EPOS Scholarships For Developing Countries To Study In Germany Cover Tuition Fees


The scholarship includes a six-month German language preparation course in Germany

the details:

Type: Masters, PhD
Who: Development professionals looking to pursue higher education
Coverage: Tuition fees + related costs
Scholarship date: 2021-2022
Place of the scholarship: Partner universities in Germany
Program: 3 years
Application Deadline: The deadline depends on each program
Citizenship: Jordan, United Arab Emirates, Algeria, Saudi Arabia, Sudan, Iraq, Morocco, Yemen, Tunisia, Comoros, Djibouti, Syria, Palestine, Qatar, Lebanon, Libya, Egypt, Mauritania
Grant country: Germany
Academic subjects: all subjects

About the scholarship:

The Postgraduate Courses in Development (EPOS) program of the German Academic Exchange Service (DAAD) offers individual scholarships to developing country participants who are young professionals so that they can study development-related postgraduate courses at selected universities in Germany. Scholarships cover Masters and PhD degrees.
Scholarships cover tuition fees and related costs, and in some cases, rent and stipends.

Available fields:

Social Sciences, Education and Law
Economic Sciences / Business Administration / Political Economy
Medicine and public health
Agricultural and Forestry Sciences
Engineering and related sciences
Cooperation for developmenMaths
Media Studies
Natural and Environmental Sciences
Regional and urban planning
Masters and PhD courses currently funded by DAAD can be found in the EPOS brochure.
Application Deadline: The deadline depends on each college. Please review the available programs and their corresponding deadlines here.


A typical scholarship holder must meet the following:
Work either for a public authority, government or private company in a developing country, and as such, be involved in
Planning and implementing directives and projects with a focus on development policies that have an impact on technological, economic or social fields.
Bachelor’s degree (usually four years) in a related subject.

  • may be
    Complete an academic degree with results well above average (upper third of students) and at least two years of relevant professional experience after the first degree (bachelor’s) at the time of application.
  • He should not have obtained his academic degree more than six years ago.
    Language requirements:
    For courses in German (the scholarship includes a six-month preparation course in German in Germany): with successful passes of the DSH 2 or TestDaF 4 language exam before the start of the course. Therefore, the minimum German language level B1 at the time of application is a requirement which must be demonstrated by presenting a current certificate. Note: Courses cannot be taken
    Required German language (DSH or TestDaF) without any previous basic knowledge of German (at least B1 level), even if the intensive six-month course is taken in Germany. Passing the language test is a prerequisite for registration at the respective German university.
  • For courses in English: IELTS (Band 6) or TOEFL (minimum score: 550 on paper-based exam, 213 on computer, 80 on internet). Note: Some courses may expect a different level. For detailed information, please see the relevant course description on the following pages.
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How to apply:

Applications should be sent directly to the course concerned. Please refer to the course websites for the application procedures (such as online application), to know the deadline for submitting applications and the documents to be submitted.
Applications sent via e-mail or via the DAAD portal to the German Academic Exchange Service cannot be considered during the selection process.
Applicants can apply for up to three courses. If you are applying to more than one course, please list the courses in order of priority on the DAAD application forms.
Please note: It is not possible to award scholarships without the official DAAD application form. Order forms are available
DAAD on the DAAD website. Many training courses have their own forms, which must be submitted along with the DAAD application form.
Please check universities’ deadlines and detailed information about the application form in this booklet.

Scholarship link

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