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German Academic Exchange Service (DAAD) scholarships


Every year during the summer months, a number of German universities offer a broad range of three to four week language courses which focus on literary, cultural, political and economic aspects of contemporary Germany. Extra-curricular activities complement the core material.


Undergraduate students in all disciplines, who are enrolled full-time at universities in Ireland or the UK, may apply. Students do not have to study German in order to be eligible, but need to be able to follow lectures in German and participate in discussions, so a good knowledge of German at the time of application is essential (equivalent to the B1 level of the Common European Reference Framework). The Language Coordinator (German) at the LSE Language Centre will be able to assess the German language level of the applicant and issue the necessary language certificate.

The courses applied for must be taught exclusively in German and last for a minimum of 18 days.

Funding Details

The grant awarded is €850 and is intended only as a contribution to the course fees and living expenses for a 3 to 4 week summer course. Travel grants are not available.

Application Procedure

The initial selection process for these awards is administered by the Language Coordinator (German) at the LSE Language Centre, Dr. Peter Skrandies, who will submit the applications to the DAAD London Office on behalf of the students.

The application deadline for courses during summer 2016 is 03 December 2015 and applications have to be submitted through: Dr. Peter Skrandies, Language Co-ordinator (German), LSE Language Centre, TW3.6.01f.

Applicants should contact Dr Skrandies in advance of the final deadline to discuss their application and to obtain the necessary language certificate.(p.j.skrandies@lse.ac.uk).

The application form should be used and please note that the DAAD require 2 copies of all the documents that are handed in. 

A course catalogue can be viewed here: http://www.summerschools-in-germany.de

Please note that only courses marked with a blue symbol are fundable. Changes to the selection can only be made before the December deadline.

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