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DAAD Scholarships For Developing Country Students To Study in Germany



The German Academic Exchange Service (DAAD) provides DAAD scholarships in Germany for international students for a range of postgraduate courses at German Universities which aim at providing academically educated young professionals from developing countries with further specialized studies.

Deadline: Aug-Oct 2018 (annual)

Study in:  Germany
Next course starts AY 2019/2020

About DAAD Scholarships in Germany:

Host Institution(s): German Universities offering development-related postgraduate courses

Level/Field(s) of Study:

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.

See the complete list of eligible development-related postgraduate courses for 2019/2020.

Number of DAAD Scholarships: Limited

Target group: Young professionals from developing countries

Scholarship value/inclusions/duration:

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.

Eligibility for DAAD Scholarships

• 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 ideally at least two years of related professional experience after the first degree (bachelor).

• His/her academic degrees should normally not be more than six years old.

• 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 is highly recommended.

• For courses in English: IELTS (Band 6) certificate or TOEFL (minimum score: 550 paper-based, 213 computer-based, 80 internets based)

Hints and Tips to Apply:

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. Deadline varies depending on the course but falls around August-October 2018.

It is important to read the 2019/2020 brochure and visit the official website to access the application form and for complete information on how to apply for this scholarship.


Official DAAD Scholarships Website:

Related Scholarships: List of Scholarships in Germany for International Students


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  1. Habiba Ahmed

    October 25, 2018 at 10:27 am

    please help me apply the scholarship to study nursing

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Development Scholarships

WHU Scholarships in Germany for International Students, 2018



WHU scholarships Germany

The WHU scholarships – Otto Beisheim School of Management grants scholarships to enable highly talented candidates from all countries to pursue the WHU MBA.

WHU – Otto Beisheim School of Management belongs to Germany’s leading business schools with campuses in Vallendar and Düsseldorf, Germany. WHU was founded in 1984 by the Koblenz Chamber of Commerce.

As the teaching language is English, non-native speakers are required to demonstrate evidence of fluency or take the Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) as an entry requirement. We also require a Graduate Management Admissions Test (GMAT).

Also See: MBA Scholarships for International Students

WHU Scholarships Description:

  • Application Deadline: August 31, 2018
  • Course Level: Scholarships are available for pursuing MBA programme.
  • Study Subject: Scholarships are awarded to study the subjects offered by the university.
  • Scholarship Award: The WHU scholarships are not bound to a certain amount (exemption: WHU Scholarship).
  • Number of Scholarships: Not Known
  • Scholarship can be taken in Germany

Eligibility for the WHU Scholarships:

  • Eligible Countries: Candidates from all countries are eligible to apply.
  • Entrance Requirements:
  • English Language Requirements: As the teaching language is English, non-native speakers are required to demonstrate evidence of fluency or take the Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) as an entry requirement. We also require a Graduate Management Admissions Test (GMAT).

Application Process:

  • A first degree (Bachelor or equivalent)
  • Completed online application form and MBA Questionnaire
  • Two years postgraduate work experience
  • One letter of recommendation from professors or supervisors (word /pdf). Please send us the letter of recommendation in a sealed envelope or ask the referee to e-mail it to mba(at) from his personal business e-mail account.
  • TOEFL (min. 100 IBT) or equivalent IELTS (7.0), if English is not your native language. The WHU TOEFL recipient code is: 0682.
  • GMAT score (A minimum score of 600 is recommended) or equivalent GRE. The WHU GMAT recipient code is FBR-FH-02, the WHU GRE recepient code is 7175.

HINTS & TIPS to Apply:

To apply for a scholarship, please use the respective WHU scholarship application form. Please note that only one WHU scholarship application per person is possible and that scholarship application requires an application for the Full-Time MBA Program at WHU.

Click the Scholarship Link to begin your application

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Development Scholarships

New Zealand Aid Programme Scholarships for Developing Countries 2018



New Zealand Aid Programme Scholarships Fully Funded

Applications are currently invited for the New Zealand Aid Programme Scholarships for African Countries 2018. This is an opportunity for selected African countries to undertake development-related studies at tertiary education institutions in New Zealand.All applications in this regard are to be submitted before the deadline for this program.

Application Deadline:

Read the application schedule to know which countries can apply during which application period.

About New Zealand Aid Programme Scholarship:

New Zealand Development Scholarships (NZDS) give candidates from selected developing countries an opportunity to gain knowledge and skills through study in specific subject areas which will assist in the development of their home country. Awardees are required to return to their home country for at least two years after the completion of their scholarship to apply these new skills and knowledge in government, civil society or private business organisations.


