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Apply Now: DAAD Scholarships in Germany for Students from Developing Countries 2020/2021

Each year, the German Academic Exchange Service (DAAD) support young professionals from developing countries with a variety of scholarships to pursue internationally recognized Postgraduate degree in selected courses at German Universities.

Application Deadline: Varies by University between August & October 2019. Please check the relevant deadlines of the universities in the DAAD Brochure.

Offered annually? Yes

Eligible Countries: For students from developing countries who have a special interest in the economic challenges facing developing and transition countries.

To be taken at (country): German Universities and “Fachhochschulen” (Universities of Applied Sciences)

Eligible Field of Study: At present, postgraduate courses are offered in the following fields:

  • Economic Sciences / Business Administration / Political Economics
  • Development Co-operation
  • Engineering and Related Sciences
  • Mathematics
  • Regional Planning
  • Agriculture and Forest Sciences
  • Environmental Sciences
  • Medicine and Public Health
  • Veterinary Medicine
  • Social Sciences and Education
  • Media Studies

The programme is taught entirely in English.

About Scholarship: From among the large number of postgraduate courses offered by German institutions of higher education, the German Academic Exchange Service (DAAD) supports a carefully chosen selection of programmes of particular interest to junior executives from developing countries. These degree courses, which consist of one to two years of concentrated study, provide young, academically-trained professionals in leading positions from developing countries with the opportunity to engage in postgraduate education and training in their particular field or profession.

Type: Master’s and PhD degree

Eligibility: The Typical Scholarship Holder:

  • Works either for a public authority or a state or private company in a developing country and, as such, is engaged in the planning and execution of directives and projects with emphasis on development policies having a bearing on technological, economic or social areas.
  • Holds a Bachelor’s degree (normally four years) in a related subject.
  • Has completed an academic degree with far above average results (upper third) and at least two years of related professional experience.
  • His/her academic degrees should normally not be more than six years old.

Selection Criteria

Selection criteria and procedures for DAAD scholarship recipients ensure that:

  • priority target candidates have proven, development-related motivation and can be expected to make full use of their scholarship and education by taking on social responsibility later in their careers, acting as agents of change who stimulate and support development in their personal and professional surroundings (motivation, commitment to development),
  • the candidates have the professional and academic qualifi cations necessary to ensure successful completion of the degree programme in Germany (fi nal scores on previous academic examinations, language skills),
  • women and candidates from disadvantaged groups who meet the required academic and professional standards and show proven commitment to development-related issues are especially targeted for programme admission..

Number of Scholarships: a number of DAAD scholarships are available

Value of Scholarship: Full and partial scholarships

Duration of Scholarship: 12-24 months depending on the particular institution

How to Apply

DAAD application forms are available on the DAAD website.

Applications have to be sent to the respective course directly!

Applications sent via e-mail to the DAAD cannot be considered during the selection process.

Download the DAAD Scholarship Brochure from scholarship course (in link below) 

Visit Scholarship Webpage for details

Scholarship Provider: the German Academic Exchange Service (DAAD)

Important Notes: Scholarships cannot be awarded without the official DAAD application form. Many courses, however, have their own forms, which must be submitted in addition to the DAAD application form.

100 Comments
  1. Ayia Tonny says

    hello,am very intrested in your scholarship.am a Ugandan student who is physically disabled having a bachelor in development studies.May you help me out f posibe or through any other connecton to relevant people.tonny Ayina [email protected]

  2. Eboh Tega says

    how do i apply

  3. hattywise says

    Most of university in Africa,students graduate with Bachelor degree,took 3 years lengths.will they be eligible to apply?
    Is there any other ways to consider them either by total courses taken or units or grade points so as to be eligible??
    “its aboutDAAD scholarship for developing countries”

  4. Begashaw Mitku says

    it is very interesting scholarship I wanted to apply , but there is difficulty here is language proficiency and graduation year deadline.

  5. Belaynesh Asgodom says

    it is very intersting

  6. Zemet Alemu Zd says

    I am intrested in the scholarship( PHD, Agriculture related seed science), please put mi through on how to apply for the scholarship. I am from Ethiopia. My email: [email protected]

  7. Fasil Gebremariam says

    Nice to get such chance

  8. Wiafe Ofosu says

    Have no TOFEL test ,but English language is used in my country as an official language .can i apply?

