Germany: Michael Foster Memorial Scholarship, 2017/18

Application Deadline: 30th March, 2017

Applications are invited from members of the public for the Michael Foster Memorial Scholarship, funded by the German Academic Exchange Service (DAAD).

The scholarship is intended to enable the award holder to undertake study or research in a field of their choice, at any university, in Germany.

Award details
Duration: Usually one year, however may be extended at the discretion of the German Academic Exchange Service (DAAD)

Value: The scholar will receive a monthly maintenance grant. A small grant will be paid at the beginning of the award period to cover incidental expenses and books. An additional grant will be paid to assist with travel expenses. Scholars who are married before taking up the award will receive an additional allowance, if accompanied by their spouse. The grant includes insurance cover for accident, illness and personal liability

Number: Many awards

A monthly maintenance grant

Usually one year


All nationalities
All subjects
Level of study:
Graduate and Undergraduate
Year of study:
Graduate students of all years, undergraduates in their final year of study
Other criteria:
Candidates will normally be expected to show a reasonable proficiency in the use of the German language, but a further grant may be made available to candidates who do not have a good knowledge of German to enable them to attend a language course in Germany at the beginning of their stay.

Candidates’ proposed programmes of research must be such that they can best be carried out at a German university or other institution of higher learning. Successful candidates will be those whose studies and personal development have most to gain from a period of study or research in Germany.

Applicants are advised to contact their proposed host institution before submitting their application.

How to apply
  1. Applications are currently open for the 2017/18 academic year. Applications should be submitted to Student Fees and Funding by 12 noon on 30th March, 2017 (Week 3 of Hilary Term).
  2. Online application: Please complete the online application form and upload all supporting documentation (PDF only, see full details of application process in section below). Late or incomplete applications will not be accepted under any circumstances.
  3. Interviews for short-listed candidates will take place in Oxford (Week 9 of Hilary Term). Applications from candidates who are unable to attend an interview on this date cannot be accepted.
  4. Candidates will be notified of the outcome of their application by the end of March 2017.
Application documents
Please note that you will not be able to save and return to the online application later, and it is therefore recommended that you have below information ready when starting the application process.
As part of the online application you will be asked to submit the following supporting information:
  • Personal statement on your current research, proposed study abroad and explanation outlining how the period abroad would be relevant to your future career plans (500 words)
  • Names and contact details of two referees. Your referees will be contacted automatically by email and asked to submit a reference as soon as you submit your application. Therefore please ensure you seek their approval to be nominated as a referee in advance. It is your responsibility to ensure that your referees submit their references by the deadline.
  • Budget breakdown showing the proposed monthly costs for the period of study abroad, including registration/tuition fees where applicable
  • CV including a list of publications (if any), prizes, and academic history (full details of school and university education), along with a statement of your extra-curricular activities and interests
  • Copies of transcripts for current and previous University education
  • Proof of any correspondence with the host institution regarding your proposed attachment, if available
Visit the Official Scholarship Website for more details.

Now that all the information about Michael Foster Memorial Scholarship has been delivered nicely; talented students who are eager to pursue their Free Tuition/Scholarships/Study In Germany for Undergraduate Bachelors, Masters, PhD, Associate Degree and Other Degrees, can apply now.


  1. pls can i apply?i want to start my PhD program in Geology but at the moment i dont have any admission letter.

    1. You can apply, while you wait for your Admission letter.
      Go through the information in this post, you will see guidelines to apply.

  2. Gai daniel aduom5 December 2016 at 05:12

    I'm Gai daniel aduom from, south Sudan and I would like your opportunity to help me in my life and I will be gladly to have it

    1. Gai daniel aduom, Go ahead to apply. Please go through the information in this post, you will see guidelines to apply.

  3. I am Dibisa Weyuma Biru From Ethiopia and I have Bachelor of Degree in Management from Wollega University on June 28,2015.
    I am Interested to apply Masters scholarship and you are kindly requested please contact if I selected on my Phone No. +251925837573 /+251925909386.

    Sincerely yours,

    1. Dibisa Weyuma you are welcome.
      Go through the information in this post, you will see guidelines to apply. Apply before deadline.

  4. Hi,
    I'm a PhD studient and I would like to continue my thesis in germany, to make a collaboration with other laboratory because i have some problems in my computational code and i hope to get an experimental test to validate my numerical simultion, also we don't have an experts in Tunisia in the numerical simulation also we haven't the equipment to get the experimental test,
    So, who can i apply,
    Think you very much for your reply

    1. Mohamed you are welcome.
      Go through the information in this post, you will see guidelines to apply. Apply before deadline.

  5. jz suis lamine diallo,,je voudrais savoir ou on doit soumettre les documents supplementaires ex; CV et diplomes pour completer lapplication en ligne

    1. Go through the information in this post, you will see guidelines to apply. Apply before deadline.

  6. Hello thank you for your information. But application link is not working. Can you send the link please in reply?


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