DAAD Scholarship 2025 for Sustainable Development Management at Rhine-Waal University

Scholarship in Sustainable Development
  • Germany, Germany
  • Apply Before : June 1, 2024

Opportunity Details

  • Opportunity ID 6828
  • Degree Master
  • Language Requirement TOEFLIELTS
  • Fields of study Sustainable Development
  • Opportunity Type : Fully Funded
  • Duration 18 Months
  • Gender MaleFemale
  • Language of Instruction English
  • Application Fee Required Yes

Opportunity Description

Admission applications are now open for the MA in Sustainable Development Management at the Rhine-Waal University of Germany for 2025/26. This course is part of the EPOS program, which is financed by the DAAD (German Academic Exchange Service) for students from developing countries. A limited number of fully funded scholarships are available to excellent students from developing countries.

Applicants with bachelor’s degrees in Social Science, Economics, or Industrial Engineering and an interest in Sustainable Development can apply at Rhine-Waal University of Applied Sciences for an MA in Sustainable Development Management. Developing country applicants will pursue their master’s degree in Germany on tuition-free Education or a DAAD Scholarship.

About the UN Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs)

Supporting the 2030 UN Sustainable Development Agenda, the international community has sent a strong signal for a new global partnership. Considering the agenda, developing, emerging, and industrialized countries have agreed on 17 Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). To implement the 2030 Agenda, global organizations need highly qualified experts who fully understand the diverse development topics and problems to implement projects.

About the Master of Arts – MA in Sustainable Development Management

The Master of Arts program in Sustainable Development Management at the Rhine-Waal University connects and integrates the parts of political science and economics related to sustainable development. The University implements empirical methods and modules of project management to give the students the necessary qualifications. The program’s primary aim is for students to shape both the academic discourse on sustainable development and project practice. The courses are project-based cycles: students learn to successfully plan, implement, critically ask, and evaluate sustainable development projects.

Important Dates and Details

  • Application Status for Winter Semester: Not Open Yet
  • DAAD Application Period: 01 May – 01 June 2024
  • Scholarship Nominations Communication: End of September
  • Host University: Rhine-Waal University
  • Study Location: Germany
  • Degree Awarded: Master of Arts (MA)
  • Gender: Male/Female
  • Eligible Countries: All
  • Eligible Countries for DAAD Scholarship: Developing Countries
  • Instruction Language: English
  • Study Model: Full-Time
  • Field of Study: Sustainable Development
  • Program Duration: 18 Months (3 Semesters) Excluding Language Preparation Period

Scholarship Details

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, accident, and personal liability payments
  • Travel cost
  • Under certain circumstances, scholarship holders may receive the following additional benefits:
    • Monthly rent subsidy
    • Monthly allowance for accompanying members of the family

Requirements for the MA in Sustainable Development Management

International applicants should meet the following eligibility criteria to apply for the MA in Sustainable Development Management at the Rhine-Waal University:

  • Applicants can be from any country, but for the DAAD Scholarship, applicants should be from developing countries.
  • Participants must have an academic background in social science, economics, or industrial engineering with a GPA of 2.5 or higher or an ECTS grade of A or B.
  • Have a high interest in Sustainable Development.
  • Meet English language proficiency (Level B2 or higher) according to the CEFR (Common European Framework of Reference).
  • Two years of employment experience.

Note: Please read more about the Master’s Program requirements at Rhine-Waal University.

Required Documents

Applicants should submit the following documents to have a complete application package for the MA in Sustainable Development Management:

  • Duly filled in and hand-signed DAAD checklist
  • DAAD application form
  • University Application Form
  • One Letter of Motivation indicating the applicant’s choice of postgraduate program (s), describing their previous and current professions, goals, objectives, and plans with the current date
  • Curriculum vitae (CV) in Europass Format
  • University Degree certificates and a certified translation for non-German or English documents
  • Transcript(s) of the previous degree
  • Grading scheme(s) indicating grading system
  • Work certificates indicating two years of experience from the employer(s) (originals or certified copies)
  • Reference letter from the current employer with letterhead, date, signature, and official stamp
  • A reference letter from a past employer or applicant’s previous university with letterhead, date, signature, and official stamp
  • Proof of English language proficiency from non-native English-speaking countries
  • Secondary school leaving certificate (GCE O- and A-level, Baccalauréat, high school diploma
  • Uncertified copy of passport or identity card
  • One passport photo with 35 mm × 45 mm size and the applicant’s name on the back
  • Other helpful documents, including courses, rank in the class, and awards


  • 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.

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.

How do I apply for an MA in Sustainable Development Management?

International-qualified applicants who wish to apply for the MA in Sustainable Development Management at Rhine-Waal University via the DAAD Scholarship should apply through the Uni-Assist online application portal. Please do not send applications to the university administration or DAAD.


Apply Via Uni-Assist


DAAD Application Form



For more details about the MA in Sustainable Development Management, please visit the official website of Rhine-Waal University or review the DAAD scholarship portal.


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