Program d’Études en France (PEF) Scholarship for German Students

The Program d’Études en France (PEF) Scholarship, a collaborative initiative between the French Ministry of Foreign Affairs, the French Embassy in Berlin, and the DAAD, offers German undergraduate students the opportunity to undertake a one-semester study visit at French partner universities. This scholarship aims to support students pursuing integrated study programs in Linguistics and cultural studies.

Application Deadline: March 31, 2023

Brief Description:

  • Provider: French Ministry of Foreign Affairs, French Embassy in Berlin, and the DAAD
  • Level: Bachelor
  • Award: Monthly partial scholarship rate of 450 euros and more
  • Access Mode: Online
  • Nationality: German
  • Location: Germany

Eligibility Criteria:

  • Eligible Countries: Germany
  • Acceptable Course or Subjects: Romance studies, France-related intercultural and European studies, linguistics
  • Admissible Criteria:
    • Undergraduate students in bachelor’s courses with French as the first foreign language.
    • Enrollment at a state-recognized university in Germany, in the second semester or the second half of the first year of their bachelor’s degree.

How to Apply:

  • Complete the online application form available on the DAAD portal.
  • Register and apply through the DAAD portal, following the step-by-step instructions.
  • Submit supporting documents by post to the DAAD.

Supporting Documents:

  • Tabular curriculum vitae (in German and French)
  • Motivation letter outlining professional and personal motives for the project (in German and French)
  • Reference from a university teacher for seminars or exercises attended in the 1st semester
  • Certificate of university entrance qualification (Abitur)
  • Transcript of records for all attended seminars and exercises
  • Proof of language proficiency equivalent to level B2
  • Enrollment certificate for the current semester
  • Additional relevant documents (e.g., internship certificates)

Admission Requirements:

  • Proficiency in French equivalent to level B2.
  • Ability to participate in classes, write papers, and give presentations in French.


  • Monthly partial scholarship of 450 euros
  • Exemption from tuition fees at French universities
  • Health, accident, and personal liability insurance coverage

Why Choose This Program?

  • Pedagogical and logistical support provided to students.
  • Host university assists with accommodation arrangements.
  • Financing provided by the French Embassy in Berlin.

Seize the opportunity to enrich your academic experience through the Program d’Études en France (PEF) Scholarship. Embark on a rewarding educational journey and immerse yourself in French language and culture. Apply now and take the first step towards a semester of learning and discovery in France!

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