The German Academic Exchange Service (DAAD) offers scholarships in Germany for international students for a series of postgraduate courses at German universities with the aim of providing young academically educated professionals from developing countries with more specialized studies. These applicants must hold a bachelor’s degree (normally four years) on a related subject and has completed an academic degree program with results well above the average (upper third) and ideally at least two years of related professional experience after the first grade.
German universities offering postgraduate courses related to development. The offer is not open to study a master degree online. Only students seeking to study for their graduate degree program on-campus may apply for the DAAD bursary.
Level / Field (s) of study:
Masters or doctorates in Economics / Business Administration / Political Economy; Cooperation for development; Medicine and public health; Engineering and Related Sciences; education and law; Mathematics; Regional and urban planning; Agricultural and forestry sciences; Natural and Environmental Sciences; Social sciences, and Media Studies.
See the full list of graduate development-related courses eligible for 2019/2020.
Number of scholarships – Limited
Young professionals from developing countries. Only students seeking to study for their graduate degree program on-campus may apply for the DAAD bursary. The offer is not open to study a master degree online.
Value / inclusions / duration of the scholarship:
The scholarships include monthly payments of 750 euros for graduates or 1,000 euros for doctoral candidates; health insurance payments, accidents and personal liability; and travel allowance, unless these expenses are covered by the country of origin or another source of financing.
Scholarship Duration – The duration of the scholarship is 12 to 24 months (depending on the institution in particular) and 36 months for doctorate degree program.
- Works for a public authority or a state or private company in a developing country and, as such, is dedicated to the planning and execution of directives and projects with emphasis on development policies that affect the technological, economic or social areas.
- Holds a bachelor’s degree (normally four years) on a related subject.
- Has completed an academic degree program with results well above the average (upper third) and ideally at least two years of related professional experience after the first grade (bachelor’s degree).
- Their academic degrees should normally not be longer than six years.
- For study courses in German (the scholarship includes a 6-month German course): DSH 2 or TestDaF 4 at the beginning of the course of study; a minimum level of German of A2 at the time of the application. In addition, proficiency in the German language at level B1 is strongly recommended.
- For courses in English: IELTS certificate (Band 6) or TOEFL (minimum score: 550 in paper, 213 in computer, 80 in internet)
- The offer is not open to study a master degree online.
Applications must be made directly in the respective course. Consult the websites of the respective courses to know the application procedure, the application deadline and the documents that will be sent. The deadline varies depending on the course, but falls around August-October 2018.
It is important to read the brochure 2019/2020 and visit the official website to access the application form and obtain complete information on how to apply for this scholarship.