  9. Terry Abila says

    Am from Kenya.I have no TOEFL test but since my Childhood education through to university,English has been the core language used.Can I still apply?And how do I apply?My email is [email protected]

  10. Zainabu M Kromah says

    I am a Liberian can I apply

  11. Gabriel Koroma says

    Am from Sierra Leone, I am studying Medicines in the University of Sierra Leone but want to apply for a scholarship to continue with my studies some where else. Because my country is poor and they cant provide us with d basic needs to study Medicine please help to apply for a scholarship in Germany to study Medicine.

  12. Abdurehaman Umer says

    How to apply for PHD

  13. Amen Tebele says

    How can i apply? i don't seem to see the link for application!

  14. Atalay Asmare says

    I am from ethiopia ,how can i apply for msc .please inform me .with agreat regards .

  15. Victor K'Ogalo says

    I graduated with undergrad in 2005, do you have scholarships to support my Masters?

  16. Agricultural related or in Seed Science says

    I am second year student MPhil in Seed Science and Technology at Kwame Nkrumah University of Science & Technology in Ghana. Can I apply for PhD programme for 2016/2017 ?

  17. Agricultural related or in Seed Science says

    It will be very great to me get the chance for PhD programme can you help me how to apply ?

  18. Jesse S Karlay says

    I need a full time scholarship for a Master Scholarship, from Liberia

  19. Atinanbon Oromiyaa says

    I was graudated in 2014 would do you mind supporting me for my masters?

  20. Ras Tejah says

    I am a graduate with Honors in Mass Communications specializing in Public Relations and Advertising. I need a full time scholarship for a Masters in the above area of study. I am also from Sierra Leone, West Africa.

  21. Jacky Bolt Sondo says

    I want to apply! I come from Burkina Faso, is it possible to submit?

  22. Alfred Dautey says

    good

  23. Cry Freedom says

    I am from ethiopia , i have Bsc in veterinary medicine. how can i apply for msc .please inform me .with agreat regards

  24. Charlotte Sima-ah says

    I am from Cameroon, I don't seem to see where to apply this this scholarship. please direct me on how to apply for this scholarship.

  25. Jeremiah D. Stewart says

    I AM A LIBERIAN, I NEED A FULL TIME SCHOLARSHIP , IN GETTING MY BSC IN MEDECINE

  26. Justus Nuwagaba says

    no

  27. Yared Bir Bir Biresaw says

    am from ethiopia, I don't seem to see where to apply this this scholarship. please direct me on how to apply for this scholarship.

  28. Addis Tadesse says

    Hey , what is your stream?

  29. Lami Assefa says

    please direct me how to apply i am psychology graduate

  30. Bridget Nsi says

    I am a graduate with Honors in Mass Communications specializing in Public Relations and Advertising. I need a full time scholarship for a Masters in the above area of study. I am also from cameroon.

  31. Bridget Nsi says

    please direct me on how to apply, BSc. journalism and mass communications

  32. Melaku Tesfaye says

    Hi, I'm Melaku from Ethiopia, i need to get full scholarship, I have degree in applied Physics. please direct me how to apply my CV for your institutes.

  33. Samuel Saah Karimu says

    hey I'm from Liberia hold a distinct BSc degree in Economics. Please address the above concerned from interested parties.

  34. Gutema Gero says

    I am Gutema, from Ethiopia, i need to get full scholarship for master course, I have been finished my bachelor degree by Materials Science and Engineering in 2016. Please direct me how I can get the chance.

  35. Mugerwa Fred says

    Fred Mugerwa is my name from Uganda, Makerere University. I completed my first degree in Adult and Community Education (B.ACE) due to economic oblivion am always seeking for further studies in vein todate. I ninished in 2008/9.

  36. Walex Yirdew says

    Hi,I am walelegne from Ethiopia ,i need to get full scholarship for master course, I have been finished my bachelor degree in Information Technology in 2015. Please direct me how I can get the chance I thiink you help for my success.thanks for all your help.
    [email protected] contact me

  37. Mugerwa Fred says

    Fred Mugerwa is my name from Uganda, Makerere University. I completed my first degree in Adult and Community Education (B.ACE) due to economic oblivion am always seeking for further studies in vein to date. I finished in 2008/9.

  38. Endashaw Debebe says

    hey am endashw from ethiopia am finished logistics and supply chain managemnet from bahirdar universityin 2013 and now am working commercial bank of ethiopia, how can get these chance?

