Course Level:Graduate (masters, phd)
Country to Study in:Germany
TheGerman Academic Exchange Service(DAAD) supports a range of development-oriented postgraduate study programmes at German Universities which aim at providing academically educated young professionals from developing and newly industrialised countries with further specialized studies.
TheDevelopment-Related Postgraduate Coursesscholarships offer foreign graduates from all disciplines and with at least two years’ professional experience the chance to take a postgraduate or Master’s degree at a state or state-recognised German university, and in exceptional cases to take a doctoral degree, and to obtain a university qualification (Master’s/PhD) in Germany.
If you have no private financial resources or cannot obtain a scholarship from your government, company or an international organisation, you mayapply for a DAAD scholarship. Applicants from developing countries are encouraged to apply.
You should note that several conditions apply. However, the typical scholarship holder:
- holds at least a four-year Bachelor’s degree, completed with above-average results;
- received their latest degree no more than six years ago;
- have at least two years of full-time professional experience gained after the completion of their first university degree;
- has English test scores that meet the German University requirements.
Concerning a possible age limit, please refer to the course details on the official website.
For the complete eligibility requirements, please refer to the official website. You must meet the eligibility requirements of the particular programme you are applying to.
Citizens of Developing Countries [in Africa, Asia, Pacific Islands, Central and South America and Central and Eastern Europe (as defined by theDAC List of the OECD)]
All German Universities (offeringpostgraduate courses with relevance to developing countries.)
Field(s) of Study
Postgraduate courses for professionals with relevance to developing countries. At present, these postgraduate courses are offered in the following fields:
- Economic Sciences / Business Administration / Political Economics
- Development Co-operation
- Engineering and Related Sciences
- Regional and Urban Planning
- Agriculture and Forest Sciences
- Natural and Environmental Sciences
- Medicine and Public Health
- Social Sciences and Education and Law
- Media Studies
See the completeList of eligible courses for 2018/2019with application deadlines (*.pdf)
Number of awards
Not specified by provider, but many are given out every year
12-24 monthsfor Master (depending on the particular institution) and36 monthsfor PhD
Depending on academic level, monthly payments of 750 euros for graduates or 1,000 euros for doctoral candidates. Also, payments towards health, accident and personal liability insurance cover.
In addition, there is travel allowance, unless these expenses are covered by the home country or another source of funding.
Methods of Application
All applicants must submit a DAAD application form, a hand-signed CV and other supporting documents. DAAD application forms are available to download from the DAAD website.Please note that there may be country-specific information.
Apply directly to the chosen study programme. Please be sure toaddress applications to the postgraduate course directly! Applications sent via e-mail to the DAAD cannot be consideredduring the selection process.
It is important to carefully read the2019/2020 Programme Brochure, and also visit the official website (link to it is below) for complete information and to download the DAAD scholarship application form.
Application deadlines depend on chosen study programme; please check scholarship brochure or the website of your chosen study programme as deadlines may vary from university to university. As a general rule, however, most of the deadline will fall in betweenAugust to October 2018. A few will extend toJanuary-April 2019.
Applications via email will not be accepted. Late applications cannot be considered!
TheGerman Academic Exchange Service(DAAD) is an association of German institutions of higher education and their student bodies. Since it was founded in 1925 till date (2016), the DAAD has supported more than 1.9 million academics in Germany and abroad. The DAAD is the world’s largest funding organisation for the international exchange of students and researchers.
Application Deadline:Aug-Oct 2018 || Jan-Apr 2019 (few courses)
Open to International students:Yes