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DAAD Award for outstanding international students

Every year, the German Academic Exchange Service (DAAD) offers an award worth EUR 1,000 to an international student at the University of Oldenburg who has demonstrated exceptional academic performance and social or intercultural commitment.

Qualified students may be nominated by instructors, institutions/centres of the university, or fellow students.

Next call for nominations is scheduled for August/September 2021.

Who can be nominated?

To qualify for this award, students must:

  • demonstrate exceptional academic performance
  • show social or intercultural commitment
  • possess an international (non-German) school leaving qualification
  • be enrolled in the University of Oldenburg
  • be in at least their third semester (bachelor) or second semester (master), or else be a recent graduate or doctoral candidate (PhD)
  • not be a guest or exchange student

Application documents

  1. Application form
  2. Recommendation letter from a lecturer at the University of Oldenburg (see template) 
  3. CV of nominated student 
  4. Transcript of records of nominated student 
  5. Enrolment certificate of nominated student
  6. Proof(s) of social/intercultural voluntary commitment of nominated student

Please send all documents by e-mail to by 12 November, 2020.

Award winners of former years

  • 2020: Beybin Elvin Tunç (Turkey)
  • 2019: Talat Khonsur (Syria)
  • 2018: Nikoloz Tarielashvili (Georgia)
  • 2017: Monica Andrea Gutiérrez Almonacid (Colombia)
  • 2016: Pol von Rijn (The Netherlands)
  • 2015: Feras Karakit (Syria)
  • 2014: Matteo Carbognani (Italy)
  • 2013: Aigerim Malgazhinova (Kazakhstan)
  • 2012: Arezou Ghasemzadeh (Iran)
(Changed: 2021-04-30)