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  • Locations: multiple, Germany
  • Program Terms: Academic Year, Fall, Spring, Summer
  • Restrictions: UMass Amherst applicants only
  • Dates / Deadlines
Fact Sheet:
Advisor: Regine John Who Can Apply?: UMA Only
Fields of Study: Accounting, Aerospace Studies, African Studies, Afro-American Studies, Animal Sciences, Anthropology, Arabic, Archaeology, Architecture, Art, Art History, Asian/Pacific/American Studies, Astronomy, Biochemistry and Molecular Biology, Biology, Building Materials & Wood Technology, Chemical Engineering, Chemistry, Chinese Language & Literature, Civil Engineering, Classics, Coastal and Marine Sciences, Communication, Communication Disorders, Comparative Literature, Computer Science, Computer Systems Engineering, Dance, Design, Dutch, Earth Systems, East European Studies, Economics, Education, Electrical Engineering, Engineering Management, English, Entomology, Environmental Sciences, Film Studies, Finance, Food Science, French & Francophone Studies, Geography, Geology, German and Scandinavian Studies, Greek, Hebrew, History, Hospitality & Tourism Management, Information Technology, Interior Design, International Relations, Italian Studies, Japanese Languages & Literature, Journalism, Judaic Studies, Kinesiology, Landscape Architecture, Latin, Latin American Studies, Legal Studies, Linguistics, Management, Marketing, Mathematics, Mechanical Engineering, Microbiology, Middle Eastern Studies, Modern European Studies, Music, Native American Indian Studies, Natural Resources Conservation, Nursing, Nutrition, Philosophy, Physics, Plant and Soil Sciences, Political Science, Portuguese, Psychology, Public Health, Religion, Resource Economics, Russian and East European Studies, Scandinavian Studies, Social Thought and Political Economy, Sociology, Spanish, Sport Management, Sustainability Studies, Theater, Veterinary and Animal Sciences, Wildlife & Fisheries Conservation, Women, Gender & Sexuality Studies Program Options: Grad Research, Graduate Credits
Key Word Search: American Studies, Asian Studies, Peace & Conflict Studies Language(s) of Instruction: English, German
Language Prerequisite: 1 College-Level Semester Minimum GPA: 3.25
Program Type: Direct Enrollment, Exchange, Independent Research In Classes With: Mostly Host Country Students
Minimum Class Standing: Grad Student, Senior Housing: Residence Hall, Student's Responsibility
Program Description:

Scholarships for UMass Amherst Graduating Seniors and Graduate Students

  • Applicants in all academic fields except performing and studio arts are welcome to apply.
  • Applicants should be US or Canadian citizens or permanent residents. Foreign nationals are eligible if they have studied at an accredited US or Canadian university for more than one year by the time of application.
  • Applicants in the arts, humanities and social sciences should have a good command of German.
  • Applicants are requested to have a well-defined study/research project that makes a stay in Germany essential.
  • Preference will be given to applicants who have been invited by a faculty member at a German university to study at a particular university department.

Study Scholarships

Study Scholarships are awarded to highly-qualified graduating seniors or graduate students for a year of study at a German university.

  • Study scholarship holders are required to complete two courses per semester and obtain grades for them.
  • Graduate study scholarships are granted for one academic year (10 months) with the possibility of a one-year extension for students completing a full degree program in Germany.
  • Scholarships must take place during the German academic year (October to July).
  • Monthly stipends are approximately €850. DAAD will cover health insurance and provide a flat rate subsidy for travel costs. In addition, limited funds are available for a rent subsidy and family allowance.

Research Grants

Research grants are awarded primarily to highly qualified PhD candidates who are early in their academic/professional careers or to individuals wishing to earn a doctoral degree in Germany.

  • Graduate students should be enrolled full-time, PhD candidates should have a minimum of ABD status (All but Dissertation) by the time the scholarship starts. Doctoral and Post-doctoral applicants may also apply.
  • Graduate research scholarships are granted from 1 to 10 months, with the possibility of a one-year extension.
  • 10-month scholarships must take place during the German academic year (October to July). Short-term grants (one to six months) must be started between four and twelve months after the application deadline.
  • Monthly stipends are €850 and €1200 for doctoral students.

For more information and to submit your application contact the DAAD campus coordinator: Regine John
Additional information and the DAAD application is available at:

Application Period
June 30th, 2018 to November 5th, 2018


Dates / Deadlines:
Dates / Deadlines:
Term Year UMass/IPO Application Deadline Decision Date Start Date End Date
Spring 2019 12/01/2018 ** Varies TBA TBA
Fall 2019 05/01/2019 ** Varies TBA TBA
Academic Year 2019-2020 05/01/2019 ** Varies TBA TBA
Summer 2019 05/01/2019 ** Varies TBA TBA

** Indicates rolling admissions.

If you are applying to a partner program, you must check their website for ACTUAL APPLICATION DEADLINES. The posted deadline above indicates when your UMass Abroad application materials are due and the program’s deadline may be sooner.