International Development with an M.A. Sustainable Development Management under DAAD EPOS Scholarships The objective of the DAAD is to promote the training of specialists from development and newly industrialized countries through development-oriented postgraduate study programs. Local experts, who are well-trained and connected with international partners, play a crucial role in the sustainable development of their countries. They are instrumental in ensuring a better future with reduced poverty and improved access to education and healthcare for all. The DAAD scholarships provide an opportunity for foreign graduates from development and newly industrialized countries, from various disciplines and with a minimum of two years’ professional experience, to pursue a postgraduate or Master’s degree at a state or state-recognized German university. In exceptional cases, doctoral degrees are also supported, allowing recipients to obtain a university qualification (Master’s/PhD) in Germany.
International Development with an M.A. Sustainable Development Management under DAAD EPOS Scholarships
Who is eligible to apply?
Graduates with a minimum of two years’ professional experience from the following countries: [list of eligible countries]
What can be funded?
Individual scholarships are available exclusively for postgraduate courses in Germany that are listed on the “List of all Postgraduate courses with application deadlines 2024/25.”
Duration of the funding
The funding duration ranges from 12 to 42 months, depending on the study program.
Monthly payments of 934 euros for graduates or 1,200 euros for doctoral candidates, depending on the academic level
Payments towards health, accident, and personal liability insurance coverage
Travel allowance, unless these expenses are covered by the home country or another source of funding
Under certain circumstances, scholarship holders may receive the following additional benefits:
- Monthly rent subsidy
- Monthly allowance for accompanying family members
Candidates must fulfill the necessary academic requirements and demonstrate the potential to successfully complete a study program in Germany, including above-average performance in their first academic exam and language skills. They should hold a Bachelor’s degree in an appropriate subject and have at least two years of professional experience. Candidates are expected to showcase motivation towards development-related goals and the willingness to take on social responsibility, as well as initiate and support processes of change in their personal and professional environments after completing their training or scholarship.
- EPOS Brochure 2023/2024: “Development-Related Postgraduate Courses – Educating Professionals for Sustainable Development”
- EPOS Brochure 2024/2025: “Development-Related Postgraduate Courses – Educating Professionals for Sustainable Development“
For more information and to apply, please check here.