EPOS DAAD Scholarships In Germany For Development 2024/25

The German Academic Exchange Service (DAAD) promotes the training of specialists from development and newly industrialized countries by supporting their citizens to study in Germany. The EPOS DAAD Scholarships in Germany program believes that well-trained local experts, who are networked with international partners, play an important part in the sustainable development of their countries.

The EPOS DAAD Scholarships offer foreign graduates from development and newly industrialized countries from all disciplines a chance to take a postgraduate or Master’s degree at a state or state-recognized German university, and in exceptional cases to take a doctoral degree, and to obtain a university qualification (Master’s/PhD) in Germany.

Program Details

  • Host Institutions: EPOS partner Institutions in Germany (see list below).
  • Field of study: Economic Sciences, Business Administration, Political Economics, Development Cooperation, Engineering and Related Sciences, Mathematics, Regional and Urban Planning, Agricultural and Forest Sciences, Natural and Environmental Sciences, Medicine and Public Health, Social Sciences, Education and Law, Media Studies (full list below).
  • Number of awards: Not specified.
  • Duration: 12–24 months for Master (depending on the particular institution) and 42 months for PhD.
  • Eligible countries: Please check list below.

EPOS DAAD Scholarships in Germany Benefits

The program will provide successful applicants with the following benefits:

  1. Depending on academic level, monthly payments of 934 euros for graduates or 1,200 euros for doctoral candidates
  2. Payments towards health, accident and personal liability insurance cover
  3. Travel allowance, unless these expenses are covered by the home country or another source of funding
  4. Under certain circumstances, scholarship holders may receive the following additional benefits:
    • Monthly rent subsidy
    • Monthly allowance for accompanying members of family.

Eligible countries for the EPOS DAAD Scholarships

The EPOS DAAD scholarship is opened for citizens of the following countries: Afghanistan, Albania, Algeria, Angola, Antigua, and Barbuda, Argentina, Armenia, Azerbaijan, Bangladesh, Belarus, Belize, Benin, Bhutan, Bolivia, Botswana, Brazil, Burkina Faso, Burundi, Cambodia, Cameroon, Cape Verde, Central African Republic, Chad, China, Columbia, Comoros, Congo, Congo Dem. Rep., Cook Islands, Costa Rica, Côte d’Ivoire, Cuba, Djibouti, Dominica, Dominican Republic,

Ecuador, Egypt, El Salvador, Equatorial Guinea, Eritrea, Eswatini, Ethiopia, Fiji, Gabon, Gambia, Georgia, Ghana, Grenada, Guatemala, Guinea, Guinea-Bissau, Guyana, Haiti, Honduras, India, Indonesia, Iran, Iraq, Islands, Jamaica, Jordan, Kazakhstan, Kenya, Kiribati, Korea, Kyrgyzstan, Laos, Lebanon, Lesotho, Liberia, Libya, Madagascar, Malawi, Malaysia, Maldives, Mali, Marshall Islands, Mauritania, Mauritius, Mayotte, Mexico, Micronesia, Moldova Rep., Mongolia, Montserrat, Morocco, Mozambique, Myanmar, Namibia,

Nauru, Nepal, Nicaragua, Niger, Nigeria, Niue, Pakistan, Palau, Palestinian territories, Panama, Papua New Guinea, Paraguay, Peru, Philippines, Rwanda, Samoa, Sâo Tomé and Principe, Senegal, Sierra Leone, Solomon, Somalia, South Africa, South Sudan, Sri Lanka, St. Helena, St. Lucia, St. Vincent and the Grenadines, Sudan, Suriname, Syria, Tajikistan, Tanzania, Thailand, Timor-Leste, Togo, Tokelau, Tonga, Tunisia, Turkmenistan, Tuvalu, Uganda, Ukraine, Uzbekistan, Vanuatu, Venezuela, Vietnam, Wallis and Futuna, Yemen, Zambia, Zimbabwe.

EPOS DAAD Scholarships Available courses, Host institutions and Deadlines

The list below show all available courses at partner universities with their application deadline in the Framework of the EPOS DAAD Scholarships.

Economic Sciences/Business Administration/Political Economics

Master’s Programme in International and Development Economics – MIDE
Hochschule für Technik und Wirtschaft (HTW) Berlin
Application deadline: .

M.Sc. Development Economics
Georg-August-Universität Göttingen
Application period:  to  for winter term 2024/2025.

Small Enterprise Promotion and Training
Universität Leipzig
Application deadline: .

Development Cooperation

Development Management
Ruhr-Universität Bochum
Application deadline:  at the University for DAAD-EPOS applicants. Applications have to be submitted via an online application platform which can be accessed via the program’s website from January 2024 onwards.

Geography of Environmental Risks and Human Security
Universität Bonn and United Nations Institute for Environment and Human Security (UNU-EHS)
Application deadline: .

Bonn International Graduate School for Development Research (BIGS-DR)
Universität Bonn, Zentrum für Entwicklungsforschung (ZEF)
Application deadline: .

Sustainable Development Management
Hochschule Rhein-Waal, Campus Kleve
Application period:  to .

PhD Programme “Resource Nexus for Sustainability Transformations (NEXtra)”
The program is jointly implemented by the following partners: Technische Universität Dresden (TU Dresden), United Nations University – Institute for Integrated Management of Material Fluxes and of Resources (UNU-FLORES), Leibniz Institute of Ecological Urban and Regional Development (IOER), Dresden
Application deadline:  (for intakes on 1st April of the following year).

Engineering and Related Sciences

Hydro Science and Engineering
Technische Universität Dresden
Application deadline: .

Textile Machinery and High Performance Material Technology
Technische Universität Dresden
Application deadline: .

