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Short-term scholarships and DAAD
There are good opportunities Casting to a short-term scholarship. A three-month fellowship is awarded on average to one of two, one year fellowship to one of four applicants
The DAAD also offers exchange with numerous renowned US universities with counter-scholarships, where the study fees are generally passed. The admission is granted here almost exclusively for the Graduate Schools of Arts and Sciences, more rarely for the Professional Schools in Business or Architecture.
If you prefer to look for scholarships on your own, you should refer to the funding database of the DAAD. Here numerous funding opportunities for Germans are not only covered by the DAAD. The query is made by subject, status and destination country.
The International Education Financial Aid of the Institute of International Education awards scholarships of all kinds, eg from universities, companies, non-profit institutions, related to a field of study or in general. Here you can find out which scholarships there are at which university. And as a worldwide humanitarian organization, the Rotary Foundation awards one- and two-year scholarships.
Promotion also possible abroad
Many countries also offer funding options for postgraduate courses. In addition to the British Council or the Fulbright Commission, mention may be made, for example, of the Marvin Bowehr Society, which awards MBA scholarships for a two-year degree at Harvard Business School.
Every year, the Association of German-American Clubs (VDAC) awards approximately 30 attractive undergraduate and graduate scholarships (some in conjunction with Teaching Assistantships) at selected universities in the USA to students up to 24 (at the time the application).
Information and application documents for the local chairpersons of the more than one 30 individual clubs as well as the contact partners at the 22 German participating partner universities (can be seen from the VDAC homepage).
Registration is always done through the local clubs. Individual termination times must also be determined. The application was made one year before the start of the study abroad, ie in the spring of the previous year. The Graduate Fellowship Notebook at Cornell University offers one, such as companies or foundations for international students.
The "Assistantships" are also very attractive and popular in the USA. Qualified students, mainly in natural sciences, but also in the humanities and social sciences, use them as part-financing for a graduate degree. One differentiates between teaching and research assistantships.
Both require up to 20 weekly work hours, where you are assigned to a university teacher or teach beginners courses and corrects work. For that, you get a salary that usually goes to a modest life. In addition, tuition fees are waived in whole or in part. Information on Assistantships under the keyword Financial Aid or Assistantships in the study guides or homepages of the universities.
Thus, the biggest opportunities for financial support abroad are offered by various private scholarships (especially in the USA). However, the number of funded students is limited, and most of the funding is only for tuition. As a rule, a distinction is made between needs-based and performance-based scholarships.
If you would like to complete a postgraduate course abroad, you can directly contact your preferred university and ask about the respective funding opportunities - these are, however, often reserved for local students. However, individual universities award individual scholarships. Similar to the places of study, these are sometimes awarded according to the principle of "first come, first painting" - so earning an application as early as possible is worthwhile!
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