DAAD Scholarships for International Developing Countries
|Scholarship / Financial aid: monthly installments of EUR 750|
Deadline: 31st July, 2014
Open to: developing countries‘ students
Each year, DAAD, German Academic Exchange Service offers scholarships for developing countries‘ students. The scholarships are available for pursuing a postgraduate degree at German institutions of Higher education.
These scholarships provide monthly installment of EUR 750 and also include the costs for health, accident and liability insurance in Germany and an adequate travelling allowance.
Study Subject(s): DAAD Scholarships for Developing Countries are offered for pursuing development-relatedpostgraduate courses in the areas of Economic Sciences/Business Administration/Political Economics, Development Co-operation, Engineering and related sciences, Mathematics, Regional Planning, Agricultural and Forest Sciences, Environmental Sciences, Public Health/Veterinary Medicine/Medicine, Social Science, Education & Law and Media Studies.
-Age limit: 36 years of age at the time of application (for some courses 32 years)
For some courses, Bachelor degree should have been completed not longer than 6 years at the time of application. Concerning this matter, please directly contact the coordinator of the respective study program.
-Degree: Bachelor or Master
-GPA: min 2,75 for Master candidates (some study programs applied GPA more than 2,75. Please see the detail on the website of each study program) and 3,00 for Doctoral candidates.
-Work experience: at least two years after completing Bachelor degree.
-For postgraduate courses held in English request an international TOEFL (minimum score: 550 paper based, 213 computer based, 80 internet based) or IELTS (band 6). Some courses may expect a different level. For detailed information see the website of the relevant course.
-For postgraduate courses held in German: please see the details on the course list. A certain level of German language exam may be required before admission to the course.
What does it cover? The DAAD pays a monthly scholarship installment, currently set at EUR 750.00. In addition, the scholarship includes costs for health, accident and liability insurance in Germany and an adequate travelling allowance, in so far as the home country or another donor is not already covering these expenses. Furthermore, the DAAD pays an annual research grant. However, the universities might charge additional fees not covered by the scholarship (e.g., enrollment fee, semester ticket, etc).
Scholarship Applications Dates and Deadlines
Please contact the respective postgraduate course regarding the application deadline, because the application deadlines may vary from university to university. Please also check the specific deadlines listed in the brochure.
The general closing dates for applications are as follows:
-31st July, 2014 (annually) DAAD Regional Office, DAAD-Information Centre or German Embassy or
-31st August (annually) DAAD Bonn or
-15st October (annually) University
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