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

    • Mr Tekleweyni, Isayas will not allow you to get out of Eritrea for scholarship purposes. Could you please try to go to Sudan or to Ethiopia?

  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 [email protected] or phone+265888647203

  12. Dear Sir/ma,
    My name is Igienekpemhe Henry Eshioramhe, i am a graduate with B.sc.ed Accounting. please i need assistant to further my education. please help me

  13. My name is Abubakar Musah from Ghana and I’m interested if u could grant ur scholarship to study my degree in English language. I’m a graduate with Diploma in Education. Please I need your help .+233549375433Thanks

  14. I am Ayahlush shumye ,i have BA degree in rural development and agricultural extension with GPA 3.90 from haramaya universty and know i am working at the same universty as graguate assistance ,so am fully hopfull to select me and help me to study further my MSc degree in development related study .


  15. please raise you hand prior for developing countries. I am BA degree in Animal sciences with GPA 3.9 and now i am work in junior researcher in my field how ever eager to take my MsC but i did not get financial and other opportunities so say one to me mine dear.

  16. Hello,Dear sr/madam!
    I am from Ethiopia seaking PHD shcolar ship in veterinary public health, can I join to your shcolar ship

    I thank you in advance!

  17. my name is kedir yimam,i was graduated from Arba minch university by plant science with Bachler degree.my CGBA is 3.82.i have 6 years work expriance,two years as junear instructor,three years as sugar cane Agronomist and one year up to now as pulse crop researcher(breeder) at Ethiopian Agrecultural Research Institute.so,i am intersted to get scholarship to do Msc

  18. my name is smegnew melese. I have Bsc degree in biotechnology from Gondar university. I have 3.80 GPA and i want to study my MSC so pleas call me +251929040912.

  19. hello Dear.
    My name is kafale kissi. am from Ethiopia. I have BSc degree by Agricultural resource Economics and Management from Wollega University.I have 3.53 GPA and i want to study my MSC degree Germany University, and it’s my Ambition . so if i get this chance am very happy.my address:email:[email protected]. phone:+251923643237 please contact me, i expect by full of hope!!!!!!!!

  20. my name is adeba feyera. I have BSc degree in medical laboratory technology. I want to study my MSC degree in health care related fields… lots of respect.

  21. 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!

  22. I am Markos nuno from .Ihave BA dgree in the fild of Soicology from Hawassa universty with GPA 3;00 AND i score Ecxeilntein my thesis Having this condition,Iam gretly intersted to get free scolarship to domuster in your institute.So Iam fully hopfulto selecte me and help me

  23. It is great Pleasure to have met a website containing such development and encouraging project.actually i have been looking for an opportunity to expand my knowledge and hopefully here i get the chance. i am a Ugandan and i have a first class in computer science with the vision of turning the local people into much of adventure into information technology. i would be glad if DAAD gives me an opportunity to advance and after go back to my country and pioneer my dream. thanks


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