Finding Scholarships

Here you can find information on various kinds of DAAD funding for foreign students, graduates and postdocs as well as on funding offered by other selected organisations.
Please also take note of our important scholarship information.

Please note:
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Objective

The aim of this programme is to enable former scholarship holders of the “Development-Related Postgraduate Courses (EPOS)” to carry out research, working projects in Germany and to maintain contacts as part of DAAD's global alumni network.

Who can apply?

Former DAAD scholarship holders of the “Development-Related Postgraduate Courses (EPOS)” who successfully finished their studies.

What can be funded?

  • Research and projects at state or state-recognised institutions of higher education or non-university research institutes in Germany.
  • Work stay at an institution in business, administration, for former scholarship holders of the “Development-Related Postgraduate Courses (EPOS)” who work outside of the academic sector.
  • A research or work stay can also take place at several host institutions.
  • Funding may only be claimed once within three years.

Duration of the funding

  • One to three months; the length of the grant is decided by a selection committee and depends on the project in question and the applicant's work schedule.
  • The grant is non-renewable.

Value

  • Monthly payments of
    2,000 euros for assistant teachers, assistant professors and lecturers
    2,150 euros for professors
    Monthly payments for former scholarship holders who work outside the science sector will be calculated based upon their qualifications accordingly.
  • Travel allowance, unless these expenses are covered by the home country or another source of funding.
  • Other payments cannot be made.

Selection

An independent selection committee reviews the applications.
The most important selection criteria are:

  • Academic achievements and, if applicable, publications, which must be documented in the curriculum vitae and a list of publications
  • A convincing and well-planned research or work project
  • In the case of working stays outside the science sector, particular attention is paid to the following questions:
    - Will the stay in Germany have a sustainable effect on your professional activity?
    - Can you expect it to have multiplier effects, for example, in the form of planned publications?
    - Will your stay in Germany promote existing cooperations?

What requirements must be met?

  • Applicants may not have lived in Germany for at least three years and should have worked in a study-related or development-related field (ideally in a developing country).
  • The research or working project must be coordinated with a cooperation partner in Germany.

The application occurs online via the DAAD portal.

Application documents

Documents to be uploaded to the DAAD portal:

  • Online application form
  • Full curriculum vitae in tabular form (max. 3 pages)
  • If necessary, list of academic publications
  • Comprehensive statement about research or working project (max. 10 pages)
  • Time schedule and itinerary (host institutions / cooperation partners) of planned research or working visit
  • Letter from host institution confirming academic cooperation, which refers to the applicant's proposal and guarantees that the project will be supervised and a workplace provided
  • Proof of being a former DAAD scholarship holder within the programme “Development-Related Postgraduate Courses” and a copy of the Master / PhD Diploma.

Application deadline

  • March 31st for stays between July and December.
  • September 30th for stays between January and June.

Please note

  • Your application is only valid if you submit all the required documents to the DAAD portal 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 and with the EU Data Protection Regulation insofar as this data is needed to process the application.

More detailed information

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:

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

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 and save in PDF format. Please note that you can only upload PDF files to the portal.
  • Upload the completed application form and the required appendices 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 portal@daad.de, open every weekday from 9.00 am to 12.00 pm and from 2.00 pm to 4.00 pm (CET).
Please consider this when you are planning your application.

Basic-Requirements

Status: Graduates
Country of Origin:
Only specified

The scholarship for this programme is restricted to certain countries of origin. You can find an explanation for this on the details page of the scholarship programme under the application requirements.

Subject:
See list

Applicable to the following disciplines:

  • Language and Cultural Studies
  • Law, Economics and Social Sciences
  • Mathematics/Natural Sciences
  • Medicine
  • Veterinary Medicine/Agriculture, Forestry and Nutritional Science
  • Engineering
  • Art, Music, Sport
Further application requirements »