DAAD Scholarship Programme Germany 2009 2010

Information on the DAAD-Scholarship Programme
“Postgraduate Degree Courses with Relevance to Developing Countries”
Academic Year 2009/2010

The DAAD (Deutscher Akademischer Austauschdienst / German Academic Exchange Service) is one of the world’s largest and most respected intermediary organisations in its field. Scores of students, teachers,  researchers and scientists supported by the DAAD have been able to gain valuable experience abroad.

The 200 and more programmes with which the DAAD range from short-term exchanges for research or teaching purposes through to doctoral scholarships lasting several years for graduates from developing countries, from information visits by delegations of foreign university vice chancellors through to the longterm regional programmes conceived to establish efficient higher education systems in Developping Countries.  www.daad.de

The postgraduate degree courses in Germany with relevance to developing countries aim to qualify
junior experts and executives from developing countries in fields such as trade, business and administration.

These postgraduate degree courses offer career-based and practice-oriented initial and continuing training.Their content focuses on key development policy questions and they stand out by delivering practicerelevant know-how. The typical scholarship holder will come either from a public authority or state or private company in a developing country and as such be engaged in the planning and execution of directives and projects with emphasis on development policy having a bearing on technological, economic or social areas. Thus, apart from a university degree relevant to the postgraduate course, it is required that candidates have at least two years’ of related professional experience in order to qualify for a full or partial scholarship.

The level of the monthly scholarship instalment is based on the scholarship holder’s level of qualification (as a rule Euro 750 or Euro 1000). The funds for this scholarship programme are provided by the German Federal Ministry for Economic Cooperation and Development. However, admission is also open to selffinanced participants or studnets financed through government or other sources.

A letter of confirmation from the employer stating the applicant’s current professional position at the time of application and undertaking to re-employ the applicant after he/she returns to the philippines, is therefore required.

1. In general applicants should not be older than 36 years of age at the time of the submission of
their application. Exceptions: 32 years of age for the following postgraduate courses:

International Marketing (Hochschule Reutlingen)
Bonn International Graduate School for Development Research – BIGS-DR (U Bonn)
Mathematics in Industry & Commerce (U Kaiserslautern)
Agricultural Economics and Related Sciences (U Gießen/U Hohenheim).

2. Application forms may be downloaded from the DAAD website (use the forms„Application for Research Grants and Study Scholarships”:http://www.daad.de/deutschland/download/03118.en.html

Applications should be submitted to the following*:
– the German Embassy no later than August 31, 2008,
– or to the DAAD Head Office no later than September 30, 2008,
– or directly to the university no later than October 15, 2008

Applications for the Spring Programme at U Dortmund should be submitted to Dr. Candido A.
Cabrido Jr., Dean – School of Urban and Regional Planning, UP Diliman, Quezon City,

For many courses, aside from the official DAAD application form, the universities’ own forms
should also be handed in (see details in the course description).
Applications received after the deadline cannot be taken into consideration any more.
* Please note the possible special deadlines for individual degree courses.

3. All participants in postgraduate courses for which English is the language of instruction
have to provide proof of their English proficiency upon application. This can be done
by supplying a TOEFL (minimum score: 550 paper based, 213 computer based, 80
internet based) or IELTS (band 6 certificate).

4. All participants in postgraduate courses for which German is the language of instruction have to take a German proficiency test (DSH or TestDaF) before commencing their studies. Exceptions: Candidates for courses at FH Reutlingen need a very good command of German at the time of application (see details in the course description).

5. A complete DAAD-application (in triplicate, in the stated order) should include the ff:1)

1. DAAD Application form, with recent photo
2. Hand-signed Curriculum Vitae (Please use the europass specimen from at http://europass.cedefop.europa.eu/)
3. Hand-signed statement of motivation with reference to current employment2)
4. research exposé (if required by the university)
5. academic letter of recommendation from your university; the letter must have a
signature and office stamp and must be of recent date (not in a sealed envelope)
6. professional letter of recommendation from your employer; the letter must have a
signature and office stamp and must be of recent date (not in a sealed envelope)
7. Confirmation of employment from the employer in the home country, and where
possible, guaranteeing re-employment upon your return home
8. TOEFL or IELTS; (German language certificate, if available)
9. Certified copies of academic transcripts3)
10. Certified copies of awarded academic degrees3)
11. university application form, if applicable

1) please note that some universities may require additional documents, please check the
relevant course introduction for detailed information.

2) please also indicate if you would be able to finance your studies yourselves or only through
a full or partial scholarship from the government, company or other international organization

3) if not in English, Geman or French, translations needed. Submit originals, if not possible,
certified true copies/authenticated copies (show originals to the Embassy)

For further information:
Mrs. Susanne Lenz (DAAD-lecturer at UP Diliman) – Susanne.Lenz[at]gmx.net
Ms. Davina Dy (Cultural Section, German Embassy Manila) – pr-1000[at]mani.diplo.de

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