GESIS Training


Scholarships sponsored by DAAD



+++ Application Deadline extended to 02 May 2021 +++ 

In 2021, Summer School participants who are eligible for the student rate (including doctoral students), who do not hold German citizenship, and who are living outside of Germany can apply for 20 scholarships funded by the German Academic Exchange Service (DAAD) and awarded in collaboration with the Institute of Sociology and Social Psychology (ISS) of the University of Cologne.

For the 2nd Virtual GESIS Summer School, scholarships work as fee waivers, so that successful applicants may take part in up to two classes (one-week courses or short courses) free of charge.

Scholarships—that is, the participation fee—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.

Applications will be evaluated based on academic and social criteria. 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 2nd Virtual 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).

The above-mentioned documents must be submitted via our online application form below as one PDF file by 02 May 2021 (German time). Applicants will be informed by the end of May 2021.

If you apply for one of the scholarships, please simultaneously register at for the course(s) of your choice to secure a place. Registration will only become binding once GESIS has received the participation fee. Please note that you cannot take part in the summer school without having paid the fee.

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

All questions may be sent to summerschool(at)gesis(dot)org.

Please submit your application via our online application form