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The Deutscher Akademischer Austauschdienst (DAAD) is a scholarship in Germany that targets students who come from developing countries. Many students from these developing countries apply and they are approved for the DAAD scholarship and they get the opportunity to bet enrolled in various universities in Germany. The students are awarded these DAAD scholarships to study courses that are taught in both German and English languages. The DAAD scholarship is however not available for undergraduates and is only for postgraduate students. To be approved for the DAAD scholarship, a student has to show proof for two years of working experience. The courses that are approved under DAAD scholarship are those that have a duration of more than a year and less than three years.

DAAD Scholarship Coverage

Students who are approved for this scholarship have the chance to be enrolled in German universities. The scholarship also comes with a monthly allowance that will help you cater for daily expenses. It also has a provision for health allowance and travel stipends.

DAAD Scholarship covers the following expenses for international students during their course of stay in a German University under the DAAD Scholarship approved degree program:

  • Doctorate students get a monthly allowance of 1000 Euros
  • Postgraduate students get a monthly allowance of 750 Euros
  • There is also a provision where these students can receive a travel grant
  • The students also get accommodation for free at the university
  • Both postgraduate and doctorate students get health insurance coverage
  • The students get to study for free in a German university

Daad Scholarship for the class of 2021-2022 in German Universities will be offered throughout the academic year of 2021 and the application deadlines vary in each university.

DAAD Stipendium Requirement

  • A student applying for this scholarship must have completed a Bachelor’s degree course that had a duration of less than or equal to six years.
  • A student applying for this scholarship also has to show proof of two years of working experience.
  • The student does not necessarily have to understand German or English as this is dependent on the course that they choose.

How to apply for a DAAD Scholarship?

#1 Download the application form for DAAD scholarship.

#2 Make a personalized CV with your signature.

#3 Write a motivation letter and hand sign it.

#4 Write a detailed Research proposal.

#5 Get a recommendation letter from your previous university.

#6 Add referral or experience letter from the previous workplace.

#7 Include English or German language proficiency certificate.

#8 Apply for DAAD Scholarship directly to German University.

#9 Add supplementary documents to support your DAAD application.

#10 Submit online DAAD Scholarship application and send in hard copies to the University.

The DAAD scholarships are currently open for applications. You can find courses that you can study at any German university and apply for the DAAD scholarship to facilitate your study. Please make sure to check the list of DAAD Scholarship application deadline window period before submitting your applications.

Deadlines for DAAD Scholarships in all German Universities for the academic year of 2021

Here is the list of DAAD Scholarship Application Deadlines for all German Universities for the academic year 2021-2022.

