How do I access my stipend? Do I need a German bank account?
Each fellow receives half of their stipend upon arrival; the remaning amount is paid in monthly installments (at the end of each month).
Fellows have three options for the payment of their stipends:
- Transfer to a German bank account—the fastest and most reliable option
- Transfer to a foreign bank account—each transfer can take up to 8 weeks. Any applicable fees will have to be paid by the fellow
- Cash payments (for fellows who stay 3 months or less)