Am I eligible for an EPOS scholarship?

In addition to the general programme requirements for the MA Development Economics as outlined here, successful EPOS applicants need to have a verifiable professional experience of at least two years in an occupation that is, in broad terms, relevant to the field of development or agricultural economics.
To verify that you fulfill this requirement, please provide the following documents along with your other application material:

  • certicate(s) of employment that include the exact position and period of employment;
  • a letter of reference from the employer(s), ideally guaranteeing re-employment after completion of the postgraduate course in Germany.


Furthermore, EPOS applicants are expected to have an excellent academic record and a final grade/GPA that places them in the top 30% of their cohort.
To verify that you fulfill this requirement, please provide the following documents along with your other application material:

  • An academic letter of reference;

  • Priority target candidates have proven, development-related motivation and can be expected to make full use of their scholarship and education by taking on social responsibility later in their careers, acting as agents of change who stimulate and support development in their personal and professional surroundings (motivation, commitment to development). Women and candidates from disadvantaged groups who meet programme standards are particularly encouraged to apply and will be granted preferential treatment in scholarship allocation.

    In general, no more than six years should have passed between completion of the undergraduate studies qualifying you for admission in the MA Development Economics and your application to our master's programme.