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Discover the land of ideas, Germany! The country today becomes one of the main gate ways for many students to pursue their education in Europe. As the most populous country in the European Union, you must agree that it is a cosmopolitan and tolerant country.

Revolutionary inventions, they called? Here is where it came from: the automobile, the airbag, X-ray technology, Aspirin, the computer, the chip card and the MP3 data compression format. Science and research have a long tradition in Germany and are still highly valued today. Therefore, government and independent organization of German higher education institutions (DAAD) support the mobility of international students to Germany. DAAD or so called German Academic Exchange Service responsible for implementing internationalization as well as establishing foreign cooperation.

Helmut-Schmidt-Programme: Master’s Scholarships for Public Policy and Good Governance (PPGG)

Focus Scholarship: Master

Competition: Designated Country: Africa, Latin America, South Asia and Southeast Asia, Middle East countries

Scholarship Coverage: Full Scholarship

This program is designed to further qualify future leaders in politics, law, economics, social sciences, and public administration according to the principles of Public Policy and Good Governance and to prepare them in a praxis-oriented course for their professional life. Different from EPOS, you are welcome to apply for this program if you are a Bachelor graduate without professional experience. Besides, Mid-career professionals are also invited to apply.


  • Academic achievements 
  • English and German proficiency 
  • additional political and social engagement 
  • Highly motivated proven by a convincing description of the subject-related and personal motivation for the study project in Germany and the expected contribution to the home country. 
  • Latest university degree not more than 6 years prior to the scholarship application 
  • Not stayed in Germany for more than 15 months at the time of application

Development-Related Postgraduate Courses (EPOS)

Focus Scholarship: Master and PhD

Competition: Developing Countries

Scholarship Coverage: Full scholarship

A scholarship program for Postgraduate courses focusing on professionals from developing countries to study at German Higher education institutions. This program is funded by the Federal Ministry for Economic Cooperation and Development


  • Hold a Bachelor degree in an appropriate study program 
  • Have at least two years" professional experience 
  • Passionate in development-related field and be expected to take on social responsibility, initiate, and support processes of change in their personal and professional environment after their training/scholarship

Doctoral degree & Post Doc scholarship programs

Focus Scholarship: PhD, Post Doctoral

Competition: worldwide

Scholarship programs available as a financial aid to support Doctoral degree & Post Doc candidates. In the detail below you could find the program offered for all field of study and some program specifically based on thematic fields (NAWAM, Biodiversity & Health).


  • Master degree should not have any longer than six years (2010) 
  • Letter of Acceptance from Professor/ Supervisor 
  • Letter of Admittance from German University 
  • Proof of existing contacts to the Professor/ Supervisor of the doctoral programme (E-Mail) 
  • Research Proposal which has been approved by Professor/ Supervisor 
  • Research Schedule which has been approved by Professor/ Supervisor (3 years) 
  • Master degree with min. 3,0 
  • TOEFL IBT min. 80 or IELTS min. 6.0 and it must be taken within the last two years 
  • German language proficiency if it is required