Are you an international student interested in studying in Germany? Would you like to know more about the fully or partially funded DAAD Scholarships 2024 that cover tuition fees, monthly stipends, health insurance, and more? Here are some frequently asked questions about the benefits and coverage of the prestigious German Scholarship.
First, let’s talk about the stipend. The amount paid monthly by the DAAD scholarship depends on the academic merits of the recipients. For Masters degree programme, students are eligible for up to €850, while doctoral candidates and postdocs can receive up to €1200. The rates go up to €2000 for university teachers, and even more for assistant teachers and professors.
Now, what about travel expenses? DAAD provides an allowance for outward and return travel expenses for all scholarship winners.
If you have family accompanying you, the DAAD may also provide allowances and insurance coverage for your spouse and children in some cases. However, this is dependent on the duration of the funding period.
Health insurance is mandatory for scholarship holders and their families in Germany. In most cases, insurance coverage is included in the scholarship. If not, you may need to take out affordable insurance.
As a scholarship holder, you may want to work part-time during your studies. However, you need to seek approval from the DAAD and your academic supervisor. Any additional income exceeding €450 per month will be deducted from your scholarship payment.
If you receive a second scholarship from another provider in your home country, it may affect your DAAD scholarship. Any amount exceeding €450 will be deducted from the DAAD scholarship.
It’s important to note that the DAAD does not cover tuition expenses for its scholarship holders. It is your responsibility to inquire about tuition fees at your chosen university.
So, while studying in Germany may not always be free, it’s important to research and ask about any potential fees, especially for non-consecutive Master’s degrees and specific additional qualifications such as LL.M degree programmes in Law.
Feel free to explore the various scholarship opportunities and benefits available to international students in Germany. Good luck with your studies!
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