The Katholischer Akademischer Ausländer-Dienst (KAAD) (in English, Catholic Academic Exchange Service) is inviting applications from outstanding applicants who are willing to enroll in a master’s or Ph.D. degree study program in Germany. This scholarship is a fully-funded opportunity and highly competitive.
KAAD is the scholarship institution of the German Catholic Church for post-graduate students and scientists from (developing) countries in Africa, Asia, Latin America, the Near and Middle East, as well as Eastern and Southeastern Europe.
KAAD International Scholarship Summary
Scholarship Sponsor(s): KAAD, Germany
Scholarship Type: Fully funded
Host Institution(s): Universities in Germany
Scholarship Worth: Fully-funded
Number of Awards: Several
Study Level: Masters & PhD
Nationality: International Students
Application Deadline: Not Specified
KAAD International Scholarship Details
KAAD expect the following from the prospective candidates:
1. Above-average performance in studies and research
2. The orientation of your studies or research towards permanent reintegration in your home region (otherwise the scholarship is turned into a loan),
3. Religious and social commitment (activities) and willingness to inter-religious dialogue.
KAAD supports its scholars in the form of scholarships and educational programs and offers spiritual and personal assistance because of the future multiplying functions students will have in their home countries.
This is based on cooperation with partner committees and associations of ex-scholars in those countries and it aims at setting up (scientific) networks and at contributing to a holistic development, which includes the religious and inter-religious dimensions.
To be eligible for KAAD International Scholarship, applicants are expected to meet the following conditions:
1. Applicants must come from a developing or emerging country in Africa, Asia, the Middle East, or Latin America and are currently living there
2. Applicants must have a university degree and professional experience from your home country
3. Want to acquire a master’s degree or a Ph.D. at a German university or do a post-doctoral research project (2-6 months for established university lecturers) at a German university
4. Are a Catholic Christian (or in general belong to a Christian denomination). Candidates from other religions can apply if they are proposed by Catholic partners and can prove their commitment to interreligious dialogue
5. Applicants must possess German language skills before starting their studies (KAAD can provide a language course of max. 6 months in Germany).
How-to-Apply: Applications are submitted online through the online application portal. Please follow instructions on the page to fill and submit the form as appropriate
KAAD is working with focus- and partner countries in your region. There are so-called Partner Committees in these countries and applications are channeled via them. Applications from other countries can be considered only in exceptional cases.