27.04.2016 [News]

'Go East Summer Schools' by the German Academic Exchange Service (DAAD)

The German Academic Exchange Service (DAAD) awards scholarships for the participation in summer schools in the following countries:

Albania, Azerbaijan, Armenia, Belarus, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Bulgaria, Estonia, Georgia, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Latvia, Lithuania, Moldova, Poland, Romania, Russia, Serbia, Slovenia, Ukraine, Hungary

The application period started on 1 March 2016. Registration at the DAAD Portal is mandatory.

Programme Description

Within the initiative 'Go East' of the DAAD wants to encourage more students from Germany to study and research in the countries of Central, South and Eastern Europe, the South Caucasus and Central Asia. To spur young graduates' interest, the DAAD promotes German students who wish to participate in summer and winter schools. These training courses are offered each year during the summer or winter months of universities in the region on various topics. The program is funded by the German Federal Ministry of Education and Research (BMBF).

Application Requirements

The programme is open to all disciplines. Applications are invited from German students fully enrolled at a German university. Prerequisite for funding under the 'Go East' programme is German citizenship (or equality with German nationals under §8 para. 1, item. 2 and para. 2 BAföG). For more details click here (linked website in German language).

Moreover, even non-German students can apply, if they are enrolled in a degree programme at a German university with the aim to graduate at a German university.

Graduates holding a Master and PhD students are not eligible to apply.

Application Deadlines

The double-track application procedure requires interested parties to apply at the respective summer school for admission and at the DAAD for a scholarship. The local organisers will define the conditions for approval.

The application deadline at the DAAD-Portal is the same as the closing date of the respective summer school.

Re-application is possible only after a 'waiting period' of one year.

Source and full information (in German language): DAAD