DAAD AgEcon Scholarships (Fully-funded) 2024/2025 for Developing Countries – University of Hohenheim

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A limited number of DAAD University of Hohenheim AgEcon Scholarships are available for outstanding candidates from developing countries.

Application Deadline: 15th December 2023 (Scholarship applications open 15th November 2023)

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About the DAAD University of Hohenheim AgEcon Scholarships: These AgEcon Scholarships are provided by the German Academic Exchange Service (DAAD) under its special initiative “Development-Related Postgraduate Courses” (EPOS).

Through the EPOS scholarships, the DAAD supports excellent candidates from developing countries who have a strong academic and professional background.

Scholarship recipients typically have work experience in a public authority, state institution and/or a private company in a developing country, and therefore they will have been engaged in the planning and execution of directives and projects with an emphasis on development policies relating to technology, economics and/or social impact.

DAAD University of Hohenheim AgEcon Scholarship recipients will have their tuition fees waived for the 2 years of the Agricultural Economics Master’s program, and they will receive health insurance, a monthly living stipend, travel costs to Germany and back as well as for research (see EPOS webpage for details and extras). Furthermore, an integral part of the DAAD EPOS initiative is an intensive German language course from August to September at a language center in Germany, prior to starting the Master’s program.

Type: Masters, PhD

Eligible Countries: Developing countries

To be taken at (country): Germany

Who can apply for DAAD University of Hohenheim AgEcon Scholarships: This is a highly competitive application process with strict requirements. For applicants to be considered, they must at least fulfill the following baseline requirements:

  • Citizen of a developing country 
  • Minimum 2 years professional experience post Bachelor’s, prior to the date of applying

Note that employment in academia, like teaching and research at a university or research institute, is not considered relevant work experience for this initiative; only in very exceptional cases can it be accepted.

  • Academic degrees should be less than 6 years old
  • Development-related motivations and intentions
  • Must not have resided in Germany for longer than 15 months by the application deadline

Selection Criteria for Hohenheim AgEcon Scholarships:

Scholarship applicants must also fulfill the basic requirements for the Master’s program:

  • Bachelor’s degree in a related subject with above-average results
  • Official proof English proficiency as detailed in the admission regulations (see below) e.g. IELTS academic (overall Band 6.5), TOEFL ibt (90).

Note: A language proficiency certificate from your university is NOT SUFFICIENT!
Even if you have studied in English during your entire university career (as e.g. in Nigeria, Ghana, Kenya, Ethiopia, India, etc. …) you have to present the result of an official English test!

There are no exceptions.

  • Proof of undergraduate courses in statistics and economics
  • Proof of self-evaluation through the AgEcon PreTest

Detailed admission regulations are available for download: official (in German); for reference (in English).

Number of Awards: Not specified

Value of DAAD University of Hohenheim AgEcon Scholarships: DAAD scholars will receive a monthly stipend of EUR 750 over the two-year AgEcon Scholarships program period and will do a two-months intensive German language course before the program starts. The German language course is an integral part of the DAAD initiative. It takes place in the months of August and September at the Language Center of the University of Hohenheim.

How to Apply: DAAD EPOS scholarship application documents must be emailed to [email protected].

  • Download, fill and sign the official  DAAD application form and make sure to prepare all required documents as described on the programme webpage (see Link below)
  • Important Notes: Please note that Teaching and research at a university or another research institute are not considered professional experience by the DAAD (exception: PhD postgraduate courses).

Visit Programme Webpage for Details


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