DAAD Development-Related Courses Postgraduate Scholarship,2018/2019 – Germany



Applications are now available for the DAAD Development-Related Courses Postgraduate Scholarship,2018/2019 academic to be held in  Germany. Applicants from developing countries are encouraged to apply but are also to note the eligibility criteria as stated.

What you need to know about this scholarship:

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.


Master’s, PhD

Fields of Study:

 Individual scholarships exclusively for Postgraduate courses in Germany that are listed on the “List of all Postgraduate courses with application deadlines”.

Host Nationality:


 Eligible nationality:

Developing countries

Only exception is Cameroon. Students are to apply before 31st July 2017 through the German embassy

Scholarship Benefits: 

  • 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


  • 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

Selection Criteria: 

  • The last academic degree (usually a Bachelor’s degree) should have been completed no longer than six years previously
  • At least two years’ relevant professional experience
  • Language skills: Depending on chosen study programme; please check scholarship brochure or the website of your chosen study programme.

Application Deadline:

 Each chosen course has its deadline (Sept-Dec).  Please consult scholarship brochure for more information (See link below).

How to Apply: It is important to go through the Program Webpage before applying.

Visit Program Webpage for details

Award Provider: German Exchange Education Services (DAAD)

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