Graduate Funding Information Service

September 16, 2020

German Academic Exchange Service Fellowships (DAAD)

UW Campus Priority Application Deadline: October 20, 2020, 11:59pm PST

UW Campus Deadline for Applications from All Disciplines: November 2, 2020, noon PST

The German Academic Exchange Service (DAAD) is a publicly-funded independent organization of higher education institutions in Germany. Each year DAAD, its regional branch offices, its information centers, and DAAD professors around the globe provide information and financial support to more than 120,000 highly-qualified students and faculty for international research and study.

Research grants are awarded to highly qualified candidates who have completed a master’s degree or diploma, to those who have already completed a Ph.D., or to those wishing to earn a doctoral degree in Germany. Those who have received an undergraduate degree of any discipline may apply for the DAAD Study Scholarship for a full master’s degree program at a German university, or for study at a German university as part of a post-graduate or master’s degree program completed in the home country.


  • Current UW graduate students or postdocs within two years of Ph.D. completion;
  • Both U.S. citizens and international students are eligible to apply for DAAD awards; citizenship status may affect the types of awards for which students are eligible;
  • Those applying for graduate study scholarships and regular research grants are eligible to be considered for UW’s single priority nomination. Per DAAD guidelines, applicants for short-term research grants may not be considered for priority status.

View the DAAD FAQs for more information about eligibility.

Students hoping to submit by the priority deadline should instruct their recommenders to email letters directly to Michelle Sutton ( by October 20, and applicants should provide her with a PDF summary of their application. Priority applicants are advised to hold off on submitting their applications through the DAAD portal, if they want to be able to incorporate feedback

For additional information about this funding opportunity, including how to apply, click here.