The German Academic Exchange Service (DAAD) and Open Society Scholarship Programs are sponsoring a joint scholarship program for graduate students in the Balkans and the Transcaucasian and Central Asian countries of the former Soviet Union.
The DAAD-OSI Program is designed to improve opportunities for teaching and research in the humanities and social sciences in the region. At the same time, it promotes network-building among the participants and German academics as a basis for further international exchange activities.
The program is offered in the following countries: Albania, Bosnia, Kosovo, Macedonia, Montenegro, Serbia, Azerbaijan, Georgia, Turkmenistan, Uzbekistan, Belarus, Moldova, and Ukraine.
Please see further eligibility requirements on the left.
Awards are available to support MA and PhD studies in the following broad fields:
Political Science, Sociology and the Social Sciences, International Relations, Law, Economics, European Studies, European Integration, Public Policy and Administration, Educational Administration and Philosophy, Peace Studies/Conflict Resolution, International Development Studies and Global Political Economy.
Only selected programs are available for MA (Aufbaustudiengänge) degree students (see MA Course List 2013-14 attached on the left).
Faculty and PhD candidates may choose any university in Germany where eligible disciplines are taught.
For further information and guidelines, please download the full Guidance Notes on the left.
For more information on eligibility criteria and application details, please refer to the local DAAD-IC-Office contact or visit www.daad.de, following the links for your country.
Please note there are two deadlines for this award:
October 31, 2012 for applicants from the Former Soviet Union, and November 1, 2012 for applicants from the Balkans.
General DAAD-OSI scholarships information can be obtained from:
Or in German and Russian from the DAAD Central Office in Bonn: