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DAAD 2021 Development-Related Postgraduate Courses (EPOS) Scholarships for Foreign Students

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.

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About German Academic Exchange Service (DAAD)

DAAD scholarship in Germany is a private, federally funded and state-funded, self governing national agency of the institutions of higher education in Germany, representing 365 German higher education institutions (100 universities and technical universities, 162 general universities of applied sciences, and 52 colleges of music and art) [2003]. The DAAD itself does not offer programs of study or courses, but awards competitive, merit-based grants for use toward study and/or research in Germany at any of the accredited German institutions of higher education. It also awards grants to German... read more


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DAAD Postgraduate Scholarship


Aim and Benefits of DAAD Postgraduate Scholarship

  1. Depending on academic level, monthly payments of 861 euros for graduates or 1,200 euros for doctoral candidates
  2. Payments towards health, accident and personal liability insurance cover
  3. Travel allowance, unless these expenses are covered by the home country or another source of funding.

Under certain circumstances, scholarship holders may receive the following additional benefits:

  1. Monthly rent subsidy
  2. Monthly allowance for accompanying members of family.

Requirements for DAAD Postgraduate Scholarship Qualification

  1. Graduates with at least two years’ professional experience from the following countries: list of eligible countries
  2. Individual scholarships exclusively for Postgraduate courses in Germany that are listed on the “List of all Postgraduate courses with application deadlines 2022/23”.

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Application Deadline

Not Specified


How to Apply

Interested and qualified? Go to German Academic Exchange Service (DAAD) on www2.daad.de to apply

For specific application requirements, proceed here and click on ‘APPLICATION REQUIREMENTS’ or APPLICATION PROCEDURES’ then select your status and your country of origin to enable you to submit an application. It is advisable to see the program brochure (PDF) before to continue with your application.

For more details, visit DAAD website.



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