DAAD Scholarships 2023-2024: Application

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DAAD Scholarships

The Deutscher Akademischer Austauschdienst (DAAD) 2023-2024 is a scholarship in Germany that targets students who come from developing countries. Many students from these developing countries apply and applicants are approved for the DAAD scholarship and they get the opportunity to be enrolled in various universities in Germany.

Students receive these DAAD scholarships for courses taught in both German and English. However, DAAD scholarships are not available for undergraduate students, only for postgraduate students. To be eligible for the DAAD scholarship, students must submit evidence of two years of professional experience.

The courses that are approved under DAAD scholarships 2023 are those that have a duration of more than a year and less than three years.

DAAD Scholarships 2023 Coverage

Students who are approved for this scholarship have the chance to be enrolled in German universities. The scholarship also comes with a monthly allowance that will help you cater to daily expenses. It also has a provision for health allowance and travel stipends.

The benefits that a student gets with the DAAD scholarships include:

  • Postgraduate students get a monthly allowance of 750 Euros
  • Doctorate students get a monthly allowance of 1000 Euros
  • Both postgraduate and doctorate students get health insurance coverage
  • There is also a provision where these students can receive a travel grant
  • The students get to study for free at a German university
  • The students also get accommodation for free at the university

What are the requirements to apply for DAAD Scholarships?

  • A student applying for this scholarship must have completed a Bachelor’s degree course that had a duration of less than or equal to six years.
  • A student applying for this scholarship also has to show proof of two years of working experience.
  • The student does not necessarily have to understand German or English as this is dependent on the course that they choose.

How to Apply for the DAAD Scholarship?

#1 The first step is to download the application form from the DAAD scholarship website. Fill in this form with your information.

#2 The next step is to download a Europas Specimen form that will help you make a personalized CV with your hand-written signature.

#3 Ensure that you also have a motivation letter that is hand signed and lists your working history as well as references for the same.

#4 The German universities may request a research proposal, which you should send with your application.

#5 Ensure that you also attach a recommendation letter from your previous university.

#6 Ensure that you attach a professional referral letter from your previous employer.

  • It is optional to attach a letter of guaranteed reemployment after going back to your country after completing the course.

#7 There are English and German proficiency tests that a student can sit for. These include;

  • IELTS: The approval scores are set by individual universities and are determined by the course chosen.
  • German Language: This is a necessary test for students who choose courses that are taught in German.
  • The TOEFL test is not accepted.

#8 Students that are interested in the DAAD scholarship should apply for degree courses directly to the university.

#9 Besides the documents needed to apply for the  DAAD scholarship, you should also find out any other documents that you may need to facilitate your study.

#10 You can apply directly for a course at a German university in various ways. There are universities that allow online applications and there are those that require sending hardcopy applications through postal services.

The DAAD scholarships for 2023 to 2024 classes are currently open for applications. You can find courses that you can study at any German university and apply for the DAAD scholarship to facilitate your study. Please make sure to check the list of DAAD Scholarship application deadline window periods before submitting your applications.

Here is the list of DAAD Scholarship Application Deadlines 2023-2024 for all German Universities for the academic year 2023.

