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DAAD MIPLC Scholarships 2020/2021 for Students from Developing Countries – Germany

The Munich Intellectual Property Law Center (MIPLC) is offering scholarships to students from developing countries as a part of the DAAD’s program for “Development-Related Postgraduate Courses.” 

Application Deadline: 15th October, 2019.

Offered annually? Yes

Eligible Countries: Developing countries

To be taken at (country): Germany

About the Award: 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.

Fields of Study: Development-Related Postgraduate Courses

Type: Postgraduate

Eligibility: Candidates eligible for the DAAD scholarship for “Development-Related Postgraduate Courses” must:

  • hold at least a four-year Bachelor’s degree (or a three-year Bachelor’s degree plus a further degree), completed with above-average results.
  • have received their latest degree no more than six years ago.
  • have at least two years of full-time professional experience gained in a public authority or a state or private company in a developing country (university staff and academics are generally not taken into account). To meet this requirement, it is sufficient if candidate has completed the two years by the time the program starts in October. In any case, the experience must have been gained after the completion of your first university degree.
  • have English test scores which meet the MIPLC requirements (see scholarship website).

Number of Awardees: Not specified

Value of Scholarship: 

  • The scholarship recipient(s) will get a full tuition waiver from the MIPLC.
  • The DAAD will pay the scholarship recipient(s) a monthly stipend of EUR 750.00.
  • As a rule, the scholarship additionally includes certain payments towards health, accident and liability insurance coverage in Germany.
  • In addition, the DAAD will generally pay an appropriate travel allowance, unless these costs are covered by the home country or by another funding source.
  • Furthermore, the DAAD will also pay a study and research allowance.
  • Last but not least, the scholarship covers a mandatory two-month German course before the start of the MIPLC LL.M. program.

The scholarship does not cover additional costs, e.g. enrollment fees or the fees for a semester ticket for public transport in Munich.

Duration of Scholarship: Duration of course

How to Apply: You may apply more than a year in advance. To apply for this scholarship, please proceed as follows:

  1. Please refer to the DAAD program brochure 2019/20 and read the information carefully.
  2. Determine whether you are eligible to apply by DAAD and MIPLC standards, keeping in mind that where MIPLC and DAAD have differing requirements, the stricter requirements prevail.
  3. Apply for admission to the MIPLC (please refer to the How to Apply page).
  4. When you come to the end of the online application form, check “I would like to apply for the DAAD scholarship” and complete the MIPLC Financial Assistance Application Form that opens automatically (please refer to the Financial Assistance Application Instructions).
  5. Print the forms and add all required documentation, as per the instructions provided.
  6. Download and complete the DAAD Scholarship Application Form and add the other documents required by the DAAD (please refer to the DAAD brochure; NB: the MIPLC does not require a research proposal). You only have to submit one copy of each document, even if a document, e.g. your CV, is required by both MIPLC and DAAD.
  7. Make sure that your file is complete, including all three application forms
    (the MIPLC application form for admission; the MIPLC application form for financial assistance, and the DAAD application form for the scholarship)
    and all the required documents. Otherwise, your application cannot be processed. Please note that we only need the original application package, no additional copies.
  8. Make copies of all application documents. If your are awarded the scholarship, you will have to upload electronic copies of these documents to the DAAD’s system.
  9. Send your application: Please submit your application directly to the MIPLC, unless you are from Cameroon, in which case you must submit your application through the German Embassy in your country. Your complete file must reach the MIPLC by October 15 of the year preceding the program start.

Visit Scholarship Webpage for details

Award Provider: Munich Intellectual Property Law Centre (MIPLC), DAAD.

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