The DAAD (German Academic Exchange Service) offers grants in the frame of the "Hilde Domin Programme" with funds from the Federal Foreign Office. The programme supports students at risk as well as doctoral candidates in obtaining a degree or doctorate at a German university.
The long-term goal of the programme is to enable students and doctoral candidates to pursue higher education studies or a research stay in a safe environment so that they can make an important contribution to political, economic and social development in their countries of origin (or in Germany or third countries) after completing their studies or doctoral work.
Target group are:
- Students and doctoral candidates who are formally or de facto denied the right to education in their country of origin.
The students and doctoral candidates nominated and selected within the framework of the programme are enrolled in degree programmes of their personal choice and individual qualifications if they fulfil the necessary requirements.
The funding includes:
- A scholarship to cover the necessary costs of the study or research stay.
- Fulfilment of the requirements for the chosen degree programme (school-leaving certificate, previous academic certificates, language skills).
Nomination and selection procedure
Potential candidates cannot apply for the Hilde Domin Programme on their own, but are nominated by the presidiums/rectorates of an institution that is a legal entity in Germany.
For a nomination by TU Braunschweig, please submit the following documents to the representative for refugees:
- Curriculum vitae
- Transcripts (school, university)
- Language certificates
- If you are unable to submit individual documents, please contact the representative for refugees.
A selection committee will then decide whether the TU Braunschweig can nominate you.
The nominating institutions and organisations must submit a nomination form provided by the DAAD, with a nomination statement to be completed.
To the nomination form.
Afterwards, on the basis of an initial plausibility check, suitable candidates will be contacted by the DAAD and invited to apply via the DAAD's online application portal. The application documents submitted by the candidates are then checked by the DAAD for completeness and formal correctness. The final selection of candidates is made by independent selection committees appointed by the DAAD. In the course of the selection process, both vulnerability and academic performance are assessed.
Further information about the programme.
Contact Person at TU Braunschweig:
Representative for Refugees at TU Braunschweig
Dr. Astrid Sebastian