DAAD EPOS Scholarship for MSc in Global Urban Health at the University of Freiburg, Germany

Scholarship in Health
  • Germany, Germany
  • Apply Before : October 15, 2024

Opportunity Details

  • Opportunity ID 106040
  • Degree Master
  • Language Requirement TOEFLIELTS
  • Fields of study Health
  • Opportunity Type : Self Funded
  • Duration 12 to 42 months 
  • Gender MaleFemale
  • Language of Instruction English
  • Application Fee Required No

Opportunity Description

Applications are open for The Master of Science in Global Urban Health (MSc GUH) for A.Y. 2025-26 at the University of Freiburg, Germany. The MSc GUH is part of the DAAD EPOS Scholarship (Development-Related Postgraduate Courses), and only a limited number of scholarships are available.

Eligible candidates are typically young professionals from developing countries (DAC countries) with outstanding academic credentials and at least two years of relevant professional experience.

The MSc in Global Urban Health (MSc GUH) at the University of Freiburg is an interdisciplinary program that integrates national and international Global Health and Urban Health principles, aligning with initiatives like the SDGs. The course focuses on low- and middle-income countries, aiming to prepare students with the knowledge and skills to identify and address health risk factors in urban areas worldwide.

Quick Details

Application Period: April 15, 2024 – October 15, 2024

Documents Submission Deadline: October 15, 2024

Host Institution: University of Freiburg

Host Country: Germany

Funding Duration: 12 to 42 months

Eligible Countries: Developing Countries (DAC countries)

Eligible Gender: Male/Female

Funding Type: Fully-Funded

Degree Level: Master

Medium of Instruction: English

Benefits of the DAAD EPOS Scholarship

Selected Candidates will benefit from this scholarship as follows:

  • Monthly payments of 934 euros for graduates
  • Accident, health, and personal liability insurance
  • Travel allowance provided unless covered by home country or other funding source

Additional benefits under certain circumstances:

  • Monthly rent subsidy
  • Monthly allowance for accompanying family members

Who can apply?

Candidates who fulfill the below criteria are eligible to apply for the DAAD EPOS Scholarship:

  • Applicants must be employed by a public authority, state, or private company in a developing country engaged in planning and implementing development policies.
  • Candidates should hold a Bachelor’s degree in a related subject, typically completed in four years.
  • Achieved far above average results (upper third) in academic degree with at least two years of related professional experience after gaining the bachelor’s degree.
  • Academic degrees should generally not be over six years old at the time of application.
  • Applicants residing in Germany for over 15 months at the application deadline are ineligible.
  • Meet the language skills: IELTS (Band 6) or TOEFL (minimum score: 550 paper-based, 213 computer-based, 80 internet-based).

Required Documents

Following are the required Application Documents (in order):

  • Completed and signed checklist
  • DAAD application form
  • Curriculum vitae (using the Europass template)
  • Letter of Motivation
  • Letter of recommendation from the current employer (on official letterhead with signature and stamp)
  • Certificate(s) of Employment showing at least two years of relevant work experience
  • Recent proof of Language Skills (IELTS or TOEFL for English, required German proficiency for courses taught in German)
  • Copies of higher education degree certificates (with certified translations if not in English or German)
  • Copy of full set of transcripts of records (with an explanation of grading system if not included)
  • APS Certificate (for applicants from the People’s Republic of China)

Application and Selection Procedure

To apply for the EPOS scholarship, eligible students must submit all required documents listed on the provided checklist by October 15 to the following email:


Submission Email: mscguh@zmg.uni-freiburg.de



Please refer to this link for details about the DAAD-EPOS eligibility requirement and application procedures. For more information, please visit the University of Freiburg’s website.



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