2023-2024 DAAD Scholarship for Master’s and PhD Degree in Development-Related Courses in Germany

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Opportunity Details

  • Degree MasterPH.D
  • Language Requirement TOEFLIELTS
  • Fields of study Different
  • Opportunity Type : Fully Funded
  • Gender MaleFemale
  • Language of Instruction EnglishGermanSpanish
  • Application Fee Required No
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Opportunity Description

DAAD Scholarship for Master’s Degree and Ph.D. in Development-Related Courses in Germany

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

About the program:

EPOS program is offered for the students from the countries in 5 continents that are listed below. This program pays all expenses such as monthly allowance, travel, health insurance and etc.


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

Number of scholarships: limited

Level of study:

Master or PhD

Fields of study:

  • Economic sciences
  • Business administration
  • Political economics
  • Engineering and related fields of study
  • Mathematics
  • Regional and Urban planning
  • Medicine and Public Health
  • Social Science
  • Education and Law
  • Media studies

Benefits of the scholarship:

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

  • Monthly allowance 861 Euros for masters degree and 1200 Euros for PhD studies
  • Health insurance
  • Travel cost
  • Under certain circumstances, scholarship holders may receive the following additional benefits:
    • Monthly rent subsidy
    • Monthly allowance for accompanying members of family

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

List of available programs


You can check the complete list of the programs offered by EPOS programs in Development Related fields in the official link provided at the end of this post.

Related: Read About GOETHE Goes Global Scholarship in Germany 

Duration of the program:

  • 12 months – 24 months for master program
  • 36 months for PhD

Institutions: German Universities

Years of the program start: 2021-2022

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

 Eligibility and Requirements

  • 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 degree with the result above the average
  • Not be graduated before six years
  • Be national of eligible countries.

Required documents:

  • 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 EPOS program

  • Applicants can apply directly to the degree program they want to study. They need to read the complete instruction 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 read 2021/2022 Brochure to get more information about the programs, application requirements and application process.

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