* Intake every two years – next intake 2023-2024

Development-Related Postgraduate CoursesInstitutionLanguageDegreeDuration without the German language
Application Deadlines for Intake 2023/2024
Economic Sciences/Business Administration/Political Economics
Small Enterprise Promotion and Training – SEPTU LeipzigEnglishMBA22 months01.12.202215.03.2022
Development EconomicsU GöttingenEnglishMA24 months01.12.-15.12.2022see website
Master’s Programme in International and Development Economics – MIDEHTW BerlinEnglishMA17 months20.01.2023see website
Development Cooperation
Geography of Environmental Risks and Human SecurityU Bonn/United
Nations University
EnglishMSc24 months15.12.2023see website
Bonn International Graduate School for Development Research – BIGS-DR
(formerly ZEF Doctoral Studies Program)
U BonnEnglishPhD38 months31.12.2023throughout the year
Development Management*RU BochumEnglishMA18 months30.12.2023see website
Sustainable Development ManagementHS Rhein-WaalEnglishMA18 months01.11.2023see website
Engineering and Related Sciences
Photogrammetry and GeoinformaticsHfT StuttgartEnglishMSc18 months15.11.2023see website
Hydro Science and EngineeringTU DresdenEnglishMSc24 months15.12.2023see website
Tropical Hydrogeology and Environmental Engineering – TropHEETU DarmstadtEnglishMSc24 months15.12.2023see website
Natural Hazards and Risks in Structural Engineering – NHREBHU WeimarEnglishMSc24 months15.12.2023see website
Energy and Environmental Management in Developing
Countries (formerly SESAM)
U FlensburgEnglishMEng24 monthssee websitesee website
Water Resources and Environmental Management – WATENVU HannoverEnglishMSc24 months30.12.202315.01.2022
Postgraduate Programme Renewable Energy – PPREU OldenburgEnglishMSc24 months15.11.202315.01.2022
Textile and Ready-Made Clothing TechnologyTU DresdenGermanMSc24 months10.11.2023see website
Master’s Programme Infrastructure PlanningU StuttgartEnglishMSc24 months01.12.202301.12.22-15.02.2023
PhD Programme Mathematics in Industry and Commerce – MICTU KaiserslauternEnglishPhD36 months15.12.2023see website
Regional and Urban Planning
Integrated Urbanism and Sustainable Design – IUSDU StuttgartEnglishMSc24 months30.12.202315.01.2023
Urban Management – UMTU BerlinEnglishMSc18 months31.08.202330.04.2023
Regional Science/Spatial PlanningKIT KarlsruheGermanMSc24 months30.10.202330.09.2023
SPRING – Regional Development Planning and ManagementTU DortmundEnglishMSc24 months01.10.202301.05.2023
Agricultural and Forest Sciences
Tropical ForestryTU DresdenEnglishMSc24 months30.10.202330.05.2023 (Non EU)/
15.07.2023 (EU)
Agricultural Economics, Bioeconomy and Rural Development (Giessen)U Giessen/
U Hohenheim
EnglishPhD38 months30.11.2023see website
Agricultural Economics, Bioeconomy and Rural Development (Hohenheim)
Agricultural Economics – AgEconU HohenheimEnglishMSc24 months01.12.202315.03.2023 (Non-EU)/
15.07.2023 (EU)
International HorticultureU HannoverEnglishMSc24 months01.10.202331.05.2023
Tropical and International ForestryU GöttingenEnglishMSc24 months15.10.2023see website
Agricultural Sciences and Resource Management in the Tropics and Subtropics – ARTSU BonnEnglishMSc24 months15.09.202315.03.2023 (if visa needed) 30.06.2023 (if visa not needed)
Natural and Environmental Sciences
Integrated Water Resources Management (IWRM)TH Köln/
German Jordanian University
EnglishMSc24 months31.01.202310.06.2023
(Germans) 31.03.2023
Landscape Ecology and Nature Conservation – LENCU GreifswaldEnglishMSc24 months15.12.202301.04.2023
Environmental Governance – MEGU FreiburgEnglishMSc24 months15.10.2023see website
International Studies in Aquatic Tropical Ecology – ISATECU BremenEnglishMSc24 months15.10.202330.04.2023
Natural Resources Management and Development (NRM)/ Integrated Water Resources Management (IWRM)/ Renewable Energy Management (REM)TH KölnEnglishMSc24 months30.09.202331.03.2023
Environment and Resources Management (ENREM)
– Focus Latin America
TH Köln/ Universidad de
San Luis Potosi
English/SpanishMSc24 months31.01.202331.01.2023
Medicine/Public Health
International Health (Heidelberg)U HeidelbergEnglishMSc12 months15.10.2022-
International Health (Berlin)Charité Berlin/ FU Berlin/
HU Berlin
EnglishMSc12 months15.10.202331.03.2023
Social Sciences, Education and Law
Master of Laws in Intellectual Property and Competition LawMunich Intellectual Property Law Center
EnglishLL.M.12 months15.10.202330.04.2023
International Education Management – INEMAPH Ludwigsburg / Helwan UniversityEnglishMA24 monthssee websitesee website
Vocational Education and Personnel Capacity BuildingTU DresdenGermanMA24 months30.09.2023see website
Media Studies
International Media StudiesHS Bonn-Rhein-
Sieg/DW Akademie/U Bonn
English (70%)/ German (30%)MA24 months31.03.202331.03.2023



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