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The DAAD is the world’s largest funding organisation for the international exchange of students and researchers. Since it was founded in 1925, around two million scholars in Germany and abroad have received DAAD funding. It is a registered association and its members are German institutions of higher education and student bodies.

The DAAD 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.

Duration of the funding 12 to 42 months (dependent on study programme)


  • Depending on academic level, monthly payments of 934 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

Under certain circumstances, scholarship holders may receive the following additional benefits:

  • Monthly rent subsidy

  • Monthly allowance for accompanying members of family


  • 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


1. Economic Sciences/Business Administration/Political Economics

  • Master's Programme in International and Development Economics - MIDE MSc

  • Development EconomicsSmall Enterprise Promotion and Training - SEPT

2. Development Cooperation

  • Development Management

  • Geography of Environmental Risks and Human

  • SecurityBonn International Graduate School for Development Research (BIGS-DR) (formerly ZEF Doctoral Studies Program)

  • Sustainable Development Management

  • PHD Programme „Resource Nexus for Sustainability Transformations“ (NEXtra)

3. Engineering and Related Sciences

  • Hydro Science and EngineeringTextile and Ready-Made Clothing Technology

  • Master of Engineering in "Energy and Environmental Management in Developing Countries" (formerly SESAM)

  • Water Resources and Environmental Management - WATENV

  • Sustainable Renewable Energy Technologies SuRE

  • Photogrammetry and Geoinformatics

  • Master's Programme Infrastructure Planning

  • Air Quality Control, Solid Waste and Waste Water Process Engineering (WASTE)

  • Natural Hazards and Risks in Structural Engineering - NHRE

4. Regional and Urban Planning

  • Urban Management - UMSPRING - Regional Development Planning and Management

  • Master of Science Integrated Urbanism and Sustainable Design – IUSD

5. Agricultural and Forest Sciences

  • Tropical Forestry IPPAE: International PHD Program in Agricultural Economics, Bioeconomy and Sustainable Food Systems (Giessen)

  • IPPAE: International PHD Program Agricultural Economics, Bioeconomy and Sustainable Food Systems (Hohenheim)

  • Tropical and International Forestry (TIF)

  • Agricultural Economics - AgEcon

6. Natural and Environmental Sciences

  • M.SC. Marine Biology - International Studies in Aquatic Tropical Ecology (ISA)

  • Tropical Hydrogeology and Environmental Engineering – M.Sc.

  • TropHEEEnvironmental Governance - MEG

  • Landscape Ecology and Nature Conservation - LENC

  • Natural Resources Management and Development (NRM)/ Integrated Water Resources Management (IWRM)/

  • Renewable Energy Management (REM)

  • Integrated Water Resources Management (IWRM)

7. Medicine/Public Health

  • Master of Science in International Health (Berlin)

  • Master of Science in Global Urban Health

  • Master of Science in International Health (Heidelberg)

  • Global Health Risk Management & Hygiene Policies

8. Social Sciences, Education and Law

  • Vocational Education and Personnel Capacity Building

  • International Education Management – INEMA

  • Master of Laws in Intellectual Property and Competition Law

9. Media Studies

  • MA in International Media Studies

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