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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 & Information Systems, Aerospace Studies, African Studies, Afro-American Studies, American Studies, Animal Sciences, Anthropology, Arabic, Arboriculture & Community Forest Management, Archaeology, Architecture and Design, Art, Art History, Asian Languages, Asian Studies, Asian/Pacific/American Studies, Astronomy, Bachelor's Degree with Individual Concentration (BDIC), Biochemistry, Biochemistry and Molecular Biology, Biology, Building Materials & Wood Technology, Chemical Engineering, Chemistry, Chinese Language & Literature, Civil and Environmental Engineering, Civil Engineering, Classical Civilization, Classics, Classics and Philosophy, Coastal and Marine Sciences, Cognitive Neuroscience, Communication, Communication Disorders, Comparative Literature, Computer Science, Computer Systems Engineering, Creative Writing, Culture, Dance, Design, Dutch, Earth Systems, East European Studies, Ecology, Economics, Education, Electrical Engineering, Engineering Management, English, Entomology, Environmental Design, Environmental Engineering, Environmental Health Sciences, Environmental Sciences, Equine Industries, Eurasian Studies, Exercise Science, Film Studies, Finance & Operations Management, Food Science, Forestry, Francophone Studies, French & Francophone Studies, French Studies, Fruit & Vegetable Crops, Geography, Geology, German and Scandinavian Studies, German Studies, Greek, Hebrew, History, Horticulture, Hospitality & Tourism Management, Information Technology, Interior Design, International Relations, Irish, 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, Molecular Biology, Music, Native American Indian Studies, Natural Resource Studies, Nursing, Nutrition, Peace and World Security Studies, Philosophy, Physics, Plant and Soil Sciences, Political Science, Portuguese, Psychology, Public Health, Religion, Resource Economics, Russian, Russian and East European Studies, Scandinavian Studies, Science, Social Thought and Political Economy, Sociology, Spanish, Sport Management, Studio Art, Theater, Veterinary and Animal Sciences, Wildlife & Fisheries Conservation, Women, Gender & Sexuality Studies Program Options: Grad Research, Graduate Credits
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 €750. DAAD will cover health insurance and provide a flat rate subsidy for travel costs (US East: €850). 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 Euro 750 and Euro 1,000 for doctoral students.

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

All materials must be submitted to Regine John.

The deadline for short-term grants starting the following May and long-term grants for the academic year 2019-20 is October 12.


Dates / Deadlines:
Dates / Deadlines:
Term Year UMass/IPO Application Deadline Decision Date Start Date End Date
Spring 2019 12/01/2018 ** 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.