2015/2016 DAAD Development-Related Postgraduate Scholarships in Germany for Developing Countries

Application Deadline: Varying and Ongoing

  • Applications from Cameroon, Myanmar and Nigeria must be submitted via the German  Embassy. Application deadline at the German Embassy: 31 July 2014.
  • Postgraduate courses for professionals from developing countries at German institutions of Higher education
  • Duration: 12-24 months, depending on the particular institution
  • Internationally recognised Master’s degree
  • Includes German Universities and “Fachhochschulen” (Universities of Applied Science)
  • Support of selected programmes with a variety of full or partial scholarships
  • Funded by the BMZ (Federal Ministry for Economic Cooperation and Development) but admission is also open to self-financed participants or students financed through government or other sources
  • Academic year 2015/2016

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

Proof of current work situation:

All applicants should state their current work situation at the time of application and submit
the following proof:

  • Certificate(s) of employment that include the exact position and period of  employment;
  • A letter of reference from the employer(s), ideally guaranteeing re-employment  after completion of the postgraduate course in Germany.

Statement of Motivation:

  • Applicants must submit a statement of motivation explaining why they are interested in  attending a particular postgraduate course with reference to their current employment.

Application Modalities

  • Applications have to be sent to the respective course directly! Please refer to their respective  websites for the application procedure (e.g. online application), for the application deadline  and the documents to be submitted.


  • Applications from Cameroon, Myanmar and Nigeria must be submitted via the German  Embassy. Application deadline at the German Embassy: 31 July 2014.
  • Applications sent via e-mail to the DAAD cannot be considered during the selection process.
  • Applicants are asked to state whether they are able to pay for cost of living expenses and their  studies in Germany themselves or whether they can only complete the postgraduate course  with financial support from a DAAD scholarship. Qualified applicants for whom self-financing  is possible, have a good chance of being accepted by a postgraduate course.

Please note: Scholarships cannot be awarded without the official DAAD application form.
Many courses, however, have their own forms, which must be submitted in addition to the  DAAD application form (see details under course descriptions).

For More Information:

Visit the Official Webpage of the DAAD Development-Related Postgraduate Scholarships 


  1. my name is mulue girmay i have BS.c degree in plant protection from hamelmalo agricultural college, keren .Eritrea .i am glad if i got a chance for schoolarship from your side.
    yours sincerely

  2. i am Kebebew from Ethiopia,Africa.I really appreciate your motive to think/wish/do well being and prosperity ,…….of others so may God bless you and your country GERMANY ! but your scholarships has no specification of date for that by expecting eagrly we may affected because I am the suffer of this so try to announce the result as soon as possible.

  3. Sir, I have no idea about DAAD Scholarship and I hard that it helps in studying in Germany , and I am a student of BSc Forestry Last year, If you kindly help how to apply and what i have to do so that i can get this scholarship.


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