With its development-oriented postgraduate study programmes, the DAAD promotes the training of specialists from development and newly industrialized countries. The scholarships offer foreign graduates from development and newly industrialized countries from all disciplines and with at least two years' 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/Ph.D.) in Germany.
The Typical Scholarship Holder:
Works either for a public authority or a state or private company in a developing country and, as such, 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.
Holds a Bachelor’s degree (normally four years) in a related subject.
Has completed an academic degree with far above average results (upper third) and at least two years of related professional experience after the first degree (bachelor) at the time of application.
His/her academic degrees should normally not be more than six years old.
Applicants who have been resident in Germany for longer than 15 months at the application deadline cannot be considered
Depending on the chosen study programme; please check the scholarship brochure or the website of your chosen study programme.
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