The Rhine-Waal University of Applied Sciences in Germany is offering the DAAD Scholarships for Sustainable Development Management MA in 2021.

With the adoption of the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development, the international community has sent a strong signal for a new global partnership: developing countries, emerging countries and industrialized countries have agreed on 17 ambitious goals for sustainable global development (SDGs). To implement the 2030 Agenda, international organizations need highly qualified experts with a broad understanding of the diverse development topics and problems to implement projects.

The master’s program in Sustainable Development Management integrates and connects the parts of economics and political science relevant to sustainable development. These are supplemented by empirical methods and modules of project management. This combination gives you the necessary qualifications to help shape both the academic discourse on sustainable development and project practice.


Worth of Award

The DAAD Scholarship is fully funded


  • Applicants must hold a bachelor’s degree (or equivalent) in a discipline related to social sciences, economics or industrial engineering with a German grade point average of 2.5 or higher, or an ECTS grade of A or B.
  • Applicants for the DAAD scholarship have to be citizens of developing countries with at least two years of professional working experience.
  • The typical scholarship holders work either for a public authority or a state or private company in a developing country and, as such, are engaged in the planning and execution of directives and projects with emphasis on development policies having a bearing on technological, economic or social areas.
  • They have development-related motivation and can be expected to make full use of their scholarship and education by taking on social responsibility later in their careers, acting as agents of change who stimulate and support development in their personal and professional surroundings.

How to Apply

Required Documents for a DAAD scholarship application

(in the following order):

  • HSRW application form
  • DAAD application form
  • Hand-signed CV (please use the sample europass form
  • Hand-signed letter of motivation (with reference to current occupation, two pages maximum)
  • Academic letter/s of recommendation from your university; the letter must have a signature and official 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 official stamp and must be of recent date (not in a sealed envelope)
  • Certificate(s) of employment from the employer in the home country and if possible, a guarantee of re-employment upon returning home.
  • Proof of Language Skills
    • The minimum language level requirement is B2 (according to the Common European Framework of Reference for Languages – CEFR).
    • Accepted certificates are IELTS and TOEFL
  • Copies of Academic Degrees
  • Copies of Academic Transcripts
  • If available, module handbook
  • Copy of school leaving certificate
  • Applicants from the People’s Republic of China and from Vietnam must submit an APS Certificate with their application documents.

Deadline: The deadline for the combined application for the 2021 ISATEC programme is October 1, 2021


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