DAAD grants – deadline extension

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GHS-DAAD grants for German language courses in Germany

The German History Society and the German Academic Exchange Service (DAAD) are pleased to offer grants for students registered in the UK and Ireland for a postgraduate degree, or who have a confirmed offer of a place on a postgraduate degree programme. The deadline to apply for these grants has now been extended to the end of May 2023. These grants will enable students to attend summer language courses in Germany and are jointly funded by the GHS and DAAD. They offer students the opportunity to enhance their German language skills according to their academic profile and research needs.

Successful applicants are able to choose an appropriate German language course and level of tuition from the broad range of summer courses offered by German universities.

Please note that successful applicants have to apply for the summer courses separately, and places are subject to availability.

Up to four awards valued at €850 are available each year. The awards are intended to contribute to travel expenses, accommodation, and course fees for a three-to-four-week German language course at a German university.

Please check the individual course outline for tuition details and extra-curricular activities.

If, following the awarding of a grant, the applicant is unable to pursue the language course applied for, the GHS requires that the grant be reimbursed to the Society in full.


The grant is open to postgraduate students of History who are currently enrolled at a UK or Irish university or prospective postgraduate students already accepted at a UK or Irish university. All applicants must also be members of the GHS.

To Apply

Download application form (Please note that all applications and accompanying references must be submitted in either Microsoft Word or pdf format). Application materials, as indicated on the form, must be submitted by the end of May 2023. All materials should be sent by email to the Society’s Postgraduate Officer, Kat Hill, marked ‘GHS’ in the subject box.