DAAD Scholarship 2021-22 for Phd & Masters students in Germany (fully funded)

DAAD Scholarship 2021-22 for Phd & Masters students in Germany (fully funded)

pplications are now open for DAAD scholarships: postgraduate courses related to development in Germany.

Among a large number of postgraduate courses offered by German institutions of higher education, the German Academic Exchange Service (DAAD) supports a carefully selected selection of programs of particular interest to junior executives from developing countries. These undergraduate courses, which consist of one or two years of concentrated study, provide young academically trained professionals in leadership positions in developing countries the opportunity to participate in postgraduate education and training in their particular field or profession.

The courses are open to all eligible candidates. Applications are received from professionals with personal financial resources, from those financed by their government or company, or from those who receive financial support from international sponsoring organizations. In addition, a limited number of full DAAD scholarships are available. DAAD only grants these scholarships for postgraduate courses supported by this funding program. The scholarships offer foreign graduates from developing and recently industrialized countries of all disciplines and with at least two years of professional experience the opportunity to obtain a postgraduate or master’s degree from a German university recognized by the state or state, and in cases Exceptional to obtain a Ph.D. degree and to obtain a university degree (master’s / doctorate) in Germany.

Currently, postgraduate courses are offered for the 2021/2022 academic year in the following fields:

  • Economic Sciences / Business Administration / Political Economy
  • Development cooperation
  • Engineering and related sciences
  • Mathematics
  • Regional and urban planning
  • Agricultural and Forestry Sciences
  • Natural and Environmental Sciences
  • Medicine and public health
  • Social sciences, education and law
  • Journalism

Here are more details about the DAAD Scholarship

Deadline is December 31, 2020

  • Country: Germany
  • Financial coverage: Fully Funded
  • Eligible Regions: You can check eligible region from the official link
  • Deadline: December 31, 2021

Eligibility Criteria :

Here is the eligibility criteria for the Daad Scholarship

Candidates meet the necessary academic requirements and are expected to successfully complete a study program in Germany (higher than the average result for the first academic exam – third higher performance, language skills).

Candidates have a bachelor’s degree (usually a four-year course) in an appropriate subject.

Candidates have at least two years of professional experience.

Candidates can demonstrate that their motivation is related to the development and they are expected to assume social responsibility and initiate and support processes of change in their personal and professional environment after their training/scholarship.

The last academic degree (usually a bachelor’s degree) should have been completed no more than six years before.

Benefits :

Depending on the academic level, monthly payments of 850 euros for graduates or 1,200 euros for doctoral candidates.

Payments for health insurance, accidents, and civil liability will be provided.

Subsidy for monthly rent for all candidates.

Travel expenses, unless these expenses are covered by the country of origin or other sources of funding.

Other details :

  • Signed DAAD application form with the current date (www.daad.de/medien/deutschland/
  • Personally signed CV (please use the sample Europass format) with the current date.
  • Personally signed Letter of Motivation (with reference to current occupation and choice of postgraduate program (s), two pages maximum) with the current date.
  • IMPORTANT: When applying for more than one postgraduate course (maximum 3 courses), you have to submit one motivation letter explaining why you are applying for these specific
    courses and why you chose that priority.
  • Letter of recommendation from your current employer; the letter must have letterhead, a signature, and official stamp and must be of the current date (not in a sealed envelope).
  • Certificate(s) of Employment from the employer(s) that proof a minimum of two years of relevant
  • working experience (after the bachelor’s degree) at the time of application and if possible, a guarantee of re-employment from your current employer upon returning home.
  • Proof of Language Skills:
    • English – IELTS or TOEFL (Note: The institutional TOEFL is not accepted)
    • German – required for courses taught in German
  • Copies of Academic Degrees (certified translation if necessary).
  • Copies of Academic Transcripts, incl. grading-scale (certified translation if necessary).
  • Applicants from the People’s Republic of China are asked to submit an APS Certificate with their application documents.

Note: Some courses may require additional documents. For detailed information, please see the relevant course description on the following pages and on the respective websites.

Deadline is different for every university and postgraduate course

Application Process:

DAAD application forms are available on the DAAD website.

  • Applications must be sent directly to the corresponding course! Check their respective websites for the application procedure (for example, the online application), the application deadline and the documents to be submitted.
  • Applications sent to DAAD will not be sent to the corresponding course / university. They become the property of DAAD and will NOT be returned. The applicant has no right to claim reimbursement.
  • Applications sent by email to DAAD cannot be considered during the selection process. For more details, visit the official website.
  • Required documents (in the following order):
  • DAAD request form
  • CV signed by hand (use the europass sample form at http://europass.cedefop.europa.eu/)
    motivation letter signed by hand (with reference to the current occupation) maximum 2 pages
    letter (s) of recommendation (s) (the letters must have a letterhead, signature and stamp from the office and must be of recent date.
  • Professional letter (s) of recommendation from the applicant’s employer (the letters must have a letterhead, signature and stamp from the office and must be of recent date).
    confirmation of employment of the employer in their country of origin and, if possible, a guarantee of reemployment upon return home.
  • Language skills test:
    a) English – TOEFL or IELTS (only one academic TOEFL is accepted)
    b) German: necessary for courses taught in German; for courses taught in English, if available

NOTE: Complete applications must be submitted in English or German to be considered. Incomplete applications cannot be considered.

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