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The German Academic Exchange Service (DAAD) announces the availability of scholarships for a Deutschlandkundlicher Winterkurs

Posted by on July 8th, 2014 · 2015, Arts and Social Science, Language, Scholarship Opportunities, UNSW Summer Break

The Deutschlandkundlicher Winterkurs is for advanced German language students. It runs for 6 weeks in January and February 2015


In co-operation with the University of Duisburg-Essen (Fakultät für Geisteswissenschaften), Albert-Ludwigs-University Freiburg (SLI-SprachLehrInstitut), University of Leipzig (interDaF e.V., Herder-Institut), University to Cologne (Akademisches Auslandsamt, Lehrbereich DaF), Kassel (Institut für Sprachen, IfS), FH Aachen (Sprachenakademie Aachen/Sprachenzentrum), Duesseldorf and Berlin (Institut für Internationale Kommunikation e. V., IIK), the German Academic Exchange Service (DAAD) is once again offering scholarships for a six-week Deutschlandkundlicher Winterkurs from January to February 2015. This is an exciting opportunity for Bachelor, Master and PhD students with a sound knowledge of German (min. B1, preferably B2) wanting to improve their language skills and their understanding of contemporary affairs and aiming for further (postgraduate) studies.


The course is open to all Australian and New Zealand Bachelor, Master and PhD students. All lectures of the Deutschlandkundlicher Winterkurs will be held in German.


Duration and locations

  • Courses will last six weeks from January to February 2015 (exact dates depend on selected course. Our 2014-15 Course Brochure is online available
  • Applicants will be able to nominate a preferred course location on the application form
  • Accommodation is booked via the course organiser


Scholarships include

  • A flat rate tuition fee allowance of EUR 750 (ca. AUD 1080)
  • A travel allowance of EUR 550 (ca. AUD 790)
  • A part-cost grant of EUR 975 (ca. AUD 1400) for living expenses

Participants should allow EUR 250 to EUR 300 (ca. AUD 400, depending on the current exchange rate) of their own funds for additional expenses.


Eligibility Requirements

  • Applicants must have an Australian or New Zealand passport.
  • Applicants must be at least 18 years of age at the commencement of the Hochschulwinterkurs (by January).
  • Applicants must be currently enrolled at an Australian or New Zealand university.
  • Applications are open to students in Bachelor’s and Master’s programmes of all
  • subject areas who will have completed at least two academic years of studies at the
  • time of starting their funded stay (by January), as well as to PhD students.
  • Students in their last year of a Bachelor’s programme are entitled to apply if they intend to start a Master’s (or Honours) degree programme immediately after completing their Bachelor degree. Please include a letter of confirmation by the higher education institution as proof should you have one; otherwise please state your intention of starting a Master’s or Honours programme in your letter of motivation.
  • Applicants must prove a sound knowledge of German in order to be able to follow lectures and work in study groups. By January, applicants must have completed at least 2 years of German (not necessarily at university) and gained language skills at the European level B1, preferably B2. Please note that the language certificates B1 or TestDaF to TDN3 should be no more than one year old in all examined sections. Language certificates from B2 or TDN4 may be older in all examined sections. In case a language certificate cannot be supplied, applicants can include a DAADSprachzeugnis (which is available in our Application Pack), that has to be completed by a recognised German teacher.
  • In order to be eligible applicants must not have received a Deutschlandkundlicher Winterkurs scholarship within the last three years.



Application Pack and further information are available online

Please make sure all details have been filled in correctly – especially exam results. Please remember to indicate a preferred course location.

The deadline is August 1, 2014. You will be deemed to have applied by the deadline in one of the following two ways:

i) Your applications has reached us in Sydney by 1 August 2014


ii) You have sent your application via Australian Express Post postmarked 1 August 2014.

Please hand in one original application and one copy to

DAAD Information Centre

c/o Goethe-Institut Sydney

90 Ocean Street

Woollahra NSW 2025


Please note that incomplete applications as well as applications to DAAD headquarters in Bonn will not be considered.


Please contact with any questions or consult

Applicants will be informed about decisions in late October 2014.


Note for UNSW Students

Credit transfer is at the discretion of your faculty. You must apply for credit through cross institutional studies or advanced standing.

Please email if you are successful in receiving a placement. You may also be eligible to apply for the ICGM Scholarship also. Details are available here.


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