DAAD WISE Scholarship Program

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DAAD WISE Scholarship Program helps Indian students who wish to do a 2-3 month research internship at a public-funded German institute of higher education, in the field of Science and Engineering. 

  • Students who belong to selected Indian universities and are pursuing bachelor’s, dual or integrated programs are eligible to apply for DAAD Scholarship.
  • DAAD Scholarship applicants must have an aggregate of 85% or 8.6 CGPA in previous semesters.
  • Recipient of the DAAD WISE scholarship receives USD 1182 as health insurance and travel allowance.
    • An additional amount of USD 835 monthly against living expenses.
  • Submission of Student Supporting Documents is a must.
    • Some documents must be uploaded and some must be sent via post.
  • Eligible applicants are required to complete an online DAAD scholarship application form.

For candidates to be eligible for the DAAD WISE Scholarship Program, they required to associated with one of the 80 participating Indian higher education institutions including Indian Institute of Technology - Kharagpur, Indian Institute of Technology - Roorkee, BITS Pilani - Hyderabad, Coimbatore Institute of Technology, Indian Institute of Science Education and Research - Kolkata, and Indian Institute of Technology - Delhi.

Further, the list of selected and participating institutions are not only limited to but influenced by NAAC accreditation, MHRD evaluation, AICTE approval, the Institute of National Importance status and the availability of 4-year bachelor’s and 5-year master’s degree programs.


Highlights

Scholarship Type Merit-Based
Offered byGovernment bodies
OrganizationDeutscher Akademischer Austauschdienst
Application Deadline Nov 01 ,2020
No. of ScholarshipsN/A
AmountVariable
Renewabilityno
International Students EligibleYes
Scholarship Website Linkhttps://www.daad.de/deutschland/stipendium/en/

Eligibility Criteria

General eligibility criteria for the DAAD WISE scholarship program is given below:

  • A student applying for the scholarship must be a registered student of his/her institution.
  • A student must obtain a NOC (no objection certificate) for the entire duration from his/her home institution.
  • An applicant must have secured an aggregate of 8.5 CGPA or 85% and above in all the semesters completed during the time of application.
  • Applicants need to submit a short research proposal along with their CVs.
  • Students don't need to have German language skills but excellent proficiency in English is expected.
  • An applicant must hold proof of accommodation for later visa insurance.

DAAD WISE Scholarship Program: Deadlines, Eligibility, and Benefits

Name of ScholarshipBenefitsEligible CoursesAward DurationDeadlines for 2020-2021 awards
Working Internships in Science and Engineering (WISE)A monthly scholarship of USD 824 for undergraduate students, a travel subsidy of USD 1154, and accident, health, and personal liability insuranceBachelor’s or dual/integrated degree programs in engineering, mathematics and natural sciences 2-3 monthsNovember 1
Jawaharlal Nehru Award for International Understanding - Dr. Angela Merkel ScholarshipA monthly scholarship of USD 824 along with tuition fees and other allowancesMaster’s degree program or LLM in Germany and a specialization program in European Law for selected German higher education institutes 1 yearJanuary 15
Development-Related Postgraduate Courses - Educating Professionals for Sustainable Development (EPOS)Based on the academic level for graduates, a monthly payment of USD 934 or USD 1319 for doctoral candidates; health, accident and personal liability insurance is covered; travel allowance is also covered unless these expenses are covered by any other source or the home countryMaster’s degree at a state-recognized or state university in Germany or a doctoral degree12-24 months for master’s and 36 months for PhDCourse-specific
IIT Master Sandwich ScholarshipScholarship payment amounting to USD 934 per month; health insurance, liability and accident insurance covered; 4-6 weeks of a German course at the host university; a one-off allowance of USD 292 for research; appropriate subsidy for monthly rent; a lump sum subsidy for travel expensesWork and complete a project work under the guidance of a German professor at one of the selected TU9 technical universities7 monthsMay 8

Application Process

The DAAD Scholarship application process occurs online through the DAAD Portal. The Access portal opens about 6 weeks before the application deadline. Applicants are required to send one copy of the application summary (PDF File) and a reference from an Indian Institution by Post to the DAAD office

NOTE: The first and the last name in the application form should be identical to the name in the applicant’s passport.

Application Documents

Documents to be uploaded on the DAAD Portal

  • Online Application Form
  • Curriculum Vitae
  • No Objection Certificate filled in and stamped by the previous institution
  • Invitation letter of German Supervisor
  • University Degree & Certificates

To be submitted by POST

  • One copy of the Application Summary which is generated in the portal (PDF)
  • Recent reference from Previous University Teacher 


Selection Process

All the scholarship applications are evaluated by an independent and voluntary selection committee. Depending on the scholarship program and the applicant’s location, a personal introduction may be required. The selection decision is made either by the local selection committee or by another independent committee of academics in Germany. The key selection criteria include:

  • Quality of the project
  • Academic Achievements

Terms and Conditions

A candidate must not be the former recipient of a DAAD WISE Scholarship. Along with that, those who are applying for the scholarship should be either in their 5th/6th academic semester of an 8-semester bachelor’s program or in their 5th/6th/7th/8th academic semester of a five-year dual or integrated UG-PG degree program. Additionally, students must be enrolled in a program that can be classified under the fields of mathematics, engineering, and natural sciences.


Grant Details

The DAAD WISE Scholarship is for students who have an excellent academic record and skills to pursue higher studies in Germany but do not have the required finances to support their education. This is a government-funded scholarship program. The quality of education and student-friendly policies provided by the German government makes the country an attractive option for pursuing higher studies in comparison to other developed countries, such as the United States, United Kingdom, and Australia.

Apart from DAAD WISE scholarships, other grant programs that are funded by DAAD and provided to Indian students include Helmut-Schmidt-Programme or Master’s Scholarships for Public Policy and Good Governance (PPGG), IIT Master Sandwich Scholarships, Semester Scholarships for Students of Indian Institutes of Management (IIM), University Summer Courses, Study Scholarship for Foreign Graduates in the Field of Performing Arts, PhD Scholarships (Research Grants - Doctoral Programs in Germany) and study visits for groups of foreign students to Germany.

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