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DAAD Berlin School of Mind & Brain Scholarship 2022 for Developing Countries

One three-year DAAD doctoral scholarship is available for international candidates wishing to participate in the doctoral program of the Berlin School of Mind and Brain.

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DAAD scholarship in Germany is a private, federally funded and state-funded, self governing national agency of the institutions of higher education in Germany, representing 365 German higher education institutions (100 universities and technical universities, 162 general universities of applied sciences, and 52 colleges of music and art) [2003]. The DAAD itself does not offer programs of study or courses, but awards competitive, merit-based grants for use toward study and/or research in Germany at any of the accredited German institutions of higher education. It also awards grants to German... read more


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DAAD Doctoral Scholarship


Aim and Benefits of DAAD Doctoral Scholarship

The total value of the scholarship comes to:

  • scholarship payments of monthly € 1,200 per month, for three years;
  • travel allowance to and from Germany;
  • payments towards health, accident and personal liability insurance cover;
  • a research allowance of € 460 resp. € 230 (from developed countries) per year;
  • under certain circumstances, grant holders may receive the following additional benefits such as monthly rent subsidy, monthly allowance for accompanying family members (about € 200 child allowance per child and about € 275 marriage allowance);
  • a German language course (if desired and possible with respect to the starting date of the scholarship);
  • a material resource and supervision allowance of currently € 1,000 per year, which is paid upon application to the host institution/supervisors.

Requirements for DAAD Doctoral Scholarship Qualification

Eligibility rules for the DAAD-funded doctoral scholarship:

  • At the time when the DAAD receives the nomination letter from the Berlin School of Mind and Brain (30 June 2022), the last final exam (Master’s degree or equivalent) of the student must not have taken place longer than six years ago.
  • At the time when DAAD receives the nomination letter from the Berlin School of Mind and Brain (30 June 2022), applicants must not have resided in Germany for more than 15 months (i.e., not before April 2021

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Interview date, Process and Venue for DAAD Doctoral Scholarship

Because we are advertising only one doctoral scholarship, the competetion will be strong. From our experience, applicants with more unusual academic backgrounds for the scientific study of the mind and the brain will be unlikely to succeed. Therefore, should you not have the academic background recommended for our graduate school – i.e., philosophy, psychology, neuroscience, cognitive science, psycholinguistics -, you should perhaps reconsider applying for this scholarship.


Documents Required for Application

  • Research proposal (5 pages text plus bibliography/references)

  • Letter of motivation (1 page)

  • Are you eligible? Academic background

  • Proof of proficiency in English for non-native speakers

  • CV incl. research experience

  • German language skills



Application Deadline

May 22, 2022


How to Apply

The online tool mentioned under Application or Requirements is currently closed!

Therefore, please send your application directly to 

[email protected]

in one PDF file named: YourName_DAAD_2022.pdf

(For security reasons, our university e-mail system will not process files above 7 MB – you may have to use a fileshare option!)

For more details, click here


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