DAAD Development-Related Masters Scholarship, Germany

The German Academic Exchange Service (DAAD) scholarships offer foreign graduates from development and newly industrialized countries from all disciplines and with at least two years of professional experience the chance to take a postgraduate or Master’s degree at a state or state-recognized German university, and in exceptional cases to take a doctoral degree and to obtain a university qualification (Master’s/Ph.D.) in Germany. The German Academic Exchange Service promotes the training of specialists from developed and newly industrialized countries by supporting their citizens to study in Germany. They believe that well-trained local experts, who are networked with international partners, play an important part in the sustainable development of their countries. The organization offers foreign graduates from developed and newly industrialized countries from all disciplines a chance to take a postgraduate or Master’s degree at a state or state-recognized German university, and in exceptional cases to take a doctoral degree, and to obtain a university qualification (Master’s/Ph.D.) in Germany.

Level/Field(s) of Study

Applications are open for Master’s or Ph.D. courses in Economic Sciences/Business Administration/Political Economics; Development Cooperation; Engineering and Related Sciences; Mathematics; Regional and Urban Planning; Agricultural and Forest Sciences; Natural and Environmental Sciences; Medicine and Public Health; Social Sciences, Education and Law; and Media Studies.

Scholarship Value/Inclusions/Duration

The program will provide successful applicants with the following benefits:

  1. Depending on the academic level, monthly payments of 861 euros for graduates or 1,200 euros for doctoral candidates
  2. Payments toward health, accident, and personal liability insurance cover
  3. Travel allowances, unless these expenses are covered by  the home country or another source of funding
  4. Under certain circumstances, scholarship holders may receive the following additional benefits:
  • Monthly rent subsidy
  • Monthly allowance for accompanying members of the family

Eligible Countries for DAAD Scholarships

The EPOS DAAD scholarship is open for citizens of the following countries; Afaganistan, Albania, Algeria, Angolaa, Antiguam and Barbuda, Argentina, Armenia, Azergaijan, bangladash, Belarus, Belize, benin, Bhutan, Bolivia, bostswana, Brazil, Burkina faso, Burrndi, Cambodia, Cameroon, cape Verde, Central Africa Republic, Chad, China, Columbia, Comoros, congo, Congo dem, rep., Cook Islands, Costa Rica, Cote d’ivoire, Cuba, Djibouti, Dominica, Dominican Repubic, Euador, Egypt, El Salvador, Equatorial Guinea, eritera, eswatini, Ethopia, Fiji, Gabon, Gambia, Georgia, Ghana, Grenada, Guatemala, Guinea, Guinea-Bissau, Guyana, Haiti, Honduras, India, Indonesia, Iranm Iraqm Isnadsm Jamaciam Jordanm Kaxakhstan, Kenya, Kiribati, Korea, Kyrgyzstan, Loas, Lebanon, Lesotho, Liberia, Libya, Madagascar, Malawi, Malaysia, Maldives, Mali, Marshall Islands, Mauritania, Muritius, Mayotte, Mexico, Micronesia, Moldova Rep, Mongalia, Monmsterrat, Morocco, Mozambique, Myanmar, Namibia, Nauru, Nepa, Nicaragua, Nigeri, Nigeria, Niue, South Africa, Suadan, Sri Lanka, St. Vincent and the Grenadines, sudan, Suriname, Syria, Tajikistan, Tanzania, Thailand, Timor-Leste, Togo, Tokealu, Tonga, Tunisia, Turkmmenistan, Vanuatu, Venezuela, Vietnam, wallis and Futuna, Yeman, Zambia, Zimbabwe.

Qualification Eligibility

  • The typical scholarship holder:- Is currently working either for a public authority or a state or private company in a developing country and, as such, is engaged in the planning and execution of directives and projects with an emphasis on development policies having a bearing on technological, economic or social areas.
  • Holds a Bachelor’s degree (normally four years) in a related subject.
  • Has completed an academic degree with far above average results (upper third) and at least two years of related professional experience after the first degree (bachelor’s) at the time of application
  • His/her academic degrees should normally not be more than six years old.
  • For study courses in German (scholarship includes a 6-month German language course): Successful passing of the language examination DSH 2 or TestDaF 4 before the start of the study course. Therefore a minimum German language level of B1 at the time of application is a requirement, which needs to be proofed by providing a certificate.
  • For courses in English: Proof of adequate language skills, according to the regulations of the respective courses.

Application instructions

All applications must be made directly to the respective course. Please refer to the respective course websites for the application procedure, the application deadline, and the documents to be submitted. Deadline varies depending on the course but falls around August-October 2023.

It is important to read the FAQs and the 2024/2025 brochure and visit the official website to access the application form and for complete information on how to apply for this scholarship. For more information and inquiries, do well to visit the scholarship website!