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Wednesday, 29 March 2017

DAAD-OSI Scholarships for the Balkans and Central Asia

Brief description:
The German Academic Exchange Service (DAAD) and Open Society Scholarship Programs sponsor a joint scholarship program for graduate students in the Balkans and graduate students and junior faculty in the Transcaucasian and Central Asian countries of the former Soviet Union.
Host Institution(s):
German Universities
Field(s) of study:
Awards are available to support MA, PhD and Faculty in the following broad fields:
Political Science, Sociology and the Social Sciences, International Relations, Law, Economics, European Studies, European Integration, Public Policy and Administration, Public Health, Educational Administration and Philosophy, Peace Studies/Conflict Resolution, International Development Studies and Global Political Economy.
Note: Only selected programs are available for MA (Aufbaustudiengänge) degree students (seeDAAD-OSI Master Course List 2012-13).
Faculty and PhD candidates may choose any university in Germany where eligible disciplines are taught.
Target group:
Students in the Balkans and graduate students and junior faculty in the Transcaucasian and Central Asian countries of the former Soviet Union.
Scholarship value/inclusions:
Participants will receive standard DAAD stipends, an allowance for travel to and from host institutions and, if required, a German language course (lasting up to 4 months). PhD students are entitled to a return trip to their home country after the second year.
Please note that within this program, accompanying spouses or children are not eligible for family allowances.
For the 2012-13 academic year, candidates from the following countries are eligible to apply:Armenia, Albania, Bosnia & Herzegovina, Croatia, Kazakhstan, Kosovo, Kyrgyzstan, Macedonia, Montenegro, Moldova, Serbia, Tajikistan and Ukraine.
A good knowledge of German is desirable. Funding for additional language training may be available in German only.  Applicants wishing to follow a course intructed in English are required to have a very good command of the English language, proven by a TOEFL test.
Applicants currently residing outside of their home countries are not eligible to apply.
Application instructions:
Applicants should apply on the standard DAAD application forms, submitting all necessary documents requested on page 5 of the DAAD Application Form (Antrag auf ein Forschungs-/Studienstipendium) along with two reference forms, available from German embassies and consulates, DAAD lecturers in country, and also through the following
Detailed and specific instructions on the procedures in each country are available through the following link:  The deadline for applications is 31 October 2011.
It is important to visit the official website (link found below) for detailed information on how to apply for this scholarship.

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