This scholarship programme offers you the opportunity to continue your academic education in Germany with a postgraduate course of study.

Who can apply?

  • Excellently-qualified graduates who have completed a first degree (Bachelor, Diplom or comparable academic degree) at the latest by the time they commence their scholarship-supported study programme.
  • For applicants from artistic disciplines and the field of architecture, the DAAD offers subject-specific scholarship programmes.

What can be funded?

  • Participation in a postgraduate programme after a first undergraduate course of study for the purpose of technical or scientific specialisation
  • Specifically, the following is supported:
    a postgraduate or Master’s degree programme completed at a state or state-recognised university in Germany
    the first or second year of study at a state or state-recognised German university as part of a postgraduate or Master’s degree programme completed in the home country or in another foreign country; recognition of the academic achievements rendered in Germany must be guaranteed. The standard period of study of the postgraduate or Master’s degree programme should not be exceeded as a result of the study year in Germany.

Duration of the funding

For a postgraduate or Master’s degree completed in Germany:

  • between 10 and 24 months depending on the length of the chosen study programme
  • The scholarships are awarded for the duration of the standard period of study for the chosen study programme (up to a maximum of 24 months). To receive further funding after the first year of study for 2-year courses, proof of academic achievements thus far should indicate that the study programme can be successfully completed within the standard period of study.
  • Applicants who are already in Germany in the first academic year of a 2-year postgraduate or Master’s programme at the time of their application may apply for a scholarship for the second year of study. In this case, it is not possible to extend the scholarship.

For a study period in Germany as part of a postgraduate or Master’s degree completed in a foreign country:

  • usually one academic year; an extension is not possible.
  • The scholarship usually begins on 1st October, or earlier if the student takes a language course prior to the study programme.


  • Scholarship payments of 750 euros a month
  • Payments towards health, accident and personal liability insurance cover
  • Travel allowance, unless these expenses are covered by the home country or another source of funding
  • One-off study allowance

Under certain circumstances, scholarship holders may receive the following additional benefits:

  • Contribution towards tuition fees that may be charged by the university (max. € 500.- per semester)
  • Monthly rent subsidy
  • Monthly allowance for accompanying members of family


Language skills

  • When you apply for your chosen study programme, you are usually required to prove that you have an adequate knowledge of the language of instruction. You can find out exactly what language skills are required in the university’s study and admissions regulations.
  • Good German language skills – especially for students taking arts subjects – are usually a requirement for studying in Germany. Exceptions are possible if scholarship holders are participating in programme which is taught in English.


Application Procedure:


The application procedure occurs online through the DAAD portal. You are also required to send 2 copy/copies of the “Application summary” (PDF file), which is generated in the DAAD portal after the online application procedure has been completed, and other appendices by post to the application address.

Please note that the access to the application portal only appears while the current application period is running. After the application deadline has expired, the portal for this programme is not available until the next application period.
The access to the DAAD portal generally opens about 6 weeks before the application deadline at the latest.

Application documents

Certificates, proof of credits, certifications and translations may be scanned in non-certified form and uploaded to the DAAD portal. DAAD’s Head Office in Bonn will only request certified copies of the submitted documents in paper form if a grant is awarded!

1. Documents to be uploaded to the DAAD portal:

  • Online application form
  • Full curriculum vitae in tabular form (max. 3 pages)
  • Statement about academic and personal reasons for the planned study project in Germany (letter of motivation; 1 – 3 pages)
  • Letter of admission to a study programme; this can be subsequently submitted before the scholarship-supported study programme begins if it is not available at the time of application.

For a postgraduate or Master’s degree to be completed in Germany:

For a study period in Germany as part of a postgraduate or Master’s degree completed in the home country:

  • Proof that the academic achievements rendered in Germany will be recognised in the home country

Also for all applicants:

  • University degree certificate indicating final grade(s): the certificate must be subsequently submitted before the scholarship-supported study programme begins if studies have not been completed at the time of application.
  • Other documents you think might be of relevance to your application (e.g. certificates of employment, proof of placements)
  • Evidence of the applicant’s level of proficiency in German at the time of application. The certificate should preferably be issued by a Goethe-Institut or a DAAD-Lecturer, otherwise by a teacher of German. Applicants for an English-instructed degree programme are requested to submit an English language proficiency certificate.

2. To be submitted by post:

  • The “Application summary”, which is generated in the portal in PDF format and which can be printed out after the online application procedure is completed; please send 2 copy/copies to the application address
  • One recent reference from a university teacher which provides information about your qualifications (hand-signed, no digital or scanned signature); please enclose one copy of the reference in a sealed envelope with each copy of your application. Please regard the instructions given on the tab “Submitting an application“.

