Master DAAD/OSI (Open Society Institute) Programme Balkan

at The German Academic Exchange Service (DAAD) in Germany


  • The German Academic Exchange Service (DAAD) and the Open Society Institute (OSI) jointly run a
    scholarship programme for graduates from Non-EU-countries of the Balkan States. Scholarships are
    jointly awarded by the DAAD and OSI for study projects and doctorates carried out at German universities.
  • The DAAD/OSI programme aims to improve teaching and research in the humanities, sociology and
    social sciences in these countries and to create networks between academics from these regions as a basis
    for the independent development of further international contacts.

The maximum scholarship term for a Master’s or Magister programme is two years, three years for a
doctoral programme in Germany.

The scholarship instalments are:

  • for students in Master or Magister courses: 750.- euros per month,
    for doctoral students: 1.000.- euros per month.
  • The programme pays the travel costs for all participants and, where necessary and planned, the costs
    for language courses.
  • Doctoral students receive a return trip home after the second year.
  • Grant holders with children who are not yet of school age and who remained in the home country, can
    have a home visit trip of 3 weeks max. funded each year.
  • The programme does not provide for the payment of family allowances or supplements for spouses or

The DAAD/OSI scholarship programme preferentially supports humanities, sociology and social sciences
disciplines which are underrepresented in the participating countries. These include political science,
sociology, international relations, law, economics, public administration, education management, public
health and philosophy. In individual cases, funding may be available for applicants from other disciplines as
long as these count as humanities and social sciences subjects.

Graduates interested in this scholarship category can apply to the degree courses that can be found on this
webpage, together with more detailed information about the programme.

The DAAD website contains further specific information for applicants from
your home country including on where applications should be sent to.

A full set of application papers must be submitted by 15 November of the current year with reference to
the programme: DAAD/OSI Scholarship Programme.

Deadline: 15 November, 2009
Open to: Graduates from Non-EU-countries of the Balkan States
Funding: 750. – 1.000.- euros per month

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