The DAAD scholarship for Postgraduate Courses for Professionals with Relevance to Developing Countries is open for application from suitably qualified candidates to study in German universities.

Worth of Awards

Awards usually cover school fees, monthly living allowance, travel expenses, health insurance, accident insurance, and personal/private liability insurance, etc.

General Information about the Programme

  • Postgraduate courses for young professionals from developing countries
  • Duration: 12-24 months, depending on the particular institution
  • Internationally recognised Master’s degree
  • Includes German Universities and “Fachhochschulen” (Universities of Applied Science)
  • Support of selected programmes with a variety of full or partial scholarships
  • Funded by the BMZ (Federal Ministry for Economic Cooperation and Development), but admission also open to self-financed participants or students financed through government or other sources
  • Available for academic year 2012/2013.

Prerequisites and Requirements

The typical scholarship holder:

  • Will come either from a public authority or a state or private company in a developing country and, as such, be 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 (4 years) in related subject
  • Will have completed an academic degree far beyond average and at least two years of related professional experience
  • Is not older than 36 (for some courses the age limit is 32), respectively his/her academic degrees should normally not be older than 6 years. Concerning a possible age limit, please refer to the course details on their website
  • The eligible study areas include courses in social sciences, engineering, agriculture, etc.

Application Deadlines

Application deadlines vary in different countries; please check the date for your country.

  • At the German embassies and/or at the DAAD regional offices: 31 July (Applicants from Cameroon, Myanmar, or Nigeria are required to apply by this method and date)
  • At the DAAD section 431 in Bonn/Germany: 31 August
  • At the respective universities in Germany: 15 October (normally, please check description for detailed information) The application deadlines at the respective universities may vary from course to course. Please check the relevant deadlines from the manual on their website. If you are applying through this method, you simply indicate in your university application form that you want to be considered for DAAD scholarship for developing countries and provide relevant information.

IMPORTANT: Late applications cannot be considered!

If you have any questions about the scholarship and your eligibility, email [email protected]

For more information, and to apply, visit DAAD development scholarship website by clicking here.

To download the 2012 programme brochure, click here.

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