Great news!!! The German Academic Exchange Service (DAAD), is now offering DAAD postgraduate placements for Developing Countries.
These opportunities are open to interested candidates, pursuing a Postgraduate Degree program, at German institutions of Higher education.
With its development-oriented postgraduate study programs, DAAD Development promotes the training of specialists of new industrial countries.
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DAAD Postgraduate Placements
Application Deadline: Depending on the chosen study programme; check deadlines.
Awarding Institution: German Academic Exchange Service (DAAD)
Course Level of Study: The Grant is available to applicants who want to pursue a postgraduate 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.
Award: 850 euros for graduates or 1,200 euros for doctoral candidates.
Access Mode: Post or electronically
Required Nationality: Foreign Students
Required Language: English or German
What Determines Eligibility?
Foreign Students are eligible to apply for this program.
Eligible Course of Study: The Award will be available to interested candidates, seeking to pursue development-related postgraduate courses.
In order to be deemed eligible, the interested applicants must meet all the given criteria:
- The applicants must be Graduates with at least two years’ professional experience. They fulfil the necessary academic requirements, and can be expected to successfully complete a study programme in Germany (above-average result for the first academic exam – top performance third, language skills).
- 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.
How You Can Apply
In order to apply, the applicants must submit an online application, based on individual opportunities exclusively for Postgraduate courses in Germany, that are listed on the List of all Postgraduate courses with application deadlines 2020/21, and on the List of all Postgraduate courses with application deadlines 2021/22.
Required Documents: As part of the application process, the applicants must submit all the following required documents: DAAD application form, hand-signed CV (use the Europass specimen form at http://europass.cedefop.europa.eu/), hand-signed letter of motivation (with reference to current occupation) maximum 2 pages, academic letter/s of recommendation (the letters must have a letterhead, a signature and office stamp and must be of recent date, professional letter/s of recommendation from your employer (the letters must have a letterhead, a signature and office stamp and must be of recent date), confirmation of employment from the employer in your home country and -if possible- a guarantee of re-employment upon your return home, Proof of language abilities:
- English – TOEFL or IELTS (Note: We only accept an academic TOEFL)
- German – necessary for the courses taught in German; for the courses taught in English, if available, copies of awarded academic degrees (certified translation if necessary) – copies of academic transcripts (certified translation if necessary).
To be able to apply for this opportunity, the applicants must be Graduates, with at least two years’ professional experience and have a Bachelor degree (usually a four-year course) in an appropriate subject.
Benefits Of The Award
The University will provide all the following:
Depending on the academic level, monthly payments of 850 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.