Depends on the chosen study program: check deadlines
Development Related Postgraduate Courses (EPOS)
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.
Founded in Heidelberg in 1925 on the initiative of a single student, the DAAD has since become one of the most important funding organisations in the world for the international exchange of students and researchers.
With its development-oriented postgraduate study programmes, the DAAD promotes the training of specialists from development and newly industrialised countries.
Opportunity Focus Areas:
- Economic Sciences/Business Administration/Political Economics
- Development Co-operation
- Engineering and Related Sciences
- Regional and Urban Planning
- Agricultural and Forest Sciences
- Natural and Environmental Sciences
- Medicine/Public Health
- Social Sciences, Education and Law
- Media Studies
German: minimum A2 level for courses studied in German.
EGYPT, SYRIA, IRAQ, PALESTINE, JORDAN, LEBANON, TUNISIA, ALGERIA, MOROCCO, SUDAN, LIBYA, SAUDI ARABIA, EMIRATES, KUWAIT, QATAR, BAHRAIN, OMAN, YEMEN, SOMALIA, DJIBOUTI, MAURITANIA, TURKEY, IRAN, CYPRUS, COMOROS, & OTHER COUNTRIES ARE NOT FROM THE MIDDLE EAST AND NORTH AFRICA.
12 to 36 months (dependent on study programme).
- Candidates fulfil the necessary academic requirements and can be expected to successfully complete a study programme in Germany (above-average result for first academic exam – top performance third, language skills).
- Candidates have a Bachelor degree (usually a four-year course) in an appropriate subject.
- Candidates have at least two years’ professional experience.
- Candidates can prove their motivation is development-related and be expected to take on social responsibility and initiate and support processes of change in their personal and professional environment after their training/scholarship.
- Depending on academic level, monthly payments of 850 euros for graduates or 1,200 euros for doctoral candidates
- Payments towards health, accident and personal liability insurance cover
- Travel allowance, unless these expenses are covered by the home country or another source of funding
First Step: Download the application from here and fill it
Second Step: provide support documents:
- hand-signed CV (please use the europass specimen form).
- hand-signed letter of motivation (with reference to current occupation) maximum 2 pages.
- academic letter/s of recommendation (the letters must have a letterhead, a signature and office stamp and must be of recent date.
- professional letter/s of recommendation from your employer (the letters must have a letterhead, a signature and office stamp and must be of recent date).
- confirmation of employment from the employer in your home country and -if possible- a guarantee of reemployment upon your return home.
- Proof of language abilities:
a) English – TOEFL or IELTS (Note: We only accept an academic TOEFL).
b) German – necessary for the courses taught in German; for the courses taught in English, if available.
- (certified*) copies of awarded academic degrees (certified translation if necessary).
- (certified*) copies of academic transcripts (certified translation if necessary).
Third Step: check the university website for additional documents required from here and apply directly to the chosen study program.
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This Scholarship Published by:
” Mohamed Nabil/ Egypt “
Reviewed by” Shorouk Nasser/ Egypt ”
MARJ3 Scholarships team