DAAD-German Academic Exchange Service


Princeton normally offers two exchange fellowships to DAAD students based upon recommendation from DAAD. One fellowship pays full tuition and required fees only; the second pays full tuition, required fees and a standard 10-month stipend. Tenure for both of these awards is one academic year, August through May.

Application Submission DatesAs early as six months, but no later than three months prior to your intended start date (See chart.)
Program LengthOne academic year
Application FeeNone

Application Requirements

Applicants to this program must be nominated by DAAD and have a Princeton primary adviser.

  • Statement of Purpose - brief statement describing your proposed plan of study

  • Resume or curriculum vitae

  • Transcript from current enrolled school

  • Home Institution Adviser Statement - confirmation of your enrolled graduate student status, nature of proposed plan of study and its relevance to your academic and scholarly progress

  • Copy of your current passport (name page only) – international applicants only

Visa Information

(International applicants only)

All international nondegree students must arrive in the U.S. with a valid F-1 or J-1 student visa. The Davis International Center will assist with the visa eligibility documents (I-20 for F-1 students or DS-2019 for J-1 students) after admission is offered.

Applicants who require additional accessibility assistance may contact [email protected].

The application for fall 2025 admission will open in February 2025.