New Low Income Countries Scholarships by DAAD and HSW, Germany

Applications are invited for the New Low Income Countries Scholarships by DAAD and HSW, Germany. For the second time, the Hochschulwerk of Witten/Herdecke University, in cooperation with the German Academic Exchange Service (DAAD), offers a scholarship for international Witten/Herdecke students from lower income countries

Scholarship description

This funding forms a program of non-repayable support to help to ensure that a Witten degree is accessible to all academically talented international students regardless of family income. As tuition fees can be paid after the completion of the studies in dependence on the personal income (inverse contract between student generations), this award is intended to help with living expenses only

Eligibility

Eligible are Witten/Herdecke international students who meet the following criteria:

  • Nationality of a lower income country (annual GDP/capita less than 10.000,00 $)
  • Registration certificate or successful application for a degree program at Witten/Herdecke University. You have to have a confirmation letter from the University Witten/Herdecke, affirming that you will definitely study at the university
  • Personal need of funding (to be confirmed by the Social Committee)

Value

The scholarship comprises a monthly grant of €700,- for 12 months with the option of extension for another 12 months.  It is not intended for PhD students.  It is not possible to study correspondence courses at the UWH.

How to apply

They do not give out any information on how to apply to the University Witten/Herdecke or to what programs are offered. For this information, please visit the school’s website

Applicants may apply to this scholarship by sending the following documents to Dagmar.Koch-at-uni-wh.de

  • CV
  • An informal motivation letter and declaration about your financial background (one page total)
  • The confirmation that you have received a place in one of the degree programs of Witten/Herdecke University

Application deadline

The application deadline is 15 September 2016

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2017 DAAD Master Scholarships for Public Policy and Good Governance in Germany

Applications are invited for the 2017 DAAD Master Scholarships for Public Policy and Good Governance in Germany. The German Academic Exchange Service is funding master scholarships in Public Policy and Good Governance at German institution in Germany. Students of Africa, Latin America, South Asia, South-east Asia as well as from countries in the Middle East can apply for these scholarships

Scholarship description

This programme is designed to further qualify future leaders in politics, law, economics and administration according to the principles of Good Governance and to prepare them in a praxis-oriented course for their professional life. The DAAD supports over 100,000 German and international students and researchers around the globe each year – making it the world’s largest funding organisation of its kind

Scholarships are for Master courses at a German institution of higher education. Before taking up 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. Scholarships are provided in disciplines that are of special relevance for the social, political and economic development of applicant’s home country

Eligibility

  • 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
  • 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. The scholarship scheme is open to candidates from Africa, Latin America, South Asia, Southeast Asia as well as from countries in the Middle East
  • 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 is required

List of Countries:

Africa: Algeria, Angola, Benin, Botswana, Burkina Faso, Burundi, Cameroon, Cape Verde, Central African Republic, Chad, Comoros, Congo-Brazzaville, Congo-Kinshasa, Cote d’Ivoire, Djibouti, Egypt, Equatorial Guinea, Eritrea, Ethiopia, Gabon, Gambia, Ghana, Guinea, Guinea Bissau, Kenya, Lesotho, Liberia, Libya, Madagascar, Malawi, Mali, Mauritania, Mauritius, Morocco, Mozambique, Namibia, Niger, Nigeria, Rwanda, Senegal, Seychelles, Sierra Leone, Somalia, South Africa, South Sudan, Sudan, Swaziland, São Tomé and Príncipe, Tanzania, Togo, Tunisia, Uganda, Western Sahara, Zambia, Zimbabwe

Latin America: Argentina, Belize, Brazil, Chile, Colombia, Costa Rica, Cuba, Dominican Republic, Ecuador, El Salvador, Guadeloupe, Guatemala, Guyana, Haiti, Honduras, Jamaica, Mexico, Nicaragua, Paraguay, Peru, Puerto Rico, Uruguay, Venezuela

South Asia: Afghanistan, Bangladesh, Bhutan, India, Maldives, Nepal, Pakistan, Sri Lanka:

Southeast Asia: Brunei, Cambodia, East Timor, Indonesia, Laos, Malaysia, Myanmar (Burma), Philippines, Singapore, Thailand, Vietnam

Middle East: Bahrain, Cyprus, Egypt, Iran, Iraq, Israel, Jordan, Kuwait, Lebanon, Oman, Qatar, Saudi Arabia, Syria, Turkey, United Arab Emirates, Yemen

Value

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

How to apply

  • Please submit Application for the Master courses and for the DAAD scholarship solely to the Master courses they have selected at the respective universities. Please check the deadlines on the homepages of the selected Master courses. They are allowed to submit their application to up to three Master courses. Applications should be submitted with the following:
  • 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 (CV) including information about precise field of study and, if applicable, description of job experience
  • Copies of all certificates
  • Recent language Certificates
  • Two letters of recommendation by university professors and/or current or former employers

Application deadline

The next application deadline is 31st July, 2016

For more information and enquiry, click here

2016 DAAD and Coburg University International Programme in Germany

Applications are invited for the 2016 DAAD and Coburg University International Programme in Germany. Coburg University of Applied Sciences and Arts in collaboration with University of Shanghai for Science and Technology (USST) is offering Masters degree program funded by DAAD. The programme is taught in English. Language courses in German and Mandarin are also offered

Scholarship description

The international Master’s programme; Analytical Instruments, Measurement and Sensor Technology (AIMS) covers subjects connected with the sensor market, which is growing on a worldwide scale. The fields of instrumental analytics, measurement and sensor technology are of outstanding practical importance for a wide variety of highly innovative industrial sectors, all of which have substantial economic impact and involve many scientific disciplines. Our cooperation with the University of Shanghai for Science and Technology (USST) allows students to focus on the international aspects of the industry.

