How to apply

If you wish to pursue a DAAD EPOS scholarship within the MA Development Economics you only have to apply once for both - the study programme and funding - directly at our university.

Applications are possible from October 1 through November 15 of each year for the subsequent winter term (e.g. application in October-November 2018 and programme start in October 2019), this is the only time when the application form is accessible on our websites. You cannot apply outside of this call for applications window!

The application is a two-step-process: after filling out our application form online, you will have to print and sign said form and mail it to us along with all supporting documents (see checklist at the end of application form). Shortlisted candidates will be invited to a brief (15 minutes) Skype interview in December or January and the selection process for the scholarships is expected to be completed by February-early March.

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;
  • an academic letter of reference;
  • the DAAD EPOS application form (downloadable from the DAAD website).