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The Deutscher Akademischer Austauschdienst (DAAD) Program offers funding support for students who wish to gain academic or professional experience in Germany. 

U of T has an internal review process for the following graduate programs:

Graduate programs:

DAAD Study Scholarship: If you are in your final year of undergraduate studies, you may receive a scholarship for

  • a full Master’s degree at a German University or
  • to complete course work at a German University towards your Master’s degree at U of T.

DAAD Research Grant (one year): if you have completed a Master’s degree at U of T or are currently enrolled in a PhD program at U of T, you may receive a grant to pursue a research project in Germany for 7-12 months.

Graduate Funding:

DAAD Study Scholarship: Students will receive a monthly stipend of EUR 861/month to cover living expenses. 

DAAD Research Grant (one year): Students will receive a monthly stipend to cover living expenses. The monthly stipend varies based on academic level.

The monthly stipends for both programs also cover travel and insurance coverage while in Germany.

Undergraduate programs:

DAAD also offers undergraduate opportunities which students can explore independently.

Applications are reviewed by DAAD directly. The Centre for International Experience will assist with the following:

  • For the two listed Graduate Programs, the CIE will be conducting an internal review and will be nominating students for consideration. Students are still responsible for submitting their own final applications to the program.  
  • For Undergraduate Programs, the CIE will only be running information sessions. Students interested in applying to DAAD’s Undergraduate programs should follow the instructions on the DAAD website to submit their applications themselves.  

How to Apply:

Information Sessions:

All information sessions will be held online. Please find details below.

Graduate Programs Information Session:

Our next Graduate Programs Information Session will be held in September 2022. The website will be updated with details in August 2022.

Undergraduate Opportunities Information Session:

Our next Undergraduate Programs Information Session will be held in October 2022. The website will be updated with details in August 2022.

Application Guidelines for Graduate programs:

For the next application cycle:

  1. Create a new account on the DAAD-Portal.
  2. Complete the online application form and reference letter on the DAAD-Portal. Save both documents as a draft. Do not submit the application if you are planning to go through the internal U of T review and nomination process. Please instead make a copy of your application for our review. Screenshots put together in one complete PDF will suffice as the portal may not allow you to download the application offline.
    The deadline to submit your online application form for consideration for the internal U of T nomination process will be in mid-October 2022.
  3. Send the CIE your application and reference letter. More details will be provided in August 2022.
  4. Submit your final online application by the DAAD specified deadline.
    Use the appropriate checklist to ensure you have all necessary items when you apply:
  5. For students who are selected for the U of T nomination, the CIE will submit your reference letter to the DAAD New York office.

Students interested in Undergraduate programs should follow the instructions on the DAAD website to submit their applications themselves.

For any questions regarding the funding or the programs offered by DAAD, please contact ip.toronto@daad-net.de.

For any questions related to info sessions and application procedures, please contact scholarships.cie@utoronto.ca.