2020-2021 Scholarships

Fully Funded DAAD Scholarship in Germany 2020-2021

Master's and Ph.d. Degree for International Students

With its development-oriented postgraduate study programmes, the DAAD promotes the training of specialists from development and newly industrialized countries. Well-trained local experts, who are networked with international partners, play an important part in the sustainable development of their countries. They are the best guarantee for a better future with less poverty, more education and health for all. The scholarships 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 and to obtain a university qualification (Master’s/Ph.D.) in Germany.

Duration of the funding of Daad Scholarship in Germany

12 to 36 months (dependent on study programme)

Financial Coverage and Benefits of Daad Scholarship

  1. Monthly payments of 850 euros for graduates or 1,200 euros for doctoral candidates, Depending on the academic level
  2. Travel allowance, unless these expenses are covered by the home country or another source of funding
  3. Payments towards health, accident and personal liability insurance cover

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

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

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List of all Postgraduate Courses of Daad Scholarship

Economic Sciences/Business Administration/Political Economics

Course: Master’s Programme in International and Development Economics – MIDE
University: Hochschule für Technik und Wirtschaft (HTW) Berlin

Course: MSc Development Economics
University: Georg-August-Universität Göttingen

Course: Small Enterprise Promotion and Training – SEPT
University: Universität Leipzig

Development Cooperation

Course: Development Management
University: Ruhr-Universität Bochum

Course: Geography of Environmental Risks and Human Security
University: Universität Bonn and United Nations Institute for Environment and Human Security (UNU-EHS)

Course: Bonn International Graduate School for Development Research (BIGS-DR)
University: Universität Bonn, Zentrum für Entwicklungsforschung (ZEF)

Course: Sustainable Development Management
University: Hochschule Rhein-Waal, Campus Kleve

Engineering and Related Sciences

Course: Hydro Science and Engineering
University: Technische Universität Dresden

Course: Textile and Ready-Made Clothing Technology
University: Technische Universität Dresden

Course: Master of Engineering in “Energy and Environmental Management
in Developing Countries” (formerly SESAM)
University: Europa-Universität Flensburg

Course: Water Resources and Environmental Management – WATENV
University: Leibniz Universität Hannover

Course: Postgraduate Programme Renewable Energy – PPRE
University: Universität Oldenburg

Course: Photogrammetry and Geoinformatics
University: Hochschule für Technik Stuttgart

Course: Master’s Program Infrastructure Planning
University: Universität Stuttgart

Course: Air Quality Control, Solid Waste and Waste Water Process Engineering (WASTE)
University: Universität Stuttgart

Course: Natural Hazards and Risks in Structural Engineering – NHRE
University: Bauhaus-Universität Weimar

Mathematics

Course: PhD-Programme “Mathematics in Industry and Commerce” – MIC
University: Technische Universität Kaiserslautern

Regional and Urban Planning

Course: Urban Management – UM
University: Technische Universität Berlin

Course: SPRING – Regional Development Planning and Management
University: Technische Universität Dortmund

Course: Master of Science Integrated Urbanism and Sustainable Design – MSc. IUSD
University: Universität Stuttgart

Agricultural and Forest Sciences

Course: Agricultural Sciences and Resource Management in the Tropics and Subtropics – ARTS
University: Rheinische Friedrich-Wilhelms-Universität Bonn

Course: Tropical Forestry
University: Technische Universität Dresden

Course: IPPAE: International Ph.D. Program in Agricultural Economics,
Bioeconomy and Rural Development
University: Justus-Liebig-Universität Giessen and Universität Hohenheim

Course: Tropical and International Forestry
University: Georg-August-Universität Göttingen

Course: Agricultural Economics – AgEcon
University: Universität Hohenheim

Course: Master of Science in International Horticulture
University: Leibniz Universität Hannover

Natural and Environmental Sciences

Course: M.Sc. Marine Biology – International Studies in Aquatic Tropical Ecology (ISATEC)
University: Universität Bremen

Course: Environmental Governance – MEG
University: Albert-Ludwigs-Universität Freiburg

Course: Landscape Ecology and Nature Conservation – LENC
University: Universität Greifswald

Course: Natural Resources Management and Development (NRM)/Integrated Water Resources
Management (IWRM)/Renewable Energy Management (REM)
Technische Hochschule Köln,
University: Institute for Technology and Resources Management in the Tropics and Subtropics (ITT)

