DAAD EPOS Scholarships 2025-2026 for Master’s and Ph.D. Degree in Development-Related Courses in Germany

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  • Germany, Germany

Opportunity Details

  • Opportunity ID 3507
  • Degree MasterPH.D
  • Language Requirement TOEFLIELTSCEFR
  • Fields of study Different
  • Opportunity Type : Fully Funded
  • Duration 12 to 24 months
  • Gender MaleFemale
  • Language of Instruction EnglishGermanSpanish
  • Application Fee Required No

Opportunity Description

DAAD offers Scholarships for the Development-Related Courses (EPOS) program (DAAD EPOS Scholarships) for students from developing countries and emerging economies to pursue their master’s degree or Ph.D. program in Germany in 2025/26.

About the program:

The EPOS program is offered to students from the five continents listed below to study their master degree / PhD in development-related fields of study.  If you apply for a DAAD Scholarship, this program is fully funded and pays all expenses such as monthly allowance, travel, health insurance, etcetera.

Key Details

Application Deadline: August – November ( varies according to the field of study)

Number of Scholarships: Limited

Level of Study: Master or Ph.D.

Duration of the Program:

  • 12 months – 24 Months for Master’s Program
  • 42 Months for Ph.D. Degree

Host Institutions: German Universities

Study Years: 2025-2026

Supporting Organization: Federal Ministry for Economic Cooperation and Development) BMZ

Fields of Study

You can study in one of the following areas of study on EPOS Scholarship. check the programs  list below:

  • Architecture (and related fields)/Urban development
  • Economic sciences
  • Development Related Sciences
  • Agricultural Science
  • Environmental Sciences
  • Health-related sciences
  • Education Sciences
  • Media Sciences
  • Business administration
  • Political Sciences
  • Media studies
  • Natural Sciences
  • Geography and Geosciences
  • Engineering and related fields of study
  • Mathematics
  • Regional and Urban planning
  • Medicine and Public Health
  • Social Science

Benefits of the DAAD EPOS Scholarships

The DAAD scholarship provides great funding for the duration of the study program that includes the following:

  • Monthly allowance of 934 Euros for the master’s degree and 1300 Euros for Ph.D. studies
  • Health insurance payments
  • Travel cost (if not paid by candidate country or other organizations)
  • Under certain circumstances, scholarship holders may receive the following additional benefits:
    • Monthly rent subsidy
    • Monthly allowance for accompanying members of the family

Related: read about Free Education in Germany in Different Fields of study

List of Available Programs

For the academic 2024/25, DAAD EPOS Scholarships are available for the following fields. Please remember that the fields are not limited to the below courses; you can check more opportunities in the list of DAAD-EPOS courses list for 2025/26:

The complete list of the programs offered by EPOS programs in the Development fields is at the official link at the end of this post.

Eligibility and Requirements

Here are some general requirements for the academic year 2025/26; please visit the specific study program webpage for detailed information:

  • English language proficiency for Programs taught in English (TOEFL IBT 80 or IELTS 6
  • German DSH 2 or TestDaF 4 for the programs taught in the German language.
  • Two years of work experience
  • Hold a bachelor’s degree with a result above the average
  • Not be graduated before six years
  • Be a national of eligible countries.

Common Required Documents

Please prepare these commonly required documents for your DAAD EPOS Scholarships:

  • Language proficiency proof (English taught program TOEFL / IELTS. German taught program DSH 2)
  • Currently employment proof
  • Motivation letter (Hand signed)
  • DAAD Application form (Signed)
  • CV (hand-signed. Use http://europass.cedefop.europa.eu/)
  • Recommendation letter with letterhead, signature, and official stamped (from university and employer)
  • Work experience certificate
  • Bachelor degree certificate
  • Academic transcripts
  • High school graduation certificate (Shahadatnama)

Note: please see the course description if it needs more documents.

How to Apply to the DAAD EPOS Scholarship?

  • Applicants can apply directly to the degree program they want to study. They need to read the complete instructions and apply to the university.
  • Selected applicants will be suggested for DAAD Scholarships.
  • DAAD will contact the suggested applicants to upload their documents on the DAAD portal
  • Finalized applicants will be informed.

Please Check the DAAD website or read the 2025/2026 Brochure for more information about the programs, application requirements, and application process.

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