Scholarship Database

Here you can find information on various kinds of DAAD funding for students, graduates and postdocs as well as on funding offered by other selected organisations.

Objective

The programme targets Indian students pursuing a degree in the fields of science and engineering who wish to do a research internship at a publicly-funded German higher education institution or a research institute.

Who can apply?

Students who wish to apply must meet the following criteria:
  1. They need to belong to one of the selected Indian higher education institutions (list of institutions). The list of selected institutions is influenced by, but not limited to, the following factors: AICTE approval, NAAC accreditation, MHRD evaluation, INI (Institute of National Importance) and Institutions of Eminence status with availability of 4- and 5-year undergraduate and integrated Master’s degrees respectively.
  2. They should be enrolled in programmes which can be classified under the broad fields of engineering, mathematics and natural sciences.
  3. They should be in the 5th or 6th academic semester of a 4-year Bachelor’s programme or in their 5th, 6th, 7th or 8th academic semester of a 5-year integrated or dual degree (Bachelor-Master) programme.
  4. They should not be former recipients of the WISE scholarship.

What can be funded?

A research internship at a public or state-funded higher education institution or a non-university research institute in Germany to work under doctoral students, scientists or professors as a part of their ongoing research projects.

Duration of the funding

A 2 to 3 month research stay spanning between the months of May and August. Internships of less than 60 days and more than 90 days cannot be supported under the scheme of this programme.
The grant is non-renewable.


Value

  • A monthly scholarship of 861 euros for undergraduate students (the monthly instalment will be calculated on a daily basis, i.e. 25 euros per day)
  • A lump sum travel subsidy of currently 1,050 euros
  • Payments towards health, accident and personal liability insurance covered by DAAD

Selection

The review of applications and selection procedure is based upon academic achievements and overall evaluation of the applicant’s profile.
Results are generally announced by the beginning of February.

Further information

  1. Applicants must search independently for a German professor/guide, under whose supervision s/he could carry out her/his research. In the case of several offers, the applicant must select one internship.
  2. Internships at private universities, research institutes or companies are not eligible.
  3. Applicants must be of Indian nationality.
  4. Applicants should be in possession of a valid passport by 1st December. The name on the application form must be identical with the one in the passport.
  5. Selected candidates are not allowed to draw funding from other German scholarship-awarding organisations or from other German public authorities simultaneously with a DAAD scholarship.

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