DAAD Scholarships in Germany for Development-Related Postgraduate Courses

The German Academic Exchange Service (DAAD) offers foreign graduates from developing and newly industrialized nations with at least two years of professional experience the opportunity to pursue a postgraduate or Master’s degree at a public or state-recognized DAAD Scholarships in Germany, and in exceptional circumstances to pursue a doctoral degree, and to earn a university qualification (Master’s/Ph.D.) in DAAD Scholarships in Germany.

Host Institution(s)German Universities offering development-related postgraduate cour
Number of ScholarshipsLimited
Target groupStudents from eligible countries
Study Level Masters/PhD Degree
DeadlineAug-Oct 2023
DAAD Scholarships in Germany

Field(s) of Study in DAAD Scholarships in Germany

Masters or Ph.D. programs in media studies, regional and urban planning, engineering and related sciences, mathematics, agricultural and forest sciences, natural and environmental sciences, medicine and public health, and political economy, as well as in economics, business administration, and political economy.

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Scholarship value

The DAAD Scholarships in Germany cover travel fees unless covered by the home country or another source of funding, as well as monthly payments of 861 euros for graduates and 1,200 euros for doctoral candidates for health, accident, and personal liability insurance.

For Masters’s degrees, the scholarship lasts 12 to 24 months (depending on the specific institution), while for Ph.D. degrees, it lasts 42 months.

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The typical recipient of a scholarship

  • Is currently employed by a governmental authority, a state, a private company, or both in a developing country and is doing so to design and carry out projects and directives with a focus on development policies affecting technological, economic, or social fields.
  • Has completed a four-year Bachelor’s degree program in a comparable field.
  • At the time of application, he has earned a bachelor’s degree with significantly above-average grades (upper third) and at least two years of relevant professional experience.
  • His or her academic credentials shouldn’t be older than six years.
  • For German-language study courses (the scholarship covers a six-month German language course): passing the language test DSH 2 or TestDaF 4 successfully before starting the study program. As a result, submitting a certificate as proof of having a minimum B1 level in German at the time of application is required.
  • For English-language courses: Evidence of sufficient language proficiency in accordance with the requirements of the relevant courses

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Application instructions

Direct applications must be submitted for each course. For information on the application process, the application deadline, and the required documents, please visit the websites for the relevant courses. Depending on the course, the deadline often occurs between August and October 2023.

For comprehensive instructions on how to apply for this scholarship, read the FAQs, consult the 2024–2025 booklet, and go to the official website.

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