Sunday, August 18, 2019

DAAD Scholarships in Germany for Development-Related Postgraduate Courses

The German Academic Exchange Service (DAAD) provides scholarships in Germany for international students for a range of postgraduate courses at German Universities which aim at providing academically educated young professionals from developing countries with further specialized studies.

Course Level

  • Masters/PhD Degree

Subjects

Masters or PhD 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.

Grants

The scholarships include monthly payments of 750 euros for graduates or 1,000 euros for doctoral candidates; payments towards health, accident and personal liability insurance cover; and travel allowance, unless these expenses are covered by the home country or another source of funding. The scholarship duration is 12 to 24 months (depending on the particular institution) ) and 36 months for PhD.

Eligibility

Works 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 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 ideally at least two years of related professional experience after the first degree (bachelor).
  • 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):
    DSH 2 or TestDaF 4 at the beginning of the study course; a minimum German language level of A2 at the time of application. In addition, German language proficiency at B1 level are highly recommended.
  • For courses in English: IELTS (Band 6) certificate or TOEFL (minimum score: 550 paper based, 213 computer based, 80 internet based)

Deadline

  • Aug-Oct 2018 (annual)

Click here For more detail about eligibility and how to apply

Students at a Glance

  • Enrolled Students: 3569
  • Passed Out Students: 3518

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