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DAAD Fully Funded Scholarships 2024-2025 – Study in Germany

Opportunity Deadline

July 27, 2023
Master Degree, PhD Degree
All Nationalities
Male, Female, Both

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The German Academic Exchange Service (DAAD) sponsors a carefully chosen selection of programs of special interest to junior executives from developing countries among the numerous postgraduate courses provided by German institutions of higher education. Young academically prepared professionals in leadership positions in developing nations have the chance to engage in postgraduate education and training in their specific area or profession through the postgraduate courses, which are comprised of one or two years of intensive study.

Every student who qualifies may enroll in the courses. These scholarships are solely offered for postgraduate studies by DAAD. Studying in Germany is a fantastic opportunity because the scholarships are completely supported and practically all associated costs are covered. Not only that, but the DAAD also provides short-term and annual research grants to overseas students.

The fully-funded scholarships in Germany give foreign graduates of all disciplines from developing and recently industrialized nations the chance to earn a postgraduate or master’s degree from a German university recognized by the state or state, and in exceptional cases, to earn a PhD and a university degree (master’s / doctorate) in Germany. Applicants must have at least two years of professional experience.

Regardless of whether you choose to pursue a master’s or PhD, studying in Germany may be a life-changing experience that will affect your future employment chances. Germany provides several chances for overseas students due to its strong research culture, advanced technology, and booming economy. International students can have access to financial aid and networking opportunities that can help them thrive in their academic and professional endeavors with the help of DAAD scholarships.

Scholarship students might have a really life-changing experience by studying in Germany. The high-quality education offered at some of the best colleges in the world is one of the main benefits of studying in Europe. Studying in Europe can provide students a chance to encounter a variety of cultures in addition to the academic advantages.

Available Fields of Study:

  • Economic Sciences / Business Administration / Political Economics
  • Development cooperation
  • Engineering and related sciences
  • Mathematics
  • Regional and urban planning
  • Agricultural and Forest System
  • Natural and Environmental Sciences
  • Medicine and public health
  • Social sciences, education, and law
  • Media Studies
  • You can check the courses offered under the above-mentioned fields here.

Eligibility Criteria for DAAD Fully Funded Scholarships 2024-2025:

  • Applicants meet the necessary academic requirements and are expected to successfully complete a study program in Germany (higher than the average result for the first academic exam – third higher performance, language skills).
  • They must have a bachelor’s degree (usually a four-year course) in an appropriate subject.
  • Applicants have at least two years of professional experience.
  • Furthermore, applicants can demonstrate that their motivation is related to development. They are expected to assume social responsibility and initiate and support processes of change in their personal and professional environment after their training/scholarship.
  • The last academic degree (usually a bachelor’s degree) should have been completed no more than six years before.
  • Applicants must be from eligible countries. You can check the list of eligible countries on the official website.

Benefits of DAAD Fully Funded Scholarships 2024-2025:

  • Depending on the academic level, monthly payments of 850 euros for graduates or 1,200 euros for doctoral applicants.
  • Payments for health insurance, accidents, and civil liability will be provided.
  • Subsidy for monthly rent for all applicants.
  • Travel expenses, unless these expenses are covered by the country of origin or other sources of funding.
  • However, DAAD scholarship does not cover tuition fees.

Other Requirements:

  • Application for DAAD that has been signed and has the current date (www.daad.de/medien/deutschland/) stipendien/formulare/forschungsstipendium_en.pdf).
  • Please follow the example Europass format when signing your CV, and include the date.
  • Letter of Motivation, with current date, personally signed, and two paragraphs at most, including present employment and preferred postgraduate program(s).
  • IMPORTANT: When applying for more than one postgraduate course (maximum 3 courses), you have to submit one motivation letter explaining why you are applying for these specific
  • Courses and why you chose that priority.
  • Letter of recommendation from your current employer; the letter must have letterhead, a signature, and an official stamp and must be of the current date (not in a sealed envelope).
  • At the time of application, you should have job experience (after earning your bachelor’s degree), and if at all feasible, you should have a guarantee that your present company would keep hiring you after you go back home.
  • Language proficiency evidence:
    • IELTS or TOEFL for English (note that the institutional TOEFL is not approved)
    • German is a prerequisite for German-taught courses Copies of Academic Degree
  • Copies of academic transcripts with the grading system included (with a certified translation if required).

Note: Additional paperwork could be needed for some courses. Please refer to the appropriate course description on the following pages and at the relevant websites for more information on the supporting paperwork for DAAD Scholarship.

Frequently Asked Questions About DAAD Fully Funded Scholarships 2024-2025:

How much CGPA is required to apply for DAAD scholarship?

  • 75% is required in a previous degree to apply for the DAAD scholarships. However, it is generalised criteria as no specific criteria are mentioned on the official website

How many students receive DAAD scholarships?

  • More the 1000 students get selected each year for the scholarship, but it is one of the most prestigious scholarships.

Is DAAD scholarship also for undergraduate students?

  • Unfortunately, DAAD doesn’t offer any undergraduate program scholarships. This scholarship is for Master and PhD students only.

How to Apply DAAD Fully Funded Scholarships 2024-2025?

  • Here is the application process of the scholarship program in  study free scholarship in Germany.
  • Applications must be sent directly to the corresponding course! Check their respective websites for the application procedure.
  • Applications sent to DAAD will not be sent to the corresponding course/university. They become the property of DAAD and will not be returned. The applicant has no right to claim reimbursement.
  • Applications sent by email to DAAD cannot be considered during the selection process. For more details, visit the official website.
  • Required documents (in the following order):
  • DAAD request form
  • CV signed by hand (use the Europass sample form at http://europass.cedefop.europa.eu/)
    motivation letter signed by hand (with reference to the current occupation) maximum 2 pages
    letter (s) of recommendation (s) (the letters must have a letterhead, signature, and stamp from the office and must be of recent date.
  • Professional letter (s) of recommendation from the applicant’s employer (the letters must have a letterhead, signature and stamp from the office and must be of recent date).
    Confirmation of employment of the employer in their country of origin and, if possible, a guarantee of reemployment upon return home.
  • Language skills test:
    a) English – TOEFL or IELTS (only one academic TOEFL is accepted)
    b) German: necessary for courses taught in German; for courses taught in English, if available

NOTE: Complete DAAD Scholarship applications must be submitted in English or German to be considered. Incomplete applications cannot be considered.


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