Students with Tablet PC on the steps of the Berlin Reichstag.

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: www.daad.de/hsk-kursliste
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

Step1: You are required to fill out an online questionnaire and answer some essay questions (3 in English and 1 in German) to be evaluated for preselection. The questionnaire is available here.

Step 2: You will be invited to take a German proficiency test (OnSET) in Accra  (This will be by the second week of November. The exact date and time to be communicated after completing step 1).  This step is to ascertain your proficiency level. Proof of your proficiency level is a mandatory requirement for this scholarship.

Step 3: You complete the online application for the scholarship. Visit this link for details. Deadline for this step is 1st December, 2020.

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 pursue my master’s programme at this same university. From Goettingen, Germany. August, 2019.

Summer school scholarship programme - my impression