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DAAD- German Academic Exchange Service 1925

Bonn (Germany)

53175 DAAD- German Academic Exchange Service , Kennedyallee 50, Bonn, Germany

Tel. +91 11 66465500

Year of establishment: 1925

The DAAD is the largest funding organisation in the world supporting the international exchange of students and scholars. Since it was founded in 1925, more than 1.5 million scholars have received funding via DAAD.


The DAAD supports the internationalisation of German universities, promotes German studies and the German language abroad, and runs initiatives for universities in developing countries, advising decision makers on matters of cultural, educational and development policy.Its budget is derived mainly from the federal funding for various ministries, primarily the German Federal Foreign Office, but also the European Union and a number of enterprises, organisations and foreign governments. The DAAD Regional Office in New Delhi office, established in 1960, promotes academic exchange between Germany and India, Bangladesh, Bhutan, Nepal and Sri Lanka. It provides information about education in Germany, grants scholarships to students, invites scientists from Bangladesh, Bhutan, India, Nepal and Sri Lanka to Germany as well as those from Germany to these countries, and supports bilateral research projects.

Meanwhile, The DAAD network in the region includes Information Centres in Chennai and Pune, Information Points in Bangalore, Mumbai and Dhaka, DAAD Lecturers and Language Assistants at selected universities and institutions in India, DAAD Young Ambassadors, DAAD Research Ambassadors, numerous alumni clubs with over 5000 former scholarship holders. The DAAD Regional Office New Delhi has close ties with the Department of Science and Technology (DST), Department of Education , Ministry of Human Resource Development (HRD), University Grants Commission (UGC), Council of Scientific and Industrial Research (CSIR), Indian Council for Cultural Relations (ICCR), Indian Institutes of Technology (IIT) and Indian Institutes of Management (IIM) among others. It is a part of the German House for Research and Innovation (DWIH) - New Delhi. To learn more about the German Academic Exchange Service (DAAD) India, click here:

Germany’s higher education institutions enjoy an excellent reputation. Teaching and research provide key impulses for innovation and progress. German universities combine research and studies and have been the scene for ground-breaking discoveries such as the printing press, computer and mp3 that have become inseparable parts of our modern lives. Every year, thousands of international students and scholars choose to study in Germany. There are very good reasons for this. These include among others International Programmes taught in English medium, excellent quality of education, no tuition fees, promising career opportunities and above all the vibrant social and cultural milieu.

There are various kinds of institutions of higher education in Germany. A majority of these belong to either of the following categories: Universities (including Universities of Technology, abbr. TU) are research-oriented and offer a wide variety of subjects. These can award doctorate degrees. Universities of Applied Sciences (Fachhochschulen, abbr. FH), on the other hand, are practice-oriented and offer courses mainly in engineering, business administration, social sciences and design. These have strong links to the industry and offer possibilities like joint supervision of the professor and a company for a master thesis. Fachhochschulen do not award doctorate degrees, however as a master degree holder from a Fachhochschule, one is in principle eligible to apply for PhD at a university.  

HEI International Masters
HEI International Bachelors
Biosciences Biosciences
Business, Management and Marketing Business, Management and Marketing
Engineering: General Engineering: General
Physics Physics
Chemistry Chemistry
Earth and Marine Sciences Earth and Marine Sciences
Engineering: Electronic and Electrical Engineering: Electronic and Electrical
Engineering: Mechanical Engineering: Mechanical


In Germany, every university is autonomous. This means that every university / study programme has its own set of criteria for admitting students. So please check the university website, and specifically the programe you are interested in to find out the exact admission requirements. 

Some generalisation is, however, possible and one can say that as a four-year Bachelor degree holder from Bangladesh, Bhutan, India, Nepal or Sri Lanka, your degree is treated at par with a German bachelor degree and most universities will consider you eligible for masters provided you fulfill other criteria. In case you have a three-year Bachelor degree, do get in touch with course coordinator before applying.

Some universities may ask for your TOEFL/IELTS/GRE/GMAT scores, depending upon the subject you choose to study. For example, GMAT may be asked for if you want to study economics or law. Universities will ask for very good German language skills in case you want to take up a programme in German medium. In such case, your knowledge of German needs to be certified through examinations like the TestDaF or DSH.


In Germany, every university is autonomous. This means that every university / study programme has its own set of criteria for admitting students. So please check the university website, and specifically the programme you are interested in to find out the exact admission requirements. Universities will ask for very good German language skills in case you want to take up a programme / Studienkolleg in German medium. In such case, your knowledge of German needs to be certified through examinations like the TestDaF

In principle you are eligible to apply for a bachelor programme if you fulfill one of the following criteria:

  1. Successfully completing the first year of a bachelor programme from a recognized university in India in the relevant subject field.
  2. Successfully clearing the IIT Joint Entrance Examination for admission to courses in technology and natural sciences.
  3. Passing the qualification assessment examination in Germany, called Feststellungsprüfung .

The Feststellungsprüfung is an examination conducted by universities that assesses your proficiency in subjects that are crucial to your chosen degree programme and also in German language. On successfully taking the Feststellungsprüfung, which has a written and an oral component, you are eligible to apply for a bachelor degree course. Please remember that success in this examination does not automatically lead to an admission to a university or FH.


DAAD has a diverse  range of funding possibilities. These include scholarships for individuals, covering students, graduates, post-graduates, doctoral scholars, academicians, as well as funding for cooperation/project based programmes. Information about scholarships and funding programmes is available here:

Besides the DAAD, a number of organisations provide funding for study and research. A database of various kinds of funding offered by the DAAD as well as other selected organisations can be found here. German universities too have their own scholarships that they advertise on their websites as and when available.

When applying for a PhD position or a research grant in Germany one is usually asked to submit a research proposal. Here are a few recommendations for writing a research proposal.

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To do master's in engineering which german course is required to get DAAD scholarship??


Thank you for your query. The DAAD does not offer any scholarships for Masters in Engineering. You can visit our website for further details Best Team DAAD


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