DAAD summer school scholarship - 2022 Summer


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.

Deadline for entries is Thursday 4th November, 2021

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: 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.

Step 2: You will be invited to take a German proficiency test (OnSET) in Accra  (This will be on 5th November 2021 at Kofi Annan ICT Centre, near The British High Commission, Accra). The exact time slot will be communicated to you 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, 2021.

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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