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. My name is Negash Teshome from Ethiopia I have Msc. degree in Agriculture(specialization in agronomy). I am working at Bako Agricultural Research Center as Assistant researcher II in Ethiopia. If it is the good will of your Organization and If I full fill the requirement you need I want to study my pHD in all agriculture related fields(breeding, Agronomy, protection……). Thanks for all.

  2. my name is Defaru Katise, i am working Arbaminch University as a lecturer, Ethiopia. i was graduated from jimma university (BSc degree )in civil engineering and MSc degree from Arbaminch University. now i am very intersted to join your university to study doctorial degree.
    i am waiting for your positive feedback. thanks

  3. My name is urien Peter I just finished my masters program Delta State university, Abraka. Delta State Nigeria. Please how will I know when the DAAD site is open so that I can apply for my PhD program.



  5. I’am Muntari Lawali, I graduated from Usmanu Danfodiyo University, Sokoto (Nigeria). I read B.Sc Science Education with specialisation in (Biology). I want to further my studies to M.Sc level in pure natural science based courses i.e Bioconservation. I will be grateful if you replies, consider and guides me. Thanks

  6. Thanks
    I am Abraham G. Dayklee, a graduate of the Mother Patern College of Health Sciences with a BSc. degree in Biology and Chemistry, and I’m interested in the Master program. what is the possibility?

  7. i am John Augustine Buwah from nigeria, i graduated from abubakar tafawa balewa university bauchi, nigeria and i work with nigerian building and road research institute. my decipline is urban planning, i am interested in your masters program. i need your help please.

  8. Hi may Name is Abayneh Abiyou from Ethiopia Addis Ababa,Depending on creating an opportunites for attending Phd program I am requesting you to give me an opportinuties Phd fully fund scholar to me.I f I get the opportunity am lucky and I belive on you. Thankyou

    With best regard
    Abaynhe Abiyou

  9. hi, am Ajayi moyosoreoluwa from Nigeria, I studied social work from the University of ilorin in Nigeria, I will like to pursue my masters program through your scholarship have read all your requirements but the only thing is that am yet to start working because am currently serving my country but I have more than two years experience already thanks in anticipation and am looking forward to seeing a positive response from you.

  10. I am bogny kenfack i recently defended My MSc in mathematical ans computational finance am seeking for a PhD scholar in thé same field

  11. hi my name is yehuwalshet assefa from ethiopa , i am student in Bsc in econmics and masters in agriculteral econmics from the unversity of haramaya, ethiopa, currently i would like to apply for scholarship phd in agricultral econmics i need your help plice

  12. Good day,am Ibrahim zakariya’u à graduate student of physics Usman Danfodio university sokoto Nigeria.also holder of m.sc Physics from sharda university India.i would like to join you people as a PhD student.am eager to hear from you.thanks.

  13. my name is Ibrahim zakariya’u .am à lecturer with sokoto state university.nigeria.i have B.sc physics from Usman Danfodio university.sokoto state.also obtain m.sc in physics from India..i would be highly grateful to hear from you.thank

  14. I’M from Ethiopia and my name is Taso Banja. I have MSc in Land Administration and Management specialized in Land Information Management system. Currently I’m working in Dilla University; Ethiopia as a lecturer in the department of Land Administration and Surveying and I have more than three year teaching experience by teaching courses like Remote Sensing, GIS, Photogrammetry and Photo interpretation, Cadastral Surveying and Land Registration, Urban and Rural Land Use Planning. Now I’m interested to join you Institution for my PhD degree program in related to my professional.
    I hope you may consider me and I’m looking forward to seeing a positive response from you!!
    Thank you.
    your student Taso Banja
    Dilla University; Ethiopia.

  15. I am Belachew Muche from Ethiopia.i was graduated bachelor of degree in water resource and irrigation management from Wollega University in 2014. i have two year experience instructor in agricultural college under Ethiopian ministry of agriculture .also i have experience irrigation and drainage researcher for the last two years in Ethiopia institute of agriculture research. now i want to study my masters degree either irrigation engineering or water resource engineering or other related field of study I would like to thank you for your assistance in advance.
    for further information
    email;[email protected] mobile;+215939337176

  16. I am weldemariam tekle ,i am graduated by forest and nature conservation program in the department of Land resource management and environmental protection in Mekelle university ,Ethiopia Now i am serving as a graduate assitant in mekelle university . now i want to continue my Msc program in Agriculture and forest science. Ihope you may consider me and i looking for ward postive response from you.
    Thank You for due consideration.
    Your student weldemariam tekle
    Mekelle University ,Ethiopia

  17. stay blessed am in France for MSc scholar ship opportunity we will seen in for DAAD scholar ship opportunity after 4 years latter so happy dear DAAD.

  18. I am Endalkachew Lelisa from Ethiopia. I graduated my BA and MA degree in History from Dilla And Jimma University respectively. Currently, I am working in Bule Hora University as a lecturer in History and Heritage Management and phD Candidate in History at Addis Ababa University. I have 12 years work experience. Thus my interest is to pursue my phD in History and Heritage Management or any related field of Social sciences.

  19. Hi!
    It is me Ataklti from Ethiopia. I want to follow my PhD scholarship from Germany in water engineering related fields in 2019-2020 GC. How could i find it and get applied? Thanks!


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