Course: Integrated Water Resources Management – IWRM MSc Joint Exchange
Program with a focus on the Middle East and Northern Africa Region
University: Technische Hochschule Köln, Institute for Technology and Resources Management
in the Tropics and Subtropics (ITT) and German Jordanian University (GJU), Jordan

Course: Environment and Resources Management (ENREM) – Focus Latin America
University: Technische Hochschule Köln, Institute for Technology and Resources Management in the
Tropics and Subtropics (ITT) and Autonomous University of San Luis Potosi (UASLP), Mexico

Medicine/Public Health

Course: Master of Science in International Health (Berlin)
Charité – Universitätsmedizin Berlin,
University: Freie Universität Berlin and Humboldt-Universität Zu Berlin

Course: Master of Science in Global Urban Health
University: Albert-Ludwigs-Universität Freiburg

Course: Master of Science in International Health (Heidelberg)
University: Ruprecht-Karls-Universität Heidelberg

Social Sciences, Education and Law

Course: Vocational Education and Personnel Capacity Building
University: Technische Universität Dresden

Course: International Education Management – INEMA
University: Ludwigsburg University of Education (PH Ludwigsburg) and Helwan University Cairo, Egypt

Course: Master of Laws in Intellectual Property and Competition Law
University: Munich Intellectual Property Law Center (MIPLC)

Media Studies

Course: International Media Studies
University: Deutsche Welle Akademie, Universität Bonn, and Hochschule Bonn Rhein-Sieg

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Selection Process of Daad Scholarship

  1. Candidates have a Bachelor degree (usually a four-year course) in an appropriate subject
  2. Candidates fulfill the necessary academic requirements and can be expected to successfully complete a study programme in Germany (above-average result for the first academic exam – top performance third, language skills)
  3. Candidates can prove their motivation is development-related and be expected to take on social responsibility and initiate and support processes of change in their personal and professional environment after their training/scholarship
  4. Candidates have at least two years’ professional experience

What requirements must be met for Daad Scholarship in Germany?

  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 an emphasis on development policies having a bearing on technological, economic or social areas.
  2. Holds a Bachelor’s 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 after the first degree (bachelor) at the time of application.
  4. His/her academic degrees should normally not be more than six years old.

Applicants who have been resident in Germany for longer than 15 months at the application deadline cannot be considered

Language skills for Daad Scholarship in Germany

  1. 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.
  2. 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.

Application documents required for Daad Scholarship in Germany

Applications have only to be sent to the respective course directly! Please refer to their respective websites for the application procedure (e.g. online application), for the application deadline and the documents to be submitted.
Applications sent to the DAAD will not be forwarded to the respective course/university.

You can apply for up to three courses. If applying to more than one course, please list courses in order of priority in the DAAD application forms (see 7. Choice of host university/institution in Germany) and do not change the priorities in the according to application form!

Application documents
Required documents (in the following order):

  1. Signed DAAD application form with the current date
  2. Personally signed CV (please use the sample Europass form at http://europass.cedefop.europa.eu/) with the current date
  3. Personally signed Letter of Motivation (with reference to current occupation and choice of postgraduate programmes, two pages maximum) with the current date.
    IMPORTANT: When applying for more than one postgraduate course (maximum 3 courses), you have to submit one motivation letter explaining why you are applying for these specific courses and why you chose that priority.
  4. Letter of recommendation from your current employer; the letter must have letterhead, a signature, and official stamp and must be of the current date (not in a sealed envelope)
  5. Certificate(s) of Employment from the employer(s) that prove a minimum of two years of relevant working experience (after the bachelor’s degree) at the time of application and if possible, a guarantee of re-employment from your current employer upon returning home.
  6. Proof of Language Skills:
    English – IELTS or TOEFL (Note: The institutional TOEFL is not accepted)
    German – required for courses taught in German
  7. Copies of Academic Degrees (certified translation if necessary)
  8. Copies of Academic Transcripts, incl. grading-scale (certified translation if necessary)
  9. Applicants from the People’s Republic of China are asked to submit an APS Certificate with their application documents.

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Application and Selection Procedure of Daad Scholarship in Germany

Step 1: You send your completed applications directly to them according to a 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.

Visit the Official Website of Daad Scholarship 

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