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Development-Related Postgraduate Courses (EPOS)

Development-Related Postgraduate Courses (EPOS)

The DAAD scholarship is a great opportunity for students from Germany to pursue their education at the graduate or postgraduate level. The scholarship provides a monthly stipend of €861 for graduates or €1,200 for doctoral candidates, as well as access to online courses. Scholarships are available to pursue Bachelor’s and Master’s Degree programs. Eligible students must be enrolled in a recognized university in Germany.

Application Deadline: Deadlines are varies.

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Brief Description

  • Organization: DAAD
  • Department: NA
  • Course level: Graduate and Postgraduate
  • Award Amount: Exempted students will receive a monthly fee of €861 for graduates or €1,200 for doctoral candidates.
  • Number of Awards: Several
  • Access Mode: Online
  • Nationality: Doctoral Students
  • Eligible Countries: Students from Germany are eligible to apply for this scholarship
  • Eligibility: Scholarships are available to pursue Bachelor’s and Master’s Degree

Development-Related Postgraduate Courses (EPOS)


The DAAD promotes training specialists from developing and newly industrialized countries through its development-oriented postgraduate study programs. Well-trained local experts, who are networked with international partners, play an important part in the sustainable development of their countries. They are the best guarantee for a better future with less poverty, more education, and health.

The scholarships offer foreign graduates from developing and newly industrialized countries from all disciplines and with at least two years of professional experience the chance to take a postgraduate or Master’s degree at a state or state-recognized German university and, in exceptional cases, to take a doctoral degree, and to obtain a university qualification (Master’s/PhD) in Germany. This is an excellent opportunity for professionally experienced graduates from developing countries who want to take their graduate studies in Germany.


The Visiting Ph.D. Fellowship Programme allows registered doctoral students to utilize the resources and facilities at UNU-WIDER for their Ph.D. dissertation or thesis research on developing economies and to work with UNU-WIDER researchers in mutual interest.

Visiting Ph.D. fellows typically spend three consecutive months at UNU-WIDER before returning to their home institution. In 2022 the program aims to be in-person but might move online or hybrid depending on the situation with the COVID-19 pandemic. During the program, fellows prepare one or more research papers and present a seminar on their research findings. They may also have the opportunity to publish their research in the UNU-WIDER Working Paper Series.

How to Apply

  • Step 1: Check if you meet the requirements for the scholarship.
  • Step 2: Gather all the required documents.
  • Step 3: Submit your application directly to the organization offering the scholarship.
  • Step 4: Wait for a decision from the selection committee.
  • Step 5: If you are suggested for a DAAD scholarship, you will be contacted and asked to upload your complete application to the DAAD Portal.
  • Step 6: The selection process will be finalized, and you will be informed of the decision.

Important: Make sure you have a copy of each document of your application ready, as those documents (as PDF files) have to be uploaded to the DAAD Portal in case you are suggested for a DAAD scholarship!


  • Depending on an academic level, monthly payments of 861 euros for graduates or 1,200 euros for doctoral candidates
  • Payments towards health, accident, and personal liability insurance cover
  • Travel allowance, unless these expenses are covered by the home country or another source of funding

Under certain circumstances, scholarship holders may receive the following additional benefits:

  • Monthly rent subsidy
  • Monthly allowance for accompanying members of a family

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