MHRD Scholarships - International scholarship Germany

Country Wise MHRD Scholarship Information: Ministry of Human Resource Development, Department of Education
Courses: Advanced Study/Research
Duration: 1 yr
No. oF Fellowships: 7
Notification: Employment news / Leading newspapers during the month of August/Sept.
Subject: Mech. engineering, Electronics and Communication Engg., Bio-pharmacology, Metallurgy, Environmental Science, Bio-technology, Agriculture & Forestry, Vet. Sciences & Animal Husbandry, Electrical Engineering.

Special Features : The Fellowships are awarded for advanced studies/research at Universities/research institutions in Germany and not for a degree. Scholar working for their Ph.D. (except those applying under the sandwich-Model) are expected to complete their doctorate thesis before their departure. The Sandwich Model multi-phase scheme offers the applicant to carry out his research in India and in Germany under the supervision of an Indian/German guide according to previously drafted scheduled. The research stay in the Germany is not limited to a single visit; the fellowship holder could either complete his research at a German university/institute in one stage or carry out part of the work there, return to his home institute to continue the work and institute for consultation while the Ph.D. candidate is working there visit of the German Guide to India for consultation. Period of fellowship is preceded by a compulsory 4 months German language course to be conducted at one of the branches of the Geothe Institute in Germany.

Eligibility: 32 years as on 1st October, of every year (except those applying under the Sandwich Model Scheme, for whom the age limit is 36 years as on 1st October, of every year). Uniformly good academic record with 60% marks at Master’s degree in the subject/related field. Candidates from the fields of Sociology and Economics should posses adequate knowledge of German Language. Experience 2 yrs consecutive teaching/research/practical training after obtaining the prescribed qualification. M. Phil. degree is counted as one year’s experience. Preference is given to candidates having contacts with German Professors/placement at the German Institute. Letters from German Scientists/Professors confirming that the proposed research could be carried out at their Institutes are required to be furnished. Addle Requirements: Sufficient knowledge about Germany. Two yrs consecutive stay in India after return from abroad for study/training.

Value of Fellowship : (a) Maintenance allowance at the rate of DM 1800 per month (b) Free passage from New Delhi to the place of study in the Germany Republic of Germany and back. (c) Exemption from payment of university fees. (d) Special clothing allowance of DM 400. (e) Book allowance of DM 200 per year (f) Free tuition, boarding lodging plus pocket allowance during the period of the German language course (preceding/studies/research)

Application Procedure : Typed application, duly sponsored by employer, with research programme, attested copies of testimonials and other documents may be submitted on plain paper (as per notified format) by the prescribed date.

Contact Address :
Section Officer, ES.1 Section,
Ministry of Human Resource Development,
Department of Education (ES-I), External Scholarship Division,
Curzon Road Barracks, K.G. Marg,
New Delhi 110001.


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