A limited number of AgEcon scholarships are available for outstanding candidates from developing countries.
Application Deadline: 15th December 2020
Eligible Countries: Developing countries
To be taken at (country): Germany
About the Award: These AgEcon Scholarships are provided by the German Academic Exchange Service (DAAD) under its special initiative “Development-Related Postgraduate Courses” (EPOS).
The DAAD initiative aims at providing academically educated young professionals from developing countries with further specialized studies. 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.
Type: Masters, PhD
Selection Criteria: The selection for the DAAD scholarships is highly competitive. Only developing country nationals with at least four years of full-time university education and an outstanding Bachelor’s degree can apply.
In addition to the general AgEcon entry requirements, scholarship applicants need to prove a minimum of two years of relevant professional experience. The graduation from university should not be longer than 6 years ago.
Number of Awards: Not specified
Value of Award: DAAD scholars will receive a monthly stipend of EUR 850 over the two-year AgEcon Scholarships program period and will do a two-months intensive German language course before the program starts. The German language course is an integral part of the DAAD initiative. It takes place in the months of August and September at the Language Center of the University of Hohenheim.
How to Apply:
- Download, fill and sign the official DAAD application form and make sure to prepare all required documents as described on the programme webpage (see Link below)
Important Notes: Please note that Teaching and research at a university or another research institute are not considered professional experience by the DAAD (exception: PhD postgraduate courses).