2012-03-14 08:57:15
DAAD Scholarships for Postgraduate Courses with Special Relevance to Developing Countries
From among the large number of postgraduate courses offered by German institutions of higher education, the German Academic Exchange Service (DAAD) supports a carefully chosen selection of programmes which are of particular interest to junior executives from developing countries.

These degree courses, which consist of one to two years of concentrated study, provide academically-trained young professionals in first leading positions from developing countries with the opportunity to engage in postgraduate education and training in their particular field or profession. At present, postgraduate courses are offered in the following fields:

  • Economic Sciences / Business Administration / • Political Economics
  • Development Co-operation
  • Engineering and Related Sciences
  • Mathematics
  • Regional Planning
  • Agriculture and Forest Sciences
  • Environmental Sciences
  • Medicine and Public Health
  • Veterinary Medicine
  • Social Sciences and Education and Law
  • Media Studies

Students from Albania, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Kosovo, Macedonia, Moldova, Montenegro, Serbia, Turkey, Ukraine and Belarus as well as from developing countries outside of Europe are eligible to apply for a scholarship.

1. General Information about the Programme

  • Postgraduate courses for young professionals from developing countries
  • Duration: 12 to 24 months, depending on the particular institution, 36 months for PhD programmes
  • Internationally recognised master's degrees
  • Includes German Universities and Fachhochschulen (Universities of Applie Science)
  • Support of selected programmes with a variety of full or partial scholarships
  • Funded by the BMZ (Federal Ministry for Economic Cooperation and Development), but admission also open to self-financed participants or students financed throug goverment or other sources
  • Academic year 2013/2014

2. Prerequisites and Requirements
The typical scholarship holder

  • Will come either from a public authority or a state or private company in a developing country and, as such, be 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 (four years) in related subject
  • Will have completed an academic degree with grades far beyond average and at least two years of related professional experience
  • Is not older than 36 (for some courses the age limit is 32), respectively his/her academic degrees should normally not be older than six years. Concerning a possible age limit, please refer to the course details on the following page

3. Deadlines

Scholarship applicants from developing countries can apply at the German embassy or DAAD regional office, directly at the DAAD in Bonn or directly to the university.The general closing dates for applications are as follows:

German Embassy/DAAD Regional Office: 31st July
DAAD in Bonn: 31st August
University: 30th September or 15th October

For more information please visit the DAAD's website.




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