What To Know About New Zealand Aid Programme:

Depending on the country you are from, New Zealand Scholarships are available for the following level of studies: Postgraduate Certificate (6 months), Postgraduate Diploma (1 year), Masters Degree (1 – 2 years) or PhD (up to 3.5 years).

Preferred fields of study are those that are most relevant to the development needs of your country (i.e. renewable energy, agriculture development, disaster risk management, private sector development, public sector development).  Find out the preferred subjects for your country.

Types Of New Zealand Aid Programme:

The New Zealand Aid Programme offers several different types of scholarship.  There are four types of scholarships for full-time tertiary level study in New Zealand:

Scholarship Type:

These New Zealand Aid Programme Scholarships  are fully funded scholarships for International students.

New Zealand Aid Programme Scholarships Fully Funded

Study in New Zealand – CAREER SPECIALISTZ

Course/Fields of study:

Preference will be given to candidates who apply to study in academic disciplines relating to one or more of the following:

Agriculture development
– Agri-business management: agricultural economics, agricultural systems and management, rural development, logistics, supply chain and distribution management, value chain development, agriculture marketing, international agribusiness
– Agriculture production: animal science, veterinary nursing, plant science, horticultural science, soil science
– Agriculture trade and technology: Phytosanitary, bio-security, biotechnology, agricultural trade
– Post-harvest: food production, food sciences/technology, post-harvest processing, food storage and packaging, food safety
Renewable energy
Geothermal, solar, hydro-electric and wind energy, energy engineering, renewable energy distribution systems, energy sector management/reform, including energy economics and financials.

New Zealand Aid Programme Scholarship Benefits:

New Zealand has first-rate education institutions that offer world-recognised qualifications.
– Successful applicants will have access to excellent academic knowledge in quality facilities.
– The scholarships include financial support for tuition, living costs while in New Zealand, and airfares.
– The partners of students are eligible for a work visa that allows them to live and work in New Zealand for the duration of their partner’s study.

Eligible Nationalities For The New Zealand Aid Programme Scholarships:

Algeria, Angola, Botswana, Cameroon, Djibouti, Egypt, Ethiopia, Gambia, Ghana, Kenya, Lesotho, Malawi, Mauritius, Morocco, Mozambique, Namibia, Nigeria, Rwanda, Senegal, Seychelles, Sierra Leone, South Africa, Swaziland, Tanzania, Tunisia, Uganda, Zambia, Zimbabwe.

Host Nationality:

The Scholarship is to be taken in New Zealand

Who is Eligible for The New Zealand Aid Scholarship:

Applicants must meet the following conditions to be eligible for a New Zealand Scholarship:

  •  Be a minimum of 18 years of age at the time of commencing your scholarship.
  • – Be a citizen of the country from which you are applying for a scholarship.
  •  Not have citizenship or permanent residence status of New Zealand, Australia, USA, Canada, European Union countries, United Kingdom, Japan, Israel, South Korea, Qatar, United Arab Emirates, Saudi Arabia.
    – Have resided in your home country for at least two years immediately prior to commencing your scholarship. Have at least 2 years of work experience (part time or fulltime, paid or voluntary).
    – Not be serving military personnel.
    – Be able to satisfy Immigration requirements for international student entry to New Zealand or the country in which you will undertake your scholarship (i.e. medical checks, police clearances/character checks, etc.)
    – Be academically and linguistically able to obtain an Offer of Place for the proposed programme of study from the tertiary institute where you will undertake your scholarship.
    – Not have been previously terminated from a New Zealand Government Scholarship
    – Seek a qualification that will contribute to the sustainable development of your home country
    – Commit to return to your country for a minimum of 2 years at the end of your scholarship.

Hints & Tips to Apply Successfully for the Scholarship:

The online application process has four steps, all completed on an online application site(external). The site will explain each step in more detail.

Step one: Confirm your eligibility: Complete the Online Eligibility Test. This will give you a number that you will need when you register (step three).
Step two: Create a Real Me login: This will give you a login and password that you will use through the application process.
Step three: Register with New Zealand Scholarships online: This creates your application account, and means you will be set up to complete an application.
Step four: Complete your application: This step will only become available when applications formally opens. Check application dates.

If you are interested in applying for a scholarship we encourage you to complete steps 1, 2 and 3 before applications open in February 2017. We can then send you a message when Step 4 opens up.

For more information and to apply, visit the Scholarship Sponsors Application Page.



It is important to visit the country-specific pages and the official website (link found below) to access the online application form and for detailed information on how to apply for this scholarship.


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