DAAD short term scholarship for Iranian doctorate (PhD) students

Deutscher Akademischer Austauschdienst e.V. (German Academic Exchange Service) which is widely known as DAAD is a German association whose headquarter is located in Germany. It is one of the largest funding organization in the world which offer various scholarships and funding for national and international researchers worldwide.

Among various funding and scholarships, DAAD has a special programs for Iranian PhD students to have a research stay in German institutions. This scholarship program is financed by the German and Iranian government wheres it intended to promote research projects within the context of doctoral programmes.

Who is eligible to apply?

Outstanding PhD students who were nominated by the Students Affairs Organization (Sazeman-e Omoor-e Daneshjooyan) of the Iran Ministry of Science and Research and Technology (MSRT). You should apply at the same time at the Sazeman-e Omoor-e Daneshjooyan.

 Duration of the scholarship

  • 6-9 months; the length of the scholarship will be decided by the selection committee based on the project objective and plan
  • Note that the funding can not be renewed (non-extendible)

Funding value

  • 1,000 €/month
  • Payments towards health, accident and personal liability insurance cover
  • Travel allowance
  • In addition, you might get support to attend a German language course in Tehran before start of the projct in Germany

For application and further details of the application procedure and assessments, visit the DAAD website.

You can also find more details about the study programs in various european countries such as admission requirements, the cost of student life, tuition fees and how to apply for a PhD programs.

The salary tariffs of PhD students, Postdoc researcher and Professors in various countries are described in detail in the following links:

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