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DAAD prize for exceptional achievement by non-German students

Every year, the “DAAD Prize for Exceptional Achievement by Non-German Students”, a sum of 1,000 euros, is awarded to a non-German student for exceptional achievements and special social/intercultural engagement. The prize is awarded by HFBK president Prof. Martin Köttering.

Application


All non-German Bachelor students having completed the 4th semester and all Master students are eligible to apply for the DAAD Award 2021.


The first step is to apply online using an application form. After you have filled out the application form, you will receive a confirmation email with the request to upload the following documents as one PDF into a cloud:

  • a short resume,
  • a letter of recommendation from an HFBK professor.


Please note that each HFBK professor can only propose one student for the Achievement Grant Awards. Application deadline is January 15, 2021.


In the second part of the application procedure you will present a selection of your work to a commission. The commission tour takes place on January 21, 2021 in the HFBK (main building Lerchenfeld). Please organize a room on your own and prepare the selection of your work appealingly.


The DAAD Prize will probably be awarded during the opening of the 2021 Annual Exhibition.

Awardees (since 2003)

2020 Domingo Martinez Rippes, Chile
2019 Violet Nantume, Uganda
2018
Krystsina Savutsina, Belarus
2017 Vladimir Vulević and Nina Zeljković, Serbia
2016
Denis Kudrjasov, Estonia
2015 Shira Lewis, Israel
2014 Sho Hasegawa, Japan
2013 Nathaniel Clark, USA
2012 Bernhard Hetzenauer, Austria
2011 Claire Macé, France
2010 YoungJin Song, South Korea
2009 Jennifer Bennett, Switzerland
2008 Eriks Apalais, Lettland
2007 Trang Huyen Nguyen, Vietnam
2006 Dario Aguirre Guevara, Ecuador
2005 Meng Yin, China
2004 Adnan Softic, Bosnia and Herzegowina
2003 Kailiang Yang, China

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Ausstellungsansicht "Schule der Folgenlosigkeit. Übungen für ein anderes Leben" im Museum für Kunst und Gewerbe Hamburg; photo: Maximilian Schwarzmann

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