DAAD Scholarships for Graduate Studies in Germany

/ 19 Apr 2021

DAAD Scholarships for Graduate Studies in Germany

Type: Master's Degree, Ph.D. or Other Doctoral Degrees

Who: Students from development countries looking to study in Germany

What: Tuition fees + related cost

When: 2021-2022

Where: German universities

Program Length: Two years

Deadline to Apply: August to November 2021

Citizenship: Egypt, Iraq, Jordan, Lebanon, Libya, Morocco, Palestine, Syria, Yemen

Destination Countries: Germany

Academic Subject(s): Economics, Political Science


The German Academic Exchange Service (DAAD) is offering scholarships for students from developing countries to pursue master’s degrees, and in some cases Ph.D. ‘s, in Development-Related Postgraduate Courses at universities in Germany, starting in 2022.

The selected candidates will be trained in a way that they can later play a part in bringing sustainable development to their countries.

These scholarships are offered for time periods of 12 to 24 months for master’s degree studies, depending on the duration of the program, and 42 months for Ph.D. programs. Travel costs, health coverage, a monthly stipend, and other benefits are offered by these scholarships.

Programs are available in the following fields: agricultural and forest sciences; development cooperation; economics and business administration; engineering and related sciences; mathematics; media studies; medicine/public health; natural and environmental sciences; regional and urban planning; and social sciences, education and law.

Deadlines: Differ according to the program and institution, but generally fall between August and November, 2021. For a list of programs and deadlines, click here.


Eligible Arab countries: Iraq, Jordan, Lebanon, Palestine, Syria, Yemen, Algeria, Egypt, Libya, Morocco, Tunisia. Check the full list of Eligible Countries.

Other criteria include:
– Applicants must have a bachelor’s degree.
– The bachelor’s degree must be in a subject related to the field of study for which the applicant is applying.
– Applicants should have two years of professional experience.
– Applicant’s degree should not be older than six years.
– Applicants should not have been living in Germany for more than 15 months.
– Applicants must be proficient in the language they choose for study (English, German or both).

For more information about eligibility and a list of required documents, download the Development-Related Postgraduate Courses brochure.

How to Apply
Step 1. Send your complete application directly to the relevant postgraduate program. Do NOT send your application to DAAD. Applications sent to DAAD will not be forwarded and will not be considered.
Step 2. A selection committee reviews applications and suggests potential candidates for the DAAD scholarship.
Step 3. The suggested candidates will be contacted by DAAD to upload their complete application to the DAAD portal.
Step 4. The selection process will be finalized, and the suggested candidates will be informed accordingly.

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