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Information on qualification and scholarship programmes

The ASA Programme 

The ASA Programme (Work and Study Stays) is a development policy learning and qualification programme for young people who want to work for a fairer world and understand global interrelationships. It promotes international learning communities and engagement in the spirit of the United Nations' Agenda 2030.

DAAD : Language and Practice in China or Japan

The aim of the programme is to offer German graduates (with at least a completed Bachelor's degree in the fields of natural sciences, engineering, law, political science, economics or architecture) the opportunity to participate in a language and practice-oriented programme in China or Japan.

The DAAD would particularly like to encourage interested applicants with little or no experience of China/Japan to submit an application. This scholarship is generally valid for a period of about 16 months (preparatory course in Germany, language course and internship in China/Japan).

Further information for language and practice in China can be found here (german), for language and practice in Japan here.​

China Scholarship Programme

The China Fellowship Programme is aimed at students of non-sinological subjects with a substantial interest in the People's Republic of China and offers them the opportunity to acquire in-depth knowledge of the Chinese language and society as well as the university and academic landscape during a one-year stay in China. For further information, please click here (german). 

Fulbright Scholarships for the USA

The Fulbright Commission announces scholarships for graduate studies (Master/PhD).

The scholarship benefits include transatlantic travel costs and health/accident insurance as well as a monthly scholarship amount of up to 3,850 US dollars to finance tuition fees and living costs at the American host university (on a pro-rata basis, if applicable).

Further information on the scholarship programme and the next round of applications can be found on the website of the Fulbright Commission.

Become a Correspondent for "study worldwide - EXPERIENCE IT!

The DAAD is regularly looking for correspondents who report on their stays abroad in blogs.

Further information on how to apply (german).

Exchange programme for foreign language assistants

Every year, the Pedagogical Exchange Service (PAD) invites applications for the exchange programme for foreign language assistants. Prospective teachers can spend a school year teaching German at a school or university abroad and gain valuable teaching experience. Information and application forms can be found here (german). The International Office will be happy to advise you.

The McCloy Academic Scholarship Program

Since 1983, the McCloy Scholarship of the German National Academic Foundation has enabled outstanding students of all disciplines to study at the Harvard Kennedy School of Government for two years. Further information such as application requirements and deadlines can be found here (german).

The ERP Scholarship Programme

The ERP Scholarship Programme is considered a complement to the McCloy Programme and offers, among other things, a full scholarship for graduates of all subjects who wish to obtain their Master's or PhD at a top US university, except the Harvard Kennedy School of Government. For more information, click here (german). 

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