The DAAD Study Scholarships for STEM Disciplines aim to support the qualification and employability of young academics and future professionals from developing and emerging countries. This scholarship offers the opportunity to pursue a Master’s degree in mathematics, computer science, natural sciences, and engineering in Germany. The program provides financial support, including monthly stipends, health insurance, travel allowance, and more, to facilitate a successful academic journey.

Summary Table:

Program NameDAAD Study Scholarships for STEM Disciplines
DesignationStudy Scholarship
Research AreaSTEM Disciplines (Mathematics, Computer Science, Natural Sciences, Engineering)
Eligibility/QualificationCompleted Bachelor’s degree recognized in Germany by the application deadline
Duration of Funding10 months to 24 months depending on the chosen program
ValueMonthly stipend of 934 euros, health and accident insurance, travel allowance, study allowance, and additional benefits
Selection CriteriaAcademic qualification, quality of the study project, potential of the applicant, motivation, extracurricular commitment
Last Date for ApplyRefer to the application deadline

Designation: Study Scholarship

Research Area: STEM Disciplines including mathematics, computer science, natural sciences, and engineering.

Location: Germany

Eligibility/Qualification: High-achieving students from developing and emerging countries who have completed their studies with a first degree recognized in Germany (e.g., Bachelor’s degree) by the application deadline can apply. Applicants with a Master’s degree are not eligible.

Duration of the Funding: Funding is provided for a period of 10 to 24 months, depending on the standard period of study of the chosen full-time Master’s degree program. Scholarship begins on 1st October of the following year, or earlier if a German language course is taken prior to the study program.


  • Monthly stipend payments of 934 euros
  • Payments towards health, accident, and personal liability insurance cover
  • Travel allowance
  • Annual study allowance of 460 euros
  • Additional benefits such as rent subsidy, family allowance, and reimbursement of carbon offset payments for air travel are available under certain circumstances.

Selection Criteria: The selection process considers academic qualification, quality of the study project, potential of the applicant, motivation, and extracurricular commitment. Equal opportunities are given due consideration, and applicants can provide information regarding special life circumstances.

How to Apply: Complete applications with all mandatory documents must be submitted. Pre-selected applicants will be invited to a (digital) interview with an independent selection committee of university teachers.

Last Date for Apply: Refer to the application deadline provided in the announcement. For further information, please refer to the Important Scholarship Information/Section E.