DAAD summer school scholarship - 2024 Summer

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This page explains the steps in applying for the DAAD Summer Scholarship. The next call is for summer 2024.

About the programme

The programme funds attendance of language and area studies courses as well as special language / terminology courses that are offered by state or state-recognised German universities and by affiliated language schools.
You can find out about course providers and programmes on the DAAD website under:
The courses are taught exclusively in German. The minimum German proficiency required is A2. B1 proficiency would be an advantage.

Eligibility criteria

  • Current students of German in Level 200 or above
  • Students of Bachelor’s and Master’s degree programmes in other subject areas with language proficiency in German of at least level A2 (e.g. Goethe certificate)

To apply

A German language proficiency certificate is mandatory for this scholarship. All interested applicants are invited to take a free-of-charge language proficiency Test (OnSET Deutsch). The test will take place in Accra on 13th of November, 2023.

Step 1 (Language Proficiency Test)
Register for the test by first creating an account here: OnSET
Request for a TAN number via this LINK or via email request ( Submit your name and email addres to request for the TAN. Register by selecting Ghana (as country), Accra (as city) and DAAD Information Centre Accra as your test centre. Use your unique TAN to complete your registration for the test. Select your preferred time. Deadline for entries is Thursday 9th November, 2023.

As part of the pre-selection process, you are required to fill out an online questionnaire and answer some short essay questions (in English). For one of the questions, you will be asked to upload a short video. Prepare this video in advance and complete the questionnaire afterwards.

For the video, please record yourself answering the following question in German: ‘Was ist Ihre Lieblingsstadt in Deutschland und warum?’ Use your phone or a simple handheld device to record a selfie video of yourself. The Video should be less than 50MB.

After preparing the video, follow this link to complete the questionnaire and upload your video.Complete this step by Wednesday the 23rd of November 2023.

Step 3:
You complete the online application for the scholarship. Visit this link for details. Deadline for this step is Friday the 1st of December 2023.

I am Raphael Lamptey (Level 400 Biochemistry student, University of Cape Coast).
I had a great time here in Germany these past few weeks. I am a recipient of the DAAD summer school scholarship programme studying German language at the language school here at the University of Göttingen.  I am definitely planning to come back for my master’s programme at this same university.

From Goettingen, Germany.
August, 2019.

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