DAAD Scholarships for Developing Countries' Students (2016-2017)

Applications are invited for DAAD scholarships from 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.

DAAD Scholarships are awarded for pursuing development-related postgraduate courses in the areas of: Economic Sciences, Business Administration, Political Economics, Development Cooperation, Engineering and related sciences, Mathematics, Regional Planning, Agricultural and Forest Sciences, Enviromental Sciences, Public Health, Medecine, Veterinary Medecine, Social Science, Education and Law, Media Studies.

Scholarships are available to pursue a postgraduate degree at German institutions of Higher education.

Duration: 12-24 months, depending on the particular institution.


  • No age limit. But the last academic degree should normally not be more than six years old.
  • Degree: Bachelor or Master.
  • Work experience: at least 2 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).
  • For postgraduate courses held in German: a certain level of German language exam may be required before admission to the course.

Scholarship Open for Students of Following Countries:

Europe: Albania, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Croatia, Macedonia, Moldova, Rep., Montenegro, Serbia, Turkey, Ukraine and Belarus.

North Africa: Egypt, Algeria, Libya, Morocco and Tunisia.

Sub-Saharan Africa: Angola, Equatorial Guinea, Ethiopia, Benin, Botswana, Burkina Faso, Burundi, Ivory Coast (Côte D'Ivoire), Djibouti, Eritrea, Gabon, The Gambia, Ghana, Guinea, Guinea-Bissau, Cameroon, Cape Verde, Kenya, Comoros, Congo, Congo, Dem. Rep., Lesotho, Liberia, Madagascar, Malawi, Mali, Mauritania, Mauritius, Mayotte, Mozambique, Namibia, Niger, Nigeria, Rwanda, Zambia, Sâo Tomé and Principe, Senegal, Seychelles, Sierra Leone, Zimbabwe, Somalia, St. Helena, Sudan, South Africa, Southern Sudan (new), Swaziland, Tanzania, Togo, Chad, Uganda and Central African Republic;

North and Central America: Anguilla, Antigua and Barbuda, Barbados, Belize, Costa Rica, Dominica, Dominican Republic, El Salvador, Grenada, Guatemala, Haiti, Honduras, Jamaica, Cuba, Mexico, Montserrat, Nicaragua, Panama, St. Kitts and Nevis, St. Lucia, St. Vincent and the Grenadines Trinidad and Tobago;

South America: Argentina, Bolivia, Brazil, Chile, Ecuador, Guyana, Columbia, Paraguay, Peru, Suriname, Uruguay and Venezuela;

Near and Middle East: Iraq, Iran, Yemen, Jordan, Lebanon, Oman, Palestinian territories and Syria;

South and Central Asia: Afghanistan, Armenia, Azerbaijan, Bangladesh, Bhutan, Georgia, India, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, the Maldives, Myanmar, Nepal, Pakistan, Sri Lanka, Tadzhikistan, Turkmenistan and Uzbekistan;

East Asia: China, Indonesia, Cambodia, Korea, Laos, Malaysia, Mongolia, Philippines, Thailand, East Timor and Vietnam.

Oceania: Cooki Oslands, Fiji, Kiribati, Marshall Islands, Micronesia, Nauru, Niue, Palau, Papua New Guinea, Solomon Islands, Samoa, Tokelau, Tonga, Tuvalu, Vanuatu and Wallis and Futuna.

Scholarship applicants from developing countries can send their applications (under consideration of the various submission deadlines) only directly to the eligible institutions. Applications from Cameroon, Myanmar, and Nigeria must be submitted at the German embassy.

Required documents (in the following order):
- DAAD application form,
- hand-signed CV (please use the europass specimen form),
- hand-signed letter of motivation (with reference to current occupation),
- research exposé (if required by university),
- academic letter/s of recommendation from your university; the letter must have a signature and office 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 office stamp and must be of recent date (not in a sealed envelope),
- confirmation of employment from the employer in your home country and if possible, a guarantee of re-employment upon your return home,
- proof of language abilities: English IELTS or TOEFL (Note: Institutional TOEFL will not be accepted); German (necessary for the courses taught in German),
- copies of awarded academic degrees,
- copies of academic transcripts,
- copy of School Leaving Certificate.
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