DAAD Graduate School Scholarship Programme (GSSP) 2024 | Fully Funded

DAAD DAAD wants to increase the number of international doctoral candidates in structured graduate schools at German universities and as such is pleased to announce the 2024 DAAD Graduate School Scholarship Programme (GSSP) for international students.

DAAD in partnership with selected German universities is offering the opportunity for excellently-qualified international students to study for their PhD fully funded in Germany across numerous disciplines and research areas.


  • Scholarship Sponsor(s): DAAD
  • Host Institution(s): Partner Universities in Germany
  • Scholarship Worth: Full Funding
  • Number of Awards: Not Stated
  • Study Level: Graduate Students (PhD)
  • Nationality: International Students

Also Check: DAAD Helmut-Schmidt Scholarships in Germany 2024 [Fully Funded]

DAAD Graduate School Scholarship 2024 | Eligibility Criteria

The eligibility criteria states out basically who can apply and who can be funded:

  • Who can apply: Excellently-qualified doctoral candidates and young academics and scientists who have completed a Master’s degree or Diplom, or in exceptional cases a Bachelor’s degree at the latest by the time they begin their scholarship – depending on the graduate school.
  • Who can be funded: A PhD project at a structured graduate school at a university in Germany.

Scholarship Benefits

The DAAD Graduate School Scholarship 2024 will cover the flowing values and benefits;

  • Monthly payments of 1,200 euros
  • Payments towards health, accident and personal liability insurance cover
  • Travel lump sum (depending on country of origin)
  • Annual research allowance of 460 euros
  • monthly rent subsidy
  • monthly allowance for accompanying members of family (about 200 euros child allowance per child; about 275 euros marriage allowance)

Application Procedures

How to Apply: The application for the DAAD Graduate School Scholarship 2024 will be as follows;

  • Interested candidates apply at a participating graduate school (see daad.de/gssp for the list of participating graduate school you can apply to and for further information)
  • You get nominated for a scholarship by the participating graduate school.
  • After getting nominated by the participating graduate school you can then proceed to upload your application in the DAAD portal.

NB: Direct applications for GSSP without being nominated by a participating graduate school will be rejected without further notice!

Application Deadline: Varies by School

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