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DAAD Scholarship 2019: How to apply for DAAD Scholarship in Germany?

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DAAD (Deutscher Akademischer Austauschdienst) Scholarship in Germany provides study opportunity to students from developing countries. A large number of international students are recruited for DAAD scholarships to study in German universities. The wide range of degree programs taught in English and German languages are being offered to DAAD scholars. This scholarship is open for postgraduate degree courses. Two years of professional work experience is the basic requirement to apply for the DAAD scholarship program. The duration of the course studied under DAAD scholarship coverage must have to be more than 12 months and less than 36 months.

DAAD Scholarship Stipend and benefits

After winning this scholarship, you will get an opportunity to study in Germany. You will also receive a monthly stipend to support your living expenditures, health insurance allowance and some travel grant. The list of benefits provided by DAAD scholarship are as follows:

  • Monthly stipend of 750 Euros to be given to Postgraduate students
  • Doctoral degree course students will receive 1000 Euros stipend every month
  • Both masters and doctoral degree course students will get insurance and health coverage
  • Both masters and doctoral program students may receive the travel grant
  • Free education in German universities
  • Free accommodation inside a university dorm facility

Please watch Application process video by pasting bellow text in Youtube Search:
DAAD Scholarship Germany Application Process – How to apply for DAAD Scholarship?”

DAAD scholarship Application Requirements

  • Applicant must have completed bachelor degree not more than 6 years old
  • DAAD scholarship is given to the students who have at least two years of proven work experience
  • English or German Language requirement depends on the choice of your degree course

11 Steps to Apply for DAAD Scholarship

  1. Download DAAD scholarship application form and fill it with your credentials
  2. Download Europas Specimen form and make your hand signed CV
  3. Get a hand signed Motivation letter with current occupation referenced
  4. If there is a Research proposal requirement specified by University then provide it
  5. You have to get the Recommendation letter from the university you last attended
  6. Professional experience letter from your last employer
  7. A guarantee letter of re-employment when you will return back to your country after completion of education (Optional)
  8.  English proficiency proof, following tests scores, are acceptable
    – IELTS: Band score requirement can be as per university and program requirement as listed on university websites
    – German language: Mandatory requirement for German taught degree courses
    – TOEFL Institutional is not accepted
  9. Find the degree courses you wish to study in Germany under Daad scholarship and apply directly to the University
  10. After completion of above-stated documents, make sure you also find out what extra documents are required for your desired degree program
  11. Apply directly to the university and it depends if university requires an online application, documents by postal service or via both ways
    – Admission applications in German universities are now open and you can find DAAD scholarships in all German Universities easily and apply for those opportunities.

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Muhammad Yousaf

Muhammad Yousaf is mentoring new students to win scholarships for a long time. He realized the fact that it is essential to create a platform where students can find authentic opportunities to apply for and ask questions regarding any relevant matters.

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    1. It depends on the university and course you are applying for, so please find it on website of your desired university.

      1. Thanks Waqar. Great initiative. Appreciate your helping hand to support us in this regard. Well, I am eager to apply for DAAD scholarship last year. I didn’t get it due to ielts unsubmitted. Is ielts necessary document to submit.

          1. Thanks! Could you please tell if IELTS is necessary for PhD in a case if someone just graduated with double masters’ in British country (University of London) ?

      2. Sir my name is Abdul Qadeer. I have got 83.65% marks in my intermediate. Can I get any scholarship in Germany or any other country.
        Hoping for a positive reply.

      3. Hello,
        I only have a question that IELTS is mendatory for applying daad scholarship for english courses please reply?

  1. Thanks waqas bro….can i get schollership without 2 years work experience??for daad. 2 years duration s very long…

      1. Hi! What count as a job experience? must be paid? or could be also volunteering jobs or mentors at the university?

        Thank u very much,

        Angélica

      2. Waqas sir the 2 year work requirement is after graduation or if we startee working in between our graduation in same field like computer science so it will be counted or not ?

      3. Hello,

        I have 3 years of work experience in International Organization (Aga Khan Foundation) . Is that okay for getting a scholarship? I did not past IELTS exam, do i need to past it ? or German Universities can accept without this.
        Many thanks.

        Mayruz

  2. 1_Thanks .sir i am a 7th semester student and want to study in germany for masters degree .can i appy now or apply after completing my bachclors degree ?

