Eastern European Program

Who can apply?

You can apply for the Eastern European Program if you

  • are a candidate from a country in Middle-, East and Southeast-Europe, from a Caucasian Country or Central Asia
  • have good German language skills
  • are Catholic Christian (or general belong to a Christian denomination). Candidates from other religions can apply if they are proposed by Catholic partners and can prove their commitment to interreligious dialogue.

We support

  • Junior scientist and post-graduates, who work on PhD or Habilitation and plan a scientific stay in Germany (full PhD studies and master programs are also possible, if not viable in the home country)
  • Scientists and lecturers for short scientific stays (up to six months) in Germany
  • Scientific research stays for students in master programs (up to one semester)
  • Students who want to acquire a master’s degree or a PhD at a German university or do a post-doctoral research project (2-6 months for established university lecturers) at a German university

What does KAAD expect from you?

  • Above-average performance in studies and research
  • The orientation of your studies or research towards permanent reintegration in your home region (otherwise the scholarship is turned into a loan)
  • Religious and social commitment (activities) and willingness to inter-religious dialogue.

Interested people are most welcome to click on the button below and fill in the online questionnaire. For detailed information about the double-stage application procedure please send an e-mail to leimbach(at)kaad.de with your questions or contact our partner committee in your country.
If you are eligible to applicate we will sent you the full application forms. The deadlines for the full application are 15th of January (decision in March) and 30th of June (decision in September).

Our Partners in Eastern Europe

Jolanda Trumza Msc.
KAAD Partner Committee
Gjimnazi Jordan Misja, Shkoder

Eduard Saroyan
Partner Committee Armenia
Toumanian Str. 29
0019 Yerevan

Doz. Dr. Edmund Jarmusik
KAAD Partner Committee
Yanka Kupala State University of Grodno
22 Ozheshko Str.
230023 Grodno

Nikolina Pandza
KAAD Partner Committee
University of Mostar
Ak. Ivana Zovke 14/II

P. Blagovest Vangelov
KAAD Partner Committee
Ul. Ljulin planina 5
1606 Sofia

Dr. Josip Burusic
KAAD Partner Committee
c/o Institute Ivo Pilar, pp. 277
HR-10001 Zagreb

Dr. Pavel Blazek
KAAD Partner Committee
Filosoficky Ustav AV CR
Jilska 1
CZ-11000 Praha 1

Dr. Vaja Vardidze
KAAD Partner Committee
Sulkhan-Saba Orbeliani Teaching University
St. Gia Abesadze 4a
GE-30105 Tbilisi

Dr. Varga Peter
KAAD Partner Committee
Alkotmany u. 18
H-2041 Biatorbagy

Dr. Iveta Leitane
KAAD Partner Committee
Rīgas Metropolijas Romas katoļu kurija
Mazā Pils iela 2a
Rīga, LV-1050.

Dr. Aleksej Burov
KAAD Partner Committee
Vilnius University
Universiteto Str. 9/1, 105a
LT-01513 Vilnius

Pfr. Goce Kostov
Ul. Klimnet Ohridski br. 236
2400 Strumica
Republic of North Macedonia

Magdalena Kurkowska
Committee Partnerskie KAAD
Pl. Przymierza 1m. 10
03-944 Warszawa

Dr. Jolanta Knieja
Committee Partnerskie KAAD
Institut Germanistyki UMCS
Pl. M.-C. Sklodowskiej 5
PL-20031 Lublin

Dr. Dariusz Wojtaszyn
Committee Partnerskie KAAD
Zentrum Studiow Niemieckich i Europejskich (WBZ)
ul. Strażnicza 1-3
50-206 Wroclaw

Prof. Dr. Ing. Marcel Sabin Popa
Universitatea Tehnica Cluj-Napoca
Bd. Muncii nr. 103-105
400641 Cluj-Napoca

P. José Vegas
KAAD Partner Committee
P.O. Box 566
RUS-St. Petersburg

Dr. Davor Dzalto
KAAD Partner Committee
Milana Uzelca 18/6
11080 Belgrad

Prof. Dr. Peter Volek
KAAD Partner Committee
Katolícka univerzita v Ruzomberku
Filozofická fakulta
Hrabovská cesta 1B
SK-03401 Ruzomberok

Prof. Dr. Roman Globokar
KAAD Partner Committee
vrh trebnje 12, 8210 Trebnje

Prof. Dr. Oleh Turij
Ukrainian Catholic University
st. Ilariona Sventsitskoho, 17
79011 Lviv