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German Scholarships for Developing Countries’ Students. Application opens for 2020

German Academic Exchange Service (DAAD), the world’s largest funding organisation for the international exchange of students and researchers, is offering fully-funded postgraduate placements for Developing Countries.

These programs are open to pursuing a postgraduate degree program at German institutions of Higher education.

With its development-oriented postgraduate study programs, DAAD Development promotes the training of specialists of new industrial countries.

Benefits

The university will provide all the following:

  • Depending on the academic level, monthly payments of 850 euros for graduates or 1,200 euros for doctoral candidates
  • 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

Eligibility 

  • All international applicants from around the world are eligible to apply.
  • The subjects will be for pursuing development-related postgraduate courses.
  • To be eligible, the students must meet all the given criteria:
  1. The applicants must be Graduates with at least two years’ professional experience. They fulfill the necessary academic requirements and can be expected to successfully complete a study programme in Germany (above-average result for first academic exam – top performance third, language skills)
  2. Candidates can 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/education

Application Deadline: For the list of relevant courses, institutions and application deadlines, check

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