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Bridge Scholarships for Afghanistan Students in Germany


High-achieving Afghan students are encouraged to apply for the German Academic Exchange Service’s (DAAD) Bridge Scholarships for the academic year 2022-2023.

The program’s goal is to provide bridging scholarships to Afghan students and researchers who want to begin or continue their bachelor’s or master’s studies in Germany at a state or state-recognized higher education institution.

About DAAD

The German Academic Exchange Service (DAAD) was established in 1925 and is Germany’s main support institution for international academic cooperation. The German Academic Exchange Service (DAAD) is a private, nationally sponsored, state-supported, self-governing national agency of German higher education institutions.


Health, accident, and personal liability insurance are also provided by DAAD. Additional advantages may include a one-time research stipend, family allowances, or language course expenses, depending on the scholarship program. The DAAD Scholarship for International Students is one of the most prominent and competitive scholarship programs in the world for international students.

Application Deadline: Applications are open now.

Brief Description

University or Organization: The German Academic Exchange Service- DAAD
Department: NA
Course Level: Bachelor’s, masters, doctoral, postdoctoral
Award: 861 euros or 1,200 euros
Number of Awards: NA
Access Mode: Online
Nationality: Afghanistan
The award can be taken in Germany


  • Eligible Countries: Afghanistan
  • Eligible Course or Subjects: The scholarship will be awarded in any subject offered by the university.
  • Eligibility Criteria: To be eligible, the applicants must meet all the following criteria:
  • Undergraduates, Graduates, doctoral candidates, and postdoctoral researchers from all disciplines are eligible to apply,
  • who can prove that they have Afghan citizenship (no dual citizenship),
  • who are already enrolled as bachelor’s or master’s students resp. who submit an admission letter until the application deadline or have been accepted as doctoral students and postdoctoral researchers at an institution resp. who submit confirmation of supervision or an invitation letter until the application deadline
  • who, as a rule, are already in Germany with a valid residence permit at the time of the application deadline,
  • who, as a rule, have not been staying in Germany for longer than 15 months at the time of the application deadline

How to Apply

  • How to Apply: The applicants must now submit their admission applications via the My DAAD register or application form. Upload the completed application form and the other application documents to the portal in PDF format.
  • Supporting Documents: Applicants have to submit the following documents via the DAAD portal:
  • online application form
  • Afghan identification document along with a valid residence permit for Germany
  • confirmation that no dual citizenship exists
  • full curriculum vitae (max. 3 pages long)
  • letter of motivation (1 to 3 pages long) describing the current personal risk situation as well as outlining the prospects in Germany made possible by a scholarship
  • Proof of documentation affirming the current study resp. degree status (see Call for Scholarships Applications in the scholarship database)
  • bachelor and master: enrolment certificate for a study degree programme at a state or state-recognized higher education institution in Germany or proof of admission until the application deadline
  • Doctorate and postdoctoral phase: acceptance as a (post)doctoral student at a state or state-recognized higher education institution or non-university research institute in Germany or a confirmation of supervision resp. invitation letter and other documents, as indicated in the scholarship database
  • Admission Requirements: Aspirants must have a previous degree certificate with excellent marks.
  • Language Requirement: When applying for a study admission and thus for the beginning of the scholarship, you generally have to submit an appropriate language certificate (e.g. DSH or TestDaF if the language of instruction is German, e.g. TOEFL or IELTS if the language of instruction is English). You should contact your chosen host university in good time to obtain information on this. Therefore, you must already prove in your scholarship application what level of knowledge of the language of instruction (German, English, or German and English) of your chosen degree programme you currently have.


The university will provide all the following benefits:

  • Depending on the academic level, monthly payments of
  • 861 euros for undergraduates (preparatory college and bachelor) and graduates (master),
  • 1,200 euros for doctoral candidates and postdoctoral researchers
  • 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 family members

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