Main courses: Sensor Technology, Mathematical Data Analysis, Computer-Based Measurement, Digital Signal Processing, Nanometrology, Photoelectric Detection
Electives: Computer Simulation of Sensors and Actuators, Chemical Sensors, Methods of Instrumental Analysis, Microacoustic Sensors, Design of Experiments, Scientific Documentation and Reporting, Medical Imaging Technologies, Risk of Investment in Emerging Technologies, Flow Measurement, Medical Imaging Technology, Automotive Electronics

The objective of AIMS is to qualify students to use the methods and technologies of sensor technology, computer-based measurement technology, analytic instruments, nanometrology, optoelectric sensor technology, and digital signal processing. Students are also trained in the application of these methods and technologies by means of various practical projects. The programme allows participants to increase their theoretical knowledge and practical experience. They will be able to network and to participate in projects with industrial and scientific partners

The Programme will last for four semesters (two years). Classes in Shanghai take place in the summer semester, the winter semester is to be completed in Coburg

Eligibility

The programme is taught in English. Proficiency in English at Master’s programme level (i.e. TOEFL, IELTS or equivalent) is highly required

Value

Tuition fees       3,500 EUR per semester

How to apply

  • Fill in the application online
  • Print it out and send a signed hard copy with all required documents by post.

Required documents are as follows:

  • Completed application, printed out and signed
  • One passport-sized photo
  • Official certified copies of all of your diplomas
  • Original transcripts of grades or official copies
  • TOEFL/IELTS or UNIcert® (for English language) scores
  • Copy of passport

Applicants must also submit a letter of motivation. They will be informed by email, if their application is accepted.

Successful applicants will be invited for an interview in order to assess their professional and personal qualifications with respect to this transnational program, either locally in Coburg or by telephone or other telecommunication devices

Application deadline

The deadline for application for winter semester is August 31st for German students and June 30th for foreign students (because the visa application process needs more time)

For further information and enquiries, click here

2017/2018 DAAD Scholarships for Students from Developing Countries

Applications are invited for DAAD scholarships from developing countries’ students. The scholarships are available for pursuing a postgraduate degree at German institutions of Higher education

Scholarship description

The DAAD promotes the training of specialists from development and newly industrialised countries with its development-oriented postgraduate study programmes. The DAAD supports over 100,000 German and international students und researchers around the globe each year – making it the world’s largest funding organisation of its kind

The last academic degree (usually a Bachelor’s degree) should have been completed no longer than six years previously. Scholarships are available to pursue a postgraduate 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

Eligibility

Scholarship criteria are:

  • Graduates must have at least two years’ professional experience
  • Candidates must 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 must have a Bachelor degree (usually a four-year course) in an appropriate subject
  • Candidates must have at least two years’ professional experience
  • Candidates must prove that 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

Students (on the DAC List of the OECD) from following developing countries can apply for this scholarship:

Europe: Albania, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Croatia, Macedona, Moldova, Montenegro, Serbia, Turkey, Ukraine and Belarus

North Africa: Egypt, Algeria, Libya, Morocco and Tunisia

Sub-Saharan Africa: Angola, Equatorial Guinea, Ethiopia, Benin, Botswana, Burkina Faso, Burundi, Ivory Coast (Côte D’Ivoire), Djibouti, Eritrea, Gabon, The Gambia, Ghana, Guinea, Guinea-Bissau, Cameroon, Cape Verde, Kenya, Comoros, Congo, Congo, Lesotho, Liberia, Madagascar, Malawi, Mali, Mauritania, Mauritius, Mayotte, Mozambique, Namibia, Niger, Nigeria, Rwanda, Zambia, Sâo Tomé and Principe, Senegal, Seychelles, Sierra Leone, Zimbabwe, Somalia, St. Helena, Sudan, South Africa, Southern Sudan (new), Swaziland, Tanzania, Togo, Chad, Uganda and Central African Republic

North and Central America: Anguilla, Antigua and Barbuda, Barbados, Belize, Costa Rica, Dominica, Dominican Republic, El Salvador, Grenada, Guatemala, Haiti, Honduras, Jamaica, Cuba, Mexico, Montserrat, Nicaragua, Panama, St. Kitts and Nevis, St. Lucia, St. Vincent and the Grenadines, Trinidad and Tobago

South America: Argentina, Bolivia, Brazil, Chile, Ecuador, Guyana, Columbia, Paraguay, Peru, Suriname, Uruguay and Venezuela

Near and Middle East: Iraq, Iran, Yemen, Jordan, Lebanon, Oman, Palestinian territories and Syria

South and Central Asia: Afghanistan, Armenia, Azerbaijan, Bangladesh, Bhutan, Georgia, India, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, the Maldives, Myanmar, Nepal, Pakistan, Sri Lanka, Tadzhikistan, Turkmenistan and Uzbekistan

