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Program d'Études en France (PEF) Scholarship for German Students,

Program d’Études en France (PEF) Scholarship for German Students

The “Programme d’études en France” (PEF) is a new program offered as part of a cooperation between the French Ministry of Foreign Affairs via the French Embassy in Berlin and the DAAD.

The program is intended to support a one-semester study visit for bachelor students as part of an integrated study program in Linguistics and cultural studies at one of the French partner universities.

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Nice offer for German students to visit France for one-semester of study.

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Why apply to this PEF program? The PEF offers pedagogical and logistical support for students. The host university supports the accommodation of the students. The program is financed with funds from the French Embassy in Berlin.

Application Deadline: 31 March 2023.

Brief Description

  • University or Organization: French Ministry of Foreign Affairs, French Embassy in Berlin and the DAAD
  • Department: NA
  • Course Level: Bachelor
  • Award: A monthly partial scholarship rate of 450 euros and many more
  • Access Mode: Online
  • Number of Awards: NA
  • Nationality: Domestic
  • The award can be taken in Germany

Program d'Études en France (PEF) Scholarship for German Students,


  • Eligible Countries: Germany
  • Acceptable Course or Subjects: The scholarship will be awarded for undergraduate courses in Romance studies, France-related intercultural and European studies, linguistics
  • Admissible Criteria: To be eligible, the applicants must meet all the following criteria:
  • Undergraduate students in bachelor’s courses in the fields of Romance studies, intercultural (France-related) and European studies, linguistics with French as the first foreign language (e.g. foreign language linguistics), and, depending on the chosen major, law or economics can apply.
  • Applicants must be enrolled at a state-recognized university in Germany and be in the second semester or the second half of the first year of their bachelor’s degree at the time of application.

Program d'Études en France (PEF) Scholarship for German Students,

How to Apply

Online application form

  • How to Apply: Applicants must complete the application process step by step:
  • Register in the DAAD portal
  • Apply online in the DAAD portal
  • Request references in the DAAD portal (if necessary, see the “Application documents” section on the “Application procedure” tab)
  • Supporting Documents: Applicants must submit all the following documents to be submitted by post to the DAAD, Kennedyallee 50, 53175 Bonn:
  • Complete tabular curriculum vitae (in German and French)
  • Presentation of the professional and personal motives for the planned project (letter of motivation) in German and French, including a study plan.
  • At least one reference from a university teacher for the seminars or exercises attended in the 1st semester (DAAD model)
  • Certificate of university entrance qualification (Abitur) with individual grades
  • List of all exercise and seminar events attended so far (transcript of records, including credit points and grades according to ECTS, if available)
  • Proof of language proficiency can only be waived in very specific exceptional cases, in particular by proving a French Abitur (baccalauréat) as part of a German-French grammar school, an AbiBac, etc.
  • Enrollment certificate for the current semester
  • Immediately after receipt and by the end of August at the latest, the certificates of the second Bachelor’s semester with individual grades must be submitted later without being asked.
  • Other documents that you consider important for your application (e.g. proof of internships, job references…
  • Admission Requirements: Applicants must be able to follow classes in French and participate in study groups. Applicants must also be able to write papers and give oral presentations in French.
  • Language Requirement: The required language skills should correspond to level B2 and must be proven. The language certificate must not be older than 1 year. The following language certificates are accepted:
  • The DAAD language certificate form or another language certificate recognized by the DAAD, especially DELF, and TCF.
  • The DAAD language certificate form must be issued by the respective (foreign) lecturer or by an authorized examiner at the language centre or department for the respective foreign language.


Funding is subject to the French Embassy providing the funds. The scholarship includes the following services:

  • A monthly partial scholarship rate of 450 euros
  • Exemption from tuition fees at French universities
  • Benefits for health, accident and personal liability insurance

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