Scholarships Merit-based
German Academic Exchange Service (DAAD)

Development-Related Postgraduate Courses (EPOS) • DAAD

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1300 EUR
Not specified
Application deadline


International students can apply to numerous organisations for a scholarship, for example to the DAAD, to party-related foundations or business-affiliated institutions.


Scholarship type

Merit based

Number of scholarships to award



Monthly: 934 EUR (graduate) / 1,300 EUR (doctoral)

Scholarship coverage

  • tuition fee reduction
  • accommodation
  • travel expenses
  • spouse child care
  • health


With its development-oriented postgraduate study programmes, the DAAD promotes the training of specialists from development and newly industrialised countries. Well-trained local experts, who are networked with international partners, play an important part in the sustainable development of their countries. They are the best guarantee for a better future with less poverty, more education and health for all. The scholarships offer foreign graduates from development and newly industrialised countries from all disciplines and with at least two years' professional experience the chance to take a postgraduate or Master's degree at a state or state-recognised German university, and in exceptional cases to take a doctoral degree, and to obtain a university qualification (Master's/PhD) in Germany.

Applicable programmes


  • Depending on academic level, monthly payments of 861 euros for graduates or 1,200 euros for doctoral candidates
  • Payments towards health, accident and personal liability insurance cover
  • Travel allowance, unless these expenses are covered by the home country or another source of funding

Under certain circumstances, scholarship holders may receive the following additional benefits:

  • Monthly rent subsidy
  • Monthly allowance for accompanying members of family


  • Candidates fulfil the necessary academic requirements and can be expected to successfully complete a study programme in Germany (above-average result for first academic exam – top performance third, language skills)
  • Candidates have a Bachelor degree (usually a four-year course) in an appropriate subject
  • Candidates have at least two years' professional experience
  • Candidates can prove their motivation is development-related and be expected to take on social responsibility and initiate and support processes of change in their personal and professional environment after their training/scholarship
  • Graduates with at least two years' professional experience

Scholarship requirements






79 nationalities

Study experience required





Application deadline

Not specified

Applications have only to be sent to the respective course directly!

Applications sent to the DAAD will not be forwarded to the respective course/university.

You can apply for up to three courses.

Application deadline: Depending on chosen study programme; please check scholarship brochure or the website of your chosen study programme.

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