    1. You have to complete your degree first and then gain 2 years of work experience before applying for DAAD scholarship.

    1. You must have proven 2 years of work experience letter to attach it with your application for DAAD scholarship.

  3. Great initiate, Waqas.
    I have already got admission in the German University for winter semester 2017 starting from October. Could you please guide me what next steps do I need to follow now?

    1. You can contact your university admission office and supply them DAAD scholarship forms, maybe they will consider you for this scholarship.

    2. Salman sir can u guide me to get admission in Germany under scholarship. I am from mechanical engineering Major

  4. Hi waqas!
    I would like to know that if a husband is already a student in germany and he would like to apply a scholarship for her wife (16yrs studies having more than 3 years teaching experience) for post graduate degree. is she eligible to apply?? i would really appreciate the help.
    Thanks

  5. Salam Sir
    I want to apply for DaadScholarship for master programme in journalism.
    Is IELTS is must?
    How can I apply?
    I have done bsc but want to do journalism on full scholarship.
    Would like to help me in an easy way that how to apply please.

  6. Hi, I have done BSCS recently with 3.0 cgpa, I have 59% marks in intermediate, during my graduation i have also worked as a game developer in a company on part time bases, I am preparing for ielts too. i want to apply for MS scholarship is there any chance for me to avail DAAD scholarship with these marks?

  7. I have 6 year experience of a multinational company with my bs degree. Is it countable or it is necessary that i ahve to show the experience after completing the degree

  8. hello waqas muhammed,
    Greetings..
    i am pursuing my bachelors in mechanical engineering. i would like to do masters through DAAD scholarship.
    Is two year work experience is mandatory to apply for masters?
    how to apply for DAAD scholarship?
    whether i have to apply to individual universities or applying generally for DAAD is enough?

  9. how should i upload my portfolio? in one single pdf with the aplication form? or should i email it to some other DAAD email????????

  10. Hi mr I want to learn Undergraduate degree in Germany. My Name is Deginet Ayele Abame from Ethiopia. What can I do now. To get full scholarship in German university. Please help me. I have excellent writing and Speaking experience in English language. Know I am first year Engineering Student. Please help me.

      1. Dear M. Yousaf,

        My name is Lemessa Feyisa . I’m from Ethiopia. I feel proud when i’m applying daad scholarship in Germany and my appreciation and heart felt thanks goes to Germany Government for offering this opportunity for underdeveloped countries. I’m graduate candidate of 2016 from Bahir Dar University, Ethiopia In Animal Science/production and Technology with cumulative GPA of 3.95. Right now I’m Regional Agricultural Researcher . I’m highly interested to study my second degree In Germany where as there is no online application Form so i need your immediate response because the dead line may be approached me.Further more, Your clear guidelines, criteria for selection, how i submit my scanned document . I need special e-mail / Po Box addresses here. I called Ethio-German Embassy before and they helped me nothing . to sum up, I’m looking forward to hear for your positive answer in your convenient time.

        With best regards,

        L. Feyissa , Ethiopia.

        nov3, 2018

      2. Hello sir
        I’m a lecturer in Guinea more than 2 years experience but currently i’m master student in Nanjing, China i’ll complete this degree next year . please after completing this degree:
        1- can apply for this great opportunity by next year ?
        2- Do i need IELTS if i have done my mater degree in English?
        3- My defense will be in March 2020 is it possible to apply by January 2020?

  11. Asslam O Alaikum…
    I want to do bachelor from Germany.
    Can i apply for DAAD scholarship.
    Is thre any bachelor program scholarahip??

  12. i got 92% in matric and 87% in fsc can i apply for 100% scholarship with stipend and free acomodation for becholars (mechanical engineering) and surely gonna give my ielts test in coming month and hope to get 6+ bands so plz suggest me best uni which is affordable for me

  13. Hi, thanks for the article.
    What if someone has finished his bachelor 7 years ago but his master 3 years ago, will this person be able to apply for a docterate scholarships?

  14. I Mohammad reza and I was graduated from Kabul university in 2013, could I attend in 2019-2020 scholarship program at DAAD?

  15. Which UK degree classification is actually required for DAAD scholarship ? I did BSC hons In Applied Accounting with third class honours B grade Via Acca basis so i want to know that m i eligible for it ? I have also 3 years work experience of finance FR of private company. I am from pakistan and completed my all studies over here .

