2017/2018 DAAD Development-Related Graduate Scholarship for Study in Germany

2017/2018 DAAD Development-Related Graduate Scholarship for Study in Germany
From among the large number of postgraduate courses offered by German institutions of higher education, the German Academic Exchange Service (DAAD) supports a carefully chosen selection of programmes of particular interest to junior executives from developing countries.
These degree courses, which consist of one to two years of concentrated study, provide young,academically-trained professionals in leading positions from developing countries with the opportunity to engage in postgraduate education and training in their particular field or profession.
At present, postgraduate courses are offered in the following fields:
• Economic Sciences / Business Administration / Political Economics
• Development Co-operation
• Engineering and Related Sciences
• Mathematics
• Regional Planning
• Agriculture and Forest Sciences
• Environmental Sciences
• Medicine and Public Health
• Veterinary Medicine
• Social Sciences and Education
• Media Studies
Scholarship Details:
Postgraduate courses for young professionals from developing countries
•Duration: 12-24 months, depending on the particular institution
•Internationally recognised Master’s degree
• Includes German Universities and “Fachhochschulen” (Universities of Applied Sciences)
• Support of selected programmes with a variety of scholarships
• Funded by the BMZ (Federal Ministry for Economic Cooperation and Development), but
admission also open to self-fi nanced participants or students fi nanced through government or other sources
• Academic year 2017/2018
Prerequisites and Requirements
The Typical Scholarship Holder:
• 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 at least two years of related professional experience.
• His/her academic degrees should normally not be more than six years old
Language Skills:
• 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
• Exception:
Candidates for some German-speaking or bilingual courses need a very good command of German at the time of application. For detailed information see the relevant course description on the following pages.
• Note:
It is not possible to pass the required German language courses (DSH or TestDaF)
without any previous basic knowledge in the German language (at least A.2.1 Level), even with the preceding six-month intensive course in Germany. Passing the language test is a formal prerequisite for graduating from the German university.
• For courses in English:
IELTS (Band 6) certifi cate or TOEFL (minimum score: 550 paper based, 213
computer based, 80 internet based)
Note: Some courses may expect a different level. For detailed information see the relevant
course description on the following pages.
Scholarship Worth:
  • 12 to 36 months (dependent on study programme) Depending on academic level, monthly payments of 750 euros for graduates or 1,000 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
    Application documents
  • DAAD application form
  • Hand-signed CV (please use the europass specimen form at ) hand-signed letter of motivation (with reference to current occupation) research exposé (if required by university) academic letter/s of recommendation from your university;
  • The letter must have a signature and office stamp and must be of recent date (not in a sealed envelope) professional letter/s of recommendation from your employer;
  • The letter must have a signature and office stamp and must be of recent date (not in a sealed envelope)confirmation of employment from the employer.


For More Information:

Visit the Official Webpage of the DAAD Development-Related Postgraduate Scholarships for study in Germany


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