15, October, 2019.



(Fully Funded)


Study Scholarships – Postgraduate Studies in the Field of Music DAAD

DAAD scholarships offer graduates the opportunity to continue their education in Germany with a postgraduate or continuing course of study. The scholarships also promote the exchange of experience and networking amongst colleagues.

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In this study programme, you can complete

  • A Master’s degree/postgraduate degree leading to a final qualification, or
  • A complementary course that does not lead to a final qualification (not an undergraduate course)

At a state German college of music of your choice.

Opportunity Focus Areas:

  • Music

Required Languages

English and German.

Eligible Countries


Program Period

10-24 months.

  • Master’s degree programme: 1-2 year.
  • Complementary studies not leading to a final qualification: 1 academic year. In individual cases, the scholarship can be extended on request.
  •  Both Start: usually on 1st October, or earlier if a language course is taken prior to the study programme.

Eligibility Requirements (Criteria)

  • As a rule, applicants should have taken their final examinations no longer than six years before the application deadline.
  • The respective college of music is responsible for deciding age limits for admission, whereby differing rules may be applied depending on the applicant’s academic level and chosen subject.
  • Applicants who have been resident in Germany for longer than 15 months at the application deadline cannot be considered.
  • If the scholarship holder is enrolled in a Master’s or postgraduate degree programme which includes a study period abroad, funding for this period abroad is usually only possible under the following conditions:
    – The study visit is essential for achievement of the scholarship objective.
    – The study period is no longer than a quarter of the scholarship period. Longer periods cannot be funded, even partially.
    – The study period does not take place in the home country.
  • Language skills: Applicants in the field of music should have a knowledge of the language of instruction that corresponds to the requirements of the chosen university at the latest by the time they start their scholarship. If you do not yet have the language skills required by the university at the time of your application, your application should indicate the extent to which you are in a position to reach the required level. After you have been awarded a scholarship, take advantage of the funding opportunities described under “Value”.

Opportunity Cost

(Fully Funded)

  • A monthly payment of 850 euros.
  • Travel allowance.
  • One-off study allowance.
  • Payments towards health, accident and personal liability insurance cover.
  • Under certain circumstances, scholarship holders may receive the following additional benefits:
    1. .Monthly rent subsidy
    2. .Monthly allowance for accompanying members of family

How to Apply

First Step: The application procedure occurs online through the DAAD portal. You are also required to send additional documents by post to the specified application address.

Second Step:

1. Application documents(online):

  • Online application form.
  • Full curriculum vitae in tabular form.
  • -Statement about academic and personal reasons for the planned study project in Germany (letter of motivation; 1 – 3 pages).
  • Master’s degree/postgraduate study programme leading to a final qualification:
  1. .If available: Letter of acceptance from the host university
  2. If you do not have a letter of acceptance at the time of application, you must apply to the university for this in good time and subsequently submit the confirmation letter before the scholarship-supported study programme begins. Please note that you yourself are responsible for ensuring that you apply for admission at the host university by the due date and that a Scholarship Award Letter from the DAAD only becomes valid if you are admitted to your chosen host university.
  3. If possible, confirmation of supervision from a university teacher.
  • Complementary studies not leading to a final qualification:
  1. Confirmation of supervision from a German university teacher.
  • for all applicants:
  1. University degree certificate indicating final grade(s): the certificate must be subsequently submitted before the scholarship-supported study programme begins if studies have not been completed at the time of application.
  2. Proof of knowledge of the language of instruction (German or English).The language certificate should be no more than two years old.
  3. Form with an overview of recorded pieces: (“Overview work samples music”).

2. To be submitted by post:

  • Work samples (for formal requirements, read: “Additional Information for DAAD Study Scholarships in the Field of Music” at: Please do not upload any work samples to the DAAD portal.
  • The printed “Cover sheet to application” of the “Application summary” which is generated in the portal in PDF format after the online application has been completed.

Third Step:Then registration online through this link, Then: 

  • Download and complete the online application form.
  • Prepare application documents(PDF).
  • 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 required appendices then submit this document online.

Fourth Step:Sending application documents by post:

  • Send work samples together with the printed “Cover sheet to application” of the “Application summary” generated online and the reference (in a sealed envelope) by post to the specified application address:

Section ST33
Kennedyallee 50
53175 Bonn

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