How to Apply for DAAD Scholarship to Study in Germany

The German Academic Exchange Service provides international students with DAAD Scholarship to Study in Germany; an education grant that awards monthly payments of 850 Euros for graduates and 1,200 Euros for doctoral candidates who are invited to study in Germany.

This scholarship, however, is only available to foreign graduates from development and newly industrialized countries from all disciplines, and you are eligible to apply.

In addition to this DAAD Scholarship to Study in Germany, students are provided with a fully-funded opportunity to earn a professional experience, undergraduates are also given 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.

Ultimately, the above combinations contribute to why the DAAD scholarship is one of the most popular grants for international students in the whole of Europe.

Why Study in Germany?

For decades, Germany has remained the best student destination for international students around the world.

This is not unconnected with the welcoming nature of the sixteen states of the rich country, but also the availability of numerous scholarship opportunities that help students offset bills and other academic funding needs.

After Germany, the next in our list of best countries for international students in Canada. Securing a Canadian Admission and travel processes from different countries has been reduced to simple online conversations, due to the country’s focus on creating educational revenues.

Meanwhile, we recently published the opportunities in Canada, to Work and Study in the country. This was following the new policies to ameliorate the effects of the 2020 pandemic.

Host Institution(s)

These are the schools that host the DAAD Scholarship, for students that are eligible; and they include all German Universities those development-related postgraduate courses.

Who can apply for DAAD Scholarship?

This implies the Level/Field(s) of Study that is eligible for any of the available scholarships in this category. The scholarship only targets Young professionals from developing countries in the following levels and fields:

Masters or Ph.D. 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.

See the complete list of eligible development-related postgraduate courses for 2021/2022.

Scholarship Value/Inclusions/Duration

The scholarships include monthly payments of 850 euros for graduates or 1,200 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) for Masters and 36 months for PhD.

Eligibility

This scholarship is looking for candidates who work either for a public authority or a state or private company in a developing country and.

As such, it is engaged in the planning and execution of directives and projects with an emphasis on development policies having a bearing on technological, economic, or social areas.

Secondly, for candidates who hold a Bachelor’s degree (normally four years) in a related subject.

Candidates who have completed an academic degree with far above average results (upper third) and ideally at least two years of related professional experience after the first degree (bachelor).

Students whose academic degrees should normally not be more than six years old.

The target is also for study courses in German (scholarship includes a 6-month German language course): Successful passing of the language examination DSH 2 or TestDaF 4 before the start of the study course. Therefore a minimum German language level of B1 at the time of application is a requirement, which needs to be proofed by providing a certificate.

And for courses in English: IELTS (Band 6) certificate or TOEFL (minimum score: 550 paper-based, 213 computer-based, 80 internet-based)

What do I need to Know before Applying for DAAD Scholarships?

Applying for any of the available DAAD Scholarships require that you ascertain your individual eligibility.  

This scholarship application instruction is in accordance with our regulations and core advice for students who anxiously seek opportunities to study abroad.

Eligibility is a serious reason why many applicants are no accepted or given the due feedback, and we are working hard to keep you informed. Some of the instructions are also culled from the official DAAD scholarship website below:

  1. Applications must be made directly to the respective course. Please refer to the respective course websites for the application procedure, the application deadline, and the documents to be submitted.
  2. The deadline varies depending on the course but falls around August-October 2020. But due to the recent pandemic disruption, the application deadline may never remain the same. This is why we ask all students to visit the official website, and also signup to our email list and other notification platforms, to remain updated with the latest information.
  3. It is important to read the FAQs and the 2021/2022 brochure and visit the official website to access the application form and for complete information on how to apply for this scholarship.

How to Apply for DAAD Scholarships

The official website for the application is same for previous years; however we shared the details to help you adhere to the eligibility criteria and needed tips. Meanwhile, you can proceed with searching for available DAAD scholarship through the official portal below:

https://www2.daad.de/deutschland/stipendium/datenbank/en/21148-scholarship-database/?status=3&origin=190&subjectGrps=F&daad=&intention=&q=&page=1&detail=50076777

Note: We don’t offer these scholarships, but share the information to help you win funds for your studies in Germany, and other countries.

You can also follow this web portal for current scholarships and other global opportunities for students and youths from developing countries.

 To remain informed on the latest opportunities outside DAAD, you can use the email box below, to sign up for free with our notification services (you will be invited to apply for any new scholarship). Also, feel free to chat with any of our live correspondents.

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  1. 1) Is it mandatory to have a passport before applying DAAD?
    2) As I am doing my Masters from INDIA and want to do Ph.D. from Germany from the next year 2021. Am I eligible for the DAAD application?
    3) For DAAD application is it mandatory to complete my masters before applying for Ph.D.?

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