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DAAD/EPOS Scholarships for Young Professionals from Developing Countries

About the DAAD scholarship

The “Deutscher Akademischer Austauschdienst” (DAAD) has selected the MEG program as development-related postgraduate course and is offering a limited number of scholarships.

Target group 

Young professionals from developing countries (DAC countries) with an academic degree far above average and with at least two years of relevant professional experience For more details check the EPOS brochure.

Application requirements 

  • Age limit: not older than 36 at the time of application
  • Academic degree far above average
  • At least two years of professional experience
  • Applicants who have lived in Germany for 2 or more years directly prior to the commencement of the MEG-program are not eligible
  • Applicants that already have a Master degree are not eligible to apply for the DAAD scholarship  However, this does not apply to students from India, Indonesia, Cambodia, Malaysia, Nepal, Pakistan, Sri Lanka in case they hold only a 3-year Bachelor. A 3 year Bachelor from these countries qualifies only in combination with a Master degree for a Master program in Germany). 


Application deadlines for winter semester 2019

15 October 2018
The application documents have  to be sent directly and only to the MEG programme and NOT to DAAD offices abroad or in Germany. The address to which the application should be sent is indicated in the MEG application form. 

Application documents required

  • DAAD application form
  • MEG application form (You cannot use the online-application system which is mentioned on the MEG-website)
  • Proof of two years job experience
  • When possible, a guarantee of re-employment upon return to the home country
  • Please note that these documents should be posted together with the general application documents found here
If you hand in all the documents mentioned above, there is no need to fill in any additional reference forms of the DAAD. Just one set of documents is required, as the same documents will be evaluated for both the MEG Programme and the DAAD scholarship's selection processes.


Quick Facts

Master Programme:

Environmental Governance (MEG)

Start of the Programme:

Winter Semester (October)

Application Deadline:

May 15


2 years (4 semesters)


120 ECTS credits




Group Size:


Offered Since:


Study Fees:

EU-citizens: none

Non-EU citizens*: 1500 € per semester

*DAAD-EPOS Scholarship recipients are exempted from study fees.


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