Applications are open for well known KAAD Scholarships available for students of developing countries. These are awarded to students for pursuing master’s degree, Ph.D. or for a postdoctoral research project (2-6 months for established university lecturers) at a German university.
The KAAD supports his scholars in the form and educational programs and offers spiritual and personal assistance in view of future multiplying functions students will have in their home countries.
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The Catholic Academic Exchange Service (KAAD) is the institution of the German Catholic Church for post-graduate students and scientists from developing countries.
Application Deadline: The deadlines for the full application are January 15 (decision in March) and June 30 (decision in September).
- Applicants from a developing or emerging country in Africa, Asia, the Middle East or Latin America and are currently living there.
- These are available for pursuing master’s degree or a Ph.D. at a German university or do a postdoctoral research project (2-6 months for established university lecturers) at a German university.
- There is no specific subject-preference. However, the selection board has often given preference to courses and subjects that they felt to be of significance for the home country of the applicant. This holds true especially for subjects of PhD-theses.
- For program 1 of KAAD, you can apply if you:
- Come from a developing or emerging country in Africa, Asia, the Middle East or Latin America and are currently living there
- have a university degree and professional experience from your home country
- want to acquire a master’s degree or a Ph.D. at a German university or do a post-doctoral research project (2-6 months for established university lecturers) at a German university
- are a Catholic Christian (or general belong to a Christian denomination). Candidates from other religions can apply if they are proposed by Catholic partners and can prove their commitment to interreligious dialogue
- possess German language skills before starting the studies (KAAD can provide a language course of max. 6 months in Germany).
How to Apply
- How to Apply: The first request is placed through filling the application questionnaire and sending it to the KAAD offices. Interested people send as first step the filled questionnaire to Leimbach(at)kaad.de. For detailed information about the double-stage application procedure please send an e-mail with your questions or contact our partner committee in your country.
- Language Requirements: Applicants from outside the home country will often need to meet specific English language/other language requirements in order to be able to study there.