Students at Risk: Hilde Domin Programme (DAAD)

The "Hilde Domin Programme" by the German Academic Exchange Service (DAAD) is a scholarship programme with funds from the Federal Foreign Office (AA) to support students and doctoral candidates across the globe who are at risk of being formally or de facto denied educational or other rights in their country of origin. The programme serves to provide these students with an opportunity to begin or complete a study or research degree at a higher education institution in Germany.

The selection process consists of two steps: The first step is nomination by a German institution. If you are interested in applying, please send the necessary documents (see at the right side) to the International Office of Ulm University.

Students and doctoral candidates from all academic disciplines, apart from human medicine, dentistry and veterinary medicine, can be nominated

  • who can prove or credibly demonstrate a threat to their personal well-being or safety (e.g. physical violence, arrest, denial of civil and educational rights, etc.) to the nominating institution
  • who are in possession of educational certificates that enable entrance to a higher education institution and warrant the pursuit of a desired higher education qualification according to the anabin database
  • whose last academic degree/matriculation is not older than two years (with exceptions, see FAQ)
  • whose language proficiency is German or English is equivalent to level B2 or higher of the CEFR
  • who are not already residing in Germany or the European Union at the time of nomination.

More detailed information you can find on the Hilde Domin-website by the German Academic Exchange Service.


Application Deadline

The upcoming deadline for nomination at Ulm University for a planned start of studies in summer semester 2024 is the 1st of February 2022.