Intensive Language Courses in Germany

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Intensive Language Courses in Germany

DAAD offers grants to graduate students to attend eight-week intensive language courses at leading institutes in Germany. Detailed descriptions of the institutes, their teaching philosophies, course content, as well as course dates are available on their websites: Goethe-Institut www.goethe.de; S + W speak + write www.speak.de; did deutsch-institut www.did.de; Carl Duisburg Centren: www.cdc.de; InterDaF Leipzig: www.uni-leipzig.de/interdaf; Requirements: Scholarships are awarded to full-time graduate students in any field of study except German Studies, German Language and Literature or German Translation and Interpretation. Applicants must have completed three semesters of college or university level German or have achieved an equivalent level of language proficiency at the time of application. Applicants will be assessed on the basis of academic records and personal statements. Terms of Award: DAAD will consider individual placement preferences, but grantees must accept DAAD’s final decision as to time and place. Courses can be taken between June and January of the following year. The scholarship of approximately €2,300 covers tuition, accommodations (arranged by the host institute) and a cash allowance, depending on the choice of course, location and accommodation. DAAD will also cover health insurance and provide a lump sum toward travel costs. Scholarship recipients are expected to devote their full attention to the course and may not concurrently undertake individual research. A written report is requested within four weeks of the end of the course.

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These scholarships aim to provide highly qualified students in the fields of fine art, design, film, music, choreography and architecture with an opportunity to complete a program of additional studies, with or without earning a formal degree, at a German institute of higher education. Requirements: Scholarships are awarded to applicants who have concluded their studies with an appropriate degree in their home country. Applicants should have completed their Bachelor’s degrees no longer than six years before the application deadline. PhD candidates must have achieved ABD status no longer than four years before applying. Postdocs may apply until two years after completion of their PhD. Terms of Award: Scholarships are granted for one academic year (10 months, October 1, 2014 to July 31, 2015) with the possibility of an extension. The monthly stipend is approximately €750. DAAD will also cover health insurance and provide a lump sum toward travel costs.

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University Summer Course Grant

Scholarships are available for a broad range of three- to four-week summer courses taught in German at German universities, which focus mainly on literary, cultural, political and economic aspects of modern and contemporary Germany. Extensive advanced language learning as well as extracurricular programs complement and reinforce the core material. Please refer to www.daad.de/sommerkurse for details on current course offerings.

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