Finding Scholarships

Welcome to our scholarship database!
Here you will find information about our DAAD scholarship programmes for international students and researchers as well as offers from other selected funding organisations.

Please also take note of our important scholarship information.
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The DAAD (German Academic Exchange Service), as a publicly funded, self-governing organisation of the institutions of higher education in Germany, promotes international academic exchange as well as educational co-operation through a variety of funding and scholarship programmes.
The Ministry of Mineral Resources and Petroleum of Angola and the DAAD offer up to 30 scholarships to qualified applicants in the field of Mining engineering, metallurgy, drilling, geology, mining economy, mining law, geosciences and other specialties related to earth sciences for a master’s programme in Germany starting in 2024 (subject to programme resources).

Who can apply?


  • have successfully completed generally a bachelor’s* degree/a licenciado/an equivalent degree, that qualifies for a German master’s in the eligible fields (stated above);
  • should not have been residents in Germany for longer than 15 months at the application deadline;
  • clearly show motivation and strong commitment;
  • have completed their last university degree not more than 6 years ago at the time of application;
  • must be nationals or permanent residents of Angola.
*The bachelor’s degree needs to qualify for a master’s programme at a German university. Please check beforehand, if your degree is recognised for entering the master’s course you would apply for (for example on the university website).

What can be funded?

The scholarship includes:

  • German Language course (up to 6 months) in Germany before the start of the university studies
  • English Language course (up to 3 months) in Germany before the start of the university studies
  • Preparatory course on scientific working skills (3 months) in Germany before the start of the university studies
  • Master’s degree programme completed at a state or state-recognised university in Germany

Duration of the funding

Master’s scholarships are awarded for 24 months. To receive further funding after the first year of study, proof of academic achievements thus far should indicate that the study programme can be successfully completed within the standard period of study. The funding period starts in October 2024. The preceding courses in Germany will already start in October 2023. During the preparatory German language and scientific working course starting in January 2024, scholarship holders will be accommodated and receive pocket money.


The scholarship covers:

  • Monthly scholarship rate (for accommodation, food etc.) of 934 Euro
  • Travel allowance (outward and return journey)
  • Health insurance, accident and liability insurance, care insurance
  • One-off study allowance
  • Preparatory German language and scientific working course in Germany including all costs (lump-sum, accommodation)
  • Travel allowance for family visit
  • Travel costs to host institution during language course
  • Further allowances (Rent subsidy etc.)


Applicants who have submitted their documents via the DAAD Portal and who meet the formal requirements will be invited to take a test organized by the Ministry of Mineral Resources and Petroleum. The ministry will do a written examination on knowledge and skills.

Final selection is done by an independent bi-national committee trough personal interviews of the candidates in Angola presumably in summer 2023. Travel costs must be covered by the applicant.

Further information

Please note that the applicant itself is responsible for ensuring to apply for admission at the host university by the due date. A notification of admission must be submitted before the scholarship-supported study begins. A Scholarship Award Letter from the DAAD is only valid if you have been admitted to a master’s study programme at a state or state-recognised university in Germany.

The DAAD is not able to intervene in or influence the admission process of the universities. The application deadline for a study start in autumn 2024 is between January and July 2024 at most universities. Nevertheless, universities set their own deadlines and therefore they may vary. Applicants must inform themselves about the respective deadlines for applications.

Language skills

The language of instruction in study programmes in Germany is usually German, or in international programmes English or German and English.
When applying for a study admission and thus for the beginning of the scholarship, you generally have to submit an appropriate language certificate (e.g. DSH or TestDaF if the language of instruction is German, e.g. TOEFL or IELTS if the language of instruction is English). You should contact your chosen host university in good time to obtain information on this. Further information on the requirements can also be found on our website.
Therefore, you must already prove in your scholarship application what level of knowledge of the language of instruction (German, English, or German and English) of your chosen degree programme you currently have. Please enquire at the universities in question as to whether the required language skills must already be proven with the application for admission to the desired degree programme.
The scholarship includes preparatory language courses in German and English. These courses will enable you to improve your language skills. However, it is not realistic to reach the level required for university admission within the scope of these courses if you have no or very little language knowledge by then.

