Third Country Scholarships for Postgraduate Studies for Students from Palestine and Yemen • DAAD
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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.
Applicable to the following disciplines:
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The grants offer Palestinian and Yemeni graduates the chance to gain a Master's degree at a Jordanian university.
Who can apply?
The programme is primarily aimed at highly-qualified university graduates aiming at a university career in their home country.
What can be funded?
The programme allows students to take Master's degree programmes (only Thesis Track) at a state or state-recognised private university in Jordan.
Only Yemeni students may study medicine/dentistry.
Duration of the funding
Two years for regular study programmes in Jordan and max. three years for programmes in dentistry in Jordan.
- Monthly payments of 570 EUR
- Payments towards health insurance
- Travel allowance depending on country of origin (530 EUR for the region, 180 EUR for neighbour country)
- Monthly family allowances for spouses (228 EUR)
- Tuition fees (Master Thesis Track)
A selection committee at the DAAD reviews applications.
What requirements must be met?
- Applications are open to candidates already holding an excellent or expected to gain an excellent Bachelor's degree (BA or BSc) and who would like to gain a Master's degree (MA or MSc), primarily in natural sciences or engineering subject areas.
- Candidates from Yemen wishing to study dentistry must hold a BA degree of at least 80 percent to get an admission at the university. Besides the above-mentioned degree, applicants must pass the university entrance exams and need to get an admission to a Master course in the Thesis Track before the scholarship will come into effect. The entrance exams will take place between April and June in Jordan.
- No more than 6 years must have passed since the applicants gained the BA or BSc degree.
- Good knowledge of English (TOEFL iBT Test Result with at least 79 (550) or IELTS with at least 6.5).
- The test should have been taken no longer than two years before the time of application.
- Please check the homepage of the university of your choice to find out the specific language requirements. Candidates who wish to apply to a Jordanian university should be aware that they have to take the language test a second time in Jordan because Jordanian universities do not accept foreign language tests.
- The Jordanian universities only accept tests of the British Council or AMIDEAST in Jordan.
- At some universities an Arabic language test must be taken to be admitted to the final Master exam.
- The Jordanian universities only accept tests of the British Council or AMIDEAST.
The application procedure occurs online through the DAAD portal.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.
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!
Documents to be uploaded to the DAAD Portal
- Online application form
- Motivation letter (1 to 3 pages)
- Full curriculum vitae in tabular form (max. 3 pages)
- List of publications (max. 10 pages), if applicable
- University degree certificate indicating final grade(s): the certificate must be subsequently submitted before the preselection if it is not available at the time of application.
- Form "Information about your preferred master programmes"
- Other documents which support your application (example: certificates of employment, proof of placements, etc. )
- German or English translations of documents submitted in the national language
- Copy of school-leaving certificate which entitles holders to study at a university in the home country (with all individual grades)
- All university certificates on all annual examinations with individual grade(s), incl. explanation of grading system.
- TOEFL or IELTS test (not older than 2 years)
One recent reference from a university teacher (including date, signature and on a letterhead or with a stamp of the university) which provides information about your qualifications. Please regard the instructions given on the tab "Submitting an application“.
- Your application is only valid if you submit all the required documents to the DAAD portal on time.
- For submitting references by post, the postmark date serves as proof that they have been dispatched on time.
- 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.
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Submitting an application
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 for the completed reference form to be returned to you in a sealed envelope. In each case, please provide your referee with the application address thus enabling him/her to send the recommendation letter there direct.
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.
4. Sending application documents by post
References must be sent in the unopened envelope to the application location.
Information for applicants from non-EU countries:
Please remember to specify the exact contents of your postal consignment in the documents for the customs authorities, e.g. "Application for a scholarship with application documents, a reference and a DVD with work samples (no commercial goods, no merchandise value, no insurable value)".
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Please consider this when you are planning your application.