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DAAD EPOS Scholarships in Germany 2022-2023

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The German Academic Exchange Service (DAAD)’s Educating Professionals for Sustainable Development (EPOS) scholarships program is now open for applications for the 2023-2024 academic year.

DAAD supports a carefully chosen selection of programs of particular interest to young professionals in developing countries. These courses, which consist of one to two years of concentrated study, offer young academically trained professionals in managerial positions in developing countries the opportunity to pursue a master’s degree course or a PhD degree in their particular field or profession.

DAAD’s EPOS scholarships are fully funded programs for international students.

About DAAD EPOS scholarships

LEVEL : Master, PhD.
DEADLINE : Depending on the program (see below).
FINANCING : Complete.
TARGET GROUP : Developing countries.
HOST COUNTRY : Germany.

Benefits of DAAD EPOS scholarships

The DAAD EPOS scholarship for master’s and doctorate offers the recipient the following benefits:

  • A monthly payment of 850 euros for the master’s degree or 1,200 euros for doctoral students.
  • Travel allowance.
  • Health, accident and civil liability insurance.
  • One-time study allowance.

Under certain circumstances, scholars may benefit from the following additional benefits:

  • Monthly rent subsidy.
  • Contribution to any tuition fees that may be charged by the university (maximum of € 500 per semester).

The scholarship includes a 6-month German preparatory course in Germany.

Eligibility criteria for DAAD EPOS scholarships

Applicants must be:

  • Currently working for a public authority or a public or private company in a developing country,
  • Holds an undergraduate degree in a related field from any of the listed below,
  • Obtained a university degree with well above average results (upper third),
  • Having at least two years of professional experience after the first degree (license) at the time of application.
  • His university degrees must not be older than six years.
  • For courses in English: IELTS (Band 6) or TOEFL certificate (minimum score: 550 on paper, 213 on computer, 80 on the Internet)
  • For German courses: successful completion of the DSH 2 or TestDaF 4 language exam before the start of the course. Therefore, a minimum German level of B1 at the time of application is a requirement, which must be proven by providing a current certificate.

Women and applicants from disadvantaged groups who meet academic requirements and professional standards are especially encouraged to apply for this program.

Eligible countries

List of developing countries eligible for DAAD EPOS scholarships program :

List of countries eligible for the DAAD EPOS program 2022-2023

Available study programs

Currently, master’s and doctoral courses are offered in the following fields:

Master program

Level

Duration

Deadline

Economics / Business administration / Political economy

Master’s Program in International and Development Economics – MIDE

MA

17 months

31.08.2022

MA Development Economics

MA

24 months

01.10.-15.11.2022

Small Enterprise Promotion and Training – SEPT

MBA

22 months

01.10.2022

Development cooperation

Development Management*

MA

18 months

30.09.2022

Geography of Environmental Risks and Human Security

MSc

24 months

15.12.2022

Bonn International Graduate School for Development Research (BIGS-DR) (formerly ZEF Doctoral Studies Program)

PhD

42 months

31.08.2022

Sustainable Development Management

MA

18 months

01.09.-01.10.2022

Engineering and related sciences

Hydro Science and Engineering

MSc

24 months

15.10.2022

Textile and Ready-Made Clothing Technology

MSc

24 months

01.10.2022

Master of Engineering in “Energy and Environmental Management in Developing Countries” (formerly SESAM)

MEng

24 months

visit the website.

Water Resources and Environmental Management – WATENV

MSc

24 months

30.09.2022

Postgraduate Programme Renewable Energy

MSc

24 months

15.10.2022

Photogrammetry and Geoinformatics

MSc

18 months

15.10.2022

Master’s Programme Infrastructure Planning

MSc

24 months

01.08.-30.09.2022

WASTE – Air Quality Control, Solid Waste and Waste Water Process Engineering

MSc

24 months

01.08.-30.09.2022

Natural Hazards and Risks in Structural Engineering – NHRE

MSc

24 months

15.10.2022

Mathematics

PhD Programme Mathematics in Industry and Commerce – MIC

PhD

42 months

15.01.2022

Regional and urban planning

Urban Management – UM

MSc

18 months

31.08.2022

SPRING – Regional Development Planning and Management

MSc

24 months

01.10.2022

Integrated Urbanism and Sustainable Design – IUSD

MSc

24 months

visit the website.

Agricultural and forestry sciences

Agricultural Sciences and Resource Management in the Tropics and Subtropics – ARTS

MSc

24 months

15.09.2022

Tropical Forestry

MSc

24 months

30.10.2022

Agricultural Economics, Bioeconomy and Rural Development (Giessen)

Agricultural Economics, Bioeconomy and Rural Development (Hohenheim)

PhD

42 months

31.10.2022

Tropical and International Forestry

MSc

24 months

31.10.2022

Agricultural Economics – AgEcon

MSc

24 months

15.12.2022

Natural and Environmental Sciences

International Studies in Aquatic Tropical Ecology – ISATEC

MSc

24 months

15.10.2022

Tropical Hydrogeology and Environmental Engineering – M.Sc. TropHEE

MSc

24 months

30.09.2022

Environmental Governance – MEG

MSc

24 months

15.10.2022

Landscape Ecology and Nature Conservation – LENC

MSc

24 months

15.12.2022

Natural Resources Management and Development (NRM)/

Integrated Water Resources Management (IWRM)/

Renewable Energy Management (REM)

MSc

24 months

30.09.2022

Integrated Water Resources Management (IWRM)

MSc

24 months

31.01.2022

Environment and Resources Management (ENREM) – Focus Latin America

MSc

24 month

31.01.2022

Medicine / Public Health

International Health (Berlin)

MSc

12 months

15.10.2022

Global and Urban Health

MSc

12 months

15.10.2022

International Health (Heidelberg)

MSc

12 months

15.05.-15.10.2022

Social Sciences, Education and Law

Vocational Education and Personnel Capacity Building

MA

24 months

30.09.2022

International Education Management – INEMA

MA

24 months

visit the website.

Master of Laws in Intellectual Property and Competition Law

LL.M.

12 months

15.10.2022

Media studies

International Media Studies

MA

24 months

31.03.2022

Application procedures for DAAD EPOS scholarships

To apply to the DAAD EPOS program, follow the steps below :

  1. Choose the courses that interest you. You can apply for a maximum of three courses.
  2. Apply to universities offering these courses.
  3. You send your complete application (s) directly to the universities.
  4. A selection committee proposes potential candidates for a DAAD EPOS scholarship.
  5. Suggested candidates will be contacted by DAAD to upload their full application to the DAAD portal. (The link to the DAAD portal will be provided by DAAD via email).
  6. The selection process will be finalized, and recommended candidates will be notified accordingly.

Make sure you have a copy of each document of your application ready, as these documents (as PDF files) must be uploaded to the DAAD portal in case you are recommended for a DAAD scholarship.

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2 Comments

  1. Thank you sir for your publication. I have done done french as my major and mathematics as my minor at my degree. But am interested in your program. any provision for me to do your masters. Please help me out.
    Thanks

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