2015 DAAD Masters in Development Courses for International Students in Germany


Masters (MS) Degree

Deadline: Aug-Oct 2015 (annual)
Study in:  Germany
Next course starts 2016

Brief description:

The German Academic Exchange Service (DAAD) provides scholarships in Germany for international students for a range of postgraduate courses at German Universities which aim at providing academically educated young professionals from developing countries with further specialized studies.

Host Institution(s):

German Universities offering development-related postgraduate courses

Field(s) of Study:

The scholarship are towards eligible development-related courses. See the list of eligible postgraduate courses for 2016/2017.

Number of Scholarships:


Target group:

International students from developing countries (on the DAC List of the OECD)

Scholarship value/inclusions:

Full and partial DAAD scholarships are available.


• Works either for a public authority or a state or private company in a developing country and, as such, is engaged in the planning and execution of directives and projects with emphasis on development policies having a bearing on technological, economic or social areas
• Holds a Bachelor’s degree (normally four years) in a related subject.
• Has completed an academic degree with far above average results (upper third) and at least two years of related professional experience
• His/her academic degrees should normally not be more than six years old
• For courses in German: DSH 2 or TestDaF 4; at time of application German skills at completed level A2 are required. In addition, German language courses at level A2 or B1 are highly recommended
• For courses in English: IELTS (Band 6) certifi cate or TOEFL (minimum score: 550 paper based, 213 computer based, 80 internet based).

Please also see if you meet the eligibility requirements of the programme you are applying to.

Application instructions:

Applications must be made directly to the respective course except for Cameroon and Nigeria where applications must be submitted via the German Embassy. Please refer to the respective websites of the Universities for the application procedure, the application deadline, and the documents to be submitted. Deadline varies depending on the course/university but is usually around August-October 2015.

It is important to visit the official website to access the application form and for complete information on how to apply for this scholarship.


Official Scholarship Website:http://www.daad.de/entwicklung/studierende_und_alumni/bildung_postgradual/ast/08492.en.html



  1. Subject: I request free scholarship from your good university!

    Dear Sir/Madam:
    I am called Jemal Ahmed, an Ethiopian. I live in Ethiopia. I wish to apply for the free scholarship in procurement and supply management, logistics and material management or purchasing, M-COM or any other related field. I finished my Bachelor of Art in Procurement and supply management at Addis Ababa University College of commerce since July, 2007.

    At present, I am working for Ethiopian Electric Utility (EEU) Postal code 1233, Tel-+251-111560148 Addis Ababa Ethiopia as a Full Time employee doing foreign and local procurement activities from December 1, 2007 till now. I have been trained in business process and process classification & organizational design in our organization by advisers form APQC (American Productivity & Quality Center, Houston Texas 77024-7797, http://www.apqc.org) on August 30-September 3, 2010 and April 6-8, 2011 respectively here in Ethiopia. I hope you will try all your support to increase capacity building development, knowledge improvement and poverty reduction of developing country like Ethiopia by giving free scholarship and so many supports. Our corporation has so many plans to increase electricity within our country and East of Africa.

    I haven’t any money to continue my profession further, and have only one lovely brother but we are the poorest one! so I need your cooperation by giving free Masters Scholarship in one of those fields listed above. I wish I would be able to develop my skills and to gain additional knowledge from your university. I’m very interested in give me free scholarship in your good university upon receipt of my question to increase and upgrade my skill and knowledge that succeed my corporation vision and mission. I am very much willing
    to send you any information and certificate with my profession, work experience and training.
    Here I have attached recommendation letter from my office-Ethiopian Electric Utility (EEU).
    Thank you for taking time to read this letter of application for free scholarship.

    I look forward to hearing from you.
    Finally, I would like to thank you in advance for your time and consideration.

    Respectfully yours,

    Jemal Ahmed
    Ethiopian Electric Utility (EEU)
    P.O.box 1233
    Addis Ababa,Ethiopia.
    Mob.+251-912195031, Office +251-111560148

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