List of DAAD Scholarship Application Deadlines (2021-2022)
Development-Related Postgraduate Courses Institution Language Degree Duration without a German language course Application Deadlines for Intake 2021/2022
  DAAD Scholarship Self- financing
* Intake every two years – next intake 2021-2022            
Economic Sciences/Business Administration/Political Economics          
Small Enterprise Promotion and Training – SEPT U Leipzig English MBA 22 months 01.10.2020 15.03.2021
Development Economics U Göttingen English MA 24 months 01.10.-15.11.2020 see website
Master’s Programme in International and Development Economics – MIDE HTW Berlin English MA 17 months 31.08.2020 see website
Development Cooperation            
Geography of Environmental Risks and Human Security U Bonn/United Nations University English MSc 24 months 15.12.2020 see website
Bonn International Graduate School for Development Research – BIGS-DR (formerly ZEF Doctoral Studies Program) U Bonn English PhD 38 months 31.08.2020 throughout the year
Development Management* RU Bochum English MA 18 months 30.09.2020 see website
Sustainable Development Management HS Rhein-Waal English MA 18 months 01.10.2020 see website
Engineering and Related Sciences            
Photogrammetry and Geoinformatics HfT Stuttgart English MSc 18 months 15.10.2020 see website
Hydro Science and Engineering TU Dresden English MSc 24 months 15.10.2020 see website
Tropical Hydrogeology and Environmental Engineering – TropHEE TU Darmstadt English MSc 24 months 15.10.2020 see website
Natural Hazards and Risks in Structural Engineering – NHRE BHU Weimar English MSc 24 months 15.10.2020 see website
Energy and Environmental Management in Developing Countries (formerly SESAM) U Flensburg English MEng 24 months see website see website
Water Resources and Environmental Management – WATENV U Hannover English MSc 24 months 30.09.2020 15.01.2021
Postgraduate Programme Renewable Energy – PPRE U Oldenburg English MSc 24 months 15.10.2020 15.01.2021
Textile and Ready-Made Clothing Technology TU Dresden German MSc 24 months 10.10.2020 see website
Master’s Programme Infrastructure Planning U Stuttgart English MSc 24 months 01.08.-30.09.2020 01.08.20-15.02.2021
Mathematics            
PhD Programme Mathematics in Industry and Commerce – MIC TU Kaiserslautern English PhD 36 months 15.01.2021 see website
Regional and Urban Planning            
Integrated Urbanism and Sustainable Design – IUSD U Stuttgart English MSc 24 months 30.09.2020 15.02.2021
Urban Management – UM TU Berlin English MSc 18 months 31.08.2020 30.04.2021
Regional Science/Spatial Planning KIT Karlsruhe German MSc 24 months 30.10.2020 30.09.2020
SPRING – Regional Development Planning and Management TU Dortmund English MSc 24 months 01.10.2020 01.05.2021
Agricultural and Forest Sciences            
Tropical Forestry TU Dresden English MSc 24 months 30.10.2020 30.05.2021 (Non EU)/ 15.07.2020 (EU)
Agricultural Economics, Bioeconomy and Rural Development (Giessen) U Giessen/ U Hohenheim English PhD 38 months 30.11.2020 see website
Agricultural Economics, Bioeconomy and Rural Development (Hohenheim)
Agricultural Economics – AgEcon U Hohenheim English MSc 24 months 01.12.2020 15.03.2021 (Non-EU)/ 15.07.2020 (EU)
International Horticulture U Hannover English MSc 24 months 01.10.2020 31.05.2021
Tropical and International Forestry U Göttingen English MSc 24 months 15.10.2020 see website
Agricultural Sciences and Resource Management in the Tropics and Subtropics – ARTS U Bonn English MSc 24 months 15.09.2020 15.03.2021 (if visa needed) 30.06.2021 (if visa not needed)
Natural and Environmental Sciences            
Integrated Water Resources Management (IWRM) TH Köln/ German Jordanian University English MSc 24 months 31.01.2021 10.06.2021 (Germans) 31.03.2021(Foreigners)
Landscape Ecology and Nature Conservation – LENC U Greifswald English MSc 24 months 15.12.2020 01.04.2021
Environmental Governance – MEG U Freiburg English MSc 24 months 15.10.2020 see website
International Studies in Aquatic Tropical Ecology – ISATEC U Bremen English MSc 24 months 15.10.2020 30.04.2021
Natural Resources Management and Development (NRM)/ Integrated Water Resources Management (IWRM)/ Renewable Energy Management (REM) TH Köln English MSc 24 months 30.09.2020 31.03.2021 (Foreigners)
Environment and Resources Management (ENREM) – Focus Latin America TH Köln/ Universidad de San Luis Potosi English/Spanish MSc 24 months 31.01.2021 31.01.2021
Medicine/Public Health            
International Health (Heidelberg) U Heidelberg English MSc 12 months 15.05.2020- 15.10.2020 30.04.2021
International Health (Berlin) Charité Berlin/ FU Berlin/ HU Berlin English MSc 12 months 15.10.2020 31.03.2021
Social Sciences, Education and Law            
Master of Laws in Intellectual Property and Competition Law Munich Intellectual Property Law Center (MIPLC) English LL.M. 12 months 15.10.2020 30.04.2021
International Education Management – INEMA PH Ludwigsburg / Helwan University English MA 24 months see website see website
Vocational Education and Personnel Capacity Building TU Dresden German MA 24 months 30.09.2020 see website
Media Studies            
International Media Studies HS Bonn-Rhein- Sieg/DW Akademie/U Bonn English (70%)/ German (30%) MA 24 months 31.03.2021 31.03.2021
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