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DAAD Scholarships for Development-Related Postgraduate Courses

The DAAD Scholarships in Germany for Development-Related Postgraduate Courses offer foreign graduates from development and newly industrialized countries from all disciplines and with at least two years’ 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.

The applicant should be a graduate with major interest in 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.

Who can apply?

Graduates with at least two years’ professional experience from the following countries: list of eligible countries

Scholarship Value

  • Depending on academic level, monthly payments of 934 euros for graduates or 1,200 euros for doctoral candidates
  • Payments towards health, accident and personal liability insurance cover
  • Travel allowance, unless these expenses are covered by the home country or another source of funding

Under certain circumstances, scholarship holders may receive the following additional benefits:

  • Monthly rent subsidy
  • Monthly allowance for accompanying members of family

See Also: The Ludo Frevel Crystallography Scholarship

Scholarship Duration

The scholarship duration is 12 to 24 months (depending on the particular institution) for Masters and 42 months for PhD.

Eligibility:

A typical applicant of DAAD Scholarships in Germany for Development-Related Postgraduate Courses:

• 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 emphasis on development policies having a bearing on technological, economic or social areas

• Holds a Bachelor’s degree 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) at the time of application

• His/her academic degrees should normally not be more than six years old.

For more information visit the DAAD official Website.

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