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Hilde Domin Scholarships Program

Apply Now for the Hilde Domin Scholarships Program if you feel that you are at risk.

The Hilde Domin Scholarship for 2023 is now being accepted by the German Academic Exchange Service (DAAD). The Program is managed by the DAAD and funded by the Federal Foreign Office (AA). The major goal of the Hilde Domin Scholarship is to aid Ph.D. candidates and students from all around the world. Candidates who face rejection of educational or other rights in their native country are eligible to apply for this chance to begin or finish a degree program at a German higher education institution.

Successful students and doctoral candidates will be enrolled in their selected degree programs based on their criteria. They will get a scholarship to cover the costs of their study or research stay in Germany.

Brief Details About Hilde Domin Scholarships Program

  • Host Country: Germany
  • Host Organization: DAAD
  • Level of Study: Bachelor’s, Master’s, or a Ph.D.
  • Fields of Study: Several Fields are Available human medicine, dentistry, veterinary medicine, pharmacology, and law
  • Funding Type: Fully Funded
  • Funded By: Federal Foreign Office (AA)
  • Eligible Regions: All Countries except the EU, EEA, and EFTA
  • Gender: Male/Female
  • Application Status: Open Now
  • Application Deadline: 
    • Nominations Deadline for Summer Semester 2024: 15 March 2023
    • Application Period for Summer Semester 2024: 16 March – 29 April 2023
    • winter semester 2024/25 intake: 
      • Nominations deadline: until 15th September 2023
      • Application period: 19th September until 27th October, 2023

Target Students

Doctoral students and candidates from throughout the world, outside the EU, EEA, and EFTA, who are in danger of:

  • Being denied legal or de facto educational rights in their own country because of their ethnic, sexual, gender, or religious identity
  • Because of their political or civic involvement

Benefits of this Program

  • Monthly Stipend of 934 Euro for Bachelor and Master students and
  •  1,200 Euro for Doctoral students
  • Health or accident insurance
  • Travel costs allowance varied due to country of origin
  • Free German language course of two, four, or six months, if necessary
  • Additional financial benefits

Eligibility Criteria

  • Applicants of any nationality except excluding EUEEA, and EFTA are eligible to apply;
  • Being formally or de facto denied educational rights in their homeland due to their ethnic, sexual, gender, or religious identity or political or civic engagement;
  • Face a situation of personal risk or threat in one’s home nation;
  • Must be nominated by a university or institution;
  • Be 18 years or older at the time of nomination;
  • Have academic accomplishments, such as educational certifications that allow admission to a university or previous degrees that can be applied to future studies;
  • Should not have completed their university degree or university entrance qualification acquisition more than two years ago at the time of application;
  • Must not be a second bachelor’s, master’s, or doctoral degree holder;
  • Not have been more than 15 months in Germany;
  •  Be fluent in German or English, equivalent to at least level B2 of the CEFR.
  • Good tests for German are DSH or TestDaF, and for English language Cambridge English, Cambridge Business, IELTS, ISE, TOEFL iBT, TOEFL Essentials, TOEIC, and PTE Academic.

Note: Fine arts, performing arts, design, visual communication, music, cinema, and architectural nominations must include confirmation of acceptance to a study course or degree program at a German higher education institution before the application deadline.

Required Documents for your Application

  • Online application form
  • Document of valid identification (passport or NID)
  • A tabular version of the applicant’s CV
  • Motivational letter (1 to 2 pages) explaining the applicant’s professional and personal motives for completing a study course at a German university
  • Status of Risk (1 to 2 pages) explaining a threat or risk to the applicant’s well-being, particularly their right to education, and the safety of their life in general
  • Proof of academic progress or graduation
  • Certificates of English or German fluency of minimum level B2 or higher not more than two years old
  • Proof of acceptance to German universities
  • Documents of one’s current academic standing (bachelor, master, or doctoral student)


Application Process

Students must apply to a German higher education institution and get an entrance letter or approval of their chosen study location. They will be nominated by the institution for the Hilde domain scholarship program.

  • Applicants cannot apply for the Hilde Domin Program Scholarship on their own.
  • Applicants can be nominated by any institution or organization with a legal presence in Germany.
  • Formally qualified applicants can visit the DAAD online application site after the nomination deadline.

For more details about this fully-funded scholarship by the Hilde Domin Program, please check the frequently asked questions (FAQ) or visit the DAAD website.

In case of any problems applying via the DAAD online portal and need technical support, please get in touch with +49 (0) 228 882 8888) or email portal@daad.de.

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