SPRING Master Program with DAAD-EPOS Scholarship in Germany, 2024-25

Scholarship in Economics and Finance , in Management
  • Germany, Germany
  • Apply Before : May 1, 2023

Opportunity Details

  • Opportunity ID 211908
  • Degree Master
  • Language Requirement TOEFLIELTS
  • Fields of study Regional Development Planning and Management
  • Opportunity Type : Fully Funded
  • Gender MaleFemale
  • Language of Instruction English
  • Application Fee Required No

Opportunity Description

Applications for the SPRING Master Program with DAAD-EPOS Scholarship are now open to international students in Germany. SPRING stands for Spatial Planning for Regions in Growing Economies (Regional Development Planning and Management). Technical University of Dortmund’s SPRING Master of Science is a 24-month fully-funded program emphasizing development management at an intermediate level between macro-regional and community-based planning.

The SPRING program curriculum combines teaching in development theories and strategies, implementation and monitoring tools, and planning concepts and methods with practice-orientated field studies. SPRING graduates will gain skills to collect, analyse, process, understand and gather social and economic data. The program aims to expand regional development plans and programs in Asia, Africa, and Latin America.

SPRING is a problem-oriented management tool with the following objective:

  • Identifying development problems, resources, trends, constraints, and potentials;
  • Formulating development objectives, strategies, and policies;
  • Designing plans and programs;
  • Assessing environmental impacts of plans and programs;
  • Organizing decision-making processes and target group participation;
  • Applying tools for implementation and management of the program;
  • Evaluating and monitoring plans and programs.

About the Technical University of Dortmund

The Technical University of Dortmund, or the University of Dortmund, is located in Dortmund, Germany, with 32,476 students in around 80 bachelor’s and master’s degree programs. That is why it is one of the 20 largest universities in Germany.

According to the 2015 Funding Atlas report, the German Research Foundation (DFG), the University of Dortmund ranked among the top ten of the most research-intensive universities in Germany in five subject areas. The subject areas include production engineering, economics, educational science, materials engineering, and computer science.

Important Details and Dates

Application Status: Open

Deadline for DAAD-EPOS Scholarship Candidates (2024): 01 October 2023

Deadline for All Other Candidates: 01 May 2023

Host University: Technical University of Dortmund

Funded By: German Academic Exchange Service (DAAD) and German State of North Rhine-Westphalia

Location: Germany

Funding Type: Fully Funded

Degree Level: Master

Gender: Male/Female

Eligible Countries: All

Benefits of DAAD-EPOS Scholarship for SPRING

DAAD funds the SPRING Master Program fully and provide the students with scholarships to pursue their studies at the Technical University of Dortmund in Germany:

  • Monthly stipends of 934 euros for students
  • Health, accident, and personal liability insurance costs
  • Travel allowance
  • Additional benefits under certain circumstances:
  1. Rent subsidy per month
  2. Monthly allowance for accompanying family members

Eligibility Criteria for SPRING Master Program

All international students willing to apply for the Technical University of Dortmund’s SPRING- Regional Development Planning and Management program should meet the following requirements:

  • Applicants should have a bachelor’s degree or equivalent in a field relevant to Regional or Urban Planning with above-average grades.
  • Provide English language proficiency Certificate: TOEFL (80 iBT) or IELTS (Band 6.0)
  • Have a solid commitment to working widely in regional or urban development planning.
  • DAAD applicants should provide two years of work experience related to the study program.
  • Candidates for the DAAD scholarship should not have graduated from University more than six years ago.
  • German applicants may provide professional practice in developing countries (desirable).
  • Indian, Chinese, and Vietnamese applicants should provide school and original certificates from the APS (Akademische Prüfstelle) of the German Embassy in New Dehli, Bejing, and Hanoi.

Note: The University’s institutional code for sending TOEFL certificates is 8523.

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Required Documents for SPRING Master Program

According to the University of Dortmund regulations, applicants should provide the following documents:

  • SPRING Application Form
  • Europass CV (Follow the Green Format provided on the SPRING webpage).
  • Copy of University Certificates and Transcripts
  • Explanation of grades (if the transcript is not available)
  • Two Recommendation Letters, one academic and one professional
  • TOEFL or IELTS certificate for non-native English-speaking countries applicants
  • A-Level School Leaving Certificate

Also, provide these supporting documents for DAAD Scholarship:

Important Notes:

  • Applicants are responsible for the excellent readability of all submitted documents.
  • Documents other than English or German should have notarized translations in either language.
  • Please check the DAAD and University checklists for complete application documents before sending them to the program.
  • Please send all required documents as soft copies in PDF format with a maximum size of 18 MB.
  • Name the documents as follows:

1_SPRING Application Form
2_Europass CV
3a_Bachelor Certificate
3b_Transcript of Records
3c_Explanation of grades (if it is not part of the transcript)
4_Letter of Recommendation Employer
5_Letter of Recommendation Uni­ver­sity
6_English Test Report
7_High School Certificate

How to Apply for Spring Master Program?

The application procedure for the Spring Master Program is possible via email. Please prepare and submit all required documents to the following submission email.



Submission Email: application.spring@tu-dortmund.de



Please visit the official website of the Technical University of Dortmund or review the FAQs for further details about the Spring Master Program.

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