Deadline: 31 July 2012
Open to: candidates from Africa, Latin America, South Asia, Southeast Asia and from countries in the Middle East
Scholarship: DAAD pays a monthly scholarship rate of currently 750 €. The scholarship also includes contributions to health insurance in Germany. In addition, DAAD grants an appropriate travel allowance as well as a study and research subsidy and in applicable cases rent subsidies and / or family allowances.
The programme offers very good graduates with a first university degree a chance to obtain a Master’s degree in disciplines that are of special relevance for the social, political and economic development of their home country. Scholarships are open to candidates from Africa, Latin America, South Asia, Southeast Asia and from countries in the Middle East. With the knowledge and experience acquired in Germany the scholarship holders should later contribute to the establishment of democratically oriented economic and social systems aimed at overcoming social tensions. In addition, the training at German institutions of higher education should especially qualify the scholarship holders as partners in political and economic cooperation with Germany. With this programme, DAAD intends to contribute to the support of Good Governance and civil society structures in selected partner countries and regions. The courses have an international orientation and are taught in German and/or in English. Before taking up their Master studies the scholarship holders will be placed on German courses in Germany for normally 6 months. It means the scholarship holders will have to arrive in Germany 6 months earlier before the Master course begins as it is a part of the scholarship. This also applies to the scholarship holders in Master courses taught in English.
The scholarship scheme is open to candidates from Africa, Latin America, South Asia, Southeast Asia as well as from countries in the Middle East (see here).
Very well qualified graduates with a first university degree (Bachelor or equivalent) who in the future want to actively contribute to the social and economic development of their home countries. The scholarships are offered both for young graduates without professional experience and for mid-career professionals.
In addition to the completed undergraduate studies (Bachelor or equivalent) and the study results, the main criterion for selection is a convincing description of the subject-related and personal motivation for the study project in Germany and the expected benefit after the return to the home country.
For Master courses taught in German or in German and English, good knowledge of German (ideally at completed A 2 level at the time of application) is an advantage for being able to pass the German language test required for admission to the Master programme at the end of the six-month preparatory German course. For courses taught in English, proof of good knowledge of English (generally a minimum of 550 TOEFL scores or equivalent) is required.
The university degree should have been obtained during the six years before the application for the scholarship. Applicants cannot be considered if they have been inGermany for more than one year at the time of application.
The scholarships are for Master courses at a German institution of higher education. The successful candidates will study on one of the selected Master courses listed below. The courses have an international orientation and are taught in German and/or English.
The scholarship holders will study in groups and be offered a special DAAD-financed tutoring at their host institutions. Furthermore, there is the possibility of networking events for participants in different courses and their attendance at tailor-made summer-schools.
Before taking up their Master studies the scholarship holders will be placed on German courses for normally 6 months (this also applies to scholarship holders in Master courses taught in English).The language courses take place at selected institutes in Germany and not at the universities.
DAAD pays a monthly scholarship rate of currently 750 €. The scholarship also includes contributions to health insurance in Germany. In addition, DAAD grants an appropriate travel allowance as well as a study and research subsidy and in applicable cases rent subsidies and / or family allowances. DAAD-scholarship holders are exempt from tuition fees.
Important application papers to be submitted include
- DAAD application form for research grants and study scholarships (please download here);
- Motivation Letter containing a precise description of the applicant’s academic / professional and personal reasons for wishing to participate in the programme;
- Full Curriculum Vitae including information about precise field of study and, if applicable, description of job experience;
- Recent language certificates giving evidence of your level of proficiency in English (TOEFL, IELTS) and if applicable in German. Please make sure to register in time for the respective tests. Fees for obtaining such certificates are considered as a personal career investment and will not be reimbursed.
- Two letters of recommendation by university professors and/or current or former employers;
- Officially authenticated copies of all certificates.
The application must be written in English or German. Papers should not be stapled and preferably be in DIN A4 format (or smaller).
Further information can be obtained from DAAD Section 442 ([email protected]).
The complete set of application papers must generally be submitted by 31 July 2012.