DAAD Scholarships in Germany for Development-Related Postgraduate Courses


The German Academic Exchange Service (DAAD) provides scholarships in Germany for international students for a range of postgraduate courses at German Universities from development and newly industrialized countries from all disciplines. It’s a development-oriented postgraduate study program which aim at providing academically educated young professionals from developing countries with further specialized studies.

Scholarship Provider:                                                                           

  • Candidates who want to study in Germany and can prove their motivation is development-related activities are expected to take the scholarship; so that they can receipts the social responsibility and initiate and support processes of change in their personal and professional environment after their training/scholarship.
  • The scholarship is very limited and especially applicable for developing countries people.


Area of study:

 Benefits of scholarship:

  • The scholarship duration is 12 to 24 months (depending on the particular institution) which provides young, academically-trained professionals in leading position from developing countries.
  • Monthly payments of 750 euros for graduates or 1,000 euros for doctoral candidates are given according to academic level.
  • Payments towards health, accident and personal liability insurance cover
  • Travel allowance, unless these expenses are covered by the home country or another source of funding
  • Internationally recognized Master’s degree and funded by BMZ(Federal Ministry for Economic Corporation and Development).



  • Works either for a public authority or a state or private company in a developing country and engaged in the planning and execution of directives and projects which highlight the development policies in 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.
  • Candidates academic degrees should normally not be more than six years old.
  • For courses in German: DSH 2 or Test DaF 4; at the time of application German skills at completed level A2 are required. In addition, German language courses at level A2 or B1 are highly recommended.
  • For courses in English: IELTS (Band 6) certificate or TOEFL (minimum score: 550 paper based, 213 computer based, 80 internet based) but it may ask for different levels in some courses.


Applying Process:


  • Applications are invited for DAAD scholarships from developing countries students.
  • The scholarships are available for pursuing apostgraduate degree at German institutions of Higher education.
  • Applications must be made directly to the respective course except for Cameroon where applications must be submitted via the German Embassy.
  • Must apply through the online Application form and refer to the respective course website for the application procedure, deadlines and the documents to be submitted. Deadline varies depending on the course.


In order to choose the proper course, it’s important to read the 2017/2018 brochure and visit the official website to access the application form and for complete information on how to apply for this scholarship


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