  16. sir i have 2 years of experience in an accounting firm. but i have 14 years of academic education + 2 years of professional qualification in Accounting and Finance. so am i eligible for applying a master programme in my relevant field?
    And am i eligible for DAAD scholarship? plz sir give some suggestions

  17. And sir i am confused about the europas specimen form. and how to make a CV in it? if you could guide me through this.

  18. I have contacted a supervisor from Germany. What is the next step?. Should I apply directly to the university or only get a confirmation letter from him ?.

  19. Dear Waqas.
    I have already got admission in the German University for winter semester 2018 starting from October. Could you please guide me what next steps do I need to follow now for applying for DAAD scholarship?

  20. Hello Mr.Muhammad! I am from Turkmenistan,
    i want to study in master in germany but i dont know what to do ? and are there turkmen students in germany what winned scholarships from DAAD?

  21. thanks for the updates. I got my bachelor’s degree in 2011. I also have a masters degree gotten in 2015. Now I want to do an international MBA, can I be accepted by DAAD? I am from Nigeria.

  22. Sir I have don BBA( hon) and after that I have that I have done MBA two years in management . During my MBA no Research course work was included and no research paper was published. For daad I apply for Ms or PhD? In daad scholorship there include management scholorship? In ilets my score 4.5 . Plz guide me.
    Regards: Abdul wahab

  23. I would like to know if I can apply for Masters in Business Administration. And also the requirements i will need for applying. Currently living in Ghana.

  24. I completed my bachelors in 2012. And have 5 years of work experience as a software developer.
    Am I eligible for daad scholarship

  25. Hi Muhammed,

    can you please help on when is the deadline exactly, I’ve got an admission to the University of Freiburg, MSc Geology but don’t know the next step.

  26. hi, does work experince in private firm and irrelevant to the field applied count? like i have been working as lecturer of biology in a private college for 3 years. while i am applying for ph.d in medicine. please guide

  27. HELLO,I NEED IN GERMAN FREE SCHOLAR SHIPS IN MANAGEMENT ,LEADER SHIPS ,ORGANIZATIONAL BEHAVIOR(OB) AND HR ,PLEAS HELP ME I AM 22 YEARS OLD GERMAN IS BEAUTIFUL COUNTRY-TO COM PAR OTHER COUNTRY MY IS MORE AND MORE PREFER I HOPE HELP ME BY I LOVE YOU SO MACH GERMAN THANK YOU!!!

  28. Great work waqas.
    i have two point to know about
    1. i have more then two year professional experience in private sector organization
    want to know that still eligible for admission
    2. Do not have ielts 6.0 score but have 5.5 score which is more then two year old. But have English proficiency letter from my last attended institution
    could you please guide me

    Regard
    Hussain

  29. how age have you consider in your University?
    did your University full funded?
    which certificate would consider? Diploma, Degree, Master both

    thanks
    Achuil Kuch Chol Dor

  30. Dear Sir
    I beg to say that I want to study in Sweden or Austria without IELTS on some discount in fees. Is it possible ?

  31. Dear Muhammed,
    I want to apply PhD in applied mathematics(modeling) . would you please give me direction or link for my vision for PhD success.

  32. i want to study medecine . i just entered the university in algeria i was wondering if i can apply to continue my studies through applying in daad ?! and how many years i need to study in germany plz help me

  33. Dear Muhammad Yousaf,

    I am a graduate student from Malawi, Africa, I have done Masters in Commerce (Business Administration) in India at Pune University (2016-2018) I am interested to do a structured research program, PhD in SME or Entrepreneurship or Business Administraion at any University in Germany from 2019 accademic year.

    Please guide me accordingly in this regard.

    Sincerely,

    Wakisa Mwakyanjala.

  34. I have read your help comment you are good. Here is my point where do I get websites to apply for free scholarship for those who are refugees thank you.

  35. I have 13 months of work experience and currently I am on job. I was graduated in 2016 what are the chances if I apply for this scholarship?

    PS: I directly have to apply for DAAD scholarship or first I have to secure admission at a university?

