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DAAD Scholarships for the 6th GESIS Summer School in Survey Methodology

Scholarships for international participants available

Young social researchers worldwide! Are you interested in the latest theoretical and practical tools of survey-based research? 10 DAAD Summer School scholarships are available to join the 6th GESIS Summer School in Survey Methodology. The summer school offers high quality training in state of the art techniques and methods of survey research.

 Summer School participants who are eligible for the student rate, who do not hold German citizenship, and are either living outside of Germany or have not been living in Germany for more than 6 months can apply for one of ten available scholarships funded by the German Academic Exchange Service (DAAD). Participants registered only for a short course are not eligible to apply.

Scholarships are calculated on the basis of the following rates:

  •  Flat rate allowance for accommodation expenses of € 250 per week up to a maximum of € 750, i.e. for all three weeks of the summer school.
  •  Flat rate allowance for travel expenses depending on the country from which the participant travels to the Summer School.
  • Course fees up to a maximum of € 500

Scholarships will be transferred to the participant’s bank account upon successful participation in the Summer School (i.e., attendance of at least 80% of the course). No money will be transferred before the Summer School or in case the participant misses more than 20% of the course.

To apply, please submit the following documents as one PDF file via our online application form below:

  • Cover letter explaining the importance of participating in the 6th GESIS Summer School in Survey Methodology for your research work and your need for a scholarship,
  • Up-to-date CV including a list of publications (if applicable),
  • Certification of your current position/status (if applicable, e.g., matriculation certificate),
  • Degree certificate of highest current academic degree held including transcript of records (if you haven’t obtained a relevant tertiary degree yet, include the transcript of records only), 
  • Letter of Reference testifying to the applicant's good standing, providing an assessment of the usefulness of the selected Summer School course(s) for the applicant's research work as well as the applicant's need for financial support.

The above mentioned documents must be submitted via our online application form as one PDF file by 30 April 2017 (German Time). Applicants will be informed by the end of May.

Applications will be evaluated by the Center for Doctoral Studies in Social and Behavioral Sciences (CDSS) Selection and Admission Committee, University of Mannheim, based on academic and social criteria.

If you apply for one of the scholarships, please simultaneously register at to secure a place. Registration will only become binding once GESIS has received the participation fee. Please note that you will not receive the DAAD scholarship without having paid the fee.

Should you not be granted a scholarship, you may send a cancellation request to summerschool(at) You will receive full refund if you cancel up to 4 weeks before the course (see terms and conditions).

Any questions? Please send an e-mail to summerschool(at)