Application deadline

Application deadline is Monday, 6th of April 2023. The DAAD portal closes at 24.00 hrs. Central European Time (CET) on the last application day.

Application deadlines are updated at least once a year. In most cases, they are in the same period as the previous year.

Application documents

The application is to be sent online only through the DAAD portal.
Please note that the "Application portal" tab in the scholarship database only appears while the current application period is running. Once the application deadline is expired, the portal for this programme is not accessible until next year’s application period.

Please submit your application and all documents in English.

Documents to be submitted:

  • DAAD online application form duly filled;
  • Curriculum vitae (please use the European specimen form at;
  • University degree certificates, whereby a bachelor’s degree must have been passed with at least second-class upper division (or equivalent) and a Licenciado degree with not less than 14 values
  • Proof of knowledge of English language of at least B1 (should be no older than 2 years); please see further specification under “Language skills”
    Note: You don’t have to pay for a language test for your DAAD application. If you don’t have a certificate yet, you can submit a proof of a free online EFSet test
  • If you wish to apply for a study programme in German: Proof of knowledge of German language (should be no older than 2 years); please see further specification under “Language skills”
  • Motivation letter (1-3 pages) containing a precise description of the applicant’s academic / professional and personal reasons for the choice of degree programme and for wishing to participate in the programme
  • A current reference letter by a university professor that contains information about your qualification. Your university professor should contact to receive a link to a cloud in which he or she can upload the document
  • Proof of research about suitable study programmes (DAAD Form "Information about your preferred master programmes" duly completed
  • If already available: Notification of admission from the German host university for the desired master study programme
Please note that master’s programmes in Germany can be found on

Application location

Applications must be submitted via the DAAD portal (under the tab “Submitting an application”:
Applications submitted through other channels or to other authorities will not be considered. Applicants are responsible for ensuring that their applications are complete.

Information and advisory centres

Deutscher Akademischer Austauschdienst
German Academic Exchange Service
Referat ST32 – Stipendienprogramme Afrika
Kennedyallee 50
53175 Bonn

Content-related questions to:
Frederike Krist
Phone: 0228 882 234

DAAD Infocenter

Technical questions to:
Portal Support

Info Event:
On Thursday, 30th of March 2023 from 4 p.m. to 6 p.m. (CEST; 3 p.m. to 5 p.m. Angolan time) we will organize a virtual info event regarding the application. All interested applicants are cordially invited to join. Please login through the following link to access the event:

General information on the application via DAAD portal

You can access the DAAD portal by clicking "Application portal" at the end of the page. Here you will find an online application form in which you can enter your application data.

This is what you have to do:

1. Register in the DAAD portal (Read notes about registering in the portal >>)

2. Request references
The form, which has to be completed by a referee, has to be generated in the DAAD portal in the section "Request reference" after registration and downloaded. Please send the form by e-mail to your referee and ask him/her to complete the form and to write a freely formulated reference (as described in the form). Please note that the form for completion by a referee can only be generated during the application period (from about 6 weeks before the application deadline).
Please generate one form for each referee.
The reference is confidential and may not be viewed by the applicant!

3. Applying online in the DAAD portal (Read notes on applying in the portal >>)

  • Download and complete the online application form
  • Prepare application documents
  • If necessary, translate documents (unless they are already in German or English).
  • Scan paper documents (except references) and save in PDF format. Please note that you can only upload PDF files to the portal.
  • Upload the completed application form and the other application documents to the portal in PDF format. Translations, if applicable, should be uploaded together with the document issued in the original language.
  • Submit the uploaded application documents online.

Please note:
If you have any technical questions or problems your local information and advice centres could not help you with, please do not hesitate to contact our technical Portal hotline: +49 (0228) 882-8888 or via e-mail, open every weekday from 9.00 am to 12.00 pm (CET or CEST).
Please consider this when you are planning your application.

Please also take note of our important scholarship information.