The scholarships for DAAD are now open. The scholarship is for students who want to pursue a Masters and Ph.D degree in any of the development fields. This German Academic Exchange Service provides scholarship and a monthly stipend to international students for a range of courses being offered at German Universities. It is aimed to provide further education to the young professionals from developing countries. The courses being offered are Masters or PhD courses in Economic Sciences/Business Administration/Political Economics; Development Cooperation; Engineering and Related Sciences; Mathematics; Regional and Urban Planning; Agricultural and Forest Sciences; Natural and Environmental Sciences; Medicine and Public Health; Social Sciences, Education and Law; and Media Studies. You can see the complete list of eligible development-related postgraduate courses for 2019/2020.
The scholarship is limited in number so the sooner you apply, the better your chances. The scholarships include monthly payments of 750 euros for graduates or 1,000 euros for doctoral candidates; payments towards health, accident and personal liability insurance cover; and travel allowance, unless these expenses are covered by the home country or another source of funding. The scholarship duration is 12 to 24 months (depending on the particular institution) and 36 months for PhD.
You need to hold a Bachelor’s degree (of four years) in the related subject. The academic degrees have to be no more old than six years. Preference will be given to people who work for public authority or a state or private company in developing country, as such, is engaged in the planning and execution of directives and projects with emphasis on development policies having a bearing on technological, economic or social areas. For study courses in German (scholarship includes a 6-month German language course): DSH 2 or TestDaF 4 at the beginning of the study course; a minimum German language level of A2 at the time of application. In addition, German language proficiency at B1 level are highly recommended. For courses in English: IELTS (Band 6) certificate or TOEFL (minimum score: 550 paper based, 213 computer based, 80 internet based). The application intake closes in August-October 2018.
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