  39. Mardochee Ngueteu Nganga says

    I want to apply! how do i apply.
    it is very intersting

  40. Girma Damte says

    I am from Ethiopia ;I graduated in English language almost 2years ago and earned my B.A degree. However, frankly speaking I am 59. Am I able to have the chance of being accepted? I want you to inform me how to apply and be able to get this golden opportunity of getting further education in any related field of my qualification.

  41. Hadrachamene Anbessi says

    Hadra Chamene is my name from Ethiopia, I want to full scholarship and i finished my BA degree in Office Administration Information Technology System in 2015 and i need to learn masters class also i work with different Germany peoples in Humedica Ethiopia its NGO i work for last 3 years please support me.

  42. Hadrachamene Anbessi says

    these is my email address [email protected]

  43. Solomon Tsegaye says

    I am from Ethiopia ;I graduated in hardware and network technology almost 4years ago and earned my diploma. However, frankly speaking I am 25. Am I able to have the chance of being accepted? I want you to inform me how to apply and be able to get this golden opportunity of getting further education in any related field of my qualification.

  44. Cali Axmed says

    Asc i am talking in somalia, i ready for your help to get this schoolarship steel there is critical situation about financial ability about me thank you for your helping in to the poor people

  45. Hodan Mahad says

    I graduated from the department of political science & international relation & now actively looking master scholarship program by the debarment of political science & international relation & my second option is communication & journalism thanks and here is my Emal; [email protected]

  46. Hodan Mahad says

    & I am also from Ethiopia

  47. Awash Yirga says

    I have masters degree in chemistry so, direct me how to use

  48. Ema Hulam Ewdeshalhu says

    I am from Ethiopia ;I graduated in Computer Scince from Bahir Dar University institute of technology in 2013 . almost around 2 years ago and earned my BSC Degree. Am I able to have the chance of being accepted? I want you to inform me how to apply and be able to get this golden opportunity of getting further education in any related field of my qualification.

  49. Ema Hulam Ewdeshalhu says

    I am from Ethiopia ;I graduated in Computer Scince from Bahir Dar University institute of technology in 2013 . almost around 2 years ago and earned my BSC Degree. Am I able to have the chance of being accepted? I want you to inform me how to apply and be able to get this golden opportunity of getting further education in any related field of my qualification. email:[email protected]

  50. Wakuma Merga says

    I m from Ethiopia .I graduated from Dray land crop Science in BSC Degree from college of Dray land Agriculture in 2013 . I wish to study all related field in plant science
    .

  51. Abdullahi Osman Hassan says

    i aman from somali regional state, ethiopia. graduated from haramaya university deprt of rangeland management and ecotorism and i am now looking 2nd degree depertment of food security. i am working humanitarin organization for depertment of food security and livelihood

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  53. Temesgen Hadas says

    I am from Ethiopia.I am very thankful for offering such chances.I graduated in Theater and Performing Arts from Addis Ababa University with BA Degree in 2012.I am looking for full time Masters program scholarship related with Theater and Film Directing as well as Cultural and African Studies.

  54. Ciafa Clarke says

    I'm highly interested in this master program

  55. Marcelina Mwambanga says

    Can i get information about how to apply masters of special education

  56. Marcelina Mwambanga says

    How can i get shcolarship

  57. Hamisi Ally says

    Am Hamisi ally.s from tanzania, I am a graduate with bachelor of education biology and geography at sokoine university of agriculture. I need a full time master in above area of study

  58. Bisrat Borsamo says

    i am Bisrat Borsamo,from Hawassa city Ethiopia i grauated from Mekelle university by mechanical engineering i am looking for masters degree program. i am happy to join……………..Thank you!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  59. Abdu Seid says

    I am Abdu seid from Ethiopia graduated from the university of Madawalabu in 2010 in sociology currently I am working in a local charitable organization as project coordinator and I kindly request you to offer me such a delightful chance for poor African students and I would like to thanks to the people of German to their consideration and invitation to African students to get education opportunities in their home.please contact me in the following address [email protected] thanks.

  60. Francisca Ackah Ndamani says

    Am Francisca Ndamani from Ghana,West Africa.I graduated from University of Education,Winneba with second class(lower devision). I now want to master in course related in EDUCATION. Please you can contact me with this email,[email protected] you and God bless you.

  61. Tesfu Gebregergis says

    i have Bsc degree in biomedical engineering and i want to make a masters programme by medical imaging, so if it is possible contact me by this email address : [email protected]

  62. Myway Mydestiny says

    Hi, am Mehari from Ethioipia. i graduated from Hawassa University with governance and development studies masters degreein 2014. now am looking for PHD program full time scholarship in your university.there fore i want you to help me how to apply to get further study in any related fields. email [email protected]

  63. Musa Abdulkadir says

    I,am from Ethiopia I,graduated from Jimma University department of Afan Ormo major & Civics minor.Now I,am looking for 2nd degree in Afan Oromo, Civics,or FBE thank you.