  36. Can anyone apply for DAAD Doctoral scholarship program after completing Masters Degree without work experience?
    Thanks

  37. Hello Dear,
    I am Zeeshan Ali, complete my Bachelor of Business Administration (Hon’s) with Finance specialization in 2016 with 71%. The bachelor program is totally English taught. I didn’t have any IELTS or Tofell Score, only having English Proficiency Certificate from University. Can I apply for Master Programs???

  38. LEMMA TADESSE I am looking scholarship i have 5 yrs and above work exp. and what you recommend me regarding my application?.

  39. Dear Waqasa,
    Nagaan siif haa ta’u. y name is Lemessa Feyisa . I’m from Ethiopia. I feel proud when i’m applying daad scholarship in Germany and my appreciation and heart felt thanks goes to Germany Government for offering this opportunity for underdeveloped countries. I’m graduate candidate of 2016 from Bahir Dar University, Ethiopia In Animal Science/production and Technology with cumulative GPA of 3.95. Right now I’m Regional Agricultural Researcher . I’m highly interested to study my second degree In Germany where as there is no online application Form so i need your immediate response because the dead line may be approached me.Further more, Your clear guidelines, criteria for selection, how i submit my scanned document . I need special e-mail / Po Box addresses here. I called Ethio-German Embassy before and they helped me nothing . to sum up, I’m looking forward to hear for your positive answer in your convenient time.

    With best regards,

    L. Feyissa , Ethiopia.

    nov3, 2018
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  40. Please clear one thing. If i want to get admission in German university which is also providing DAAD scholorship, then i should apply for DAAD scholarship after or before admission in university?

  41. Heloo, am frezghi from Eritrea horn of Africa , 23 years old graduated Bsc in public health. I have almost 2 years experience in my field and done GRE and TOEFUL exams. I want to study master’s in your universty. Am looking forward thanks.

  42. Hii am frezghi 23 years old graduated Bsc in public health. I have almost 2 years experience in my field and done GRE and TOEFUL exams. I want to study master’s in your universty. Am looking forward thanks.

  43. i have English proficiency certificate from university where i done Bachelor degree Now i require IELTS for applying DAAD scolarship

  44. Dear Waqas Muhammad.
    I have got my DVM (Doctor of veterinary medicine) 5 years degree in 2015.
    after that i have started running a private veterinary clinic and in 2016 got admission in M.Phil. and along with my clinic i continued my studies and completed my mphil in 2018.
    I want to ask that am i eligible to apply for phd scholership or should i have to apply for mphil scholership??

  45. Can u apply to more than one school under daad scholarship?

    If yes will u have to submit the daad SCH. Form for each school you apply to?

  46. Hello Muhammad Yousef.
    I am already in my third semester in master of science in power engineering in BTU .
    It is allowed to apply for a scholarship as I am already enrolled in my university and I need it for the next 2 semesters during my Thesis period? and I f it is allowed , How can I apply please?

    Thanks

  47. Hello Waqas.
    I’ve done MBA in supply chain management .Currently i working in an automotive firm from last 2.5 years.Am i eligible for the masters programs, for example supply chain ,marketing ,etc?If so then please guide me in this regard.
    Thanks.

  48. HI. Just needed to ask, that is there a condition to return back to your country after the finishing of your course? For example if one gets a job offer/or is looking for job opportunities and gets one, can they apply for another visa? Or is there a condition to come back to your country and serve there for a minimum amount?

    Also, do you happen to know anyone or heard of students landing jobs in Germany after the completion of their degrees?

  49. I received acceptance into German university in Berlin, how can I get scholarship for me to finance my studies? I’m based in southern Africa.

  50. Mr Muhammad, thanks your support. My name is Ahdia and I am from Morocco.I went to study PhD mathematics in Germany and I have:
    1- two years of proven work experience, it is math teacher tutors.
    2-I took my bachelor degree in 2012, that is mean after 7 years
    3- for an English test, I have FCE (Cambridge English: First)
    So, Can I apply for this scholarship?

  51. Mr Muhammad, thanks your support. My name is Ahdia and I am from Morocco.I went to study PhD mathematics in Germany and I have:
    1- two years of proven work experience, it is math teacher tutors.
    2-I took my bachelor degree in 2012, that is mean after 7 years
    3- for an English test, I have FCE (Cambridge English: First)
    So, Can I apply for this scholarship? Please , answer my question .

