This study programme is geared towards students and graduates and aims to help them improve their knowledge of German (general language) and their cultural knowledge of the country.

Who can apply?

  • Applications are open to students in Bachelor's and Master's degree programmes as well as doctoral candidates in any subject area; Bachelor students must have completed at least two academic years at the start of the scholarship period.
  • Students in the last year of a Bachelor programme are eligible to apply if they intend to start a Master's degree programme shortly after completing their BA. Please submit a letter of confirmation from the university as proof.

What can be funded?

  • The programme funds attendance of language and area studies courses that are offered by state or state-recognised German universities and by affiliated language schools.
  • You can find out about course providers and course programmes on the DAAD website under: www.daad.de/hwk-kursliste
  • The courses are exclusively taught in German.

Duration of the funding

  • 6 weeks
  • The grants are non-renewable.
  • The courses start in January and end in February.

Value

  • One-off scholarship payment of 1,875 euros
  • Payment of a country-specific travel allowance, see www.daad.de/go/rkp_hwk. The overview valid for 2020 will be published soon.
  • Payments towards health, accident and personal liability insurance cover
  • Please note:
    Course fees and accommodation expenses are usually deducted directly from scholarship payments by the language course provider so that the grant holder is possibly paid only the difference to the full amount of the scholarship by the course provider.
    The above mentioned payments (including travel allowance) will not be transferred abroad.

Selection

  • A selection committee reviews applications.
  • The most important selection criteria are:
    - previous academic achievements
    - convincing arguments for choice of study programme and subject
    - knowledge of German

What requirements must be met?

  • The grant holder must be at least 18 years old when he/she starts the funded stay.
  • Applicants must be registered at a university of one of the programme-related countries (except Germany) at the time of application as well as during the funded stay.
  • A scholarship holder may only be considered once in any three consecutive years for a DAAD University Winter Course Grant.

Language skills

  • Applicants must be able to follow lectures in German and collaborate in teams.
  • Proof of German language skills must be provided wirh the application.
  • The language certificate for the required minimum language should be no more than one year old. Language certificates from B2 or TDN4 in all examined sections may be older than one year.
  • The following language certificates can be accepted: onSET-Deutsch, TestDaF, Goethe Institut--Nachweis, DSD, DSH, telc Deutsch, ÖSD-Zertifikat.
  • Applicants must generally prove the minimum language level of B1.
The application procedure occurs online through the DAAD Portal.

Application documents

Certificates, proof of credits, certifications and translations may be submitted in non-certified form. The DAAD Head Office in Bonn reserves the right to also request certified copies of the submitted documents.
Documents to be uploaded to the DAAD Portal
  • Online application form
  • Full curriculum vitae in tabular form (in German)
  • Letter of motivation (in German)
  • Copy of university degree certificate(s) with final grade(s), if available (with German or English translation)
  • Proof of credits for all university examinations (with final grades) incl. explanation of grading systems (with German or English translation)
  • Language certificates (if applicable with German or English translation)
  • Other documents you think might be of relevance to your application (e.g. proof of placements, certificates of employment)


Application deadline

15 August each year

Application location

Regional Office Rio de Janeiro
Serviço Alemão de Intercâmbio Acadêmico
Rua Professor Alfredo Gomes, 37 Botafogo
22251-080 Rio de Janeiro
Brazil
Tel.: +55 (21)/2553-3296
Fax.: +55 (21)/2553-9261
E-Mail.: info@daad.org.br
WWW.: http://www.daad.org.br

Please note

  • In the application form, applicants are asked to specify three courses they wish to take. Applicants should fill in all spaces and indicate different course locations. The DAAD does its best to consider these preferences when it makes a final decision about allocating places. Important: There is only a limited number of available places, thus the DAAD reserves the right to allocate an alternative course.
  • After receipt of your application, it is no longer possible to change your course requirements or to change course.
  • Only applications that have been submitted on time and are complete can be considered.
  • Ownership of the application documents including all appendices, samples, etc. shall pass to the DAAD without claim to payment. Documents are not returned to applicants. Data relating to applicants is saved by the DAAD in accordance with the Federal Data Protection Act and with the EU Data Protection Regulation insofar as this data is needed to process the application.

Information and advisory centres

DAAD Information Centre São Paulo
Centro Alemão de Ciência e Inovação (DWIH)
Rua Verbo Divino, 1488, bloco D, térreo
Chácara Santo Antonio
Rua Verbo Divino, térreo, Chácara Santo Antônio 1488
04719-904 São Paulo - SP
Brazil
Tel.: +55 (11)/3061-5331
E-Mail.: daad_sao_paulo@daad.org.br
WWW.: http://www.daad.org.br

Regional Office Rio de Janeiro
Serviço Alemão de Intercâmbio Acadêmico
Rua Professor Alfredo Gomes, 37 Botafogo
22251-080 Rio de Janeiro
Brazil
Tel.: +55 (21)/2553-3296
Fax.: +55 (21)/2553-9261
E-Mail.: info@daad.org.br
WWW.: http://www.daad.org.br

More detailed information

Fique atento:
Para preparar e submeter uma candidatura no DAAD Portal, por favor use um computador (desktop ou laptop), pois nem todas as funcionalidades do portal estão disponíveis em dispositivos móveis (celulares e tablets). Requisitos técnicos

General information on the application via DAAD portal

You can access the DAAD portal by clicking "Application portal" at the end of the page. Here you will find an online application form in which you can enter your application data.

This is what you have to do:

1. Register in the DAAD portal (Read notes about registering in the portal >>)

2. Applying online in the DAAD portal (Read notes on applying in the portal >>)
  • Download and complete the online application form
  • Prepare application documents
  • If necessary, translate documents (unless they are already in German or English).
  • Scan paper documents (except references) and save in PDF format. Please note that you can only upload PDF files to the portal.
  • Upload the completed application form and the other application documents to the portal in PDF format. Translations, if applicable, should be uploaded together with the PDF-document issued in the original language.
  • Submit the uploaded application documents online.



Information for applicants from non-EU countries:
Please remember to specify the exact contents of your postal consignment in the documents for the customs authorities, e.g. "Application for a scholarship with application documents, a reference and a DVD with work samples (no commercial goods, no merchandise value, no insurable value)".

Please note:
If you have any technical questions or problems your local information and advice centres could not help you with, please do not hesitate to contact our technical Portal hotline: +49 (0228) 882-8888 or via e-mail portal@daad.de, open every weekday from 9.00 am to 12.00 pm and from 2.00 pm to 4.00 pm (CET).
Please consider this when you are planning your application.

Inscrição indisponíveis no momento. Por favor observe os prazos para submissão de candidatura na seção "Processo de inscrição".