  64. Meseret Teferi says

    i am meseret teferi from tigray regional state, ethiopia. am graduated from mekelle university departement of public health n am looking now for full time masters program in any health related field… email ;[email protected]

  65. Sacad Muxumed says

    my name saad muhumed ali i graduated from jigjiga university in ethiopia department of account and finance and i am searching second degree master and my email is [email protected]

  66. Tamirat Bedada says

    i am from Ethiopia, graduated from wolaita sodo university deprt of construction technology and management. i want to continue master structural design

  67. Be Urself says

    i am Getachew Tesfa,from Ethiopia i grauated from Adama Science & Technology Universityby Electrical & Computer engineering i am looking for masters degree program. i am happy to join……………..Thank you!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  68. Hayelom Abadi says

    Hi,I am from Ethiopia ;I graduated in sociology from Samara University 2011. Bfore 4 years ago i earned my BA Degree. Now i am working as assistant lecturer at wollo university in the department of sociology.I am looking for full masters program in your universties in sociology or social work .

  69. Hayelom Abadi says

    Hi,I am from Ethiopia ;I graduated in sociology from Samara University 2011. Bfore 4 years ago i earned my BA Degree. Now i am working as assistant lecturer at wollo university in the department of sociology.I am looking for full masters program in your universties in sociology or social work .

  70. Addisu Jufare says

    I am undergraduated degree .i am learning n samara university departement

    computer science .but it is too continue my education .i am from ethiopia

  71. Ali Hassen Ali says

    I have Bsc in chemical engineering from Bahir Dar university,Ethiopia .Now I work in Haramaya University Chemical Engineering department as assistance lecturer starting from May 14/2014 up to now. would you have Msc programme that relate to the my Bsc professional please!. I held my Bsc on July 02/2013

  72. Sahr M Solleh says

    I am from Sierra leone ,i hold a bachelor's degree in Education from N'jala University .
    I will be grateful if i am given this opportunity to study abroad.

  73. Berihu Tesfa says

    I am from Ethiopia, I graduated with Computer science and Information Technology from Adama university and now I am interested and eager to get chance of Masters degree with Information Technology Management or other related field.My Email is: [email protected]

  74. Mesfin Feleke H says

    I am Mesfin Feleke graduated from the departement of civil engineering from wolaita soddo university. now I want to learn masters program by specializing of construction building or highway engineering and I am also from Ethiopia . My phon number 251913849473 thanks for your coperation .

  75. Sunday Negedu says

    I am a BSc. Biochemistry First Class (Honours) graduate from the University of Lagos (UNILAG), College of Medicine, Nigeria. I desire to grow and improve on the skills and knowledge I have acquired during my study in UNILAG by doing my postgraduate/Masters study through scholarship in Havard in the area of Biochemistry or related science in Molecular Biology. Please I humbly seek your help. My email is [email protected]. Thanks.

  76. Agella Prisca says

    I AM A CAMEROONIAN AND A GRADUATE WITH HONORS FROM THE UNIVERSITY OF BUEA IN THE DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATIONAL PSYCHOLOGY IN 2013 I NEED A FULL TIME SCHOLARSHIP IN THE ABOVE AREA OF STUDY, CURRICULUM STUDIES, OR GUIDANCE AND COUNCESLING

  77. Mahadi Mussa says

    I am from Ethiopia, I graduated in Forest products management and utilization and now am searching scholarship
    by the department of forestry or forest products. thanks, my E-mail:[email protected]

  78. Paulos Yaekim says

    I graduated from Jimma university from school of Pharmacy(B. Pharmacy). searching for masters scholarship in my profession.

  79. Mathewos Feleke says

    iam fromEthiopia&graduated fromBahirDarUniveristy in English Language&litreture now working in journalist.&have 7 years experince atall,[email protected] +251916877417 or+251923368283

  80. Mathewos Feleke says

    Iam from Ethiopia& graduted from bahirdar university from english language&literature,&have at least 5 years experience.now iamworking in [email protected]+251916877417

  81. Oumar Khalil Youssouf says

    i am from chad i did my studies in Nigeria i have Diploma in computer maintenance and cisco certification can i apply

  82. Chris Oscar says

    I am Chris Oscar from Liberia, I need a scholarship to my post graduate study. I really appreciate a scholarship to help me continue my education.

