DAAD Scholarships 2025/26 for Master of MATM at Technical University of Dresden

Scholarship in Engineering , in Natural Science
  • Germany, Germany
  • Apply Before : October 1, 2024

Opportunity Details

  • Opportunity ID 6859
  • Degree Master
  • Language Requirement TOEFLIELTSDSH German
  • Fields of study Textile Machinery and High-Performance Material Technology
  • Opportunity Type : Fully Funded
  • Duration 24 Months
  • Gender MaleFemale
  • Language of Instruction German
  • Application Fee Required No

Opportunity Description

DAAD Scholarship for development-related fields (EPOS) applications are now open for international students for the Master’s Course in Textile Machinery and High-Performance Material Technology (MATM) for 2025/26. International applicants can apply for this master’s degree course at the Technical University of Dresden (TUD).

The primary objective of the MATM is for a graduate student to understand the complexity of textile and assembly technology. Students will become familiar with innovative research fields and realize their knowledge in their future professions, particularly research, teaching, and international cooperation.

The program focuses on three different objectives:

  • First, The program’s primary focus is on the world’s leading textile machinery manufacturers in Germany and processing textile high-performance materials for technical applications.
  • Second, Graduates will work in the classical textile and clothing industries, and the course will mainly focus on technical applications.
  • Third: The course comprises 12 compulsory modules offered during the first three semesters and the first six weeks of the fourth semester. It is divided into modules and requires four semesters of study.

Important Details

Application Deadline:

  • For DAAD Application: 01 October 2024 for the winter semester of the following year
  • For Self-Finance (non-EU citizens with international degrees): 15 July 2024

Eligible Country: All

Gender: Male/Female

Funding Organization: DAAD

Location: Germany

Course Begins: October 2025

Course Duration: 24 Months

Degree Awarded: Master of Science (M.Sc.)

Instruction language: German

German Language Course: 6 Months (for students awarded a DAAD scholarship)

Details of DAAD Scholarships

DAAD offers complete coverage of expenses for international students who are applying for MATM at TUD as follows:

  • A monthly stipend of 934 euros for graduate candidates
  • Expense coverage toward health, accident, and personal liability insurance
  • Travel allowance, unless covered by the home country or another funding source
  • Following additional benefits under certain circumstances:
  1. Monthly rent subsidy
  2. The monthly payment for accompanying family members of the applicants

Eligibility Criteria for DAAD Scholarships

The program is open for applicants who meet the following criteria:

  • Applicants should be international students from the countries on the list.
  • University degree (B.Sc.) in the field of Textile Engineering, Textile Technology, Mechanical Engineering, Ready-Made Clothing Engineering and Technology, Textile Chemistry, or Textile Finishing
  • The academic degree should not be older than six years.
  • German language knowledge for foreign applicants is DSH 2, TestDaF, level 4.
  • Minimum two years of work experience in the related fields.

Additionally, all scholarship candidates should meet the DAAD Criteria:

  • Applicants should be from developing countries, including Afghanistan
  • Scholarship holders must work for a public authority, state, or private company in a developing country and focus on development policies.
  • Holds a Bachelor’s degree in a related field, with academic performance in the upper third and at least two years of related professional experience.
  • Academic degrees should not be more than six years old.
  • Applicants residing in Germany for over 15 months at the deadline are ineligible.
  • For German courses: Must pass DSH 2 or TestDaF 4, with at least B1 level at application, and prove it with a certificate.
  • Passing DSH or TestDaF is required for university enrollment, even after a 6-month preparatory course.
  • You Must Take IELTS Band 6 or TOEFL (550 paper-based, 213 computer-based, 80 internet-based) for English courses, though some courses may demand different levels.

Selection Process

The following is the selection process for the applicants:

  • Candidates meet academic standards for success in German study programs (top-third performance, language proficiency).
  • Candidates hold a Bachelor’s degree in a relevant field.
  • Candidates possess a minimum of two years of professional experience.
  • Candidates demonstrate a development-focused motivation with a commitment to social responsibility and fostering change in their personal and professional spheres post-training/scholarship.

Required Documents

Prepare and submit these documents for your applications:

  • Completed and signed checklist
  • DAAD application “Application for a research/study scholarship” (typed answers or easy-to-read handwriting)
  • Curriculum Vitae is in reverse chronological order using the Europass template, including precise details on studies and practical experience.
  • Letter of Motivation outlining academic, professional, and personal reasons for program application
  • If applying for multiple postgraduate courses (up to 3), provide detailed reasons for choice and prioritization in the letter of motivation.
  • Letter of recommendation from current employer, on official letterhead with signature and stamp (not in a sealed envelope)
  • Certificate(s) of Employment showing at least two years of post-bachelor work experience and, if possible, a guarantee of re-employment
  • Recent proof of Language Skills: English (IELTS or TOEFL, institutional TOEFL not accepted) and German (if applicable)
  • Copies of higher education degree certificates, with certified translations if not in German or English
  • Full set of the transcript of records with an explanation of the grading system if not included
  • Applicants from the People’s Republic of China must include an APS Certificate.


  • Applications must be submitted in English or German
  • Incomplete applications will not be considered
  • If you are applying for multiple courses, you must provide one motivation letter explaining your choices and priorities; failure to do so may result in application rejection or scholarship withdrawal.
  • Check University requirements for certified copies.

How to Apply for the DAAD Scholarship?

Apply directly to the chosen study program:

  • Step 1: Submit your complete application(s) directly to the course.
  • Step 2: A selection committee identifies potential candidates for a DAAD scholarship.
  • Step 3: Contacted candidates upload their complete application to the DAAD Portal.
  • Step 4: Finalize the selection process; inform candidates accordingly.

Note: Ensure you have PDF copies of all application documents ready for potential DAAD scholarship suggestions and upload them to the DAAD Portal.

Application Submission Address:

Technische Universität Dresden
Fakultät Maschinenwesen
Institut für Textilmaschinen und Textile Hochleistungswerkstofftechnik
Frau Dr.-Ing. Kathrin Pietsch
01062 Dresden

Note: Review more information about the application procedure here.

For all the necessary information about the DAAD Scholarships, please read here or read more about the Master’s Course in Textile Machinery and High-Performance Material Technology (MATM) on the TUD Website for detailed information.


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