DAAD Scholarships for Academic Year 2009/2010

DAAD Scholarships for Academic Year 2009/2010
for Doctoral Programs in Germany for Academics and Scientists
from Indonesian Universities and Research Institutes

Closing Date : 15 October 2008

Special deadline: closing date for study fields of Architecture and Music, Fine Art, Design and Film : 30 September 2008

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I. DAAD Long-term Research Grants for Doctoral Studies (NO AGE LIMIT APPLIED)
Annex: 1 – General Information
Annex: 2 – List of Application Documents
Annex: 3 – Information on “Sandwich Model”
Annex: 4 – Support for Continuing Education and Training in Medicine

I. DAAD Long-term Research Grants for Doctoral Studies, NO AGE LIMIT APPLIED top


Research grants are given to:

a. excellently-qualified teaching staff from state or private universities

b. researchers from research institutions in any field of study/research

c. applicants from private sectors with at least two years of working experience

Research grants can be used to carry out :

  • research projects at a German higher education institution for the purpose of gaining a doctorate in Indonesia (according to the “DAAD Sandwich Model” – see annex 3)
  • research projects at a German university for the purpose of gaining a doctorate in Germany

I.2 Scholarship duration

The length of the grant is set by the grant committee during the selection depending on the project in question and on the applicant’s work schedule. In the case of full doctoral programs in Germany the scholarship will be granted for up to three years. For sandwich scholarships, the research stay in Germany will be supported for a maximum of two years.

Even when support has been awarded for a full doctoral program, that award will be limited to one year at a time. Extensions of the scholarship depend on evaluation of the work done thus far.


Depending on the award holder’s academic level, the DAAD will pay a monthly award of 1,000 Euros plus travel and a health insurance allowances. In addition to these payments, the DAAD will pay a study and research allowance.

When award holders take doctoral programs run under the “DAAD Sandwich Model” and obtain the degree at the home university the award may include the travel expenses of both academic supervisors.

1.4 Requirements

  • Applicants must have Master Degree (S2 Degree) with minimum GPA of 3,00 (from 1-4 scale)
  • At the time of application, generally the Master’s degree should have been completed not longer than six years ago
  • The most important selection criterion is a convincing and well-planned research project to be completed during the stay in Germany. This Ph.D. research has to be agreed upon by a German academic supervisor at the German host university.
  • Please attach written confirmation of the supervision by a professor in Germany commenting on your research program.
  • It is required that doctoral candidates wishing to take a doctorate/PhD in their home country (Sandwich Program) must register for the doctorate at their home university.
  • Applicants must either have certified proficiency in English – TOEFL Internet based 79 or ITP 550 or IELTS band 6 (obtained in the year 2007 or 2008) or good German language skills. TOEFL prediction is not accepted.
  • Applicants who have been in Germany for more than one year at the time of application, cannot be considered.

Special note for applicants from the medical field: The special leaflet “Additional information on DAAD-research-grants for limited, specialized medical studies” provides information on specific requirements ( see annex 4 ).

Annex 1 – General Information on Long-term Research Grants for Doctoral Candidates top

1. Application:(New: online application possible!)

Since 2007 Applicants can apply online at our website http://jakarta.daad.de. You must however print, sign and send the filled out form together with required documents by post to the DAAD Jakarta office before the deadline. The Instruction on how to apply online is available at our website.

2. Selection:

A Joint Selection Committee consisting of German and Indonesian university lecturers/researchers will interview the applicants in Indonesia and recommend candidates for final approval to DAAD.

The interviews are conducted in English, and will be held in the beginning of December 2008. DIKTI and/or the DAAD Jakarta Office will inform the candidates in question in due time about the exact dates and venues for the interviews.

Travel costs for attending the interviews cannot be borne by DAAD but should be covered by the sending institutions in their own interest.

3. German language training in Germany (April – September)

Language courses preceding the university studies will be financed by the DAAD and will take place at a specialised language institute in Germany. If a final test “DSH” (German Language Proficiency Test) is required by German universities for admission to a degree course, a six months intensive course is necessary.

Note: for candidates that will follow university studies in Germany taught in English, shorter German courses will be offered.

4. Commencement of studies in Germany:

When meeting all requirements, scholarship holders will at the latest commence academic studies in Germany in winter semester.

Candidates who have applied previously for a DAAD scholarship without success, may re-apply to the DAAD Jakarta Office only once.

Annex 2 – List of Application Documents to be submitted top

You should apply online at our website. You must however print, sign and send the filled out form together with required documents (triplicate) by post to the DAAD Jakarta office before the deadline. The Instruction on how to apply online is available here.

