2017/2018 DAAD Development-Related Postgraduate Scholarship for Study in Germany

Application Deadline: Varying by Institutions

From among the large number of postgraduate courses offered by German institutions of
higher education, the German Academic Exchange Service (DAAD) supports a carefully chosen selection of programmes of particular interest to junior executives from developing countries.
These degree courses, which consist of one to two years of concentrated study, provide young,academically-trained professionals in leading positions from developing countries with the opportunity to engage in postgraduate education and training in their particular field or profession.
At present, postgraduate courses are offered in the following fields:
• Economic Sciences / Business Administration / Political Economics
• Development Co-operation
• Engineering and Related Sciences
• Mathematics
• Regional Planning
• Agriculture and Forest Sciences
• Environmental Sciences
• Medicine and Public Health
• Veterinary Medicine
• Social Sciences and Education
• Media Studies
Scholarship Details:
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 Sciences)
• Support of selected programmes with a variety of scholarships
• Funded by the BMZ (Federal Ministry for Economic Cooperation and Development), but
admission also open to self-fi nanced participants or students fi nanced through government or other sources
• Academic year 2017/2018
Prerequisites and Requirements
The Typical Scholarship Holder:
• Works either for a public authority or a state or private company in a developing country and, as such, is 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 (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.
• His/her academic degrees should normally not be more than six years old
Language Skills:
• For courses in German:
DSH 2 or TestDaF 4; at time of application German skills at completed level A2 are required. In addition, German language courses at level A2 or B1 are highly
• Exception:
Candidates for some German-speaking or bilingual courses need a very good command of German at the time of application. For detailed information see the relevant course description on the following pages.
• Note:
It is not possible to pass the required German language courses (DSH or TestDaF)
without any previous basic knowledge in the German language (at least A.2.1 Level), even with the preceding six-month intensive course in Germany. Passing the language test is a formal prerequisite for graduating from the German university.
• For courses in English:
IELTS (Band 6) certifi cate or TOEFL (minimum score: 550 paper based, 213
computer based, 80 internet based)
Note: Some courses may expect a different level. For detailed information see the relevant
course description on the following pages.
Scholarship Worth:
  • 12 to 36 months (dependent on study programme) Depending on academic level, monthly payments of 750 euros for graduates or 1,000 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
    Application documents
  • DAAD application form
  • Hand-signed CV (please use the europass specimen form at ) hand-signed letter of motivation (with reference to current occupation) research exposé (if required by university) academic letter/s of recommendation from your university;
  • The letter must have a signature and office stamp and must be of recent date (not in a sealed envelope) professional letter/s of recommendation from your employer;
  • The letter must have a signature and office stamp and must be of recent date (not in a sealed envelope)confirmation of employment from the employer.

Download the Brochure for the DAAD Development-Related Postgraduate Scholarships

For More Information:

Visit the Official Webpage of the DAAD Development-Related Postgraduate Scholarships for study in Germany


  1. l am Simachew Yedemie from Ethiopia and I am graduated my bachelor science /first degree degree from Bahirdar University in the field of Agriculture department of rural development almost this department is related to Rural Economics or Agricultural Economics now I am working in Agricultural research Center as to be Junior researcher in socioeconomics directorate and I am interest upgrade my profession so if you are interested you can select me ,tank you

  2. Comment: my name is Tewekel Temam. I’m graduated from wollega university(its one among the Ethiopian university) by environmental and geographic science and now i am working in rural land and environmental protection office. I’m interested upgrading in my profession or related fields specially in natural resource management. please select me!!

  3. I am highly interested in this scholarship because my country is locking of Vet and I am applying for the Vet field. Am a Liberian with more knowledge in the animals sector

  4. i am interested in scholarship, due to the need for public health specialist in my country, please link me with a scholarship for epidemiology and health statistics

  5. hello sir/ madam
    I have bachelor in veterinary science from hamelmalo agricultural college keren, ERITREA. i do have 3.77 cumulative GPA but 5.5 in ielts. could do you please help me in getting scholarships, relating with my proffession.
    looking forward reply from you
    best regards

  6. i have bachelor in plant science from adama science and technology university ethiopia. i graduate with very great distiniction grade 3.84. could you help me in getting sholarship
    looking forward reply from you
    best regard

  7. I am Moses A. Kolnagbayan I am seriously in need of this scholarship
    I am a graduate of the United Methodist University

  8. Hello sir/Madam

    I am Atnafu Shiferaw from Ethiopia. I have a diploma certificate in the field of natural resource management with GPA 3.52 in 2005 G.C. I also hold a BSc.degree from Bahirdar university in the same field with a GPA of 3.88 in 2012.,and I have been working in Debre markos University as GA-ii instructor.
    Currently, I am learning my M.Sc in the field of environmental science in Addis Ababa University and I accomplished 1st year lectures nicely with a GPA of 3.92. At this moment I am doing my thesis to accomplish in may 2017-september2017.

    I am greatly interested in getting a free scholarship to PhD to be equiped and well confidential to my profision via the chance of learning from internationally distinguished lecturers from DAAD best available opportunities.

    I have sent this message by being hopeful that DAAD is capable of supporting me fully and select to nurture me for success.

    Thank you in advance!!!

  9. Dear Sir/ Madam,

    I am NIWETETO Justin Souvenir from Rwanda. am graduating in July 2017 in Electronics and Telecommunication Engineering from University of Rwanda.
    i wish i could get scholarship to increase my knowledge and i am capable to follow any course related to my field. i am intended to use what i will learn to contribute to the good changes in technology around my country, and elsewhere.

    I extremely appreciate your consideration for interest.

    best regards.

  10. Mohammed Yimam
    Dear Sir/Madam,
    I am Mohammed Yimam from Ethiopia. Ihave BA degree in the field of Economics from Debre Markos University. Also I hold Mstret degree from ST.Mary university with GPA OF 3.74 and I score Ecxelent in my thesis. Having this condition, I am greatly interested to get free scolarship to do PhD in your institute. So, I am fully hopeful to sellect me and help me!

  11. Hello
    As I said am George Seda from Malawi, I have BA degree in Biomedical Technology obtained at Nelson Mandela Metropolitan university and and am interested to get scholarship to do Masters in Public Health (MPH). So am hoping to be assisted.my email adress is sedageorge2@gmail.com or phone+265888647203


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