Category - Germany Scholarship

DRD Scholarships for Sub-Saharan Africans

DRD-SA
Masters/PhD Degree

Deadline: 31 July 2016 (annual)
Study in:  South Africa/Germany
Course starts Jan-May 2017

Brief description:

The DRD offers a limited number of DAAD merit scholarships per year for applicants from Sub-Saharan African countries with an excellent academic record, to pursue development-related Masters and PhD studies.

Host Institution(s):

University of the Western Cape, South Africa/Ruhr-Univeristy Bochum, Germany

Field of study:

Scholarships are available for full-time students of:

MA in Development Studies
Master in Public Administration
• the MA in Development Management (Bochum Programme)
• the different PhD options at the centre (PhD UWC)

Number of Awards:

Limited

Target group:

The scholarships are intended for nationals of Sub-saharan African countries.

Scholarship value/inclusions:

Scholarships include monthly allowances of 650 Euro for Master candidates and 900 Euro for PhD candidates plus travel allowances. Mobility scholarships are also available for Master students each year.

Eligibility:

Scholarship applicants are advised to carefully read about the specific entry requirements and course application procedure of the programme of their choice. The information is available from the respective programmes sections. In addition to programme requirements, all applicants have to meet the following requirements:

•  Applicants should be from Sub-Sahara Africa
•  Applicants should have an outstanding academic record – at least 70% for your last degree
•  Applicants should apply within 3 years of having completed their previous degree
•  The study must have been completed at an internationally recognised university
•  The previous degree (Baccalaureus or Master) should have been an academic discipline which is related to  Development Studies or Public Administration
•  South African students are required to have an honours degree in order to be admitted to a Masters degree course.  Other students need the equivalent of a 4 year undergraduate degree
• Applicants must provide evidence of proficiency in English, both written and spoken. This can be TOEFL test or a similar standard test or a letter from an academic institution
• Work and/or voluntary experience in your field of interest would be a recommendation
• Women are encouraged to apply
• South African students are encouraged to apply
• Applicants must be able to study fulltime at the UWC for the required period.

Application instructions:

Applications are currently closed.

For applicants of the MPA, the MA in Development Studies as well as PhD candidates, you will have to fill in an electronic application form by 31 July 2016.  For the MADM, there is a separate online application to be submitted by 31 December 2017; please refer to the “How to apply” section of the Bochum programme or the course homepage.

It is important to  visit the official website to access the electronic application form and for detailed information on how to apply for this scholarship.

Website:

Official Scholarship Website:  http://www.drd-sa.org/index.php/scholarships-in-development-studies.html

ESMT Women’s Academic Scholarships

ESMT
MBA Degree

Deadline: 1 Jul/1 Oct/2 Nov 2016
Study in:  Germany
Course starts Jan 2017

Brief description:

ESMT offers special-tuition scholarships to female candidates applying to the ESMT Full-time MBA program with an exceptionally strong GMAT score and a record of academic excellence at undergraduate level.

Host Institution(s):

European School of Management and Technology (ESMT) in Germany

Field of study:

Masters in Business Administration (MBA)

Number of Awards:

2

Target group:

Female students from all countries.

Scholarship value/inclusions:

The scholarship value is up to €15,000.

Eligibility:

All candidates with a GMAT score of over 700 are eligible.

Application instructions:

Candidates need to provide their official GMAT scores (not older than five years) and should complete the scholarship essay as part of their ESMT online application explaining how they qualify for this scholarship. The scholarship deadline coincides with admissions deadline: 2 April, 1 July, 1 October, and 2 November of the preceding year. Many of ESMT’s competitive scholarships are awarded by the 1 October deadline.

It is important to visit the official website (link found below) for detailed information on how to apply for this scholarship.

Website:

Official Scholarship Website:  https://www.esmt.org/degree-programs/full-time-mba/fees-and-financing/mba-scholarships

Heinrich Boll Scholarships in Germany for International Students

Heinrich Boll Foundation
Masters/PhD Degree

Deadline: 1 Mar (annual)
Study in:  Germany
Next course starts 2017

Brief description:

The Heinrich Böll Foundation awards some scholarships to international students who gained their university entrance qualification from a school outside of Germany who wish to study a Masters or PhD Degree in Germany.