Master of Engineering in “Energy and Environmental Management in Developing Countries” (formerly SESAM)
Europa-Universität Flensburg
Application deadline: Available on Course website.

Water Resources and Environmental Management – WATENV
Leibniz Universität Hannover
Application deadline: .

Sustainable Renewable Energy Technologies – SuRE
Universität Oldenburg
Application deadline: .

Photogrammetry and Geoinformatics
Hochschule für Technik Stuttgart
Application deadline: .

Master’s Program Infrastructure Planning
Universität Stuttgart
Application period:  to , online application only at the University of Stuttgart (no hardcopies accepted).

Air Quality Control, Solid Waste and Waste Water Process Engineering (WASTE)
Universität Stuttgart
Application period:  to .

Natural Hazards and Risks in Structural Engineering – NHRE
Bauhaus-Universität Weimar
Application deadline: .

Regional and Urban Planning

Urban Management – UM
Technische Universität Berlin

Application deadline: .

SPRING – Regional Development Planning and Management
Technische Universität Dortmund
Application deadline: .

Master of Science Integrated Urbanism and Sustainable Design – M.Sc. IUSD
Universität Stuttgart
Application deadline: please visit www.iusd.uni-stuttgart.de/application/ for details.

Agricultural and Forest Sciences

Tropical Forestry
Technische Universität Dresden

Application deadline: .

IPPAE: International Ph.D. Program in Agricultural Economics, Bioeconomy and Rural Development
Justus-Liebig-Universität Giessen and Universität Hohenheim
Application deadline: .

Tropical and International Forestry
Georg-August-Universität Göttingen
Application deadline: .

Agricultural Economics – AgEcon
Universität Hohenheim
Application deadline: .

Natural and Environmental Sciences

M.Sc. Marine Biology – International Studies in Aquatic Tropical Ecology (ISATEC)
Universität Bremen
Application deadline: .

Tropical Hydrogeology and Environmental Engineering – M.Sc. TropHEE
Technische Universität Darmstadt
Application deadline: .

Environmental Governance – MEG
Albert-Ludwigs-Universität Freiburg
Application deadline: .

Landscape Ecology and Nature Conservation – LENC
Universität Greifswald
Application deadline: .

Natural Resources Management and Development (NRM)
Integrated Water Resources Management (IWRM)
Renewable Energy Management (REM)

Technische Hochschule Köln
Application deadline: .

Integrated Water Resources Management – IWRM M.Sc. Joint Exchange Program with focus on Middle East and Northern Africa Region
Technische Hochschule Köln German Jordanian University (GJU), Jordan
Application deadline: .

Environment and Resources Management (ENREM) – Focus Latin America
Technische Hochschule Köln, Autonomous University of San Luis Potosi (UASLP), Programa Multidisciplinario de Posgrado en Ciencias Ambientales (PMPCA), Mexico
Application deadline: .

Medicine/Public Health

Master of Science in International Health
Charité – Universitätsmedizin Berlin, Freie Universität Berlin, Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin
Application deadline: .

Master of Science in Global Urban Health
Albert-Ludwigs-Universität Freiburg
Application period:  – .

Master of Science in International Health (Heidelberg)
Ruprecht-Karls-Universität Heidelberg
Application period:  to .

Global Health Risk Management & Hygiene Policies
Universitätsklinikum Bonn, Rheinische Friedrich-Wilhelms-Universität Bonn
Application deadline: .

Social Sciences, Education and Law

Vocational Education and Personnel Capacity Building
Technische Universität Dresden
Application deadline: .

International Education Management – INEMA
Ludwigsburg University of Education (PH Ludwigsburg) and Helwan University Cairo, Egypt
Application deadline: Please click here for the application deadline.

Master of Laws in Intellectual Property and Competition Law
Munich Intellectual Property Law Center (MIPLC)
Application deadline: .

Media Studies

International Media Studies
Deutsche Welle Akademie, Universität Bonn, and Hochschule Bonn Rhein-Sieg
Application deadline: . Please note that only online applications are being accepted. Further information can be found on www.ims-master.de.

EPOS DAAD Scholarships in Germany Eligibility

To qualify for this scholarship to study in Europe, Applicants must:

  • Works either for a public authority or a state or private company in a developing country and, as such, is engaged in the planning and execution of directives and projects with emphasis on development policies having a bearing on technological, economic or social areas;
  • Holds a Bachelor’s degree (normally four years) in a related subject;
  • Has completed an academic degree with far above average results (upper third) and at least two years of related professional experience after the first degree (bachelor) at the time of application.
  • His/her academic degrees should normally not be more than six years old;
  • Applicants who have been resident in Germany for longer than 15 months at the application deadline cannot be considered.
  • Language Skills:
    • For study courses in German (scholarship includes a preparatory 6-month German language course in Germany): Successful passing of the language examination DSH 2 or TestDaF 4 before the start of the study course. Therefore, a minimum German language level of B1 at the time of application is a requirement, that needs to be proofed by providing a certificate
    • For courses in English: IELTS (Band 6) certificate or TOEFL (minimum score: 550 paper based, 213 computer based, 80 internet based)

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EPOS DAAD Scholarships in Germany Application instructions

The application deadline and procedures depend on the chosen university and course. Therefore, please check the website of your chosen study program and follow instructions to apply. Application and Selection Procedure work as follows:

  1. You send your complete application directly to the postgraduate course.
  2. A selection committee suggests potential candidates for a DAAD scholarship.
  3. The suggested candidates will be contacted by DAAD to upload their complete application to the DAAD Portal.
  4. The selection process will be finalized and the suggested candidates will be informed accordingly.

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