Objective

Students, graduates, doctoral candidates and postdocs receive a scholarship to complete a study or research stay or a Master's, postgraduate or doctoral degree in Germany.

Who can apply?

Students, graduates, doctoral candidates, postdocs or teachers at universities in Argentina or researchers at publicly funded institutions of Argentine nationality usually up to the age of
  • 26 in the case of students of engineering
  • 36 in all other cases

What is supported?

  1. Advanced students of engineering who are in their last year of studies complete a study year with a practical relevance in Germany
  2. Graduates complete a Master's or postgraduate course of study
  3. Doctoral candidates take part in a study visit to Germany as part of their doctoral studies
  4. Postdocs complete a research visit

Duration of funding

  1. Students of engineering complete a one-year, non-extendable study visit consisting of one semester of studies at a university plus a 4 to 6-month internship with a German company. Alternatively, students can complete a second semester at university with an application-oriented research project.
  2. Graduates may apply for a Master's or postgraduate course at a German university of up to two years
  3. Doctoral candidates at a university in Argentina complete
    a) a doctoral stay of up to two years, or
    b) receive a short-term 2 to 6-month doctoral scholarship for Germany
  4. Postdocs who finished their doctoral studies no longer than 3 years previously complete a
    a) 1 to 2-year or
    b) 2 to 6-month research visit to Germany
The scholarships (with the exception of 1), 3b) and 4b)) are awarded for one year respectively. If the student wishes to extend the scholarship for a second year, he/she has to submit an application which is reviewed by a selection committee.

Value

Co-funded by the Ministry of Education, Science and Technology of Argentina and the DAAD
  • Preparatory German course in Argentina for scholarship holders from the humanities, economics and law as well as related subjects (DAAD)
  • Intensive German language course (including accommodation and pocket money) for up to 6 months. Exception for scholarship holders according to Model 2a), who do not take a language course and Model 1), who take a 2-month language course (DAAD)
  • Travel allowance for outward and return journey (DAAD)
  • Basic monthly payments
    of 500 euros for scholarship holders according to Model 1)
    of 650 euros for scholarship holders according to Model 2)
    of 700 euros for scholarship holders according to Models 3) and 4), after the language course (MinEd)
  • Monthly top-up payments
    of 361 euros for scholarship holders according to Model 1)
    of 200 euros for scholarship holders according to Model 2)
    of 500 euros for scholarship holders according to Model 3) (DAAD)
  • Medical, accident and personal liability insurance (DAAD) and, if applicable, accompanying spouse and children (DAAD)
  • Initial study and research allowance for scholarship holders according to model 1), 2), 3a), 4a) (DAAD)
  • If applicable, allowance for spouse and children according to the DAAD guidelines for scholarship holders according to Model 2), 3a), 4a) (DAAD)
  • Rent subsidy according to the DAAD guidelines for scholarship holders according to Model 2), 3a), 4a) (DAAD)

Selection

The most important selection criteria are:
  • Above-average academic achievements
  • Quality of doctoral or research project

More detailed information

More information about model 1 (KOSPIE scholarships) can be found here:
Combined study and practical stays for engineers from developing countries (KOSPIE) in cooperation with the Argentine Ministry of Education (ALEARG)

Ministerio de Educación
Presidencia de la Nación
Buenos Aires / Argentina
https://campusglobal.educacion.gob.ar/

Alearg D (maestrías y especializaciones): https://campusglobal.educacion.gob.ar/becas/ver/12
Alearg de investigación corta: https://campusglobal.educacion.gob.ar/becas/ver/53
Alearg de investigación larga: https://campusglobal.educacion.gob.ar/becas/ver/8
Aleag E (pasantías): https://campusglobal.educacion.gob.ar/becas/ver/14

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