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DAAD Scholarships in Germany for Development-Related Postgraduate Courses

Application Deadline: Aug-Oct 2016 (annual)

Study Level: Masters/PhD

Country: Germany

Brief description:

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.

Host Institution:

German Universities offering development-related postgraduate courses

Number of Scholarships:


Scholarship Value:

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)

Who is Eligible:

Young professionals from developing countries

Eligibility Requirements:

  1. 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.
  2. Holds a Bachelorís degree (normally four years) in a related subject.
  3. Has completed an academic degree with far above average results (upper third) and at least two years of related professional experience.
  4. His/her academic degrees should normally not be more than six years old.
  5. For courses in German: DSH 2 or TestDaF 4; at time of application German skills at completed level A2 are required. In addition, German language courses at level A2 or B1 are highly recommended.
  6. For courses in English: IELTS (Band 6) certifi cate or TOEFL (minimum score: 550 paper based, 213 computer based, 80 internet based)

Level/Field(s) of study:

Application Instructions:

Applications must be made directly to the respective course except for Cameroon where applications must be submitted via the German Embassy. 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 2016.

It is important to read the 2017/2018 brochure and visit the official website to access the application form and for complete information on how to apply for this scholarship.

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