DAAD Scholarships in Germany 2023 for Development-Related Postgraduate Courses

With its development-oriented postgraduate study programs, the DAAD promotes the training of specialists from development and newly industrialized 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 industrialized countries from all disciplines and with at least two years of professional experience the 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.

Requirements for DAAD Scholarships in Germany 2023

Eligible Countries

List of DAAD Scholarships in Germany 2023 for developing countries 2022
according to the Development Assistance Committee = DAC of the OECD
supported in the programme “Development-Related Postgraduate Courses”
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EUROPE

  • Albania
  • Belarus
  • Bosnien-Herzegowina
  • Croatia
  • Macedonia
  • Moldova, Rep.
  • Montenegro
  • Serbia
  • Turkey
  • Ukraine

AFRICA
North Africa

  • Algeria
  • Egypt
  • Libya
  • Morocco
  • Tunesia
  • Sub-Saharan Africa
  • Angola
  • Benin
  • Botswana
  • Burkina Faso
  • Burundi
  • Cameroon
  • Cape Verde
  • Central African Republic
  • Chad
  • Comoros
  • Congo
  • Congo, Dem. Rep.
  • Côte d’Ivoire
  • Djibouti
  • Equatorial Guinea
  • Eritrea
  • Eswatini
  • Ethiopia
  • Gabun
  • Gambia
  • Ghana
  • Guinea
  • Guinea-Bissau
  • Kenya
  • Lesotho
  • Liberia
  • Madagascar
  • Malawi
  • Mali
  • Mauritania
  • Mauritius
  • Mozambique
  • Namibia
  • Niger
  • Nigeria
  • Rwanda
  • Sâo Tomé and Principe
  • Senegal
  • Sierra Leone
  • Somalia
  • South Africa
  • South Sudan
  • Tanzania
  • Togo
  • Uganda
  • Zambia
  • Zimbabwe.

AMERICA
North and Central America

  • Belize
  • Costa Rica
  • Cuba
  • Dominica
  • Dominica Republic
  • El Savador
  • Grenada
  • Guatemala
  • Haiti
  • Honduras
  • Jamika
  • Mexico
  • Montserrat
  • Nicaragua
  • Panama
  • St. Lucia
  • St. Vincent and the Grenadines

South America

  • Argentina
  • Bolivia
  • Brazil
  • Columbia
  • Ecuador
  • Guyana
  • Paraguay
  • Peru
  • Suriname
  • Venezuela

ASIA
Near and the Middle East

  • Iraq
  • Iran
  • Jordan
  • Lebanon
  • Palestinian territories
  • Syria
  • Yemen

South and Central Asia

  • Afghanistan
  • Armenia
  • Azerbaijan
  • Bangladesh
  • Bhutan
  • Georgia
  • India
  • Kazakhstan
  • Kyrgyzstan
  • Maledives
  • Myanmar
  • Nepal
  • Pakistan
  • Sri Lanka
  • Tajikistan
  • Turkmenistan
  • Uzbekistan

East Asia

  • Cambodia
  • China
  • Indonesia
  • Korea DPR
  • Laos
  • Malaysia
  • Mongolia
  • Philippines
  • Thailand
  • Timor-Leste
  • Vietnam

OCEANIA

  • Fiji
  • Kiribati
  • Marshall Islands
  • Micronesia
  • Nauru
  • Niue
  • Papua New Guinea
  • Samoa
  • Solomon Islands
  • Tokelau
  • Tonga
  • Tuvalu
  • Vanuatu
  • Wallis and Futuna
  • Including Kosovo
    Source: OECD/DAC
    validity 2022 – 2023
    2 Eswatini (since 2018), formerly Swaziland

Duration of the funding

12 to 42 months (dependent on study programme)

Benefit:

  • Depending on an 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 the family

Selection

  • Candidates fulfill 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 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 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

To apply for the DAAD scholarship 2023-2024, go to the official website here

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