DAAD (Deutscher Akademischer Austausch Dienst)


The German Academic Exchange Service or DAAD is the largest German support organization in the field of international academic co-operation. The DAAD itself does not offer programs of study or courses; but awards competitive grants for use toward study and/or research in Germany at any of the accredited German institutions of higher education. It also awards grants to German students, doctoral students, and scholars for studies and research abroad. Since its establishment in 1925, DAAD has supported more than 1.9 million academics in Germany and abroad. DAAD is a self governing national agency of the institutions of higher education in Germany, representing 365 German higher education institutions, including 100 technical universities. DAAD grants students of all academic disciplines and at each academic degree level, including BA, master degree students, doctoral students, PhD candidates and postdoctoral scholars, and faculty. In 2014, following 17 scholarships are available for Mongolian people in engineering field.
 
Scholarship options
Who can apply?
Duration of the funding
1.                   
Bilateral exchange of academics
Foreign academics and scientists who have usually completed a doctoral degree and work at a university or research institute in Mongolia.
14 days to three months
2.       
Development-Related Postgraduate courses
Graduates from all disciplines with at least two years' professional experience
12 to 36 months (dependent on study program)
3.       
DLR-DAAD research fellowships
/ Aeronautics, Space, Transportation and Energy /
Highly-qualified foreign doctoral and postdoctoral students as well as senior scientists
1 to 36 months
4.       
Joint Government scholarships program-Mongolia and the Federal Republic of Germany
Highly-qualified Mongolian students or graduates
Bachelor programs funded for up to seven, and Master degrees up to five semesters
5.       
Postdoctoral researchers international mobility experience 
outstanding postdoctoral researchers from all disciplines and nationalities
18 months
6.       
Practical traineeships for foreign students of natural and technical sciences /IAESTE/
Students of Natural and Technical Sciences, Agriculture and Forestry who are enrolled in member countries of the International Association for the Exchange of Students for Technical Experience (IAESTE)
two to three months /decided by the internship provider/
7.       
Re-invitation program for former scholarship holders
-          Former holders of DAAD research grants or study scholarships, who were funded for a period of over six months
-          Former East German scholarship holders who studied for at least one year in Germany
 
1-3months
 
8.       
Research grants-Bi-nationally supervised doctoral degrees
 
Excellently-qualified doctoral candidates and young academics and scientists who have completed a Master's degree or Diploma
·         Grants are initially awarded for up to 12 months. Extensions depend on whether the selection committee considers the previous award period to have been successfully completed.
 
9.       
Research grants-doctoral programs in Germany
Excellently-qualified young academics and scientists who have completed a Master's degree or Diploma
a maximum of three years, in exceptional cases up to four years; the length of the grant is decided by a selection committee and depends on the project in question and the applicant's work schedule.
10.  
Research grants- One year grants
Excellently-qualified doctoral candidates and young academics and scientists who have completed a Master's degree or Diplom
7-10 months
/ the length of the grant is decided by a selection committee and depends on the project in question and the applicant's work schedule /
11.  
Research grants-short-term grants
Excellently-qualified doctoral candidates and young academics and scientists who have completed a Master's degree or Diploma
1-6 months
12.  
Study scholarships for foreign graduates in the field of architecture
 
Foreign applicants from the areas of Architecture, Interior Design, Monument Conservation, Urban Planning/Urban Development, Regional Planning, Landscape Architecture, Landscape Planning, who have gained a first university degree at the latest by the time they commence their scholarship-supported study program
10 and 24 months depending on the length of the chosen study program or project
13.  
 Study Scholarships for Graduates of All Disciplines
 
Excellently-qualified graduates who have completed a first degree (Bachelor, Diplom or comparable academic degree) at the latest by the time they commence their scholarship-supported study program
10 and 24 months depending on the length of the chosen study program
14.  
 Study Visits by Groups of Foreign Students
 
University teachers from a foreign university are eligible to apply /1 teacher and 15 students /
7-12 days
 
15.  
 Study Visits for Academics - Artists and Architects
 
University teachers from the following disciplines:
·         Architecture (Interior Design, Monument Conservation, Urban Planning/Urban Development, Regional Planning, Landscape Architecture, Landscape Planning)
·         Fine Art, Film, Design/Visual Communication
·         Performing Arts (Drama, Direction, Musicals, Dance, Performance Studies, Choreography, etc.)
·         Music
 
1-3 months
16.  
 Sustainable Water Management: Study Scholarships and Research Grants
 
Highly-qualified Students and Doctoral Students from fields of Water and Energy, Water and Health, Water and Nutrition, Water and Environment, as well as Water in Urban Areas
Up to 31 months
/ depending on the study/
17.  
 University Summer Courses offered in Germany for Foreign Students and Graduates
 
·         Applications are open to students in Bachelor's and Master's degree programs in any subject area; Bachelor students must have completed at least two academic years at the start of the scholarship period.
 
At least 18 teaching days
 
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