DAAD Scholarships for Artists

DAAD Scholarships for Artists

DAAD Scholarships for Artists: DAAD Scholarships for Artists are provided to foreign applicants from the fields of Fine Art, Design, Film, Music and Architecture as well as Drama, Direction, Dance and Choreography.

The scholarships provide the applicants with an opportunity to complete a course of extension studies, without gaining a formal degree or qualification, at a German state (public) or state-recognised higher education institution.

Duration: Study scholarships are generally awarded for one academic year.

In individual cases and upon application, scholarships may be extended.

Value: The DAAD will pay a monthly scholarship of 715 euros.

As a rule, the scholarship additionally includes certain payments towards health insurance cover in Germany.

In addition, the DAAD generally will pay an appropriate flat-rate travel allowance, unless these costs are covered by the home country or by another funding source.

Furthermore, the DAAD will pay a study allowance and, where appropriate, a rent subsidy and family allowance.

Scholarship Application Requirements:


  • As a rule, scholarships for attendance of a course of extension studies are awarded to applicants who have exhausted the training possibilities available to them in their home country and have – as far as possible – concluded these studies with an appropriate degree.
  • The award of scholarships is subject to an age limit of 32 years at the time of starting the scholarship.
  • Applicants, who have been resident in Germany for longer than one year at the time of application, cannot be considered.Application papers
  • Detailed information on the application papers to be submitted can be found on the Application Form for “Research Grants and Study Scholarships” (“Antrag auf ein Forschungs-/Studienstipendium”), which can be obtained on the Internet (www.daad.de/en/form) or from the diplomatic and consular representations of the Federal Republic of Germany, from DAAD Lektors, from the DAAD regional offices or Information and Advice Centres, and from partner organisations.
  • In addition, special leaflets for the fields of Fine Art, Design and Film, for Music and for Drama, Direction, Dance and Choreography provide information on aspects such as the work samples (portfolio) which applicants need to submit. These leaflets can be obtained from the above-mentioned offices or on the Internet (www.daad.de/extrainfo).
  • The DAAD will not consider incomplete applications.

For more information see: DAAD Scholarships for Artists