East Asia: China, Indonesia, Cambodia, Korea, Laos, Malaysia, Mongolia, Philippines, Thailand, East Timor and Vietnam

OCEANIA: Cookie Islands, Fiji, Kiribati, Marshall Islands, Micronesia, Nauru, Niue, Palau, Papua New Guinea, Solomon Islands, Samoa, Tokelau, Tonga, Tuvalu, Vanuatu and Wallis and Futuna

Value

  • Depending on academic level, monthly payments of 750 euros for graduates or 1,000 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

How to apply

The mode of applying is by post or electronically. Applicants can get the application form here

Required documents (in the following order):

  • DAAD application form
  • Hand-signed CV
  • Hand-signed letter of motivation (with reference to current occupation)
  • Research exposé (if required by university)
  • Academic letter/s of recommendation from your university; the letter must have a signature and office stamp and must be of recent date (not in a sealed envelope)
  • Professional letter/s of recommendation from your employer; the letter must have a signature and office stamp and must be of recent date (not in a sealed envelope)
  • 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 – IELTS or TOEFL (Note: Institutional TOEFL will not be accepted)
  • German – necessary for the courses taught in German; for the courses taught in English, if available
  • Copies of awarded academic degrees
  • Copies of academic transcripts
  • Copy of School Leaving Certificate
  • Note: Some courses may require additional documents. For detailed information, please see the relevant course description on the following pages. All documents must be submitted as identical duplicates.

Application deadline

Depending on chosen study programme; please check deadlines here.

For more information and enquiry, click here

2016 Leibniz-DAAD Research Fellowships in Germany for International Applicants

Applications are invited for 2016 Leibniz-DAAD Research Fellowships from outstanding postdoctoral fellows from around the world to conduct special research at institutes of the Leibniz Association in Germany

Fellowship description

The Leibniz-DAAD Research Fellowship programme is jointly carried out by the Leibniz Association (Wissenschaftsgemeinschaft Gottfried Wilhelm Leibniz e.V.) and the German Academic Exchange Service (DAAD). Leibniz-DAAD fellowships offer highly-qualified, international postdoctoral researchers, who have recently completed their doctoral studies, the opportunity to conduct research at a Leibniz Institute of their choice in Germany

The Leibniz Association connects 88 independent research institutions that range in focus from the natural, engineering and environmental sciences via economics, spatial and social sciences to the humanities. Leibniz institutes address issues of social, economic and ecological relevance

The DAAD is the largest funding organisation in the world supporting the international exchange of students and scholars. Since it was founded in 1925, more than 1.5 million scholars in Germany and abroad have received DAAD funding

List of Subjects: Humanities and Education, Economics, Social and Spatial Sciences, Life Sciences, Mathematics, Natural and Engineering Sciences and Environmental Sciences

Eligibility

At the time of application (date of signing of the application form) applicants for a Leibniz DAAD Research Fellowship must neither hold German nationality nor have resided in Germany for more than six months. Applicants should:

  • Be able to prove their outstanding academic or research achievements
  • Have completed their studies with a PhD or equivalent qualification (no more than two years should have passed since graduation) and
  • Have excellent knowledge of English
  • Fellowship is open for international applicants.

English Language Requirement: Applicants require copy of English language skills certification (e.g. TOEFL 550/213/80, IELTS: 6.0) not more than five years old

Value

Fellowships can be awarded for 12 months and include:

  • A monthly installment of €2,000
  • A combined health, accident and personal liability insurance in Germany
  • A research allowance of €460 per annum and
  • A two-months German language course in Germany (if desired)

How to apply

Eligible applicants should complete the Application Form

Documents to be uploaded to the DAAD online portal are as follows:

  • Application Form
  • Cover page (available in the portal)
  • Curriculum vitae
  • List of publications
  • Description of the research project (max. 3 pages)
  • Detailed work plan and timeline (max. 1 page)
  • Abstract of the doctoral thesis (max. 3 pages)
  • Copy of the Master degree certificate
  • PhD diploma
  • University certificates on all annual examinations with individual grade(s) of the Master and the PhD studies (transcripts of records), incl. explanation of grading system
  • Officially recognized English language certificate (e.g. TOEFL, IELTS) or confirmation of the English language skills by a university teacher of the applicant´s own choice
  • This does not apply to applicants whose mother tongue is English

Documents to be sent to the DAAD application address by post:

  • One copy of the “Application summary”, which is generated in the portal in PDF format and which can be printed out after the online application procedure is completed
  • Two letters of recommendation, which should be written by scholars of the applicant´s own choice: The form of the letter of recommendation has to be generated in the DAAD portal in the section “Request reference” after registration and downloaded. Please send the form by email to their referees (senior academics) and ask for the completed reference form to be sent to the application address in Bonn in a sealed envelope. References are confidential and should not be read by the applicant

Application deadline

The application deadline is 16 March, 2016

For more information and enquiry, click here

2016/2017 DAAD Scholarships for Developing Countries’ Students

daad_logo-300x122Applications are invited for the 2016/2017 DAAD Scholarships for Developing Countries’ Students. The scholarships are available for pursuing a postgraduate degree at German institutions of Higher education. These scholarships provide monthly installment of EUR 750.00. and also include the costs for health, accident and liability insurance in Germany and an adequate travelling allowance

