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German Government DAAD Scholarships 2024/2025

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German Government DAAD Scholarships 2024/2025 | How to Apply

The German Government DAAD Scholarships offer individuals from developing and newly industrialized countries, with a minimum of two years’ professional experience, the opportunity to pursue postgraduate or Master’s degrees at recognized German universities. In exceptional cases, doctoral degrees are also considered, leading to the acquisition of a university qualification (Master’s/PhD) in Germany.

The DAAD actively supports the training of specialists from developed and newly industrialized countries through its development-oriented postgraduate study programs. Well-trained local experts, collaborating with international partners, play a crucial role in the sustainable development of their countries, ensuring a future with reduced poverty, increased education, and improved health for all.

Scholarship Type: Masters, PhD

Application Deadline: Varies By Courses

Value & Duration of Award:

  • Monthly payments of 934 euros for graduates or 1,200 euros for doctoral candidates, depending on academic level
  • Coverage for health, accident, and personal liability insurance
  • Travel allowance, unless covered by the home country or another funding source


Eligible Fields of Study:

  1. Economic Sciences/Business Administration/Political Economics
  2. Development Cooperation
  3. Engineering and Related Sciences
  4. Mathematics
  5. Regional and Urban Planning
  6. Agricultural and Forest Sciences
  7. Natural and Environmental Sciences
  8. Medicine and Public Health
  9. Social Sciences, Education, and Law
  10. Media Studies

Eligible Countries: International Students

Eligibility: Applicants must:

  • Work for a public authority or a state/private company in a developing country, engaged in planning and executing directives and projects with a focus on development policies in technological, economic, or social areas.
  • Hold a Bachelor’s degree in a related subject.
  • Have exceptional academic results (upper third) and a minimum of two years of relevant professional experience after the first degree at the time of application.
  • Academic degrees should not be more than six years old.
  • Not have been residents in Germany for over 15 months at the application deadline.

How To Apply: Interested candidates should click on “Apply For This Scholarship” below.

Required Documents:

  • Completed and signed checklist
  • DAAD application “Application for a research/study scholarship”
  • Curriculum vitae in reverse chronological order using the europass template
  • Letter of Motivation with detailed reference to academic, professional, and personal reasons for applying
  • Certificate(s) of Employment showing at least two years of relevant work experience after the Bachelor’s degree
  • Recent proof of Language Skills: IELTS or TOEFL for English, and German proficiency for courses taught in German
  • Copies of higher education degree certificates
  • Copy of full set of transcripts of records
  • APS Certificate for applicants from the People’s Republic of China


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