Application deadline

15 October

Application location

DAAD Information Centre Sydney
c/o Goethe Institute
90 Ocean Street
Woollahra, NSW 2025
Tel.: +61 (41) /3592-504

Please note

  • Your application is only valid if you submit all the required documents to the DAAD portal (see Item 1) and by post (see Item 2). The postmark date serves as proof that the application has been dispatched on time.
  • The DAAD portal closes at 24.00 hrs. Central European Time (CET) on the last application day.
  • Late or incomplete applications cannot be considered. Applicants are responsible for ensuring that their applications are complete.
  • The application documents remain with the DAAD. Data relating to applicants is saved by the DAAD in accordance with the Federal Data Protection Act insofar as this data is needed to process the application.


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    1. Hello I am Sobia from Pakistan(Quetta)currently I am working with USAID project as a receptionist & I have done my Bachelor’s in Social science in 2015 am I eligible for it please reply.

      1. Yes You are eligible for it, as this masters and Ph.D programs for all the disciplines. you can see the subject list in the 2nd step of the application online filling form.

        Yasir Shehzad
        University of Peshawar

  1. Hi sir..
    I’m a third year medical student in Hebei North Medical University China.
    Can I apply for internship program(which is almost 12 months) in jermany?
    Kindly let me know by your convenience…Thank you.

  2. Hi dear,I’m from Afghanistan.I wanna be your student in one of Germany university.I need a scholarship of MBA.Thanks

  3. Hi sir
    I’m a third year student in Lugansk medical university rubizhne Ukraine. I already have a degree in Microbiology, I’m from Nigeria, I wanna be your student in a German university. I need a scholarship, kindly let me know at your own appropriateness. thank you.

  4. Hi dear,I’m from Afghanistan.I wanna be your student in one of Germany university.I need a scholarship of MBA.Thanks

  5. Hi dear,I’m from Afghanistan. I am grudged from medical university can I apply in one of Germany university and MPH scholarship.Thanks

  6. Hi Sir/Ma’am,
    I want to know that this scholarship only for post graduation or this is for both Ph.d or post graduation
    and its last date is 15 October 2018

  7. Hi , hope you are fine and doing pretty well. i am need so, i send you my CV my documents files attached thank you for your help and considering me. iam Civil Engineer

    Best regards:

    Fazlludin Fazi

  8. Hello.I am from Nigeria, graduated from UDUS studied B. (Ed) primary education. I want be among the beneficiaries of your scholarship to study Master’s Degree in one of the following courses :

    1. M.ed. Educational administration and planning.
    2. M.ed. Educational administration and management.
    3. M.ed. Educational psychology.
    4. M.ed. Sociology of education.

    I hope my dream would be reality soon through your scholarship.

    Thank you.

  9. Hi, I’m from kenya studying Bachelor of commerce Finance option at strathmore university, I’m a 4th year student and I’ll be done by the end of the year. Please let me know if I’m eligible to apply for a masters degree now.
    Thank you.

  10. Hi, am from Kenya and sometime back was enrolled to take MSC in Nuclear Science at the University of Nairobi but could not continue due to financial constrain.I really need this , can i be considered to either complete it here or in Germany….thanks.

  11. Hi dear I am from Nepal. I wanna be your student in one of German University. I need scholar for master in construction management. My CGPA of Bachelor in civil Engineering 2.98 of purbanchal university of Nepal.

  12. Dear sir, I’ Master scholar of Agriculture. I am going to award my master degree from University, can i apply for PhD in this session,
    kindly online form and procedure,

  13. I am done with M.A Political Science, please, I need a PhD scholarship in Rural Development. I will be very grateful if you can help me get it. My heart is with the rural people….I want to work and help improve the lives of rural dwellers.

  14. Hello sir.
    I am master’s graduate from Nepal.
    Could i join for p.hd programme in daad scheme??
    My master completion from two degrees viz.rural development and next public administration.
    I really like the courses like development management or administration or like of that.
    I am government officer too.
    Thank you.

  15. dear sir,
    i am from Ethiopia. i have graduated with civil engineering and i will be very grateful if you can help me to study Msc scholarship in Germany.

    thank you!

  16. Hi sir, I’m from India. I’m a 4th year mechanical engineering student. I would like to do my masters in Germany. Kindly let me know the details of DAAD scholarship and it’s eligibility.
    Thank you

  17. Hello there, I’ve completed my bachelor’s degree in 2015 and now I’ve also secured admission in BBW hochschule berlin for summer 2018 course. Am I eligible for this scholarship of DAAD.

  18. Dear Sir/Madam

    I am endocrinologist and assistant Professor from Nepal.Could you please inform regarding your support for Phd programs like clinical research in Islet cell transplantation in Dresden International Phd programs and other universities.

    Your support will mean alot for our health system.

    Thank you

  19. Hello!sir, I am a Ghanaian, a 2years bachelor degree in psychology and foundation of education in science student at the cape coast university. I wish to do my masters degree in Germany. Please, kindly provide me details.

  20. Dear sir/madam,
    I am from pakistan.I have done my graduation in Management Sciences.I would like to do my MBA from germany

  21. Hi, I am Dickson Muluu ftom kenya, holds a degree in Bdc. Environmental Science, need to pursue masters in GIS geographical Information Systems in German czn I get that scolarship?