Scholarship description

The German Academic Exchange Service (DAAD) – Deutscher Akademischer Austausch Dienst – supports a range of postgraduate courses at German universities which aim at providing academically educated young professionals from Developing Countries with further specialized studies. The DAAD supports these selected programs with a certain quota of scholarships and with financial assistance for a special tutoring system. At the end of the course (programs run 12 to 36 months, depending on the particular institution) participants can obtain an internationally recognized Master’s or in some courses PhD degree

DAAD Scholarships are awarded for pursuing development-related postgraduate courses in the areas of Economic Sciences/Business Administration/Political Economics, Development Co-operation, Engineering and related sciences, Mathematics, Regional Planning, Agricultural and Forest Sciences, Environmental Sciences, Public Health/Veterinary Medicine/Medicine, Social Science, Education & Law and Media Studies

Eligibility

  • Age limit: No age limit. But the last academic degree should normally not be more than six years old
  • Degree: Bachelor or Master
  • GPA: Min of 2.75 for Master candidates (some study programs applied GPA more than 2.75. Please see the detail on the website of each study program) and 3.00 for Doctoral candidates
  • Work experience: at least two years after completing Bachelor degree
  • Language skill:
  • Postgraduate courses held in English request an international TOEFL (minimum score: 550 paper based, 213 computer based, 80 internet based) or IELTS (band 6). Some courses may expect a different level. For detailed information see the website of the relevant course
  • For postgraduate courses held in German: please see the details on the course list. A certain level of German language examination may be required before admission to the course

Students (on the DAC List of the OECD) from following developing countries can apply for this scholarship:

Europe: Albania, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Croatia, Macedonia, Moldova, Montenegro, Serbia, Turkey, Ukraine and Belarus

North Africa: Egypt, Algeria, Libya, Morocco and Tunisia

Sub-Saharan Africa: Angola, Equatorial Guinea, Ethiopia, Benin, Botswana, Burkina Faso, Burundi, Ivory Coast (Côte D’Ivoire), Djibouti, Eritrea, Gabon, The Gambia, Ghana, Guinea, Guinea-Bissau, Cameroon, Cape Verde, Kenya, Comoros, Congo, Congo, Dem. Rep., Lesotho, Liberia, Madagascar, Malawi, Mali, Mauritania, Mauritius, Mayotte, Mozambique, Namibia, Niger, Nigeria, Rwanda, Zambia, Sâo Tomé and Principe, Senegal, Seychelles, Sierra Leone, Zimbabwe, Somalia, St. Helena, Sudan, South Africa, Southern Sudan (new), Swaziland, Tanzania, Togo, Chad, Uganda and Central African Republic

North and Central America: Anguilla, Antigua and Barbuda, Barbados, Belize, Costa Rica, Dominica, Dominican Republic, El Salvador, Grenada, Guatemala, Haiti, Honduras, Jamaica, Cuba, Mexico, Montserrat, Nicaragua, Panama, St. Kitts and Nevis, St. Lucia, St. Vincent and the Grenadines, Trinidad and Tobago

South America: Argentina, Bolivia, Brazil, Chile, Ecuador, Guyana, Columbia, Paraguay, Peru, Suriname, Uruguay and Venezuela

Near and Middle East: Iraq, Iran, Yemen, Jordan, Lebanon, Oman, Palestinian territories and Syria

South and Central Asia: Afghanistan, Armenia, Azerbaijan, Bangladesh, Bhutan, Georgia, India, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, the Maldives, Myanmar, Nepal, Pakistan, Sri Lanka, Tadzhikistan, Turkmenistan and Uzbekistan

East Asia: China, Indonesia, Cambodia, Korea, Laos, Malaysia, Mongolia, Philippines, Thailand, East Timor and Vietnam

Oceania: Cookie Islands, Fiji, Kiribati, Marshall Islands, Micronesia, Nauru, Niue, Palau, Papua New Guinea, Solomon Islands, Samoa, Tokelau, Tonga, Tuvalu, Vanuatu and Wallis and Futuna.

Value

The DAAD pays a monthly scholarship installment, currently set at EUR 750.00. In addition, the scholarship includes costs for health, accident and liability insurance in Germany and an adequate travelling allowance, in so far as the home country or another donor is not already covering these expenses. Furthermore, the DAAD pays an annual research grant. However, the universities might charge additional fees not covered by the scholarship (e.g., enrollment fee, semester ticket, etc)

How to apply

Applicants can send their applications (under consideration of the various submission deadlines) only directly to the eligible institutions. Applications from Cameroon, Myanmar, and Nigeria MUST be submitted at the German embassy. Applicants from the People’s Republic of China are requested to include the APS Certificate as well as two address labels in their national language along with their other application documents.

Please note: Please be sure to address applications to the postgraduate course directly! Applications sent via e-mail to the DAAD cannot be considered during the selection process. Applicants are asked to state whether they are able to pay for cost of living expenses and their studies in Germany themselves or whether they can only complete the postgraduate course with financial support from a DAAD scholarship. Qualified applicants for whom self-financing is possible, have a good chance of being accepted by a postgraduate course. Scholarships cannot be awarded without the official DAAD application form. Many courses, however, have their own forms, which must be submitted in addition to the DAAD application form (see details under course description).

