Monday, 4 July 2016

Apply For DAAD Post-Graduate Scholarships (Worth €750/Mon M.Sc, €1,000/Mo P.hD)

Applications are on for the DAAD Post Graduate Scholarships in Development related Courses.

The scholarships offer foreign graduates from development and newly industrialized countries Like Nigeria, 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/PhD) in Germany.

Postgraduate Courses Categories

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

Full list of sub-programs within each category


- This is open to graduates with at least two years professional experience.
- The candidates have the professional and academic qualifications necessary to ensure successful completion of the degree programme 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 programme admission.

Funding/ Support/ Value

- DAAD provides 12 to 36 months (dependent on study programme).
- Depending on academic level, monthly payments of 750 euros Aprox. N236,110 for graduates or 1,000 euros Approx. N314,926 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.

*Deadlines may vary with each university. See full list of application deadlines for each university and program.

How to Apply
Required documents (in the following order):

- Fully Completed DAAD application form
- Hand-signed CV (please use the europass specimen form at
- 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

- Proof of 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.

Deadline: September 30, 2016.

Application address: Apply directly to the chosen study programme

For more information, visit DAAD Post Graduate Scholarships



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