Scholarship Overview

Are you an aspiring student from a developing country looking to pursue higher education in Germany? The Deutscher Akademischer Austauschdienst (DAAD) Scholarship is a fantastic opportunity that can help turn your dreams into reality. In this comprehensive guide, we'll provide you with an overview of the DAAD Scholarship for the 2023-2024 and 2024-2025 academic years, detailing its host institutions, eligible fields of study, scholarship value, eligibility criteria, application instructions, and more. Whether you're interested in pursuing a master's or doctoral degree, this scholarship could be your gateway to top-notch education in Germany.

Host Institution(s):

German Universities offering development-related postgraduate courses


Master's and PhD programs across a wide range of fields, including but not limited to Economic Sciences, Law, Agricultural and Forest Sciences, Art, Design, Engineering and Natural Sciences, Humanities and Social Sciences, Language and Cultural Studies, Mathematics, Natural Sciences, Medicine, and Health Sciences.

Scholarship Value:

The DAAD Scholarship offers substantial financial support to its awardees. For the 2023-2024 academic year, postgraduate students can receive a monthly allowance of 750 Euros, while doctorate students are eligible for a monthly allowance of 1000 Euros. Both postgraduate and doctorate students receive health insurance coverage, a travel grant, free tuition at a German university, and accommodation on the university campus.


To be considered for the DAAD Scholarship, applicants must meet the following requirements:

  1. Completion of a Bachelor's degree program with a duration of six years or less.
  2. A minimum of two years of professional work experience.
  3. Motivation towards development-related initiatives and a commitment to social responsibility.
  4. Proficiency in either English or German, depending on the language of instruction for the chosen course.

Application Instructions:

Here's a step-by-step guide to applying for the DAAD Scholarship:

  1. Download the application form from the official DAAD scholarship website.
  2. Create a personalized CV using the Europas Specimen form with your handwritten signature.
  3. Draft a motivation letter detailing your work history and references.
  4. Prepare a research proposal if required by the chosen German university.
  5. Obtain a recommendation letter from your previous university and a professional referral letter from your former employer.
  6. Optionally, include a letter of guaranteed reemployment after completing the course in your home country.
  7. Depending on the chosen course, sit for English or German proficiency tests (e.g., IELTS, German language test).
  8. Apply directly to German universities for the chosen degree courses.
  9. Research and provide any additional documents required by the university.
  10. Submit your application through online or postal methods as per the university's guidelines.

Scholarship Application Deadlines: Make sure to check the DAAD Scholarship application deadline window periods before submitting your applications for the 2023-2024 and 2024-2025 academic years.


The DAAD Scholarship offers a remarkable opportunity for students from developing countries to pursue their academic aspirations in Germany. With generous financial support, diverse fields of study, and clear application guidelines, this scholarship can be your key to accessing high-quality education and contributing to positive change in your home country. Don't miss out on this chance—explore the available courses, prepare your application diligently, and embark on a transformative educational journey with the DAAD Scholarship