DAAD Postgraduate (Master’s/PhD) Scholarships 2018/2019 for Study in Germany (Fully Funded)

Application Deadline: Varying by Institution

  • Postgraduate courses for young professionals from developing countries
  • Internationally recognised Master’s and PhD degree
  • Duration: 12-24 months for Master (depending on the particular institution) and 36 months for PhD
  • Includes German Universities and “Fachhochschulen” (Universities of Applied Sciences)
  • Support of selected programmes with a variety of scholarships (including German language courses)
  • Funded by the BMZ (Federal Ministry for Economic Cooperation and Development), but admission also open to self-financed participants or students financed through government or other sources
  • Academic year 2018/2019

With its development-oriented postgraduate study programmes, the DAAD promotes the training of specialists from development and newly industrialised countries. Well-trained local experts, who are networked with international partners, play an important part in the sustainable development of their countries. They are the best guarantee for a better future with less poverty, more education and health for all.

The scholarships offer foreign graduates from development and newly industrialised countries from all disciplines and with at least two years’ professional experience the chance to take a postgraduate or Master’s degree at a state or state-recognised German university, and in exceptional cases to take a doctoral degree, and to obtain a university qualification (Master’s/PhD) in Germany.


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 ideally at
least two years of related professional experience after the first degree (bachelor).
•His/her academic degrees should normally not be more than six years old
At present, postgraduate courses are offered in the following fields:
• Economic Sciences/Business Administration/Political Economics
•Development Cooperation
• Engineering and Related Sciences
• Mathematics
• Regional and Urban Planning
• Agricultural and Forest Sciences
• Natural and Environmental Sciences
• Medicine and Public Health
• Social Sciences, Education and Law
• Media Studies

Scholarship Worth

  • 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

Duration of funding

12 to 36 months (dependent on study programme)


  • Candidates fulfil 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)
  • Candidates have a Bachelor degree (usually a four-year course) in an appropriate subject
  • Candidates have at least two years’ professional experience
  • 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/scholarship
Required Documents for a DAAD scholarship application (in the following order):
• Hand-signed CV (please use the sample europass form http://europass.cedefop.europa.eu/)
• Hand-signed Letter of Motivation (with reference to current occupation, two pages maximum)
• Research Proposal (if required by university)
• Academic Letter/s of Recommendation from your university; the letter must have a signature and official 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 official stamp and must be of recent date (not in a sealed envelope)
• Certificate(s) of Employment from the employer in the home country and if possible, a guarantee of re-employment upon returning home.
• Proof of Language Skills:
• English – IELTS or TOEFL (Note: The institutional TOEFL is not accepted.)
• German – required for courses taught in German
• Copies of Academic Degrees
• Copies of Academic Transcripts
• Copy of School Leaving Certificate
• Applicants from the People’s Republic of China are asked to submit an APS Certificate with
their application documents

For More Information:

Visit the Official Webpage of the DAAD Postgraduate (Master’s/PhD) Scholarships 2018/2019


  1. First of all i want to express my heartfelt gratitude for you for creating such a big chance of advancing our level education which is very crucial for enhancing the daily living activity of our people and generally the development our country. I am from Ethiopia. I am very interesting to get my Phd from Germeny if sponsorship is provided to me. My eductional back ground can be shortly present as follow; My Bsc. degree is in Soil and Water Management Engineering with CGPA of 3.88 and My Msc. degree is in Irrigation and Drainage Engineering. If possible, i want to learn my Phd in Water Engineering or hyraulic and water resource Engineering or Water resource Engineering.
    With best regards Ataklti Gezae (From Ethiopia)

  2. I graduated from Amoud University in Somalia, agricultural and environmental Science in 2009-2013.
    I have an experience more than 2 years for agriculture, I worked with Rural Development Concern ( RDC) Partnership with Germany Agro Action ( GAA) as well as Development Alternative integrity ( DAI) partnership with U.SAID as an independent consultant. I have been working with Somali Agricultural Technical group ( SATG) for livestock and agricultural Development in a south and central Somalia since 2013-2014. Now, I Study master in Agricultural Engineering at Szent Istvan University in Hungary, supposed to be a graduate in 2018 June. I would like to get this courses for my master again in Germany because of needs to Somalia community: I have also English as Second Language ( E.S.L) as well as Advanced English Certificate from Central Europian University ( CEU) in Budapest.
    1. Master Water resource and environmental management .
    2. Master Geography of Environmental Risks and human security.
    3.Master Environmental Governace.
    4. Master in Natural Resource Managment.
    I would like to apply this opportunity for my people to work as a consultant and trained in the future for Somalis, I found the application form but I do not know how could I send the documents to you. I would like to give a guideline to send through.
    Waiting for your feedback.
    Many thanks.
    Abdulkadir Kasim Farah.

  3. I gratuated from Ethiopian evangilical church mekane yesus seminary by leadership & development studies
    in 2015-2017.

    I would like to apply to get your scholarship that you are giving for international students.

