Brief description: Germany: DAAD is offering Masters Scholarships for students from developing countries at German universities 2016/2017. Applications for 2017/18 will be accepted from June 1 through October 15, 2016.Subject Areas: Postgraduate Courses for Professionals with Relevance to Developing Countries.

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About Scholarship

The German Academic Exchange Service (DAAD) is providing many scholarships in Germany for international students for a range of postgraduate courses at German Universities which aim at providing academically educated young professionals from developing countries with further specialized studies.

Scholarship Type: Internationally recognized Master’s degree

Who is Eligible to get DAAD Scholarships in Germany?

If you would like to apply for the DAAD scholarship “Development-Related Postgraduate Courses,” please make sure that you fulfill the following formal requirements:

  • You hold at least a four-year Bachelor’s degree, completed with above-average results;
  • You received your latest degree no more than six years ago;
  • You have at least two years of full-time professional experience gained after the completion of your first university degree;
  • Your English test scores meet the German University requirements.


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Number of Scholarships: Several scholarships are available.

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

Eligible Countries: Any developing country

To be taken at (country): in German institutions of Higher education

Application Deadline: The general deadline for application is October 15 0r December 2015 (depending on the German institution)

Applicants from Cameroon or Nigeria must submit their application file to the German Embassy in their home country.

Please send your documents in good time to ensure their timely arrival at the higher insitution.

Offered annually? Yes

How to Apply

Scholarship applicants from developing countries can apply directly to the postgraduate course. For further information about the application deadlines please contact the respective postgraduate course, because the deadlines may vary from university to university. The selection process generally takes place at the universities in the period from November to February.

Scholarships are usually awarded for the following winter semester.

Sponsors: German Academic Exchange Service (DAAD)

Important Notes: The postgraduate course and/or the university decide on admission after consideration of the application documents. Admission to the university is a prerequisite for receiving a DAAD scholarship. However, applicants do not need to request early or pre-admission to the university. Also note that the selection process for all postgraduate courses lasts from the end of October until February.