This programme is aimed at students and doctoral candidates with a recognized refugee status and / or a right to asylum who can be shown to be at risk in their country of origin due to their ethnic, sexual, gender or religious identity or their political or civic engagement formally or de facto the right to education is denied.
The German Academic Exchange Service (DAAD) offers the “Hilde Domin-Programm” scholarship programme with funds from the Federal Foreign Office. The programme is designed to support endangered students and doctoral students who are formally or de facto denied the right to education in their country of origin to start or continue studying in Germany in order to obtain a degree or doctorate at a German university. The students and doctoral candidates nominated and selected within the framework of the program are enrolled in courses of their personal choice and individual qualifications and receive a scholarship that covers the necessary costs of the study or research stay.
The long-term goal of the scholarship programme is to enable students and doctoral candidates to study at a university or a research stay in a safe environment so that they can make an important contribution to the political, economic and social development in their countries of origin after completing their studies or research project (respectively in Germany or third countries). All recipients of the scholarship programme receive interdisciplinary qualifications in an accompanying social science programme in order to increase the chances of free personal development and a contribution to society.
The nomination and selection process:
Potential candidates cannot apply for the Hilde Domin programme independently, but are nominated by the management (president / rectorate) of an institution that is based in Germany as a legal entity. The nominating institutions and organisations must submit a nomination form provided by the DAAD with a declaration of nomination to be added. Then, on the basis of an initial plausibility check, suitable candidates will be contacted by the DAAD and asked to apply via the DAAD's online application portal. The application documents submitted by the candidates are then checked by the DAAD for completeness and formal correctness. The final selection of the candidates is made by independent selection committees appointed by the DAAD. As part of the selection process, both the risk and the academic performance are assessed.
Further information on the DAAD website.
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