Required documents (in the following order):

  • DAAD application form
  • Hand-signed CV (please use the europass specimen form
  • Hand-signed letter of motivation (with reference to current occupation)
  • Research exposé (if required by university)
  • Academic letter/s of recommendation from your university; the letter must have a signature and office stamp and must be of recent date (not in a sealed envelope)
  • Professional letter/s of recommendation from your employer; the letter must have a signature and office stamp and must be of recent date (not in a sealed envelope)
  • 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–IELTS or TOEFL (Note: Institutional TOEFL will not be accepted); German – necessary for the courses taught in German; for the courses taught in English, if available
  • Copies of awarded academic degrees
  • Copies of academic transcripts
  • Copy of School Leaving Certificate
  • Application Form

Selection criteria and procedures for DAAD Scholarships for Developing Countries recipients ensure that:

  • Target candidates have proven, development-related motivation and can be expected to make full use of their scholarship and education by taking on social responsibility later in their careers, acting as agents of change who stimulate and support development in their personal and professional surroundings ( motivation, commitment to development)
  • Candidates have the professional and academic qualifications Necessary to Ensure successful completion of the degree programs in Germany (final scores on previous academic examinations, language skills)
  • Women and candidates from disadvantaged groups who meet the required academic and professional standards and show proven commitment to development-related issues are especially targeted for program admission

Application deadline

Please contact the respective eligible institutions regarding the application deadline, because the application deadlines may vary from university to university. Please also check the relevant deadlines in our brochure. One application per postgraduate course is sufficient. Late applications cannot be considered!

For more information, enquiries and application, click here

2016 DAAD Master Scholarships for Public Policy and Good Governance in Germany

Applications are invited for the 2016 DAAD (German Academic Exchange Service) Master Scholarships for Public Policy and Good Governance in Germany. A monthly scholarship rate is 750 €. Scholarships also provide health insurance, travel allowance as well as a study and research subsidy and in applicable cases accommodation subsidies and/or family allowances.

Scholarship description

This program is designed to further qualify future leaders in politics, law, economics and administration according to the principles of Good Governance and to prepare them in a praxis-oriented course for their professional life. Very good graduates with a first university degree get the chance to obtain a Master’s degree in disciplines that are of special relevance to the social, political and economic development of their home country.

The knowledge and experience acquired in Germany should enable the scholarship holders to later contribute to the establishment of democratically oriented economic and social systems aimed at overcoming social differences. In addition, the training at German institutions of higher education should qualify the scholarship holders to become partners in the political and economic co-operation with Germany. With this program, DAAD intends to contribute to the support of good governance and civil society structures in selected partner countries and regions.

The scholarships are for two-year Master courses (in some cases one-year courses) at a range of eight carefully selected PPGG courses at prestigious German institutions of Higher Education. The majority of these courses are taught in English or partly in English.

Note: Scholarships are for Master courses at a German institution of higher education. Before taking up 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.
Eligibility

  • The scholarship scheme is open to candidates from Africa, Latin America, South Asia, Southeast Asia as well as from countries in the Middle East
  • 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.

Students from the following countries are eligible to apply for this scholarship:

Africa: Algeria, Angola, Benin, Botswana, Burkina Faso, Burundi, Cameroon, Cape Verde, Central African Republic, Chad, Comoros, Congo-Brazzaville, Congo-Kinshasa, Cote d’Ivoire, Djibouti, Egypt, Equatorial Guinea, Eritrea, Ethiopia, Gabon, Gambia, Ghana, Guinea, Guinea Bissau, Kenya, Lesotho, Liberia, Libya, Madagascar, Malawi, Mali, Mauritania, Mauritius, Morocco, Mozambique, Namibia, Niger, Nigeria, Rwanda, Senegal, Seychelles, Sierra Leone, Somalia, South Africa, South Sudan, Sudan, Swaziland, São Tomé and Príncipe, Tanzania, Togo, Tunisia, Uganda, Western Sahara, Zambia, Zimbabwe

Latin America: Argentina, Belize, Brazil, Chile, Colombia, Costa Rica, Cuba, Dominican Republic, Ecuador, El Salvador, Guadeloupe, Guatemala, Guyana, Haiti, Honduras, Jamaica, Mexico, Nicaragua, Paraguay, Peru, Puerto Rico, Uruguay, Venezuela

South Asia: Afghanistan, Bangladesh, Bhutan, India, Maldives, Nepal, Pakistan, Sri Lanka

Southeast Asia: Brunei, Cambodia, East Timor, Indonesia, Laos, Malaysia, Myanmar (Burma), Philippines, Singapore, Thailand, Vietnam

Middle East: Bahrain, Cyprus, Egypt, Iran, Iraq, Israel, Jordan, Kuwait, Lebanon, Oman, Qatar, Saudi Arabia, Syria, Turkey, United Arab Emirates, Yemen

Value

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.

How to apply

Please submit your application for the Master courses and for the DAAD scholarship solely to the Master courses you have selected at the respective university (not DAAD). Please check the deadlines on the homepages of the elected Master courses. You are allowed to submit your application to up to three Master courses listed below.