  52. Last year I completed my MSCS with 3.27/4.0 GPA. I want to persue for PhD in Data Science, Big Data, Machine Learning etc. My major issue is that I am 50 years old. Will I eligible for any grant/scholarship etc. Waiting for your advise.

  53. sir
    i completed two years graduation after that i got admission in mba now i completed 6 semesters , from which 1 semester is left can i apply for the master level degree there in Germany right now or not?

  54. sir
    i completed two years graduation after that i got admission in mba now i completed 6 semesters , from which 1 semester is left can i apply for the master level degree there in Germany right now or not?
    sir i am so confused plz tell me

  55. Hi waqas, thanks for the informations u have provided here. Am a Nigerian and i want to apply for daad scholarship. But am a bit confused on the number 8 step in applying for the scholarship.
    Thanks

  56. Hi Waqas, thanks for the information outlined here really appreciate them. Am a Nigerian and I want to apply for the daad scholarship but am a bit confused on the number 8 step in applying for the scholarship.
    Thanks

  57. Hi,

    I’m from Colombia.
    I’m really interested in gertting a scholarship through you guys.
    I got my Electronics and Telecommunications degree back in 2007.
    One of the requirements is that my diploma should not be more than 6 years old.
    It’s been more than 11 years since i got mine.
    Are there any other options for me.

    I apprciate your help.

    Regards,

  58. I have done my graduation in mathematics Hons
    I want to study master in mathematics through scholarship in Germany
    I from JAMMU and Kashmir in hindi
    How can I apply for that

  59. Sir my name is Abdul Qadeer. I have got 85.63% marks in my intermediate. Can I get any scholarship in Germany regarding medical field or beachlour in English.
    Hoping for a positive reply

  60. Dear Muhammad Yousaf,
    Your work is going a long way in help out many would want to be scholars.

    I would really appreciate your shedding more light on how to submit DAAD scholarships.
    Do one have to send his scholarship application to the University s/he is applying for or is there an
    address to submit ones application direct to the DAAD offices?
    Regards.

  61. Sir, i have more than two years experience of teaching English, my qualification is in English, shall this experience be counted?

  62. mr yousaf, i studied English and wish to enroll for phD with 6 years work experience, is IELS still required please?

  63. hi, please suggest me university. i want to take admission in MS in computer science i want free education how do i get scholarship from DAAD please help me in this matter.May God fulfill your dreams.
    thanks in advance.

  64. would i be considered if i want to apply for bachelor’s degree in medicine and surgery .now i have diploma in medicine and surgery.

  65. Hi wapas,
    I wanted to ask that I have found the desired program in daad website. I was trying to apply to the university but didn’t get where to submit the DAAD application .

  66. Does student from any field can apply in any university and field of germany, or there is limitation related to university and fields in those universities

  67. Dear Waqas,

    Thank you for the share and volunteering for help.
    I did my M.phil back in 2016 and my field is Linguistics. They have mentioned that the graduate degree should not be older than 5 years. Am I eligible to apply?
    I am from Baluchistan, it will be a great opportunity to avail this scholarship.

    Sincere Regards,
    Kinza.

    1. Hi!
      In order to apply, you’ll need a Professional experience letter from your last employer.
      Therefore, professional experience is a must.
      Regards

  68. Great work Muhammad Yousaf!
    I wanted to know , if I can apply to DAAD scholarship without professional experience? will they consider my application?

    Thank you.

    1. According to our sources, DAAD scholarship is given to the students who have at least two years of proven work experience.
      Regards

  69. Hello, I have completed Phd in Psychology and i want to do my postdoc in Germany. so tell me please first i should find out universities where postdoc position is available or i should apply for DAAD. and for a researcher are all these requirements mentioned above necessary? And could you tell me what is the time (in 2019) to apply for postdoc in German universities. if possible could you provide me any notification about postdoc in psychology.

  70. 1. Two year’s work experience should be in a single Company (Organization)?
    2. I belong to NEPAL, but I studied in India and now working in India. Now my question is : DAAD takes into account my work experience done in another country where I studied?
    3. What is the age limit for DAAD scholarship?

  71. I have filled my DAAD scholarship form, now I to apply? I am applying for LLM or jurnalism, could someone pls tell me which uni offers these courses and how do i apply for it?

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