Host Institution(s):

State or state-recognized Universities  in Germany

Level/Field(s) of study:

The scholarships are towards Masters Degree or PhD Degree in all subjects offered at state or state-recognised universities in Germany

For EU students, Master’s Degree courses at state or state-recognised universities in Switzerland and other EU member states are possible.

Number of Scholarships:

Not specified.

Target group:

The scholarship program allots scholarships to international students, both EU and non-EU, who are not educated in Germany.

Scholarship value/inclusions/duration:

Masters Studies:
Non-EU students: €750 per month plus various individual allowances; tuition fees are in certain cases possible in Germany.
EU students: varies, max. €649 plus €300 book money per month; tuition fees not possible in Germany but possible to a limited extent in other countries.

The scholarship is awarded for the regular period of study, may be extended by one semester.

PhD Studies:
Non-EU students: €1000 per month plus €100 mobility allowance per month, plus various individual allowances; tuition fees are not possible.
EU students: €1350 per month basic scholarship plus €100 per month research costs allowance; tuition fees are not possible in Germany but possible to a limited extent in other countries.

The scholarship is awarded for two years as a rule, may be extended twice at most by half a year.

Eligibility:

International Master students who earned their university entrance qualification outside Germany:

• You may apply before commencing your Masters programme or at any time up to the end of the first semester of the Masters programme.

• Applicants must have completed a first degree. Proof of first professional qualification must be provided

International Doctoral students who earned the university entrance qualification outside Germany:

• The applicant must have been accepted as a doctoral student by a state or state-recognised university in Germany. Proof of admission, as a rule in Germany, must be included with the application.

• By the application date, preliminary work must have been completed and a valid timetable for completion must be submitted.

• PhD subjects related to focal points of the Foundation’s activities will be given priority.

Application instructions:

Applications are currently closed.

For details of application requirements and procedures, please consult information sheet A 1-1 (“scholarship application for undergraduate and graduate students”, PDF) or A 2-1 (“scholarship application for doctoral studies”). The online application portal closes on 1 March at the latest.

It is important to visit the official website (link found below) for details on how to apply for this scholarship.

Website:

Official Scholarship Website:  https://www.boell.de/en/scholarships-application

DAAD Scholarships in Germany for Development-Related Postgraduate Courses

DAAD
Masters/PhD Degree

Deadline: Aug-Oct 2016 (annual)
Study in:  Germany
Next course starts AY 2017/2018

Brief description:

The German Academic Exchange Service (DAAD) provides scholarships in Germany for international students for a range of postgraduate courses at German Universities which aim at providing academically educated young professionals from developing countries with further specialized studies.

Host Institution(s):

German Universities offering development-related postgraduate courses

Level/Field(s) of Study:

See the list of eligible development-related postgraduate courses for 2017/2018.

Number of Scholarships:

Limited

Target group:

Young professionals from developing countries

Scholarship value/inclusions/duration:

The scholarships include monthly payments of 750 euros for graduates or 1,000 euros for doctoral candidates; payments towards health, accident and personal liability insurance cover; and travel allowance, unless these expenses are covered by the home country or another source of funding.

The scholarship duration is 12 to 24 months (depending on the particular institution)

Eligibility:

• Works either for a public authority or a state or private company in a developing country and, as such, is engaged in the planning and execution of directives and projects with emphasis on development policies having a bearing on technological, economic or social areas.

• Holds a Bachelor’s degree (normally four years) in a related subject.

• Has completed an academic degree with far above average results (upper third) and at least two years of related professional experience.

• His/her academic degrees should normally not be more than six years old.

For courses in German: DSH 2 or TestDaF 4; at time of application German skills at completed level A2 are required. In addition, German language courses at level A2 or B1 are highly recommended.

For courses in English: IELTS (Band 6) certifi cate or TOEFL (minimum score: 550 paper based, 213 computer based, 80 internet based)

Application instructions:

2017/2018 Applications are currently closed.

Applications must be made directly to the respective course except for Cameroon where applications must be submitted via the German Embassy. Please refer to the respective course websites for the application procedure, the application deadline, and the documents to be submitted. Deadline varies depending on the course but falls around August-October 2016.

It is important to read the 2017/2018 brochure and visit the official website to access the application form and for complete information on how to apply for this scholarship.

Website:

Official Scholarship Website: https://www.daad.de/deutschland/stipendium/datenbank/en/21148-scholarship-database/?status=3&origin=190&subjectGrps=&daad=1&q=&page=1&detail=10000008