Deadline: 2018-09-1
Value of Scholarship: Varies
Level Of Study: Masters

2018/2019 DAAD Scholarship for International Masters Program

DAAD Scholarship for International Masters Program

The German Academic Exchange Service (DAAD) instituted a carefully chosen chosen selection of programmes of particular interest to junior executives from developing countries. The DAAD Scholarship  can range from one to two years depending on the program. The courses are structured to 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.

The DAAD Scholarship for International Masters Program covers the following programs

  • 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 Media Studies

DAAD scholarship program can offer:

  • A monthly payments of 750 euros for graduates or 1,000 euros for doctoral candidates
  • Health, accident and personal liability insurance cover
  • Travel allowance, unless these expenses are covered by the home country or another source of funding



Application Instructions DAAD Scholarship program:

If you have no private financial resources or cannot obtain a scholarship from your government, company or an international organisation, you may apply for a DAAD scholarship. DAAD application forms are available on the DAAD website .

Applications have 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 from Cameroon and Nigeria must be submitted via the German Embassy.


Applications sent via e-mail to the DAAD cannot be considered during the selection process.

Applicants are asked to state whether they are able to pay for cost of living expenses and their studies in Germany themselves or whether they can only complete the postgraduate course with financial support from a DAAD scholarship. Qualified applicants for whom self-financing is possible, have a good chance of being accepted by a postgraduate course.

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Please note: Scholarships cannot be awarded without the official DAAD application form.

Many courses, however, have their own forms, which must be submitted in addition to the

DAAD Scholarship application form (see details under course descriptions).


Tips for a successful DAAD Scholarship program

Those who were previously successful for the DAAD Scholarship program met more of the following requirements

  • 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.


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