DAAD Scholarships in Germany

DAAD – German Academic Exchange Service is one of the world’s largest funding organization for the international students and researchers. One of its activities is awarding grants and scholarships in order to support the  internationalization of German universities, promotes German studies and the German language abroad, supports countries in the Globally in building and improving their higher education systems and advises decision makers on education, foreign science and development policy.

DAAD Scholarship 2025-2026 is a fully funded scholarship for international students. This scholarship is available to pursue masters or PhD at the top German Universities. DAAD funding offer ranges from undergraduates to doctoral programs, from internships to visiting lectureships, and from information gathering visits to assisting with the establishment of new universities abroad.

Currently ongoing is the DAAD scholarships for Development-Related Postgraduate Courses (EPOS).

Scholarships in Development-Related Postgraduate Courses

The scholarships is offered to foreign graduates from development and newly industrialized countries. It is open to student in all fields of study and with at least two years professional experience with a chance to take a postgraduate or master’s degree in any state-recognized German university.

Level of Study: Master and PhD Degree Program.

Course of Study: All course of study.

Eligible Countries: View list of eligible countries >>> List of Eligible Countries.

Also see >>> Technical University of Munich Scholarship.

Scholarship Value

  • Depending on academic level, monthly payments of 934 euros for graduates or 1,200 euros for doctoral candidates.
  • Covers health, accident and personal liability insurance
  • Covers Travel allowance, unless these expenses are covered by the home country or another source of funding.
  • Depending on certain circumstance the scholarship holder can receive Monthly rent subsidy and Monthly allowance for accompanying members of family.

Eligibility Criteria

  • Applicant must posses a Bachelor degree in an appropriate subject.
  • Must fulfill the necessary academic requirements and can be expected to successfully complete a study program in Germany.
  • Must have at least two years’ professional experience.
  • Be able to prove their motivation is development-related and be expected to take on social responsibility and initiate and support processes of change in their personal and professional environment after their training/scholarship.

How to Apply

Interested applicants are to make a direct application on the respective courses. It is recommended that you refer to the course website at the official website to view information and documents required for the application.

Required Documents for DAAD Scholarship

  • Signed DAAD application form with current date
  • Personally signed CV (please use the sample europass form at http://europass.cedefop.europa.eu/) with the current date.
  • Personally signed Letter of Motivation (concerning current occupation and choice of postgraduate program(s), two pages maximum) with the current date.
    IMPORTANT: When applying for more than one postgraduate course (maximum 3 courses), you have to submit one motivation letter explaining why you are applying for these specific courses and why you chose that priority.
  • Letter of recommendation from your current employer; the letter must have letterhead, a signature, and an official stamp and must be of current date (not in a sealed envelope)
  • Certificate(s) of Employment from the employer(s) that proves a minimum of two years of relevant working experience (after the bachelor’s degree) at the time of application and if possible, a guarantee of re-employment from your current employer upon returning home.
  • Proof of Language Skills:
    • English – IELTS or TOEFL (Note: The institutional TOEFL is not accepted)
    • German – Required for courses taught in German
  • Copies of Academic Degrees (certified translation if necessary)
  • Copies of Academic Transcripts, including grading scale (certified translation if necessary)
  • Applicants from the People’s Republic of China are asked to submit an APS Certificate with their application documents.

Visit the official website >>> DAAD Scholarships in Germany.

Application Deadline: Varies for each course. But generally application must be made before October, 2024.

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