DAAD Scholarship

The German Academic Exchange Service (DAAD) can grant a limited number of scholarships (6-8) to cover living expenses (service fee is waived for recipients of such grants) for applicants from developing and newly industrialised countries. Applicants are selected by the DAAD in cooperation with HTW Berlin. For more information on the DAAD scholarship, please see the DAAD webpage.

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Who can apply for the DAAD scholarship?

Applicants for the DAAD scholarship must

How to apply for the DAAD scholarship?

Should you wish to apply for a DAAD scholarship, please indicate this in your MIDE application form. You must also

  • complete the DAAD application form and attach it to the MIDE application form
  • submit an Academic Letter of Recommendation from your previous university; the letter must have a letterhead, signature and official stamp and must be of recent date.
  • submit a letter of recommendation from your employer; the letter must have a letterhead, a signature and an official stamp and must be of recent date.
  • submit a confirmation of your professional experience of at least 2 years since graduation with the MIDE application form. This letter from your employer(s) must come on official letterhead, be dated and signed as well as carry a stamp. The letter must contain information on the duration of your employment (from ... until ..., your position and work tasks, possibly your overall perfomance and a confirmation of study leave, if granted).
  • Your DAAD Application form, letter of motivation and CV submitted with the MIDE application form must be hand-signed.
  • Submit a copy of your School Leaving Certificate.

Letters of appointment, work contracts, pay slips etc. are not accepted as proof of employment.

What are the selection criteria for the DAAD scholarship?

The ideal scholarship holder

  • 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. Scholarship applications from lecturers and researchers  at universities are subordinated to applications from practioners in the development field.
  • 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 after the first degree (bachelor)
  • His/her academic degrees are not older than six years.

What does the DAAD scholarship cover?

  • Living expenses (17 months): 750,00 €/month
  • Study and research subsidy
  • A subsidy for travel expenses (incl. insurance for accident & personal liability) to Germany and back home after the completion of the programme
  • Health insurance
  • Preparatory German Language Course (February/ March).

Are there other sources of funding?

Competition for the DAAD scholarship is very intense, we receive about 250 applications for only 6-8 scholarships that can be granted.

Applicants are thus adviced to also look into other sources of funding, i.e. the employer, the goverment of the home country and other funding organistions. You do have to apply for these on your own, MIDE cannot assist you. A good starting point to search for scholarships is the scholarship databaseprovided by the DAAD.

Please note that HTW Berlin does not offer scholarships for students.