  • Programme and courses
  • Application form
  • Motivation Letter containing a precise description of the applicant’s academic / professional and personal reasons for wishing to participate in the program
  • Full Curriculum Vitae including information about precise field of study and, if applicable, description of job experience
  • Copies of all certificates
  • Recent language Certificates
  • Two letters of recommendation by university professors and/or current or former employer

Note: 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 program at the end of the six-month preparatory German course. For all courses, proof of good knowledge of English is required. For more details please check the admission requirements for the selected course listed below. 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 in Germany for more than 15 months at the time of application. All Master courses have further additional requirements that must be fulfilled by the applicants at any case.

Application deadline

The next application deadline is 31 July, 2015

For more information, enquiries and application, click here

How to study in Germany for free

BBC reported that Germany has recently abandoned tuition fees altogether for International Students. German and International students pay similar very negligible certificate fees for obtaining a degree from German universities.

Other popular destinations of studying abroad, like UK, USA and Australia, discriminate International Students on the basis of tuition fees. Germany also provides full financial support through various scholarships programs.

DAAD Scholarships

The German Academic Exchange Service (DAAD) is a publicly-funded independent organization of higher education institutions in Germany. Each year DAAD, its Regional Branch Offices, its Information Centers, and DAAD Professors around the globe provide information and financial support to over 120,000 highly-qualified students and faculty for international research and study per year.

This year’s applications are open and you can find further information here.

Requirements to Study in Germany

Visa and Residence Permit

As an International Student you may need an entry visa for Germany depending on where you come from and how long you plan to stay there. For more information about visa requirements, contact the German embassy or German consulate in your home country.

Proof of Financial Resources or Scholarships

Before you begin your studies, you will have to prove that you have enough money to support yourself. In most cases, applicants have to prove that they have around 8,000 euros at their disposal for one year.

University Entrance Qualification

If you want to study at a Germany university, you will need a “Hochschulzugangsberechtigung” – or “university entrance qualification”. This is a school-leaving certificate which qualifies you for university study.

German Language Skills

For most degree programs, knowledge of German is a prerequisite for admission to German universities. However, you don’t need to know German if you intend on enrolling in an international degree program.

Health Insurance

If you’d like to study in Germany, you have to have health insurance. You will need to present proof of health insurance when you enroll at university and apply for a residence permit.

Aptitude Test

With the Test for Foreign Students (TestAS), you can realistically assess your chances of completing your degree program successfully. The test is comprised of three parts: the “onScreen” language test, the Core Test and “subject-specific test modules”.

Key Steps to Study in Germany

Germany has many different kinds of universities. They all offer excellent quality. But with so many to choose from, it’s not always easy finding the right one. We help you understand what’s what.

1. Find a university

Germany has public and private universities. They are usually divided into universities, universities of applied sciences and colleges of art, film and music. Find a university which is of your interest. The vast majority of students are enrolled in state-run universities. Anyone studying at these universities pays no or only a nominal amount as tuition fees.

2. Find a study program

Use site:de university Google search for searching universities and their courses.

3. Find International Degree Programs

Almost all universities have international degree programs. International students must focus on finding international degree programs or they’ll have to qualify for the German language requirement.

4. Check admission requirements

Check the admission requirement with the university’s admission office.

5. Check German language requirement

International degree programs do not have German language requirement. However for other programs you need German language test completion.

6. Decide how to finance your studies

Decide how you want to fund your studies. Scholarships, Loans or self-funded options are available. For Self-funding options you need to show financial backing documents.

7. Apply for Visa

Once accepted by the university you’ll need to apply for Visa in your home country.

8. Find accommodation

After you are granted Visa, you must 1st contact university’s international office for cheaper accommodation. Many international students also live in shared accommodation off campus.

BBC News About Study in Germany

BBC focused its report for American students but this is also true for any international students from other countries, including developing countries.

ARPPIS/DAAD Doctoral Scholarships for Study at ICIPE, Kenya

Applications are invited for the ARPPIS/DAAD Doctoral Scholarships for Study at the International Centre of Insect Physiology and Ecology (ICIPE), Kenya. ARPPIS, a partnership with African universities with financial support from DAAD is offering three-year doctoral research scholarships for young researchers from Africa. Twelve DAAD/ARPPIS PhD scholarships are available in 2015. Scholarships cover all costs of the PhD programme, including travel, living expenses, medical insurance, university fees, and research and training costs

Scholarship description

This scholarship is provided by the International Centre of Insect Physiology and Ecology (ICIPE), Kenya, German Academic Exchange Service (DAAD) In-Country/In-Region Scholarships Programme and African University Partners. Capacity building of individual researchers and institutions in Africa is an integral part of ICIPE’s research and development activities. Her Capacity Building Programme aims to promote the development and use of sustainable arthropod management technologies by enhancing the research and training capabilities of countries in Africa

ARPPIS is a partnership with African universities – with financial support from DAAD – offering three-year doctoral research scholarships aimed at preparing young researchers from Africa for regional leadership roles, as well as internationally competitive research careers, in arthropod-related sciences. At ICIPE, ARPPIS scholars are provided with excellent research conditions in an interdisciplinary environment within a structured, three-year training programme that includes research, training, and participation in scientific meetings and international conferences. Scholars conduct their research at ICIPE’s laboratories and field sites located in various agro-ecological zones

