DAAD Sandwich Model Scholarships 2017 for PhD Registered Scholars – German Academic Exchange Service


Deutscher Akademischer Austausch Dienst (DAAD) German Academic Exchange Service invites the applications for Sandwich Model Scholarship for PhD registered scholar in India


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The "Sandwich-Model" is a multi-phased Scholarship scheme in which applicants can carry out research alternately in India and Germany under the supervision of an Indian as well as a German mentor

PhD degree will be awarded by Indian University/Institution. Scholars registered for their PhD (in any discipline) at universities or research institutes in India


Scholarship Details

Duration: 1 year

Stipend of Euro 1000.00 per month

A lump sum towards airfare from India to Germany and back

Exemption from payment of university tuition fees

A study and research subsidy

Compulsory health insurance covered by DAAD

2 months German Language Course in India – free tuition

4 months German Language Course in Germany – free tuition, boarding, lodging plus pocket allowance during the period of the German language course in Germany (preceding studies/research)

Out station participants will also get a lump sum towards travel & lodging

Under special conditions where awardees are not able to rent accommodation within the financial limits, an additional rent subsidy can be applied for


Eligibility Criteria

A first class Master’s degree; the PhD registration with a university in India should not be older than 3 years at the application deadline (1st October)

Candidates must have a recent dated acceptance letter confirming academic supervision from a German Professor on the university’s letterhead with a clear reference to the candidate’s research project

Candidates must be residing in India at the time of application. German language skills are not mandatory for application*. Candidates in the fields of Law and Philosophy must have a good knowledge of the German Language



Application form to be filled up online. The application has to be submitted only through the application portal www.funding-guide.de

You need to upload the following mandatory documents in pdf format on the application portal

Full curriculum vitae (bio-data) -max 3 pages. Confirmation from a German Professor stating that she / he is willing to guide the PhD research (if candidate has more than one confirmed placement, preference should be indicated –1st priority, 2nd priority, etc)

Detailed and comprehensive research proposal

Approval form for PhD supervisor in the home country (form available on our website www.daaddelhi.org in the Sandwich Model Scholarship announcement under the Scholarships and Funding section

After successful submission of the online application print three copies of the "application summary" and send them to the address: German Academic Exchange Service, Mrs. Anuroopa Dixit, 2 Nyaya Marg, Chanakyapuri, New Delhi-110021

The deadline for submission of hard copies of the application summary is 01st October of each year at DAAD New Delhi Office. DAAD will not consider incomplete applications


Important Dates


Application Deadline: 01st October 2017


Selection Interview: To be notified


Mandatory German Language:  April-May (India)


Beginning of Research: 01st Oct. of the subsequent year


Deutscher Akademischer Austausch Dienst (DAAD)

German Academic Exchange Service, 2, Nyaya Marg Chanakyapuri, New Delhi 110 021, Tel: 91-11-41680968; 41680969 Fax: 91-11-46068192 E-Mail: [email protected] Website www.daaddelhi.org


For any query,  candidates are requested to check the official website  .

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