With PROMOS-Scholarships into the colourful world ...

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The mobility programme of the DAAD supports short-term study periods worldwide with funds from the Federal Ministry of Education and Research BMBF). PROMOS aims to make an important contribution to increasing student and doctoral student mobility.

The PROMOS programme is open to German students and doctorals students and those of equivalent status, who are fully registered at Kiel University in their 2nd semester or higher (students) and also process sufficient language skills in the language of instruction. Non-German students and doctoral students may also apply for a scholarship, if they are enrolled in a course of study at a German university with the aim of obtaining a (doctoral-) degree at the university. Study visits in home countries are excluded.

Kiel University directly selects scholarship recipients on the basis of quality.

The DAAD determines the grant amount, instalments and travel costs.

  • Semester Scholarship (3 to 5 months, students only)
  • Short Term Scholarship for a Thesis (1 to 6 months, students only)
  • Internship (6 weeks to 6 months, students only)
  • Language Course (3 to 8 weeks, students and doctoral students)
  • Specialised Course (1 to 6 weeks, students and doctoral students)


Please apply online here:

PROMOS-ONLINE-REGISTRATION / application 1. March 2020

Application deadlines for all lines of funding:

  • 1. March 2020 – funding possible from 1. May 2020
  • 1. July 2020 - funding possible from 1. September 2020
  • 15.October 2020 – funding possible from 1. January 2021


Detailed Information:

All important information on  funding, how to apply and how to prepare the final report is available in our PROMOS LEFLEAT.pdf (2020 will be available soon).

The PROMOS SUBSIDY RATES 2020.pdf can be found on a list sorted by country.

The International Center provides INFORMATIONAL SEMINARS.pdf on applying for the PROMOS-programme. DAAD applicants are also welcome to attend.

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