Please arrange your documents according to the mentioned order and do not staple any of your documents:

Long-Term Research Grants (for S2/Master degree holder)


DIKTI Form A ; download here x Applicants from universities only
A print out of the filled-out online or DAAD application form with your signature x All applicants
Written confirmation of academic supervision by a professor in Germany x for the research in question
Curriculum Vitae x in English or German
Recent photographs (3×4) x Affixed to the DAAD form
List of scientific publications x with English or German translation of titles, dates and source(s)
Detailed description of the study or research program to be carried out in Germany (research proposal) x in English or German (max. 5 pages)
Two confidential letters of recommendation of recent date by professors, academic advisors or senior research staff in the relevant field x in English or German. The references are confidential, they must be sent in a sealed envelope
Academic Degree Certificate obtained x Certified copies of original, together with German or English translation
Any academic transcript, covering the complete duration of academic studies x Certified copies of original, together with German or English translation
Abstracts from S1, S2 and any relevant publications, seminars or research papers x In English or German
English language certificate (TOEFL internet based 79 or ITP 550 points or IELTS Band 6) of recent date. Prediction TOEFL is not acceptable x Certified copies of original
German language certificate, if any x Certified copies of original
An employer’s study leave endorsement and a guarantee for re-employment upon return x
Any other relevant training certificate/diploma obtained x
Evidence of the current employment status for :
– candidates from state universities or research institutions
– candidates from private universities: Letter of confirmation of permanent employment at the university from Yayasan
– candidates from private sectors : Letter of confirmation of permanent employment from their employer




Applications should be submitted as early as possible. Late or incomplete applications cannot be considered

All applicants must submit three complete application sets, endorsed by the Rector/Vice Rector I/Chairman/Head Director of the institution, to the DAAD Jakarta Office directly (Contact person: Ms. Rachmawaty / waty@daadjkt.org ). Applicants from universities send also one copy of their application to Direktorat PPTK dan KPT/DIKTI (Address : Dirjen DIKTI, Jl. Pintu Satu, Senayan – Jakarta)

Annex: 3 –
Research Grants for Doctoral Candidates within the “Sandwich Model” top


Whereas conventional scholarships for doctorate or PhD studies assume that a scholarship holder will stay at a German institution of higher education for several consecutive years, the “Sandwich Scheme” described hereafter is a flexible multi phase funding programme. Within the Sandwich Scheme, PhD students carry out their research and studies alternately in their home country and in Germany, following a schedule set in advance and under continuous supervision by a German academic. The doctorate is obtained at the homeland university.


Within the academic funding schemes of numerous development countries, training and further education of future and young university teachers is given special priority. Besides specialisation and increasing previously gained knowledge, students very often strive for a PhD or doctorate degree as frequently required according to the regulations ruling university careers in their home country. Even in cases where PhD studies would be possible in the student’s home country, a doctorate degree from an industrial nation is often preferred for reasons of prestige. PhD studies abroad, however, carry with them risks: of alienation connected with very long study courses, loss of originally reserved lecturing posts at the home university, of research geared too much to the developed country and its needs, and finally the risk of temptation to settle in the host country.

In an effort to minimize these risks, the DAAD has developed the scheme of cooperative PhD funding (Sandwich-Scholarships) for nationals of developing countries whose universities offer doctorates.


This means the procedure can be as follows:

  • the German university lecturer/professor travels to the homeland of the future doctoral candidate to draw up a joint protocol signed by both the local and the German supervisor, which details the dissertation subject, the planned work measures, and their duration
  • preparatory studies and research for the PhD thesis in the home country (data collection and field research) without DAAD funding
  • studies and research at a German institution of higher education (maximum 2 years)
  • if necessary, visit by the foreign academic supervisor and co-advisor at the German institution (progress control, consolidation of institutional contacts)
  • completion of the thesis in the home country (without DAAD funding)
  • visit of the German supervisor to the home country of the PhD student (last corrections and participation at the viva as external examiner)

The main characteristic of this Sandwich Scheme is the individually tailor-made PhD programme schedule set with the greatest flexibility possible regarding the beginning and duration of each individual funding phase.

Eligibility, application forms and documents for this programme are the same as for research grants for doctoral candidates and young academics and scientists. The extensive and detailed research proposal must be accompanied by a work- and time schedule agreed upon by the academic advisors, both in the home country and in Germany.

Annex: 4 –
DAAD Research Grants Awarded to support Extended Medical Continuing Education and Training (not full Medical Specialisation in Germany) top

The German Academic Exchange Service (DAAD) does not support full courses of training for medical specialisation. Application for a scholarship to support medical continuing education and training lasting from one to a maximum of two years at German university clinics is open only to candidates who meet the following criteria.

Applicants must

  • have completed at least 7 years of medical training with a university degree and must hold a license to practice medicine in their home country (physicians/dentists from developing countries must prove that they have gained at least 3 years of professional practice after completing their medical /dental training)
  • have commenced specialist medical training in their home country in a course which leads to a professional qualification
  • be studying or working at a university clinic in their home country at the time of application
  • intend to pursue a university career after completing the continuing education and training in Germany
  • have received confirmation of the provision of academic supervision and a study place from German university clinic

In order to be able to work in a German clinic, foreign physicians require a so-called “Permit for the Temporary Practice of Medicine” (Erlaubnis zur voruebergehenden Ausuebung des aerztlichen Berufs), which the DAAD will obtain on behalf of its scholarship holders. Please note that this may take several weeks or even months.


One Response

  1. hi,
    I”m ahmad ajani from Iran .I”m studing horticulture science in Msc in Iran.I live in a developing country and I want to continue my study in Phd on Germany through scholarship in this major.
    thanks alot.

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