Scholarships for Your Studies

KAAD Scholarships in Germany for Developing Countries:

The KAAD scholarships offer scholarship to post graduate students and who are interested in post graduate studies. To get the scholarship you have to fulfill the following criteria.

  • You should be a citizen of a developing or emerging country in Africa, Asia, the Middle East or Latin America
  • have a university degree and professional experience from your home country
  • want to acquire a master's degree or a PhD at a German university or do a post-doctoral research project (2-6 months for established university lecturers) at a German university
  • Are a Catholic Christian (or general belong to a Christian denomination). Candidates from other religions can apply if they are proposed by Catholic partners and can prove their commitment to interreligious dialogue
  • Possess German language skills before starting the studies (KAAD can provide a language course of max. 6 months in Germany).

KAAD is working with focus- and partner countries in your region. There are so-called Partner Committees in these countries and applications are channelled via them. Applications from other countries can be considered only in exceptional cases.For September session you have to submit the application before the end of June and for March session you have to submit before the end of November.


DAAD scholarship:

The biggest scholarship programme and the most popular one is run by the German Academic Exchange Service or DAAD. The DAAD scholarship database for foreign students, graduate students and scientists contains extensive information and a variety of possibilities for those who are seeking financial support for their studies, research work or teaching assignments in Germany.


Deutsche Forschungsgemeinschaft-DFG-German Research Foundation:

DFG offering scholarships to those foreign academics and researchers in Germany who wish to work in Germany in research or academia at a later stage.

Other organizations offering scholarships to young researchers and students are: