Programme Description

The KAAD is the scholarship institution of the Catholic Church in Germany. Applicants for this programme are from Central, Eastern and South-east Europe, the Caucasus and Central Asia and of catholic faith. In exceptional cases candidates may have differing denominations, if they are recommended by catholic partner organisations. Candidates must demonstrate good to very good proficiency in German. Eligibility criteria include
  • international junior researchers and post-graduates
    - who are working on their doctoral or habilitation theses in their home countries and are interested in a research stay of up to twelve months in Germany.
- who pursue a doctorate degree in Germany (36 months maximum)
- who have completed their studies in their home countries and wish to spend a research stay or broaden their scientific knowledge in Germany or
- who wish to carry out non-consecutive post-graduate studies (including training for qualified physicians)
  • higher-education teaching staff invited to do short-term research stays of up to six months in Germany.
  • students carrying out a Master’s course in their home countries, planning a research stay to gather material at a German higher-education institution.
    Entire Master programmes will be sponsored only if they cannot be carried out in the candidates’ home countries and if candidates have completed a Bachelor’s degree in the country of origin.

Target Group

students, graduates, doctoral candidates, PhDs or higher-education teaching staff demonstrating excellent academic performance from Central, Eastern and South-east Europe, the Caucasus and Central Asia interested in spending a period of study or a research stay at a German higher-education institution

Academic Requirements

degree course, doctoral or post-doctoral studies

Application Papers

Please fill in this and submit your request for funding to Markus Leimbach, Head of the Department for Central and East Europe: first. If you are eligible to apply, you will be forwarded the application forms via e-Mail.

Application Deadline

15 January and 30 June of each year

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