Study Scholarships for Foreign Graduates in the Field of Music-DAAD

Deutscher Akademischer Austauschdienst (DAAD) – German Academic Exchange Service

Who can apply?

Foreign applicants who have gained a first university degree in the field of Music at the latest by the time they commence their scholarship-supported study programme; if this is not possible, they should have at least exhausted all the training options available for their instrument in their country of origin.

What can be funded?

In this study programme, you can complete

·         a Master's degree/postgraduate degree leading to a final qualification, or

·         a complementary course that does not lead to a final qualification (not an undergraduate course)

at a state German college of music of your choice.

Postgraduate studies are possible in the so-called 2nd cycle (usually a four-semester Master's degree) or a 3rd cycle which usually takes place in two semesters (concert examination, masterclass or PhD in an artistic subject).

This programme only funds projects in the artistic field. Other DAAD scholarship programmes are available for applicants from the field of musicology or music education or musicians with a scientific project.


·         A monthly payment of 850 euros

·         Travel allowance, unless these expenses are covered by the home country or another source of funding

·         One-off study allowance

·         Payments towards health, accident and personal liability insurance cover

Under certain circumstances, scholarship holders may receive the following additional benefits:

·         Monthly rent subsidy

·         Monthly allowance for accompanying members of family


A special DAAD committee made up of professors from German colleges of music makes the final decision about scholarships in the field of music. The decision is based upon written applications and sound recordings which have to be submitted (see:

Application Deadline

15 Oktober

Application location

German Academic Exchange Service

Referat ST34 – Asien, Pazifik

Kennedyallee 50

D – 53175 Bonn

Information and Advisory Centres

Regional Office Jakarta

DAAD Jakarta Office

JI. Jend. Sudirman, Kav. 61-62, Summitmas II, Lt. 14

12190 Jakarta


Tel.: +62 (21)/52008-70

Fax.: +62 (21)/52528-22


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