Development-Related Postgraduate Courses (EPOS) Scholarships to Germany 2021

Development-Related Postgraduate Courses (EPOS) Scholarships to Germany 2021

Germany 31 Mar 2021




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DAAD`s program “Development-Related Postgraduate Courses” (EPOS) is offering scholarship opportunities for foreign graduates from development and newly industrialised countries from all disciplines and with at least two years' professional experience the chance to take a postgraduate or Master's degree at a state or state-recognised German university, and in exceptional cases to take a doctoral degree, and to obtain a university qualification (Master's/PhD) in Germany.

Who can apply?

Candidates who graduated and have obtained at least two years of professional work experience related to the Master`s course.


12 to 36 months (dependent on study program).

Scholarship value:

  1. Depending on academic level, monthly payments of 850 euros for graduates or 1,200 euros for doctoral candidates
  2. Payments towards health, accident and personal liability insurance cover.
  3. Travel allowance, unless these expenses are covered by the home country or another source of funding.


  • Economic Sciences/ Business Administration/ Political Economics.
  • Development Cooperation.
  • Engineering and Related Sciences.
  • Mathematics.
  • Regional and Urban Planning.
  • Agricultural and Forest Sciences.
  • Natural and Environmental Sciences.
  • Medicine and Public Health.
  • Social Sciences, Education and Law.
  • Media Studies.


The Typical Scholarship Holder:

  1. Works either for a public authority or a state or private company in a developing country.
  2. Holds a Bachelor’s degree (normally four years) in a related subject.
  3. Has completed an academic degree with far above average results (upper third) and at least two years of related professional experience after the first degree (bachelor).
  4.  His/her academic degrees should normally not be more than six years old.

Language Skills:

  • For study courses in German (scholarship includes a 6-month German language course): DSH 2 or TestDaF 4 at the beginning of the study course; a minimum German language level of B1 at the time of application.  that needs to be proofed by providing a current certificate.
  • For courses in English: IELTS (Band 6) certificate or TOEFL (minimum score: 550 paper based, 213 computer based, 80 internet based).

Required Documents:

  1. Signed DAAD application form.
  2. Hand-signed CV using sampleeuropass form
  3. Hand-signed Letter of Motivation.
  4. Academic Letter/s of Recommendation from your university.
  5. Letter/s of recommendation from your employer.
  6. Certificate(s) of Employment from the employer in the home country.
  7. Proof of Language Skills.
  8. Copies of Academic Degrees.
  9. Copies of Academic Transcripts.
  10. Copy of School Leaving Certificate.

About DAAD:

The DAAD is the world’s largest funding organisation for the international exchange of students and researchers. It supports over 100,000 German and international students und researchers around the globe each year – making it the world’s largest funding organisation of its kind. It also promotes internationalisation efforts at German universities, helps developing countries build their own systems of higher education, and supports German Studies and German language programs abroad.

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