  4. I have no experience in the field of electrical engineering, I just finished in my bachelors degree in Uganda
    on 24th May 2017. Am looking forward to do a masters degree in electrical engineering. is it possible to be given a chance to study on scholarship starting next year 2018.

  5. my name is Birhan Zeru iam a women,, I want to study in Germany my PhD if when I get the chance scholarship,, my bsc degree on sport science and my masters degree on sport management .,
    GPA 3.59 so I want to get the chance health department my phd in Germany

  6. I Have graduated from Mekelle University Ethiopia, Natural Resource Economics and Management in 2009.
    I have an experience more than 5 years in different Government technical as welle as Organizational Institutions in Natural resource management, Socioeconomics and other related fields till now. I would like to join my master in Germany because of needs to support my home country as my technical effort as possible If I Will get the chance and strengthen my self.
    1. Master Water resource and environmental management .
    2. Master Geography of Environmental Risks and human security.
    3.Master Environmental Governace.
    4. Master in Natural Resource Managment.
    I would like to apply this opportunity for my people to work as a consultant and trained in the future for Ethiopia, I found the application form but I do not know how could I send the documents to you. I would like to give a guideline to send through.
    Waiting for your feedback.
    Many thanks.

  7. My name is Muhammad jan from Pakistan, I want to study in Germany my PhD if when I get the chance scholarship,, My M.Phil degree in chemistry and i want to get a chance chemistry deptt my phd in germany.

  8. I am Gbadamosi Oluwatosin a graduate of Agricultural Extension and Rural Development from University of Ibadan Nigeria. I am interested in any of your social science cources and i would be happy if you can consider me for your scholarship as this will serve as an avenue to give back to my society after the course and also serve as a means to acquire more knowledge.

  9. I am Abdurohman from Ethiopia, I’ve completed bachelors Degree in Computer Science and I’ve more than 3 years work experience in Network Administrator fields. so, now i would like to learn the Masters Degree. Please contact me…

  10. I am Ghanaian and a graduate of university of south Africa. Bachelor of technology in mechanical engineering. I need scholarship to read the masters degree in same discipline or environmental engineering.

  11. My name Moti Deressa i have Masters Degree in Agri-Business management/Agricultural Economics from Jimma university, so want learn PhD degree in vertical or multidimensional departements. my phone number:251917696413/251988565543 thank you good chance.

  12. i am mulue girmay plant protection graduate from hamelmalo agricultural college,keren,eritrea.
    i have completed both Batchelor and masters degree from the mother college (hamelmao agri-college)
    with outstanding levels (Bsc CGPA=3.82/4.0 and Msc CGPA=3.86/4.0).
    by now am interesting to continue my post doctoral and research in my field of specialization( Entomology) or any subject related to plant protection sciences so as to contribute and to serve my community or country up to my best level.
    am waiting to hear from you
    many thanks

  13. My Name Moti Deressa I have master’s Degree by AGribusiness Management Or agricultural Economics from Jimma University.I have good teaching experiences and project Analysis mechanisms by using different econometrics mechanism. So I need to PhD scholars by vertical or multidimensional department.I hope good Chance. Thank you.

  14. first of all i would like to say thank you for performing of this chance next my name is hayelom asayehey i have graduated in Bsc applied physics now a day i am employed in science and technology bureau in radiation protection expert in this case i would like study master degree in medical physics please help me as much as possible ,thank you c u soon!

  15. I I’m Moti Deressa from Ethiopia I have masters Degree by ABM from jimma university.I want to study Doctorate degree by the chance of this scholarship in vertical or multidimensional department. good chance my phone number 251917696413.

  16. I am a graduate of both Ahmadu Bello University, Zaria, Nigeria and University of Chester, United Kingdom respectively. I have got BSc (Ed) in Mathematics with Second class (Upper Divisions, 2:1) and MSc in Mathematics (awaiting award) respectively. I have also got over seven years teaching experience in my home country both in Secondary as well as post-secondary schools. In furtherance of my quest for higher education to enhance my productivity, I would like to apply for PhD scholarship in Applied Mathematics.

  17. I am Taimoor khan from pakistan.i have no experience.i want to get master in applied mathematics. I have done bachelor degree in mathematics.i want to continue your study. In field of applied mathematics.

  18. I am Melkamu Tilaye from Ethiopia. I graduate in Bachelor of Degree in Agricultural economics, and I have two years experience both Planning monitoring and evaluation and Agricultural economics researcher for two years in Ethiopian Institute of Agricultural research. Now I want to study my master Degree either in Agricultural economics or Development economics or other economics fields. I would like to thank you for your Assistance in advance. for further information:

  19. Dear Sir/Madam
    i kindly request you fully fund for masters programme in social science (Masters in finance & Investment,Masters in Economics & MBA) in Mekelle Univercity fucalty of Busines & Economics.
    can you advice Me what shall I do ?

  20. I have get in Mekelle univercity Bachlor dgeree in Management & bachlor degree in accounting from new milinium univercity college (private college).I have worked in different local NGOs & International NGOs.Now i am expecting Masters Programme.

