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DAAD (German Academic Exchange Service) Scholarships

Study Scholarships for Graduates of all disciplines


Graduates of all disciplines can apply for a scholarship to complete a postgraduate or Master's degree course at a German higher education institution and to gain a degree in Germany (Master's/Diploma).


10 - 24 months.


Monthly stipend (EUR 750) plus travel grant.

Application Deadline:

15 October each year for a period beginning in either April or October the following year.

Further Requirements:

New Zealand applicants for study scholarships are generally expected to be able to prove that they have a basic knowledge of German at the time of application unless they are applying for a programme taught in English.

Detailed information:

Application Form:

The application documents are available online for electronic applications.

To access the application documents first select the desired programme in the scholarships database

From there, applicants will be directed to the electronic application and necessary documents.

Further Information:

Questions and requests for further information can be sent to the DAAD representative in New Zealand

DAAD New Zealand:

Other scholarship opportunities in Germany open to New Zealanders.

Contact details for the German Embassy in New Zealand

Embassy of the Federal Republic of Germany

PO Box 1687




Decisions made: 

Nominations made to DAAD committee in Bonn in November. Final decisions made in Germany the following year.