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How Do I Change My Personal Data?

You have already submitted an application in the Personal Funding section and would like to make changes to your personal data? Here you can find out how to edit your address or bank information in the DAAD portal.


You should already have submitted at least one application for personal funding via the portal.


Menu Item Change Personal Data

Start in the Personal Funding tab by clicking on Change Personal Data.

Screenshot of the menu view with the item "Change personal data" underlined


Form to Change Personal Data

Please note:

Analogous to the application procedure (refer to How Can I Submit My Application?), the procedure of changing personal data is divided into three steps.

  • Step 1: Download the form and fill in the required information
  • Step 2: Upload the form
  • Step 3: Check the form
  • You can navigate to the next step or back to the previous step via the Continue to next step or Return to previous step buttons. The currently active step will be highlighted (step 1 in the screenshot below).
  • Click on the blue writing Click here to download the application form in PDF format.
Screenshot of the form mask with the display "1. Download form"


  • Download the change personal data form and fill it.
  • Save it on your local device before uploading it in step 2.


Please note that the change personal data form can only be edited with Adobe Reader.

If any errors occur during the document check in step 3, you will receive notifications. You can correct entries and upload an updated version of the form in step 2.

Screenshot of the form mask with the "3. Check form" display


  • Once you have finished editing the form, click on Continue to proceed to the last step.
Screenshot of the form mask with the display of a successful check "3. Check form"


Editing Bank Details

You have the option to enter and change your SEPA bank details in the change personal data form. To edit your bank details please enter the name of the Account holder and the IBAN.

Screenshot of the bank data entry in the form with the fields "Account holder" and "IBAN" outlined in red



The following points must be considered:

  • The form only accepts bank accounts from countries that belong to the Single Euro Payment Area (SEPA).

SEPA Countries

Andorra, Belgium, Bulgaria, Cyprus, Czech Republic, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Ireland, Island, Italy, Croatia, Latvia, Luxembourg, Malt, Monaco, Netherlands, Norway, Austria, Poland, Rumania, San Marino, Sweden, Switzerland, Slovakia, Slovenia, Vatican State

  • The IBAN must be entered without spaces between the individual numbers, e. g. 111111 instead of 1 1 1 1 1 1.
  • The new bank details will be active from the first day of the following month.

Submitting the Form

  • Once you have edited and uploaded the change personal data form, you have the option to download and save the latest version of the form.
Screenshot of the "Summary" in the form mask


  • As soon as you click on Send documents, you will receive a confirmation that your change personal data form has been successfully submitted.
Screenshot of the confirmation "Application sent" in the form mask


  • As soon as the additional confirmation message is generated in the portal, a notification is sent to your email account.
  • Start in the Personal Funding tab. Since changes to your personal data apply to all applications, you will find the corresponding messages in the Personal Messages tab.
Screenshot of the navigation bar with underlined "Personal Messages" section


  • The message officially confirms the changes to your personal data and provides you with a copy of the submitted form.

    Click on the symbol ˃ in front of the subject to open the message.
Screenshot of an open message in the "Personal Messages" area


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