DAAD German International Scholarship


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Full Scholarship

Scholarship details


This is a development -oriented postgraduate program of study by encouraging training to specialists from developing countries and new industries. 

Trained local experts play an important role in the sustainable development of a country. It is the best guarantee for a better future by reducing the poverty gap, more access to education and health for all citizens. Click to check  the list of all eligible countries

These scholarships are offered to foreign graduates from developing and industrial countries including Malaysia. Open to candidates with at least two years of professional experience to pursue a master's or PhD degree at a university located in Germany for the academic year 2023/2024

The duration of study is between 12-24 months for Masters (depending on the particular institution) and 36 months for PhD. Funded by BMZ (Federal Ministry for Economic Cooperation and Development).


Applicant must meet all the below requirements

Applicants must meet all of the requirements below

Have and have completed a baccalaureate diploma not more than the previous six years

At least two years of relevant professional experience

Language skills - Depending on the chosen program of study; please check the scholarship brochure or website of the program of study of your choice.

Candidates meet the required academic requirements and can be expected to successfully complete the program of study in Germany (above average results for the first academic examination - third best performance, language skills)

Candidates can prove their motivation related to development, take on social responsibility and support the process of change in their personal and professional environment after completion of training/studies. 

The application deadline depends on the program of study chosen; please check the scholarship brochure or website of the program of study of your choice.

Preferred Discipline

Individual scholarships exclusively for Postgraduate courses in Germany are listed on the " List of all Postgraduate courses with application deadlines 2023/24".

Amount Info
  • The value of the scholarship depends on the academic level, a monthly fee of 861 euros for graduates or 1,200 euros for PhD candidates
  • Payment against health, accident and personal liability insurance coverage
  • Travel allowance, unless the expense has been borne by the country of origin or other source of funding
  • In certain circumstances, scholarship holders may receive the following additional benefits:
  • Monthly rental subsidy (accommodation)
  • Monthly allowance for family members accompanying you

How to apply for DAAD German International Scholarship

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For more information on how to apply, you can click the EPOS 2023/2024 Brochure "Development -Related Postgraduate Courses - Educating Professionals for Sustainable Development" and scholarship -related FAQs .

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