DAAD SCHOLARSHIP 2021

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 with 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.

The benefits that a student gets with the DAAD scholarship include:

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

What are the requirements to apply for DAAD Scholarship?

  • 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 the DAAD Scholarship?

#1 The first step is to download the application form from the DAAD scholarship website. Fill in this form with your information.

#2 The next step is to download a Europas Specimen form that will help you make a personalized CV with your hand made the signature.

#3 Ensure that you also have a motivation letter that is hand signed and lists your working history as well as references for the same.

#4 The German universities may request a research proposal, which you should send with your application.

#5 Ensure that you also attach a recommendation letter from your previous university.

#6 Ensure that you attach a professional referral letter from your previous employer.

  • It is optional to attach a letter of guaranteed reemployment after going back to your country after completing the course.

#7 There are English and German proficiency tests that a student can sit for. These include;

  • IELTS: The approval scores are set by individual universities and are determined by the course chosen.
  • German Language: This is a necessary test for students who choose courses that are taught in German.
  • The TOEFL test is not accepted.

#8 Students that are interested in the DAAD scholarship should apply for degree courses directly to the university.

#9 Besides the documents needed to apply for the  DAAD scholarship, you should also find out any other documents that you may need to facilitate your study.

#10 You can apply directly for a course at a German university in various ways. There are universities that allow online application and there are those that require sending hardcopy applications through postal services.

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.

Here is the list of DAAD Scholarship Application Deadlines for all German Universities for the academic year 2020-2021.

List of DAAD Scholarship Application Deadlines (2020-2021)
Development-Related Postgraduate Courses Institution Language Degree Duration without German language
course
Application Deadlines for Intake 2020/2021
DAAD
Scholarship
Self-
financing
* Intake every two years – next intake 2020-2021
Economic Sciences/Business Administration/Political Economics
Small Enterprise Promotion and Training – SEPT U Leipzig English MBA 22 months 01.10.2020 15.03.2020
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 15.01.2020
Postgraduate Programme Renewable Energy – PPRE U Oldenburg English MSc 24 months 15.10.2020 15.01.2020
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 01.08.19-15.02.2020
Mathematics
PhD Programme Mathematics in Industry and Commerce – MIC TU Kaiserslautern English PhD 36 months 15.01.2020 see website
Regional and Urban Planning
Integrated Urbanism and Sustainable Design – IUSD U Stuttgart English MSc 24 months 30.09.2020 15.02.2020
Urban Management – UM TU Berlin English MSc 18 months 31.08.2020 30.04.2020
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 01.05.2020
Agricultural and Forest Sciences
Tropical Forestry TU Dresden English MSc 24 months 30.10.2020 30.05.2020 (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 15.03.2020 (Non-EU)/
15.07.2020 (EU)
International Horticulture U Hannover English MSc 24 months 01.10.2020 31.05.2020
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 15.03.2020 (if visa needed) 30.06.2020 (if visa not needed)
Natural and Environmental Sciences
Integrated Water Resources Management (IWRM) TH Köln/
German Jordanian University
English MSc 24 months 31.01.2020 10.06.2020
(Germans) 31.03.2020
(Foreigners)
Landscape Ecology and Nature Conservation – LENC U Greifswald English MSc 24 months 15.12.2020 01.04.2020
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 30.04.2020
Natural Resources Management and Development (NRM)/ Integrated Water Resources Management (IWRM)/ Renewable Energy Management (REM) TH Köln English MSc 24 months 30.09.2020 31.03.2020
(Foreigners)
Environment and Resources Management (ENREM)
– Focus Latin America
TH Köln/ Universidad de
San Luis Potosi
English/Spanish MSc 24 months 31.01.2020 31.01.2020
Medicine/Public Health
International Health (Heidelberg) U Heidelberg English MSc 12 months 15.05.2019-
15.10.2020
30.04.2020
International Health (Berlin) Charité Berlin/ FU Berlin/
HU Berlin
English MSc 12 months 15.10.2020 31.03.2020
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 30.04.2020
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 31.03.2020 31.03.2020
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