Eligibility

Applicants must meet the following criteria to qualify for consideration:

  • A national of any country in sub-Sahara Africa
  • A Bachelor’s degree with a minimum pass of second-class, upper division
  • A Master’s degree taken with both coursework and research in the field of natural sciences or other field relevant to the PhD project
  • The Master’s degree must have been completed less than six years ago at the time of application
  • Qualified female candidates and candidates from less privileged regions or groups as well as candidates with disabilities are especially encouraged to apply
  • Qualified nationals of French- and Portuguese-speaking countries in Africa are also encouraged to apply
  • Preference will be given to applicants with a maximum age of 36 years (men) or 40 years (women) by 31st December 2015
  • Additional specific entrance requirements will be considered for admission, depending on the PhD project selected by the candidate (see Annex 1 for specific requirements)
  • A good command of the English language (written & spoken)
  • Completed application forms and accompanying supporting documents.

Citizens of the following sub-Saharan African countries can apply for this scholarship:

Angola, Benin, Botswana, Burkina Faso, Burundi, Cameroon, Cape Verde, Central African Republic, Chad, Comoros, Congo (Brazzaville), Congo (Democratic Republic), Ivory Coast, Djibouti, Equatorial Guinea, Eritrea, Ethiopia, Gabon, Gambia, Ghana, Guinea, Guinea-Bissau, Kenya, Lesotho, Liberia, Madagascar, Malawi, Mali, Mauritania, Mauritius, Mozambique, Namibia, Niger, Nigeria, Rwanda, Sao Tome and Principe, Senegal, Seychelles, Sierra Leone, Somalia, South Africa, South Sudan, Sudan, Swaziland, Tanzania, Togo, Uganda, Zambia and Zimbabwe

Value

Scholarships cover all costs of the PhD programme, including travel, living expenses, medical insurance, university fees, and research and training costs

How to apply

Please note that there are two parts to the application: (1) an application to ICIPE and (2) an application to DAAD. The application process is as follows:

  • Applicants must submit all the following documents to ICIPE by email to arppis2015-at-icipe.org (please submit the documents in English where possible):
  • Fully completed ARPPIS PhD Scholarships – 2015 Application Form (Annex 2)
  • Curriculum Vitae (please use the Europass Format: http://europass.cedefop.europa.eu)
  • Certified copies of official university certificates and transcripts, and any other professional or academic certificates
  • Copy of a signed letter of nomination for the ARPPIS PhD Programme by the employer (if currently employed) or University where MSc was undertaken. Note: The letter must be on institute letterhead
  • Copy of passport-style photograph (colour)
  • Copy of National ID
  • Copy of Passport (biodata page)
  • The following documents must be sent to DAAD by email to applications-at-daadafrica.org
  • All documents requested by ICIPE (see 1, above)
  • The completed DAAD Application Form (Annex 3)
  • All additional documents requested by the DAAD Information Sheet for Scholars (Annex 4)
  • A signed copy of the DAAD Information Sheet for Scholars

Application deadline

The application deadline is 6 June, 2015

For more information, enquiries and application, click here

2016/2017 DAAD Scholarships for Students from Developing Countries

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Applications are invited for the 2016/2017 DAAD Scholarships for Students from Developing Countries. The scholarships are available for pursuing a postgraduate degree at German institutions of Higher education. These scholarships provide monthly instalment of EUR 750.00 and also include the costs for health, accident and liability insurance in Germany and an adequate travelling allowance

Scholarship description

The German Academic Exchange Service (DAAD) – Deutscher Akademischer Austausch Dienst – supports a range of postgraduate courses at German universities which aim at providing academically educated young professionals from Developing Countries with further specialized studies. The DAAD supports these selected programs with a certain quota of scholarships and with financial assistance for a special tutoring system. At the end of the course (programs run 12 to 36 months, depending on the particular institution) participants can obtain an internationally recognized Master’s or in some courses PhD degree

DAAD Scholarships are awarded for pursuing development-related postgraduate courses in the areas of Economic Sciences/Business Administration/Political Economics, Development Co-operation, Engineering and related sciences, Mathematics, Regional Planning, Agricultural and Forest Sciences, Environmental Sciences, Public Health/Veterinary Medicine/Medicine, Social Science, Education & Law and Media Studies

Eligibility

The following are the eligibility criteria for this scholarship:

  • Age limit: No age limit. But the last academic degree should normally not be more than six years old
  • Degree: Bachelor or Master
  • GPA: min 2.75 for Master candidates (some study programs applied GPA more than 2.75. Please see the detail on the website of each study program) and 3.00 for Doctoral candidates
  • Work experience: at least two years after completing Bachelor degree
  • Language skill: postgraduate courses held in English request an international TOEFL (minimum score: 550 paper based, 213 computer based, 80 internet based) or IELTS (band 6). Some courses may expect a different level. For detailed information see the website of the relevant course
  • For postgraduate courses held in German: please see the details on the course list. A certain level of German language examination may be required before admission to the course

Students (on the DAC List of the OECD) from the following developing countries can apply for this scholarship:

Europe: Albania, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Croatia, Macedonia, Moldova, Montenegro, Serbia, Turkey, Ukraine and Belarus

