How to apply

If you wish to pursue a DAAD EPOS scholarship within the MSc 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 2022 and programme start in October 2023), this is the only time when the application form is accessible on our websites. You cannot apply outside of this call for applications window!

Applications will now have to be submitted completely digitally. The application is a four-step-process:

Online Application:

  • 1. You complete the online application form for the Master's programme in Development Economics during the application period and send it by clicking on the send button at the end of the form. The "EPOS Online Application Form for the Master’s Programme in Develeopment Economics" can be found here: DAAD-EPOS Scholarship - Overview.
  • 2. You will then receive an email with a link to a document upload portal. The email also contains your login data (user name and password) for the upload portal. You will also find two PDF documents in this email: The summary of your data from step 1 and additionally a checklist of the required application documents that you need to upload (Checklist Application Documents). Please note that it may take a bit of time for your account to be registered in the upload portal. Therefore, you may have to wait a bit in order for your log-in details to work. Please make sure that you do not wait until the last moment to apply, such that you do not run into time issues through this.
  • 3. Go to the upload portal, enter your username and password from the email and follow the steps in the upload portal to upload your documents. Submit your documents within the deadline by clicking on the 'Binding submission' button. If not all necessary documents are available yet, you can log in again later (within the deadline) to add documents. This is only possible if you have NOT clicked on 'Binding submission' yet.

Interview Process:

  • 4. Once the selection process is complete, shortlisted candidates will be invited to a virtual interview process (interviews will be about 15 minutes long). After this, the final selection for the scholarship and the admission to the Master’s programme in Development Economics will take place. Please note that as your application will be reviewed by our university and the DAAD, any notifications on these will arrive between January and March.

Please provide all applications documents, as indicated on the EPOS: Required documents site.
The English language certificates must to be handed in by the DAAD-EPOS application deadline. There is no exception to this rule. For more information on proof of language, please see the EPOS: Required Documents site.