Below, we have summarised the most important DAAD funding programmes for New Zealand students and researchers and academics. There is a broad range of programmes reaching from postdoc funding to short courses for undergraduate students. In this overview, we give short descriptions of the funding programmes. For further information, especially about the application procedure, detailed requirements and about deadlines, please follow the links to the official DAAD database (www.funding-guide.de).

Funding Programmes for Bachelor and Master Students

Scholarship programme
For Short description
Support Duration Link to database
DAAD University Winter Course

undergraduate students with at least 1 year of full study completed by time of application

postgraduate students

Students can be from any field of study.

intensive German language course in German

minimum entry level: B1 proficiency in German

EUR 1,725 covering course fees, accommodation and pocket money

approx. EUR 500 in travel subsidy

5-6 weeks
Jan-Feb every year
full Winter Course description
Study Visits for Groups of Students groups of students (up to 15 students, undergraduate or postgraduate) together with their lecturer

visits to

  • institutions (educational or other); or
  • events

to maintain or build up new links or gain insight into German affairs

subsidy of EUR 50 per person per day 7-12 days
any time
full Study Visits description

Scholarship Programmes for Graduates/Master Degrees

Scholarship programme
For
Short description
support Duration Link to database
Study Scholarship for Graduates (any subject)  graduates

postgraduate study towards a degree:

  • 2-year master in Germany; or
  • 1 year in Germany during a 2-year master's programme

EUR 750 per month

insurance cover

travel subsidy

10-24 months full Study Scholarship description

Study Scholarship for Graduates from:

  • Fine Art
  • Design
  • Visual Communication
  • Film

 graduates from

  • Fine Art
  • Design
  • Visual Communication
  • Film

postgraduate study:

  • study towards a degree; or
  • extension courses (e.g. master classes)

EUR 750 per month

insurance cover

travel subsidy

10-24 months full Study Scholarship Visuals description

Study Scholarship for Graduates from:

  • Music

 graduates from

  • Music

postgraduate study:

  • study towards a degree; or
  • extension courses (e.g. master classes)

EUR 750 per month

insurance cover

travel subsidy

10-24 months full Study Scholarship Music description

Study Scholarship for Graduates from:

  • Performing Arts

graduates from

  • Performing Arts

postgraduate study:

  • study towards a degree; or
  • extension courses (e.g. master classes)

EUR 750 per month

insurance cover

travel subsidy

10-24 months full Study Scholarship Performing Arts description

Study Scholarship for Graduates from:

  • Architecture

graduates from

  • Architecture
  • Landscape Architecture

postgraduate study:

  • study towards a degree; or
  • extension courses (e.g. master classes)

EUR 750 per month

insurance cover

travel subsidy

10-24 months full Study Scholarship Architecture description

Research Grants for PhD Students and Young Academics

Scholarship programme
for
Short description
support Duration Link to database
Research Grant -- short

students/postdocs enrolled (or based) at a New Zealand tertiary

  • PhD students
  • young researchers
  • postdocs
research at a German tertiary or research institute or other research relevant facility

EUR 1,000 per month

insurance cover

travel subsidy

1-6 months full Research Grant (Short) description
Research Grant -- long

students/postdocs enrolled (or based) at a New Zealand tertiary

  • PhD students
  • young researchers
  • postdocs
research at a German tertiary or research institute or other research relevant facility

EUR 1,000 per month

insurance cover

travel subsidy

7-10 months full Research Grant (Long) description
Research Grant for Cotutelle Doctoral Programmes

(prospective) PhD students enrolled and supervised for a bi-national double degree at

  • a New Zealand university AND
  • a German university
study and research time in Germany within a bi-national double degree PhD programme

EUR 1,000 per month

insurance cover

travel subsidy

up to 18 months

can be split into shorter stays over 3 consecutive years

full Research Grant Cotutelle description

Research Stays for Postdocs

Scholarship programme
for
Short description
support Duration Link to database
Postdoc Research Grant -- short

 students/postdocs enrolled (or based) at a New Zealand tertiary

  • PhD students
  • young researchers
  • postdocs
postdoctoral research at a German tertiary or research institute or other research relevant facility

EUR 1,000 per month

insurance cover

travel subsidy

1-6 months full Research Grant (Short) description
Postdoc Research Grant -- long

students/postdocs enrolled (or based) at a New Zealand tertiary

  • PhD students
  • young researchers
  • postdocs
postdoctoral research at a German tertiary or research institute or other research relevant facility

EUR 1,000 per month

insurance cover

travel subsidy

7-10 months full Research Grant (Long) description
DAAD Leibniz Postdoc Fellowship

postdocs who

  • have finished their PhD within the past 2 years
  • have not resided in Germany for the past 6 months
  • do not hold German citizenship
postdoctoral research at one of the 86 Leibniz Institutes

EUR 2,000 per month

EUR 460 research subsidy

insurance cover

12 months full DAAD Leibniz Fellowship description
Humboldt Research Fellowship for Postdoctoral Researchers

postdocs who

  • have finished their PhD within the past 4 years
  • have lived outside of Germany for at least 12 months within 18 months before their application
postdoctoral research at a German tertiary or research institute or other research relevant facility

EUR 2,650 per month

network building

insurance cover

German language courses

6-24 months full Humboldt Postdoc Fellowship description
Postdoctoral Researcher International Mobility Experience (P.R.I.M.E.) postdocs interested in gaining more international experience and building up research connections in a third country besides New Zealand and Germany

research at a tertiary or research institute or other research relevant facility that is not in NZ or GER

gain more international experience

salary (not scholarship-type funding) of approx. EUR 3,500 gross

approx. EUR 1,000 expat top-up while not in Germany

travel subsidy

12 months in a third country (neither NZ nor GER)

6 months in Germany

full P.R.I.M.E. description

Research Stays for Senior Researchers

Scholarship programme
for
Short description
support Duration Link to database
DAAD Research Stays
  • academic staff
  • researchers
research at a German tertiary or research institute or other research relevant facility

EUR 2,000-2,150 per month

travel subsidy

1-3 months full Research Stay description
DAAD Re-invitation academic staff / researchers who have previously held DAAD funding of 6+ months research at a German tertiary or research institute or other research relevant facility

EUR 2,000-2,150 per month

travel subsidy

1-3 months full Re-invitation description
Humboldt Research Fellowship for Experienced Researchers

mid-career academics and researchers who

  • have finished their PhD within the past 5-12 years
  • have lived outside of Germany for at least 12 months within 18 months before their application
research at a German tertiary or research institute or other research relevant facility

EUR 3,150 per month

network building

insurance cover

German language courses

6-18 months

can be split into three shorter stays over 3 consecutive years

full Humboldt Research Fellowship description
Collaboration/Study Visits for Artists

academic staff from the fields of

  • music
  • fine art
  • design
  • film
  • visual communication
  • architecture (also landscape architecture, urban design, interior design etc.)
  • performing arts
artistic cooperation / collaboration with suitable German host facility

EUR 2,000-2,150 per month

travel subsidy

1-3 months full Artists Visits description