DAAD Scholarships in Germany for Development-Related Postgraduate Courses

Scholarship Type:


Experts/PhD Degree

Cutoff time: Aug-Oct 2021 (yearly)

Study in: Germany

Next course begins AY 2022/2023

Brief depiction:

The German Academic Exchange Service (DAAD) scholarships offer unfamiliar alumni from improvement and recently industrialized nations from all controls and with in any event two years’ expert experience the opportunity to take a postgraduate or Master’s degree at a state or state-perceived German college, and in extraordinary cases to take a doctoral degree, and to get a college capability (Master’s/PhD) in Germany.

Host Institution(s):

German Universities offering improvement related postgraduate courses

Level/Field(s) of Study:

Experts 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.

See the total complete list of qualified improvement related postgraduate courses for 2022/2023.

Number of Scholarships:


Target group:

Graduates with at any rate two years’ expert experience from the accompanying nations: list of qualified nations

Scholarship value/incorporations/duration:

The scholarships incorporate regularly scheduled installments of 861 euros for graduates or 1,200 euros for doctoral up-and-comers; installments towards wellbeing, mishap and individual responsibility protection cover; and travel stipend, except if these costs are covered by the nation of origin or another wellspring of subsidizing.

The scholarship span is 12 to two years (contingent upon the specific institution) for Masters and 42 months for PhD.


• Works either for a public position or a state or private company in a non-industrial nation and, in that capacity, is occupied with the arranging and execution of mandates and undertakings with accentuation on improvement strategies having an orientation on mechanical, monetary or social regions.

• Holds a Bachelor’s degree (ordinarily four years) in a connected subject.

• Has finished a scholastic degree with far better than expected outcomes (upper third) and preferably in any event two years of related proficient experience after the main degree (bachelor).

• His/her scholastic degrees ought to regularly not be over six years of age.

For study courses in German (scholarship incorporates a 6-month German language course): Successful passing of the language assessment DSH 2 or TestDaF 4 preceding the beginning of the investigation course. In this manner a base German language level of B1 at the hour of use is a necessity, that should be sealed by giving a testament.

For courses in English: IELTS (Band 6) endorsement or TOEFL (least score: 550 paper based, 213 PC based, 80 web based)

Application guidelines:

Applications should be made straightforwardly to the separate course. If it’s not too much trouble, allude to the individual course sites for the application technique, the application cutoff time, and the archives to be submitted. Cutoff time changes relying upon the course yet falls around August-October 2021.

It is imperative to peruse the FAQs and the 2022/2023 brochure and visit the authority site to get to the application structure and for complete data on the most proficient method to apply for this scholarship.


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