Study Subject(s):Economic Sciences / Business Administration/ Political Economics, Development Co-operation, Engineering and related sciences, Mathematics, Regional Planning, Agricultural and Forest Sciences, Environmental Sciences, Public Health / Veterinary Medicine / Medicine, Social Science, Education and Law, Media Studies
Scholarship Provider: DAAD, German Academic Exchange Service
Scholarship can be taken at: Germany
-Age limit: 36 years of age at the time of application (for some courses 32 years)
For some courses, Bachelor degree should have been completed not longer than 6 years at the time of application. Concerning this matter, please directly contact the coordinator of the respective study program
-Degree: Bachelor or Master
-GPA: min 2,75 for Master candidates (some study programs applied GPA more than 2,75. Please see the detail on the website of each study program) and 3,00 for Doctoral candidates
-Work experience: at least two years after completing Bachelor degree.
-For postgraduate courses held in English request an international TOEFL (minimum score: 550 paper based, 213 computer based, 80 internet based) or IELTS (band 6). Some courses may expect a different level. For detailed information see the website of the relevant course.
-For postgraduate courses held in German: please see the details on the course list. Certain level of German language exam may be required before admission to the course.
Scholarship Open for International Students: Yes
Scholarship Open for Students of Following Countries:Developing Countries
Scholarship Description: The German Academic Exchange Service (DAAD) – Deutscher Akademischer Austausch Dienst – supports a range of postgraduate courses at German universities which aim at providing academically educated young professionals from Developing Countries with further specialized studies. The DAAD supports these selected programs with a certain quota of scholarships and with financial assistance for a special tutoring system. At the end of the course (programs run 12 to 36 months, depending on the particular institution) participants can obtain an internationally recognized Master’s or in some courses PhD degree.
How to Apply: Online
Scholarship Applications Dates and Deadlines
Scholarship applicants from developing countries (on the DAC List of the OECD) can apply at the German embassy or DAAD regional office, directly at the DAAD in Bonn or directly to the university.
The general closing dates for applications are as follows:
- German Embassy/DAAD Regional Office: 31st July
- DAAD in Bonn: 31st August
- University: 30th September or 15th October
Applicants should be sure to check information regarding application closing dates directly with the individual universities because they may vary from the general deadlines listed above.
The selection process generally takes place at the universities in the period from November to February.
Scholarships are usually awarded for the following winter semester.
- Prerequisites and requirements/ Application form
- Booklet “Postgraduate courses for professionals with relevance to developing countries” (*.pdf)
- Postgraduate training
Further Scholarship Information and Application