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DAAD Graduate School Scholarship Programme (GSSP) 2024

DAAD wants to increase the number of international doctoral candidates in structured graduate schools at German universities.

Aim and Benefits 

  • Monthly payments of 1,200 euros
  • Payments towards health, accident and personal liability insurance cover
  • Travel lump sum (depending on country of origin)
  • Annual research allowance of 460 euros

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

  • monthly rent subsidy
  • monthly allowance for accompanying members of family (about 200 euros child allowance per child; about 275 euros marriage allowance)

Additionally, the host graduate school can receive an annual material resource and supervision allowance (1000 euros).


Excellently-qualified doctoral candidates and young academics and scientists who have completed a Master's degree or Diplom, or in exceptional cases a Bachelor's degree at the latest by the time they begin their scholarship – depending on the graduate school.

Interview date, Process and Venue 


GSSP is no programme you can apply for directly!

Only after applying at a participating graduate school (see for the list of participating graduate school you can apply to and for further information) and being nominated for a scholarship by said graduate school, you are asked to upload your application in the DAAD portal.

Duration of the funding

Up to 4 years – depending on the graduate school.

Application Deadline

Not Specified

How to Apply

For more details, visit DAAD website.

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