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DAAD University of Hohenheim AgEcon Scholarships for Developing Countries 2020 - 2021

DAAD University of Hoheneim announces its AgEcon Scholarship for Developing Countries.

These AgEcon Scholarships are provided by the German Academic Exchange Service (DAAD) under its special initiative “Development-Related Postgraduate Courses” (EPOS).

The DAAD Scholarship initiative aims at providing academically educated young professionals from developing countries with further specialized studies and funding.

The ideal person who will be awarded this scholarship will either be from a public authority or state or private company in a developing country and will also be engaged in the planning and execution of directives and projects that are based on development policy.


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About University of Hohenheim (DAAD)

The teaching, experimental, and model institute established by King William I of Württemberg in 1818 thought of itself as a producer of innovation and ideas for society’s needs. Its founding mission was to radically counteract the devastating famines of the early 19th century. The power of innovation, solidarity with people around the world, and the spirit of offering not only basic research but also practical solutions have stayed with the University of Hohenheim until today.... read more

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Aim and Benefits of University of Hohenheim (DAAD) Postgraduates

 DAAD scholars will receive a monthly stipend over the two-year AgEcon Scholarships program period and will do a two-months intensive German language course before the program starts. The German language course is an integral part of the DAAD initiative. It takes place in the months of August and September at the Language Center of the University of Hohenheim

  1. Depending on academic level, monthly payments of 850 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

Requirements for University of Hohenheim (DAAD) Postgraduates Qualification

To be considered for the DAAD scholarship, you MUST be currently employed! If you aren’t able to prove to us that you have at least the required 2 years of relevant professional work experience, then you are NOT qualified for the DAAD scholarship. In this case, you are advised to apply as a "self-sponsored" applicant. The requirement of two years of professional work experience refers to the time of the start of the scholarship period. This means that it is not absolutely necessary to have already completed two years of professional experience at the time of applying. However, these two years MUST be completed before you come to Germany. Applicants can prove work experience in a non-university related sector (government agency, government institutions, business, NGOs etc.).

Please note: Teaching and research at a university or another research institute are not considered professional experience by the DAAD (exception: PhD postgraduate courses).

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Interview date, Process and Venue for University of Hohenheim (DAAD) Postgraduates

The selection for the DAAD scholarships is highly competitive. Only developing country nationals with at least four years of full-time university education and an outstanding Bachelor’s degree can apply.
In addition to the general AgEcon entry requirements, scholarship applicants need to prove a minimum of two years of relevant professional experience. The graduation from university should not be longer than 6 years ago

The application deadline for DAAD scholarships is December 1 of the current year for the AgEcon program starting in October of the following year (note that the German language course for DAAD scholars starts in early August, as detailed above). We will not consider incomplete application packages or applications that reach the University of Hohenheim after December 1.

Even if your application is not selected for the DAAD scholarship, we will still consider it for the AgEcon program admission if all the required documents are included i.e. if your application is complete.

Documents Required for Application

  1. B.Sc. certificate and transcript of academic records in original language, and, if this is not English or German, an official translation to English or German. If your Bachelor’s studies are not completed yet, the current transcript of records is also acceptable.
  2. Ranking of the final results of your B.Sc. which shows you are part of the best 50% of your cohort - in case your overall grade is not “good” (second class upper) or better OR a letter of recommendation preferably by professors from the university which has awarded the degree relevant for admission - in case your overall grade is slightly under “good” (second class upper).
  3. Proof of English proficiency if your first language is not English.
  4. Proof of a completed apprenticeship - if available
  5. Motivation letter in English language (not more than one page)
  6. Result of the AgEcon pre-test
  7. Reference letters from employers and/or professors - if available

Application Deadline

December 1, 2019

How to Apply

Interested and qualified? Go to University of Hohenheim (DAAD) on to apply

Download, fill and sign the official  DAAD application form and make sure to prepare all required documents as described on the DAAD program website

Unlike stated in the DAAD scholarship application form, please scan and email the application for the DAAD scholarship (as PDF files) to [email protected].
Professors and employers can also be requested to email the "Letters of recommendation/reference"  to the same email address.
Please upload all the required application documents for admission into the AgEcon program (see admission requirements) and make sure to fill out the online application.

In addition to the documents required for AgEcon program admission, you have to describe your current work situation at the time of application and submit a letter of reference from your employer, confirming the exact duration of employment and, ideally, guaranteeing re-employment after completion of the AgEcon Master's program.

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