  83. Yoom Laata Yoomlaata says

    I am from oromia which is found in ethiopia… and graduted by hydrualic and water resourse engineering form haramaya university… so if theirs is a chance i will like it…thnks

    1. Osman A-Subuur says

      Hi,I’m a Ghanaian and interested in pursuing a PhD in food packaging, kindly guide me in how to apply for the scholarship

  84. Mandefro Tadesse says

    I am Ethiopian. I have BSc degree in agriculture (crop or plant science) from jimma university in 2110 and have above 3 years of experience from this field. know I need to up date this field to agronomy or related fields if I get the chance. know I am ATVET instructor of sugar cane production. if you have interest to select me, you can gate by my phone number +251918158105 or email [email protected]
    "our crop is the survival of the world"

  85. Bayissa Beyene says

    I am a graduate from Jimma University, Ethiopia in POST-HARVEST MANAGEMENT. And i need a full time Scholarship for a Master degree. I ready for your help to get this chance that means scholarships. You contact me with email : [email protected] and mobile phone : +251924821971. I am also talking from Ethiopia. Thank you for your help!!!

  86. Tesfaye Milkessa says

    i graduated with Medical laboratory technology and i have 10 year experience laboratory activities.I need full time scholarship for masters in Medical microbiology .I'M from Ethiopia and here is my email:[email protected]

  87. Dagne Asefa Gemechu says

    I am from Ethiopia. I graduated from Jimma University wth Mechanical Engineering Department. My medium of Instruction was English in all courses. I am glad to get this chance of application to learn in Germany. So I am eag

  88. Dagne Asefa Gemechu says

    So. I am eager to hear your response of acceptance. Thank you!

  89. James Dormah says

    Thanks very much for this opportunity,I am a student at the United Methodist University,Liberia.How can a person who has passion and wanting to have brighter light of Education apply,and how.Thanks.

  90. Cabqari Talbert says

    Hi, this is Cabqari talbert contacting from Uganda where I live as a registered refugee, but my country of origin is somalia. i ve finished BSc in Economics and Statistics at Cavendish University Uganda. but due to financial restrictions I could not further study masters, therefore if there is any oppurtinity to get help in scholarship of Masters degree in development economics I would be greatly indebted. thanks DAAD Scholarships. my email is [email protected], My No. +256791734609

  91. Asaminew Wodajo says

    Hello, Germany DAAd, Scholars am from Ethiopia have Msc environmental science degree nd member of Kaffa NUBU biosphere Focal person in project for z further I wana strong Argues R/n b/n your Un and Kafa Ethio NUBU project development wiz forecasting model Development, if, U In this situation with info I would like Continues relative Fields,

  92. Tsehay Damtew says

    Tsehay Damtew Burayu Journalist at Fana Brodcsting Corporate S.c.
    I a m from Oromia regional state, Ethiopia.I graduated from Mekelle University in English Languge Teaching and From Addis Ababa University in Afan Oromo Language in Masters program. Now I want to study on cultures if you culture and Arts in your scholarship program.my email adress [email protected].

  93. Atalay Asmare says

    Inform me this chance by [email protected] or +251914263408

  94. Biko Emiru says

    i am from oromia regional state,ethiopia. And i graduated from kombolcha instiute of technology department of textile engineering and my second option to be a designer of different of fashion. thanks amillion!!!!!

  95. Madiina Ahmed says

    iam from somalia i graduated community development diploma ADIS UNIVERSITY collage thank u your help i want full time scholarship bachelor degree

    1. Merhawit Atsmegiorgis says

      This is Merhawit Atsmegiorgis from Eritrea, but now am living in Uganda as a refugee. I graduate applies Chemistry degree in Eritrean institute Technology & now am learning in Kampala International university (KIU) diploma Nursing & I want to continue degree & master in Nursery
      Thank u Daad scholarship
      Ma Email is mera22atsme @gmail.com

  96. Temesgen Teressa says

    I want to study my PhD in Molecular plant breeding through DAAD in Germany.

  97. Iboro UDOAKPAN says

    I am a Nigerian and currently an MSc holder in mathematics. Could you please direct me on how to get fully funded scholarship in PhD to study mathematics? Thanks.

  98. Getinet Gezahegn Gebre says

    I am Getinet From Ethiopia. I have Msc in Development Economics. I need fully funded phd In Economics.

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