  21. I am a graduate of Biochemistry from the University of Benin, Nigeria. Had my first degree in the 2009/2010 session (second class: upper division-2:1) and a Master’s degree in Clinical biochemistry and Toxicology(2014/2015 session), also from the aforementioned University. At present, I am an Assistant Lecturer at the Department of Biochemistry, Faculty of Life Sciences , University of Benin. This is my third year in the teaching profession(Lecturer). I am interested in the DAAD Postgraduate scholarship(PhD) and would like an offer of the scholarship in Germany. This will enable me impact lives in my Country and beyond with recent and sophisticated ideas in academics. Medical Science has a functional role in any developed and developing Countries in the world today and at such, I pledge my sincere willingness to scientific research.

  22. Dear Sir/Madam
    I am haftamu gebrehiwet from Ethiopia i have Bachlor degree in Civil Engineering at the year of 2017 G.C .
    I politely request you for fully funded masters programme in the field of Civil Engineering.

  23. my name is Lemessa Amente from Ethiopia I have masters degree in mathematics (my specialization is Numerical Analysis ) I want to learn my PhD in Germany if I get the chance scholarship . I would like to apply for PhD in applied mathematics

  24. I am a graduate of Civics and Ethical Studies with BA degree from one of the prominent university’s in Ethiopia and Currently I am serving as Assistant Lecturer at University of Gondar,one of the first generation university in Ethiopia. I have a worm interest to Study MA programe in one of your university in
    in the feild of political Science or any course in relation to Democracy,Human Rights,Governance,Peace and security,Foreign policy,Gender and International relation. Thank you!

  25. I would be very happy I get a chance of education in MBA at any of German University. To me, learning in German has special meaning as German scientists are Meticulous. Please help me to join my promised land, Germany

  26. I am second class upper in agricultural economics there with, I will like for further my study more. Kindly help me I need help

  27. My name is shashu brhane from ethiopia I have BSC degree in computer Science with CGPA 3.46 and I have computer related licensed certificates ….
    Am too much interested to study MSC in compuuter science or information System.thank u more!!!!

  28. My name is Mulugeta Hibdo. I am from Ethiopia,I have first degree in urban planning. if I have got the chance I want to learn my second degree in your country in the same field of study. I hope…………………

  29. I am Hailay Haileselassie from Ethiopia. I gradute my BSc in Land Resources Management and Environmental protection(LaRMEP) and MSc in Tropical Land resources management both in Mekelle University,Ethiopia. I have been working in development oriented and humanitarian organization in different capacities from 2005 to 31st Dec,2017 both in Ethiopia. My main positions were as natural resources management expert, woreda/sub district field office program coordinator,senior environmentalist, head of environmental protection and Environment and livelihood coordinator. Then currently am working in Mekelle University as lecturer in Soil Science. Thus my interest is to pursue my PhD in Environmental Sciences, Integated water Resoures management or Urban agriculture.

  30. I am currently a master`s holder in business education from Ahmadu Bello University, Zaria, in the department of vocational and technical education. i will be grateful, if given a chance to be one of your beneficiaries of your forthcoming scholarship program for the African citizens. this will enable me to undertake my PhD program in one of your first class universities with ease. this again on completion, will afford me the opportunity to contribute my quarter to the development of my people and not only that but also to my country in general. pls. i would like to here from you if considered worthy. thanks!

  31. I am a development studies prospective graduate student in Ethiopia, Addis Ababa University expected to finish in the coming July. I want to study my PhD program in Development Studies with the specialization Food Security and Disaster Risk management or related in Germany.

  32. I am Nesre Kedir from Ethiopia. i have bachelor of dgree secince in agricultural economics in 2013from mizan tepi university and masters of science in angricultural economics in haramaya universist in 2018 and now i am lectturer in mizan tepi university

  33. I graduated from university with bsc in political science 2007,and since then have been working till date as a disaster management officer and a regional administrative, social service personnel.
    I will really appreciate if I can get every necessary to get admitted .

  34. I am Mohamed Ismail Hersi From Somalia, i have a degrees of bachelor in 2014 and master of Business Adminstration in 2016 from Salaam University in somalia, and Lincoln university college in malaysia, and now i am lecturer of Frontier university, i want to study my PHD programe in development studies with the speciallization Development cooperation in Germany

  35. my name is woldie kassie from ethiopia ,i have Bsc in electrical and electronics engineering from addis ababa science and technology university. if i have got a chance i want to learn my second degree in your country in the same field of study.

  36. i am very interesting for study in germany .i would like to continue my master degree in electronics engineering but i don’t know the date of the inscription in this wonderfull scholarship

  37. My name is Abdulkadir Yusuf, i have a bachelor Degree in Computer Science from Kano University of Science and Technology, i’m currently working with Federal University Dutsinma Katsina, as Network Engineer/ Computer Programmer, i will like to have opportunity to study at one of your reputable Institution. i wish my request will be granted, because i will like to contribute my quarter towards the development of my community and the society in general.
    i’m looking forward to receive your kind attention.


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