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Hilde Domin Fully Funded Scholarships for Students at Risk in Germany

April 6, 2023BY Test User

Hilde Domin Fully Funded Scholarships for Students at Risk in Germany

The German Academic Exchange Service (DAAD) Hilde Domin Scholarship Program, sponsored by the Federal Foreign Office, is now accepting applications for the academic year 2023/24. (AA).

The German Academic Exchange Service (DAAD) provides the “Hilde Domin Program” scholarship to students and doctoral candidates worldwide who face discrimination in their home countries regarding education or other rights. The program provides funding in the form of a wholly funded scholarship for the recipients’ choice of degree course (Bachelor, Master, or Ph.D.) at a German higher education institution.

The long-term aim is for recipients to be able to contribute to meaningful political, economic, and social development in their home nations. The program also contains an interdisciplinary program to help recipients grow personally and contribute to society. The scholarship is named after the German writer and poet Hilde Domin, who lived in exile for more than 20 years due to political events in Germany. Except for EU/EEA/EFTA countries, Andorra, Monaco, San Marino, and the United Kingdom, the scholarship is available to all students and doctoral candidates globally.

If you are a student/scholar facing educational denial in your native country, apply to the Hilde Domin Scholarship program. Women from Afghanistan who have been expressly denied education may apply to this program.

Successful students and doctoral candidates will be enrolled in their chosen degree courses based on their qualifications. They will receive a scholarship to pay the costs of their study or research stay in Germany.

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Brief Details About Germany Hilde Domin Fully Funded Scholarships for Students at Risk:

  • Host Country: Germany
  • Host University: Universities in Germany
  • Degree: Bachelor’s, Master’s, and Ph.D.
  • Fields: Several Fields
  • Duration: Varies
  • No of Opportunities: N/A
  • Language Requirement: English
  • Funding Type: Fully Funded
  • Eligible Students: At-Risk Students
  • Gender: Male/Female
  • Application Deadline: April 29, 2023


  • Monthly Stipend of 934 Euros for bachelor’s and master’s degree students
  • Monthly Stipend of around 1200 Euros for Ph.D. Students
  • Health Insurance
  • Travel Allowance
  • Free German Language Course
  • Family and Child Financial Support

Eligibility Criteria:

  • Applicants from any country are eligible to apply, except those from the EU, EEA, and EFTA.
  • Being denied formal or de facto educational rights in their native country because of their ethnic, sexual, gender, or religious identity, or political or civic participation.
  • Face a personal danger or threat in one’s home country.
  • A university or institution must recommend you.
  • Be at least 18 years old at the moment of nomination.
  • Have academic achievements, such as educational certifications allowing admission to an institution or previous degrees that can be applied to future studies.
  • At the time of application, they should not have finished their university degree or obtained their university entrance qualification more than two years ago. Exceptions are granted in the following cases, which may cause a delay in your studies or doctoral project(s):
    • pregnancy and childbirth
    • care of children up to the age of 12 (maximum of three years per child)
    • care of care-dependent relatives
    • disability or chronic illness
    • prolonged, serious illness
    • compulsory military service
    • if applicable, other circumstances
  • A second bachelor’s, master’s, or Ph.D. degree is not permitted. It had not been longer than 15 months in Germany;
  • Fluency in German or English, equal to at least CEFR level B2. DSH or TestDaF are good exams for German, and Cambridge English, Cambridge Business, IELTS, ISE, TOEFL iBT, TOEFL Essentials, TOEIC, and PTE Academic are good tests for English.

Note: Important Note: By the application deadline, nominations for the academic areas of fine arts, performing arts, design, visual communication, music, film, and architecture must provide evidence of admission to study course or degree program at German higher education institution.

Required Documents:

  • 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)

Note: All documents must be in German or English language. 

How to Apply for Students at Risk?

Students must apply to a German higher education school and obtain an admission letter or acceptance of their chosen study location. A German institution or group will nominate them for the Hilde domain scholarship program.

  • Application for the Hilde Domin Program Scholarship cannot be made by the applicant.
  • An institution or group with a legitimate representation in Germany may suggest candidates.
  • Officially eligible candidates can access the DAAD web application portal following the nomination limit.