DAAD - Scholarship within the Graduate School Scholarship Programme (GSSP)


DocMASE is aimed at candidates with a Master’s (or equivalent) degree in Materials Science and Engineering, or other related subjects such as Physics or Chemistry. Very good English knowledge is required, German knowledge will be an advantage. The DAAD scholarships are available for non-German candidates that have not lived more than 15 months in Germany until the 30.03.2018.


The scholarship includes:

The DAAD funding is for up to three or (in the case of developing and emerging countries) for up to four years and will cover:

  • a monthly scholarship rate of currently 1000 €,
  • a country-dependent travel allowance,
  • a combined health, accident, and liability insurance,
  • if necessary, a rent subsidy and family allowance



In the framework of the GSSP programme scholarships are to be awarded after a specific competition and a two stage selection procedure. After the first stage, those applicants who have been selected for a scholarship by a graduate school or a graduate programme at a German university must further submit a completed application form with all supporting documents via the DAAD portal.

The final selection decision is made by a DAAD selection committee composed of university professors.


Language skills

German language skills are generally required, although the required level also depends on the applicant's project and topic, as well as on the available opportunities for learning German in the applicant's home country. In the natural sciences and in engineering disciplines, in particular, and when English is spoken at the host institute, proof of good English language skills may also be accepted.


Further Guidelines and Information for Applicants from Abroad can be found here: Guidelines and Information for Applicants from Abroad 



Roberto Rocca Fellowship

The Roberto Rocca Education Programme is accepting applications for the Roberto Rocca Fellowships for doctoral studies in selected fields of engineering.

The Fellowships are open to citizens of Argentina, Colombia,  Brazil, Indonesia, Mexico, Romania and Venezuela who will enter a Ph.D. programme in 2013 or who are already undertaking a Ph.D. at a university outside their own country. Fellowships are granted to students who will or are pursuing a Ph.D. in Materials Science, Mechanical, Metallurgical and Petroleum Engineering and whose research offers potential benefits to the steel industry.

Fellowships are awarded for a period of two years and may be used for tuition, fees and living expenses. The award amount will depend on the candidate's financial need but in general candidates are encouraged to seek complementary sources of funding. 

Fellows are not required to work or do research for the sponsoring companies. Employees of the sponsoring companies are not eligible for the Fellowships.

Applications for the Fellowships must be submitted via the on-line Fellowship application on the Roberto Rocca Education Programme's website ( 

For additional information about the Fellowships see the programme's website or send an email to: info(at)

Founded in 2005 to promote the study of engineering and the applied sciences, the Roberto Rocca Education Programme is sponsored by the Tenaris, Ternium and Techint companies. The programme is named in honor of Roberto Rocca, the late Chairman of the Techint Group. In addition to Fellowships for Ph.D. studies, the programme also awards Scholarships for undergraduate study at domestic universities in participating countries and is funding more than 650 Scholarships every year.


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