North Africa: Egypt, Algeria, Libya, Morocco and Tunisia

Sub-Saharan Africa: Angola, Equatorial Guinea, Ethiopia, Benin, Botswana, Burkina Faso, Burundi, Ivory Coast (Côte D’Ivoire), Djibouti, Eritrea, Gabon, The Gambia, Ghana, Guinea, Guinea-Bissau, Cameroon, Cape Verde, Kenya, Comoros, Congo, Congo Democratic Republic, Lesotho, Liberia, Madagascar, Malawi, Mali, Mauritania, Mauritius, Mayotte, Mozambique, Namibia, Niger, Nigeria, Rwanda, Zambia, Sâo Tomé and Principe, Senegal, Seychelles, Sierra Leone, Zimbabwe, Somalia, St. Helena, Sudan, South Africa, Southern Sudan (new), Swaziland, Tanzania, Togo, Chad, Uganda and Central African Republic

North and Central America: Anguilla, Antigua and Barbuda, Barbados, Belize, Costa Rica, Dominica, Dominican Republic, El Salvador, Grenada, Guatemala, Haiti, Honduras, Jamaica, Cuba, Mexico, Montserrat, Nicaragua, Panama, St. Kitts and Nevis, St. Lucia, St. Vincent and the Grenadines, Trinidad and Tobago

South America: Argentina, Bolivia, Brazil, Chile, Ecuador, Guyana, Columbia, Paraguay, Peru, Suriname, Uruguay and Venezuela

Near and Middle East: Iraq, Iran, Yemen, Jordan, Lebanon, Oman, Palestinian territories and Syria

South and Central Asia: Afghanistan, Armenia, Azerbaijan, Bangladesh, Bhutan, Georgia, India, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, the Maldives, Myanmar, Nepal, Pakistan, Sri Lanka, Tadzhikistan, Turkmenistan and Uzbekistan

East Asia: China, Indonesia, Cambodia, Korea, Laos, Malaysia, Mongolia, Philippines, Thailand, East Timor and Vietnam

Oceania: Cookie Islands, Fiji, Kiribati, Marshall Islands, Micronesia, Nauru, Niue, Palau, Papua New Guinea, Solomon Islands, Samoa, Tokelau, Tonga, Tuvalu, Vanuatu and Wallis and Futuna

Value

  • The DAAD pays a monthly scholarship instalment, currently set at EUR 750.00
  • In addition, the scholarship includes costs for health, accident and liability insurance in Germany and an adequate travelling allowance, in so far as the home country or another donor is not already covering these expenses
  • Furthermore, the DAAD pays an annual research grant
  • However, the universities might charge additional fees not covered by the scholarship (e.g., enrolment fee, semester ticket, etc).

How to apply

  • Scholarship applicants from developing countries (on the DAC list of OECDs) can send their applications (under consideration of the various submission deadlines) only directly to the eligible institutions
  • Applications from Cameroon, Myanmar, and Nigeria MUST be submitted at the German embassy
  • Applicants from the People’s Republic of China are requested to include the APS Certificate as well as two address labels in their national language along with their other application documents

Please note:

  • Please be sure to address applications to the postgraduate course directly! Applications sent via e-mail to the DAAD cannot be considered during the selection process
  • Applicants are asked to state whether they are able to pay for cost of living expenses and their studies in Germany themselves or whether they can only complete the postgraduate course with financial support from a DAAD scholarship
  • Qualified applicants for whom self-financing is possible, have a good chance of being accepted by a postgraduate course
  • Scholarships cannot be awarded without the official DAAD application form
  • Many courses, however, have their own forms, which must be submitted in addition to the DAAD application form (see details under course description).

The scholarship required documents are listed below and must be submitted in the following order:

  • DAAD Application Form
  • Hand-signed CV (please use the europass specimen form
  • Hand-signed letter of motivation (with reference to current occupation)
  • Research exposé (if required by university)
  • Academic letter/s of recommendation from your university; the letter must have a signature and office stamp and must be of recent date (not in a sealed envelope)
  • Professional letter/s of recommendation from your employer; the letter must have a signature and office stamp and must be of recent date (not in a sealed envelope)
  • 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–IELTS or TOEFL (Note: Institutional TOEFL will not be accepted); German – necessary for the courses taught in German
  • Copies of awarded academic degrees
  • Copies of academic transcripts
  • Copy of School Leaving Certificate

Selection criteria and procedures for DAAD Scholarships for Developing Countries recipients ensure that:

  • Target candidates have proven, development-related motivation and can be expected to make full use of their scholarship and education by taking on social responsibility later in their careers, acting as agents of change who stimulate and support development in their personal and professional surroundings ( motivation, commitment to development)
  • Candidates have the professional and academic qualifications necessary to ensure successful completion of the degree programs in Germany (final scores on previous academic examinations, language skills)
  • Women and candidates from disadvantaged groups who meet the required academic and professional standards and show proven commitment to development-related issues are especially targeted for program admission.

Application deadline

Please contact the respective eligible institutions regarding the application deadline, because the application deadlines may vary from university to university. Please also check the relevant deadlines in the brochure. One application per postgraduate course is sufficient.

Note: Late applications cannot be considered!

For more information and enquiries, click here