  22. Hi, I am a Kenyan, I graduated with a degree in Public Health 2 years ago. It will be such a great pleasure if I will be given a chance to further my study in Germany. Looking forward to hear from you.

  23. Hello Sir/Madam,
    Please i am a Ghanaian and an Undergraduate Degree holder from Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology. I would like to do my Masters Degree in Germany. I would be very glad if you take me through the process.
    Thank you.

  24. Hi Sir iam irshadullah from Afghanistan
    Iam graduated from baqai Medical University in field of
    BDS(Becholar Dental Surgery)

  25. Hello Sir,
    I am Dr Pramod Kuamr have completed my Ph.D. in the field of WSNs at NITK surathakal, Mangalore in the year 2017 with 6 SCI/scopus journals and 6 IEEE international conference journal.I want to do the extention of the course as research scholar (Pdf)for one year.

  26. Dear sir/ madam,i am a physiotherapist from India. I have also done my PGDip in special education and masters in counselling psychology….i would like to do a masters program in special needs children…kindly let me know whether i am eligible

  27. Hi,I am Bobby Broos from South India.I have a Bachelorof Science Degree in Visual Communication and a Diploma in Event Management.I also have one year work experience with a Event Management Mumbai, Would like to pursue a management course at Germany preferably Sports Management as I played and captained the University team.Besides studied German as a second language at the senior school.Will I have any chance of getting the in to the process of selections to the scholarship.Please advice.

  28. Hello.I am from the Philippines, graduated from Foundation University studied B. of Science in Nursing. I want to be among the beneficiaries of your scholarship to study Master’s Degree in one of the following courses :

    1. M. of Science in Nursing
    2. M.ed. Educational psychology.
    3. M.ed. Sociology of education.

    Thank you for this opportunity.
    MY email Address is

  29. Hi I’m Victoria Mathumba disabled person, completed my B-Tech in Public Management and need the scholarship to continued with the studies to empower myself

  30. My name is Sajid Khan from South Waziristan. I have done M Phil in Peace and Conflict Studies.I want to pursue PhD in the same field in Germany. Kindly, guide me in this regard. Thanks much.

  31. Hello, am Sebastian Karani from Kenya. I have graduated from Jomo Kenyatta University of agriculture and technology with a Bachelors degree in Biochemistry and molecular biology. I desire to benefit from your scholarship Award in doing a Masters in Safety and Occupational Health option.
    Thanks in advance hoping to hear from you.

  32. Hello sir,I am from pakistan. I am doing Bba in finance and studying in 5th semester.Can I apply for the scholarship of Master programme.Next year at july my bachelor degree will be completed .

  33. I am khaled from yemen . I have BSC in chemical engineering and need scholarship for study master’s degree in one courses following :
    1 = M. of Science in chemical engineering ( advances process separation or mass transfer )
    2= M. of Science in BM .
    3= M. of Science in economic.
    My email

  34. I am Smruti from India. I graduated B.Tech in electronics and telecommunication from IIIT Bhubaneswar. Currently I have IT experience of 4 years with Capgemini and have applied for some German universities for MS in computer science for winter semester. Can you please let me know whether I will be eligible for the scholarship ?

  35. I have completed D.A.E ( 3 years) and now I am doing bachelor of art in economic & international relations so I will eligible for scholarships please reply

  36. I am graduate of mechanical engineering . I want to do my further study in germany. How could I apply for the DAAD scholarship .

  37. Hi My name is Mpendulo Mamba, I m Currently doing A Programme Called Bsc in Agricultural and Biosystem Engineering in Swaziland. I would like to get a Scholarship to study in Germany a programme Msc in Water Engineering.

  38. Hello, guys. I’m math teacher. I’m form Mongolia. I wanna be your student in a Germany university. I need scholarship. Kindly let me know at your own appropriateness. !!!!!!

  39. Hi sir Iam from Ethiopia. Iwant to join the chance of scholarship in your country.I am a master graduate in Hydraulic Engineering and I want to join in your contry university of technology institute

    1. Hi sir I am from Ethiopia. I want to join the chance of scholarship in your country.I am a master graduate in Hydraulic Engineering from Jimma University institute of Technology and I want to join in your conutry university of technology institute.

  40. Hi, I am Haider from Pakistan. I am interested in PhD program, pls share details in this respect.

    I have M.Phil degree in food technology.

    Thank you.

  41. I graduated in 2015 with a degree in health services management,and I am requesting to further my education with a Masters in Health Economic. So I am requesting for the scholarship.

  42. I am Toluhi Toyin. Have my B.A,M.A ENGLISH LITERATURE. Am I fit for this scholarship. My Master thesis was on African American female writers and wish to do a comparative study on South African and African American writings for my PhD.

  43. Hi , I am Shreekanth. I am pursuing a masters degree in Germany. I wish to apply for the DAAD scholarship. But I am not able to figure out the deadline for the DAAD Scholarship Application for the year 2018.Please let me know if the deadline of DAAD Scholarshipt for the year 2018 so that I Can apply for the same.

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