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DAAD Postgraduate Full Scholarship to Study in Germany – 2024

The DAAD scholarships provide an opportunity for graduates from development and newly industrialized countries to pursue postgraduate or Master’s degrees at German universities. These scholarships are available to individuals from diverse disciplines who possess a minimum of two years’ professional experience. In special cases, the program also supports doctoral studies, enabling recipients to obtain a prestigious university qualification (Master’s/PhD) in Germany.

Application Deadline: Aug-Oct 2023; depending on chosen study programme.

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

Country and University of Study: German Universities offering development-related postgraduate courses.

Level/Field(s) of Study: 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.

Number of Scholarships: Limited

Eligible Countries: Students from These countries

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

Eligibility: The scholarship applicant should fulfill the following:

  • Eligible candidates work for a public authority, state, or private company in a developing country, involved in planning and executing directives and projects related to technological, economic, or social development policies.
  • Applicants should possess a Bachelor’s degree (typically four years) in a relevant field.
  • Candidates must have achieved academic results above the average (upper third) in their academic degree and hold a minimum of two years of relevant professional experience after obtaining their first degree (bachelor) at the time of application.
  • The academic degrees of applicants should not be more than six years old.

Language skills

  • For study courses in German (scholarship includes a preparatory 6-month German language course in Germany): Successful passing of the language examination DSH 2 or TestDaF 4 before the start of the study course. Therefore, a minimum German language level of B1 at the time of application is a requirement, that needs to be proofed by providing a current certificate.
    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 B1 Level), even with the preceding six-month intensive course in Germany. Passing the language test is a formal prerequisite for matriculation at the respective German university.
  • For courses in English: IELTS (Band 6) certificate or TOEFL (minimum score: 550 paper based, 213 computer based, 80 internet based)
    Note: Some courses may expect a different level.

How To Apply for DAAD Postgraduate Full Scholarship

Applications must be made directly to the respective course. CLICK HERE and click on the course you wish to apply for to see the application procedure, the application deadline, and the documents to be submitted. You can apply for up to three courses.

After applying for the course, proceed to apply for the DAAD Scholarship. Download the form here

Selection Procedure
Step 1: You send your complete application(s) directly to the according postgraduate course.
Step 2: A selection committee suggests potential candidates for a DAAD scholarship.
Step 3: The suggested candidates will be contacted by DAAD to upload their complete application to the DAAD Portal.
Step 4: The selection process will be finalized, and the suggested candidates will be informed accordingly.

Make sure that you have a copy of each document of your application ready, as those documents (as PDF files) have to be uploaded to the DAAD Portal in case you are suggested for a DAAD scholarship!

Please check the official scholarship webpage for details concerning all required documents and other instructions.

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