAD portal. DAAD’s Head Office in Bonn will only request certified copies of the submitted documents in paper form if a grant is awarded!

Documents to be uploaded to the DAAD portal:

  • Online application form
  • Full curriculum vitae in tabular form (max. 3 pages)
  • Statement about academic and personal reasons for the planned study project in Germany (letter of motivation; 1 – 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.

For a postgraduate or Master’s degree to be completed in Germany: 

For a study period in Germany as part of a postgraduate or Master’s degree completed in the home country: 

  • Proof that the academic achievements rendered in Germany will be recognised in the home country

Also for all applicants:

  • University degree certificate indicating final grade(s): the certificate must be subsequently submitted before the scholarship-supported study programme begins if studies have not been completed at the time of application
  • Proof of knowledge of language(s) of instruction in the chosen study programme (should be no older than 2 years)
  • Other documents you think might be of relevance to your application (e.g. certificates of employment, proof of placements)
  • German or English translations of documents submitted in the national language
  • Evidence of the applicant’s level of proficiency in German at the time of application. The certificate should preferably be issued by a Goethe-Institut or a DAAD-Lecturer, otherwise by a teacher of German. Applicants for an English-instructed degree programme are requested to submit an English language proficiency certificate.

To be submitted by post:
One recent reference from a university teacher which provides information about your qualifications (hand-signed, no digital or scanned signature). Please regard the instructions given on the tab “Submitting an application“.

Application deadline

15 October

Application location

Regional Office Tokyo
Deutscher Akademischer Austauschdienst
Akasaka 7-5-56, Minato-ku
107-0052 Tokyo
Japan
Tel.: +81 (3)/3582-5962
Fax.: +81 (3) /3582-5554
E-Mail.: daad-tokyo@daadjp.com
WWW.: https://www.daad.jp

Please note

  • Your application is only valid if you submit all the required documents to the DAAD portal on time.
  • For submitting references by post, the postmark date serves as proof that they have been dispatched on time.
  • (If further documents are to be submitted by post, please send them as soon as possible.)
  • The DAAD portal closes at 24.00 hrs. Central European Time (CET) on the last application day.
  • Incomplete applications cannot be considered. Applicants are responsible for ensuring that their applications are complete.
  • The application documents remain with the DAAD. Data relating to applicants is saved by the DAAD in accordance with the Federal Data Protection Act and with the EU Data Protection Regulation insofar as this data is needed to process the application

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